Planned Parenthood’s strategy of dismissing damaging videos as "edited" appears in trouble as a second video has emerged, catching yet another abortionist for the organization on tape offering body parts of aborted babies for sale.
In the first video, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, the senior director of medical services, is videotaped stating that Planned Parenthood regularly sells body parts of aborted babies. Now, a second video discloses that the sale of aborted baby body parts is a practice of the pro-abortion business, despite protestations to the contrary.
In the second video, Mary Gatter, the medical director at the Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley (California) Planned Parenthood affiliate, is seen in discussion with undercover investigators who posed as officials with a biotech company that served as a middleman to sell aborted baby body parts to universities and other research facilities.
The prices of the body parts are open to negotiation, Gatter tells the investigators. Among the body parts mentioned are liver, head, and heart. Gatter also explained that the abortion procedure itself can be modified to save the selected body parts.
This is very similar to what Dr. Nucatola said in the first video. Nucatola told the actors in that video that getting choice body parts can be accomplished easily, if she knows beforehand what specific parts buyers want. “We’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I am not gonna crush that part, I’m gonna crush above, and I’m gonna see if I can get it all intact.”
At the beginning of each day of aborting unborn babies, Nucatola has “a huddle” with fellow abortionists to determine which baby parts are in the highest demand, so they can utilize whichever procedure will work best to salvage them.
The release of the first video provoked a flurry of response. Senator James Lankford of Oklahoma spoke emotionally on the floor of the Senate. “That’s a human being we’re talking about. It doesn’t bring any comfort to know that one child is torn apart so maybe they can do research on the child’s organs.”
But Planned Parenthood’s CEO, Cecile Richards, attempted to mitigate the bad publicity created by the video’s release, apologizing for the “tone” of Dr. Nucatola, who casually spoke of the sale of body parts while sipping wine. She then condemned the makers of the video, claiming it was “heavily edited.”
“I want to be really clear. The allegation that Planned Parenthood profits in any way from tissue donation is not true.”
The latest video appears to contradict Richards' protests. It depicts Gatter negotiating about the price of intact parts of aborted babies, mentioning the same “less crunchy technique” as Dr. Nucatola in the first video.
“What would you expect for intact tissue?” the “buyers” asked Gatter.
Gatter responded, “Well, why don’t you start by telling me what you’re used to paying!”
“You know, in negotiations whoever throws out the figure first is at a loss, right?” Gatter continued.
Gatter told the “buyers” that Planned Parenthood is not “in it for the money,” but then said, “(W)hat were you thinking of?” before concluding, “But it has to be big enough that it’s worthwhile for me.”
Gatter finally decided that $100 per part is not enough. “Let me just figure out what others are getting, and if this is in the ballpark, then it’s fine, if it’s still low, then we can bump it up. I want a Lamborghini.”
In reference to the federal law which requires no alteration in the timing or method of abortion for fetal tissue collection (42 U.S.C. 289g-1), Gatter was dismissive. “To me, that’s kind of a specious little argument.”
The release of the second video has generated additional reaction. “The statements in the Gatter video prove that Cecile Richards flat-out lied when she said that Planned Parenthood does not profit in any way from the sale of aborted body parts. It takes a lot of baby livers to buy a Lamborghini,” responded Troy Newman, president of Operation Rescue.
President Barack Obama’s media spokesman, Josh Earnest, appeared unmoved by the new revelations, vowing the president will not agree with pro-life Republicans in Congress to revoke funding for the Planned Parenthood.
But the current controversy should raise another question in the minds of all Americans: If the gruesome practice of selling the body parts of aborted preborn babies is so repulsive that it must not be tolerated, why is the practice of abortion itself tolerated? After all, is it somehow less repugnant to kill innocent human life via abortion that it is to harvest body parts from the aborted babies?
Image: screenshot from YouTube video of negotiation with Mary Gatter