This awful story is making the rounds. An executive with Planned Parenthood was caught on hidden camera last summer talking about the abortion mill’s role in selling the body parts of aborted unborn babies. The woman is sitting there eating a salad and talking about human hearts, lungs, and livers. From the Washington Times:
Dr. Deborah Nucatola, a Los Angeles OB-GYN and senior director of medical services for [Planned Parenthood], spoke freely about the practice of gaining a woman’s consent to let the tissue of her aborted fetus be used. She speculated that fetal parts may cost from $30 to $100 apiece and that abortionists can become adept at not damaging valuable organs such as hearts, lungs and livers.
The group also discussed how “times are hard” in Texas now, since many abortion clinics have been closed under a new law.
The 60-page transcript and video is at the website of the Center for Medical Progress, a nonprofit group that describes itself as “citizen journalists dedicated to monitoring and reporting on medical ethics and advances.”
The sale or purchase of a human fetal tissue is a federal felony, the center noted in a press release.
Pro-lifers shouldn’t be shocked by this. To abortion advocates, unborn babies don’t deserve protection…unless the mother wants the baby. A woman’s “choice” trumps the baby’s right to survive. Why not sell his body in the name of science?
Lawmakers, defund Planned Parenthood.
From Planned Parenthood:
In a press release issued in response to the video, Planned Parenthood asserted that this was the case:
In health care, patients sometimes want to donate tissue to scientific research that can help lead to medical breakthroughs, such as treatments and cures for serious diseases. Women at Planned Parenthood who have abortions are no different. At several of our health centers, we help patients who want to donate tissue for scientific research, and we do this just like every other high-quality health care provider does — with full, appropriate consent from patients and under the highest ethical and legal standards. There is no financial benefit for tissue donation for either the patient or for Planned Parenthood. In some instances, actual costs, such as the cost to transport tissue to leading research centers, are reimbursed, which is standard across the medical field.
A well funded group established for the purpose of damaging Planned Parenthood’s mission and services has promoted a heavily edited, secretly recorded videotape that falsely portrays Planned Parenthood’s participation in tissue donation programs that support lifesaving scientific research. Similar false accusations have been put forth by opponents of abortion services for decades. These groups have been widely discredited and their claims fall apart on closer examination, just as they do in this case.
It was the pro-lifers and conservatives that had a cow about stem cell research back in the day.
Everyone on the planet knows George Bush and the republicans were against embryonic stem cells. No one needs to look it up. Nancy Reagan came out in favor of it because of her personal experience with Alzheimer’s, but the republicans would rather have people die from terrible diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS, etc. than use science to possibly do something to prevent or treat these diseases.
Since the time of Bush, science has progressed so that adult stem cells can be used, so there doesn’t have to be a stupid debate about whether or not stem cells from fetuses that were never born can be used.
It would be helpful and more honest if the previous post by Jo Ann Brown used quotation marks to separate her comments from those of Planned Parenthood. I doubt that the last three paragraphs of her comment starting with “It was the pro-lifers” were part of the Planned Parenthood statement.