This article is from the Family Research Council.
We may never know the full extent of evil that goes on behind Planned Parenthood’s closed doors. But we know enough. In a world where killing is currency and empires are built on the backs of innocent children, maybe nothing should surprise us. And yet, it does — with every new story of the abortion industry’s inhumanity.
This morning, pro-lifers awoke to another scandal: the news that Planned Parenthood — the same organization President Obama routinely praises, speaks to, and fundraises for — is involved in a black market of body parts. The ghoulish details are the subject of an undercover video just released by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), featuring a woman extremely high up in Planned Parenthood’s chain of command: Senior Director of Medical Services Dr. Deborah Nucatola.
In a nonchalant conversation over lunch, when most people would have lost their appetite, Nucatola tamely describes how she orchestrates abortions to produce the “intact parts” clients want. Posing as buyers from a human biologics company, CMP carefully pulls back the curtain on the dark world of human harvesting. Like something out of a science fiction novel, Nucatola casually explains that the organization charges anywhere from $30 to $100 per piece, depending on the demand for the specific organ or tissue.
“There is not [an abortion] provider out there,” she says enthusiastically, “who doesn’t want this. Everybody just sees this as a way to add another layer of good on top of what they’re already doing.” With shocking clarity, Nucatola sips her wine and talks about how she personally coaches clinics to perform abortions that minimize the damage on the baby’s profitable parts. “If you maintain enough of a dialogue with the person who’s actually doing the procedure, so they understand what the end-game is, there are little things, changes they can make in their technique to increase your success.”
So then, she explains, “you’re just kind of cognizant of where you put your graspers. You try to intentionally go above and below the thorax, so that, you know, we’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I’m not gonna crush that part, I’m going to basically crush below, I’m gonna crush above, and I’m gonna see if I can get it all intact.” Sometimes, Nucatola shares, she studies the abortion schedule of the day on the lookout for marketable organs. “I’ll actually collect what you want sometimes, and put it aside.” So you do that, CMP asks? “If I see it. Why not? I’m right there. Oh, for sure, I mean to me, I don’t know, it makes the procedure that much better…”
Of course, Nucatola cautions over and over again, Planned Parenthood is extremely careful not to look like they’re cashing in on the arrangement — despite the bodies of evidence to the contrary. For obvious reasons, the organization doesn’t openly admit to scavenging unborn children for their parts. Like most of its business model, this wouldn’t exactly help Planned Parenthood’s struggling PR image.
But public opinion should be the least of the group’s concerns. Trafficking in human body parts is a serious crime (not that the law has ever stopped Planned Parenthood before). Violating the partial-birth abortion ban alone is punishable by $250,000 and/or up to 2 years in prison. Add selling human fetal tissue, and Cecile Richards’s group is looking at a federal felony with a half-million dollar fine and 10-year jail term. Yet when CMP explained in a separate video what help Nucatola had been with their harvesting efforts, Richards replied, “Oh, good. Great. She’s amazing.” Meaning that the knowledge of this fetal farming goes all the way to the top.
For an organization whose hands are already dirtied by sex trafficking, gender targeting, unsanitary clinic conditions, multi-million dollar fraud, and sexual abuse cover-ups — dismembering babies for sale is hardly the kind of retail business you want to hang a shingle over. And yet Americans continue to be unwilling investors in this taxpayer-funded Frankenstein. If this doesn’t persuade the government to act, I don’t know what will. It’s time for Congress to launch an immediate investigation into Planned Parenthood’s grisly side business. Pick up the phone and call your congressman (some of whom are already speaking out) and demand a full-scale inquiry on the President’s favorite “nonprofit.”