In the second devastating installment of a three-year journalism investigation, the Center for Medical Progress on Monday released undercover video of another top abortion industry doctor haggling over the sale of "intact" unborn baby parts.
Last week, the Center for Medical Progress introduced us to wine-swilling Dr. Deborah Nucatola -- a veritable Hannibal-ina Lecter who gushed about the growing demand for aborted baby hearts and livers as she jibed and imbibed.
This week's clip features stone-faced, bespectacled Dr. Mary Gatter -- an Ice Queen who chillingly negotiated $100-per-specimen price tags for organs she promised would be high quality as a result of "less crunchy" methods of dismembering innocent human life. Gatter, the medical director of the abortion empire's Pasadena and San Gabriel offices in California, dryly joked that she wanted a "Lamborghini" for her troubles -- after a prolonged session spouting obligatory talking points disclaiming a profit motive.
Cecile Richards, president of Planned Butcherhood, issued a feckless apology last week for the "tone" of Nucatola's grisly business-lunch banter.
What will her excuse be for Gatter? Did the tone elves forget to fill her stocking, too?
The fundamental problem with these licensed medical providers, who greedily have turned the "primum non nocere" creed on its head under the guise of "reproductive services," is not their defective tenor. It's their defective souls.
With more barbaric video of the Planned Butcherhood racket undoubtedly yet to come, it is worth pausing from this avalanche of evil to remind the nation that there are thousands of miracle workers in the health care industry who value life and honor their professional oath to first do no harm.
I know this firsthand as the proud daughter of a neonatologist who dedicated his life to using his medical training to save lives, not destroy them. Nowhere is the sanctity of life more vividly illustrated than in a NICU. A father in Texas wrote me with his own personal story and wanted me to share his message:
"I read your piece (last week) regarding the monstrous doctor from Planned Parenthood. Though I have tried, I really cannot grasp the horror of the PP abattoirs or the blackness of the souls that labor within.
"I want to tell you about my family's encounter with another place that is the antithesis of the Planned Parenthood slaughterhouse.
"My wife and I had the great misfortune three years ago of finding ourselves with two beautiful but tiny children in the Level 3 NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) at the Woman's Hospital of Texas in Houston.
"Our beautiful daughter spent the first five months of her life there, and our brave son spent the entirety of his life there, all 44 days.
"I want to tell you this, because I want to tell you about a very bright light that shines in this world, but it shines behind the wall of privacy and quarantine that is a necessary function of NICU life. The six neonatologists and all of the amazing nurses who cared for our children are some of the finest, most decent, devoted and caring people I have ever encountered.
"They work tirelessly to save every life, to give every child in their care as much of a chance as possible, and they truly do care for the 'least of these.' They go to work every day in a place where, in spite of all their efforts, tiny children pass away in their care. They are people who deserve to have the veil lifted from their works.
"I am sharing this with you as answer to the final paragraph of your moving piece. You ask what kind of a country we live in? I want you to know that we also live in a country that God has truly blessed with these amazing souls and hundreds more like them: Dr. Alagappan Alagappan, Dr. Talat Ahmed, Dr. Salim Bharwani, Dr. William Caplan, Dr. Peter Haney and Dr. David Simchowitz.
"In the face of evil, it is easy to see only the darkness. There are lights burning still."