Amazon.com of Baby Parts?

Kristan Hawkins
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Posted: May 02, 2016 2:28 PM
Amazon.com of Baby Parts?

Amazon.com is enormous. They have nearly everything one would ever want. And it’s easy to shop there too – search for what you want, compare prices, drop it in your cart, and submit your order. In the dark underbelly of the abortion industry, one that purports to care deeply for women, there is also an Amazon.com, but it’s a horrific business model, one that sells the tiny body parts of newly aborted babies.

Seemingly like something straight out of a horror movie, a special committee in Congress held a hearing last month on the pricing of aborted baby body parts.

Why in the world would a Congressional committee have a hearing on the pricing of baby body parts? Because an intrepid undercover journalist exposed Planned Parenthood last summer in videos from their abortion facilities, lunches with top executives, footage from inside conferences for abortionists, and hours and hours of evidence to support the claim that Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry was profiting from the sale of the body parts of babies they aborted.

Planned Parenthood is no stranger to controversy. When staff at Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion chain, got caught in undercover videos aiding and abetting sex traffickers, covering up sexual abuse, and taking money to abort black babies, the individual affiliates claimed they were one-offs, that this wasn’t happening at Planned Parenthoods across the country.

And the media being as liberal as they are, never delved deeper. Could these problems be more systemic than just at the facilities that were filmed? Turns out, the problems were worse. The Center for Medical Progress videos released last summer merely scratched the surface of a far more extensive network of harvesting and selling baby body parts.

The Select Committee presented damning evidence of order forms for specific baby body parts, along with pricing, flyers advertising how profitable fetal tissue procurement could be. The list goes on. The extensive network of trafficking aborted baby body parts is enormous. The hearing showing that the business has been growing rapidly as well.

As Representative Joe Pitts (R-PA) aptly stated at the hearing: “This is the Amazon dot com of baby parts.”

By 2015, StemExpress, the middleman between the abortion facility and the buyer, was working with close to 100 abortion clinics. Nearly 1 in every 5 abortion clinics nationwide was selling baby body parts to StemExpress. StemExpress was poised to get access to over 50% of the abortion market just before the videos came out. That’s a huge number that indicates a much deeper network of illegal buying and selling of baby parts than the Center for Medical Progress videos exposed.

Planned Parenthood has about 350 facilities that do abortions and of those, 20 participate in fetal ‘donation.’ That’s over the one percent that Cecile Richards had claimed. Extrapolating the data from StemExpress, it’s safe to assume an even higher number of Planned Parenthood’s were engaged in this illegal activity.

The hearing demonstrated evidence that Planned Parenthood, and others, incurred hardly additional costs by handing over baby parts to StemExpress so the money they made was pure profit, not ‘reimbursed’ cost, as the organization has claimed.

Cecile Richards, in sworn testimony in front of Congress, said that only a small percentage of Planned Parenthood’s engage in fetal donation, maybe 1 percent, indicating that there is no systemic link running through her organization.

What the Center for Medical Progress videos showed weren’t one-offs. The abortion industry is making a fortune off of selling the body parts of aborted babies. How horrific is it that taxpayers are still funding Planned Parenthood over half a billion a year when they are chopping up tiny babies and selling them piece-by-piece? The DOJ needs to open a non-partisan investigation into Planned Parenthood so that they are held responsible for the crimes they committed.