Editor's note: This column was co-authored by Tim Graham.
Once again, a courageous group of pro-life activists has produced a damning sting video of Planned Parenthood, and this one has exposed the most outrageous behavior yet. This isn't the abortion conglomerate protecting pimps or statutory rapists as they seek abortions. This is the selling of the organs of babies after they've been killed.
The video will chill you to the bone. It cannot be described as anything but what it is: evil.
A group called the Center for Medical Progress posed as tissue buyers with Dr. Deborah Nucatola, senior medical officer with Planned Parenthood, and filmed her casually, almost dispassionately discussing over a salad and wine how she and her colleagues carefully crush baby corpses to preserve intact organs for sale. Profiting off the sale of fetal tissue is a felony.
Dr. Nucatola proudly explains that "We've been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I'm not gonna crush that part, I'm gonna basically crush below, I'm gonna crush above, and I'm gonna see if I can get it all intact."
More than ever, Planned Parenthood fits the term "merchants of death." But in a culture of "free love" and disposable pregnancy, death makes a profit in the worst ways.
You get a sense Planned Parenthood works hard at getting "consenting" women and girls to "terminate" and then to donate tissue. "I think every one of them is happy to know that there's a possibility for them to do this extra bit of good, in what they do," Nucatola said. "I actually think it's an easier conversation to have, than just consenting them for the procedure in general." She added it's a "pleasant surprise, in a way," for women to discover they can help science after they've ... helped themselves.
Extra bit of good ... happy to know ... pleasant surprise. Carving up and selling the body parts -- parts developed enough you can recognize them -- of children you've killed.
As for the "donation" business, Nucatola explained their affiliates "just want to do it in a way that is not perceived as, 'This clinic is selling tissue, this clinic is making money off of this.' I know in the Planned Parenthood world they're very, very sensitive to that. ... They want to come to a number that doesn't look like they're making money." But that is precisely what's happening. She spells out suggested price tags. It's moneymaking butchery.
What's every bit as damnable as the horror discussed is the silence that follows. President Obama? Nancy Pelosi? Anyone who supports Planned Parenthood? To refuse to condemn is to condone. They are condoning something Josef Mengele would also endorse were he practicing his brand of medicine today.
Speaking of silent support: Where on Earth are the "news" media on this? It's Kermit Gosnell all over again. What's more, they're demonstrating how strongly they back Planned Parenthood and the abortion-on-demand agenda. Planned Parenthood boss Cecile Richards is a regular and honored guest on MSNBC, and host Lawrence O'Donnell even told her he'd nominate her to be America's ambassador to the United Nations.
In recent weeks, the allegedly disinterested media have been a perpetual disavowal machine for Donald Trump, working hard to force businesses to dump him. They have spent hours promoting the disavowal of the Confederate flag in every venue. But they have barely touched this story. They have not, and will not make an effort to force Democrats or other businesses to disavow any connection with Planned Parenthood and its grisly business practices. It's long past time any taxpaying pro-life -- and now, pro-choice -- American should have to give a bloody red cent to these monsters.