Planned Parenthood trafficking in fetal organs?

Planned Parenthood trafficking in fetal organs? July 15, 2015

A tape has emerged of the Senior Director of Planned Parenthood’s Medical Services Department talking about performing abortions to minimize organ damage so that the fetus’s liver, heart, and lungs can be sold.  Trafficking in fetal tissue is a felony that can be punished by 10 years in prison and a half million dollar fine.

After the jump, read the quotations and the discussion by Dominic Bouck.  Then see the video for yourself.

From Planned Parenthood and the Trafficking of Aborted Fetuses | Dominic Bouck, O.P. | First Things:

“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.”

An undercover video released this morning purports to show Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Senior Director of Planned Parenthood’s Medical Services Department, describing the process of the extraction of the body parts of an aborted fetus for commerce.

“It makes a huge difference,” Nucatola replies. “I’d say a lot of people want liver. And for that reason, most providers will do this case under ultrasound guidance, so they’ll know where they’re putting their forceps. The kind of rate-limiting step of the procedure is calvarium. Calvarium—the head—is basically the biggest part.”

The investigation was carried out by the Center for Medical Progress. According to their website, the “Center for Medical Progress is a group of citizen journalists dedicated to monitoring and reporting on medical ethics and advances.”

The video is the first by The Center for Medical Progress in its “Human Capital” series, a nearly 3-year-long investigative journalism study of Planned Parenthood’s illegal trafficking of aborted fetal parts. Project Lead David Daleiden notes: “Planned Parenthood’s criminal conspiracy to make money off of aborted baby parts reaches to the very highest levels of their organization. Elected officials must listen to the public outcry for Planned Parenthood to be held accountable to the law and for our tax dollars to stop underwriting this barbaric abortion business.”

It seems that this is certainly illegal, both in the selling of human body parts and the selling of the parts of aborted fetuses.

“The sale or purchase of human fetal tissue a federal felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $500,000 (42 U.S.C. 289g-2).”



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