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Grotesque Practices of Harvesting and Trafficking Baby Parts


Planned arenthood Videos Selling Fetal Tissue

Far worse than any horror film or Stephen King novel, the repeated descriptions in ten videos over the past few months surpass the most ghastly of images imaginable.

Planned Parenthood Baby TissueHeretofore, Planned Parenthood was perceived to be an organization which handled women's health issues and helped women to plan their pregnancies. In fact, many people did not even know that they also made money performing approximately 327,653 abortions each year and are the largest abortion provider in the nation. That entire perception has been shattered, however, with the revelations of what they have been doing with those aborted babies and their body parts.

Over the summer the Center for Medical Progress has periodically released a total of ten undercover videos exposing the grisly behind-the-scenes activities of Planned Parenthood clinics across the country. Given the shocking content, many media outlets have not shown these videos; but others have; and the resulting backlash on Planned Parenthood has been massive. All of these videos can be viewed at www.centerformedicalprogress.orgu>.

Video Of Selling Fetal TissueKeep in mind that the sale or purchase of human fetal tissue is a federal felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison or a fine of up to $500,000 (42 U.S.C.289g-2). Yet Planned Parenthood has been harvesting these body parts and selling them for profit for many years, and most mothers who chose abortion had no idea what was happening to their babies. Here's what the videos revealed:

Video #1 - Deals with the need to abort babies without damaging the valuable parts that can be sold; i.e., do not crush the baby during the course of the abortion. In the video Dr. Deborah Nucatola of Planned Parenthood says that they have been very good at getting hearts, lungs, and livers because they know that they are not going to crush those parts. They crush above and below and keep those organs intact for sale.

Video #2 - Deals with negotiating for the best prices of fetal parts. According to Planned Parenthoo's Dr. Mary Gatter, she wants a Lamborghini so she wants the best price.

Video #3 - StemExpress is a company which provides human specimens to biomedical researchers. One of their employees, Holly O'Donnell, worked inside a Planned Parenthood clinic for them to secure body parts, and she describes the atrocities she witnessed and tells how she once fainted in horror when she was required to handle the severed legs of a baby.

Video #4 - Planned Parenthood's Dr. Savita Ginde explains how they prefer to not just have a flat fee per baby, like $200, because a fee per item is better. Oftentimes the surreal parts of these videos are the hideous comments and laughter by the Planned Parenthood employees, like Dr. Ginde's laughter while looking at a plate of kidneys removed from an aborted baby and saying that they were good to go.

Video #5 - An employee at a Houston Planned Parenthood, Melissa Farrell, explains how they are very skillful at obtaining intact fetal cadavers. This would allow them to harvest the most fetal parts or provide a whole baby for those companies who want such specimens.

Video #6 - In this video StemExpress employee, Holly O'Donnell, tells of technicians taking fetal parts without the patient's consent. She said the mothers did not know, and there was no way they would ever know.

Video #7 - StemExpress employee, Holly O'Donnell, further describes other experiences within Planned Parenthood's San Jose, California, clinic when her supervisor called her in to see something cool. Her supervisor then tapped the heart of a late term aborted baby, and it started beating. O'Donnell didn't know what to think, but it is very strange what some people think is cool.

Video #8 - In this video StemExpress CEO Cate Dyer talks about how Planned Parenthood sells a lot of completely intact aborted babies.

Video #9 - Involves more discussions about selling completely intact late term aborted babies.

Video #10 - Covers conversations with several Planned Parenthood executives and includes comments about how fresh all their organs are and how they can provide specific organs for interested parties; such as, hearts, eyes, and gonads. At the same time they express concern over the media finding out about this aspect of their dealings and what a PR disaster it would be for them.

Fetal Tissues For SaleThis fear of being discovered has been with Planned Parenthood for some time; and Vanessa Cullins, Vice President of External Medical Affairs, has commented that this could destroy their organization. As a result, they have no written policies on harvesting fetal parts, produce no e-mails on their dealings, and recommend that everything be discussed in personal conversations only.

This never deterred their completely disgusting comments and jokes in dealing with the body parts of aborted babies, however. Workers often laughed about chopping up babies and shipping heads to buyers. This careless attitude does not apply to the researchers who receive specimens from StemExpress, however, as StemExpress has been asked to cut off hands and feet of aborted babies to reduce their humanity. A conversation with StemExpress revealed that they close the eyes of the baby when a head is shipped and they let the labs know a head is coming so they are not shocked when the box is opened. StemExpress also referred to researchers freaking out and ultimately decide to get into different research.

After all of the negative publicity on their relationship with Planned Parenthood, StemExpress has now been forced to cut ties with the abortion mecca.

U.S. Congress and Planned ParenthoodMeanwhile, several business giants who had previously supported Planned Parenthood in some way or were listed on the Planned Parenthood website as donors have contacted Planned Parenthood and announced publicly that their names are to be removed. These include Coca Cola, Ford, Xerox, American Express, and the American Cancer Society.

More recently twelve states have started investigations into Planned Parenthood clinics in their states, and more importantly, the U.S. Congress voted on September 18 to defund Planned Parenthood for one year while Congress performs their own investigation. Up to now Planned Parenthood has been receiving $500,000,000 each year in taxpayer funding. As one Congressman pointed out, Planned Parenthood has always touted their support for women's health, but they have never even done mammograms. They only refer women to others for this procedure.

Their image is clearly badly tarnished, and their only response has been denials and running television commercials saying how much they care for women. Apparently they still have not gotten the message that this horror show needs to end.