Partial-birth abortions are a gruesome practice, but this latest investigation into Planned Parenthood reveals that the shameful procedure doesn’t end after an unborn baby has been dismembered. A new investigation from the Center for Medical Progress has unveiled a chilling video of a Planned Parenthood doctor talking about the lucrative venture that is selling aborted babies’ body parts.
“A lot of people want intact hearts these days, because they’re looking for specific nodes,” explained Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Senior Director of Medical Services, to investigators who were posing as a Fetal Tissue Procurement Company last year.
Perhaps most disturbing was the fact that Nucatola calmly discussed the sale of babies’ body parts over lunch. “Like I said, always as many intact livers as possible. People just want – some people want lower extremities too, which, that’s simple. I mean that’s easy,” she said, right before taking a bite of her salad.
Nucatola said each “specimen” could range anywhere from $30 to $100, so abortionists are very careful to try and keep the most lucrative parts intact.
“We’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I’m not gonna crush that part. I’m going to basically crush below, I’m gonna crush above, and I’m gonna see if I can get it all intact.”
Another bite of salad.
Nucatola then offered some advice to buyers, who she said should contact abortionists before a procedure so the latter knows what the “endgame” is (which body parts they want), for they can then change their techniques accordingly to increase “success.”
For those who don’t know, partial-birth abortion is already a federal felony, with punishments ranging from 2 years in prison or a fine of up to $250,000. The video also references 42 US Code 274e, which states that buying or selling human body parts is a federal felony, and 42 U.S. Code 289g-2, which reads that the commercial traffick of body parts from an aborted baby is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $500,000.
Live Action President Lila Rose responded to the unnerving investigation:
"This investigation by the Center for Medical Progress reveals the unimaginable horror that is Planned Parenthood. The exploitation of human life, the cover-up, and the black market profiteering by America’s largest abortion chain is not only egregious and heartbreaking, but exposes how the abortion giant is corrupt to the core — from the CEO, Cecile Richards, down to the local clinic. As Live Action has investigated through the years, Planned Parenthood’s barbaric practices reveal their contempt for rule of law and human life. This latest expose of Planned Parenthood’s trafficking of baby parts for profit should be the final nail in the coffin for the abortion giant. Congress must take immediate action to stop all taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood and end the bankrolling of this horrific human rights abuser."
Will this latest expose, which unveils yet another of Planned Parenthood’s shameful and illegal practices, finally lead to a stripping of funds from this Big Abortion business? Or at least tone down the positive media coverage it so often enjoys?
Nucatola is not just some low-level Planned Parenthood employee. She oversees the abortion practice of all the business’ affiliates, the video explains. Toward the end of the report, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards even calls her “amazing.”
“Success” to these abortionists, as this investigation proves, is measured in dollars. Such a business goal may not affect Nucatola’s meal, but it will surely make many Americans sick to their stomachs.
Update: GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina has reacted to the investigation on her Facebook page:
"I am proudly pro-life. I believe that every human life has potential and that every human life is precious. This latest news is tragic and outrageous. This isn't about "choice." It's about profiting on the death of the unborn while telling women it's about empowerment."
Update II: Planned Parenthood has responded to today's damning under cover video:
Planned Parenthood statement on video: pic.twitter.com/vcW8KroJUb— Jesse Byrnes (@jessebyrnes) July 14, 2015
Update III: It appears the Center for Medical Progress drew so much traffic to its report today, that the website has temporarily crashed.
Update IV: The Center for Medical Progress has just released a statement in regards to Planned Parenthood's defensive response.