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Looking to do a little pre-emptive damage control, Planned Parenthood decided to try to destroy their accusers before the accusation happened. On Monday, July 20, the “family planning” abortuary giant sent a letter to Congress telling an “Oh, Woe Is Me” story about being the targets of “anti-abortion extremists” for years. Something about “a campaign of corporate espionage” according to the Associated Press.
“A group of extremists who have intimidated women and doctors for years — in their agenda to ban abortion completely — are not ‘documenting’ misdeeds; they are trying to create them, quite unsuccessfully,” Planned Parenthood wrote to lawmakers.
The letter claims that David Daleiden with Center for Medical Progress set up a fake baby body parts brokerage called Biomax, and used actors posing as agents being interested in purchasing internal organs for resale to research institutions including universities to regularly interact with Planned Parenthood personnel to get them to admit this practice was actually going on. According to Planned Parenthood, there were over 65 contacts made and countless hours of video that could be edited and released to make it look like there was a story there.
Well, guess what. It happened the very next day. The Center for Medical Progress released ANOTHER shock video of a Planned Parenthood official haggling over the price of intact fetal organs. This time the altered abortion procedure was described as “less crunchy ” as opposed to “I’m not going to crush that part.” But, the kicker: the Planned Parenthood official negotiating prices for body parts, Mary Gatter, the Medical director at Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley in Calfiornia, actually jokes about wanting a Lamborghini. (There must be a lot of money in the sale of baby body parts to be able to buy a Lambo with the profits.)
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How depraved does one have to be to calmly discuss dead babies over lunch? At least in the first video they were drinking wine. They weren’t stone cold sober and talking about fetal tissue as if it were a skin graft.
Cecile Richards spinning a single video was somewhat calming to the forces who support Planned Parenthood in the past few days, but there is no way to explain away a second one where the same sort of deal-making is going on with explanations that the Planned Parenthood Federation is “on board” with collection of fetal tissue for sale to researchers using a broker. Especially, when the Planned Parenthood official is going to find out “what other affiliates are getting.”
Richards claims videos can be edited to make things sound like something they are not – which is true – but the people at the Center for Medical Progress didn’t do that with the two videos released so far. They let the speakers’ words damn them. Life News points this out.
Actors posing as buyers ask Gatter, “What would you expect for intact [fetal] tissue?
“Well, why don’t you start by telling me what you’re used to paying!” Gatter replies.
Gatter continues: “You know, in negotiations whoever throws out the figure first is at a loss, right?” She explains, “I just don’t want to lowball,” before suggesting, “$75 a specimen.”
That is raw material, not spin. (Actually, the giggles are far worse than just the lowballing.)
Planned Parenthood tried to head this publicity off at the pass, but the second video released in as many weeks of senior officials in the organization negotiating the sale of fetal organs from both late first and second trimester abortions over lunch regardless of not wanting to be accused of selling tissue cannot be ignored.
At this time, five states and multiple Congressional committees are calling Planned Parenthood on the carpet for the revelations the first video brought to light. With the second, there is no way to divert the truth:
Planned Parenthood is willing to justify the sale of fetal organs purposefully not destroyed in an abortion procedure. The women speaking in these videos are willing to shrug off federal law to do this, and bend the ethics of violating the rights of the patients in their care. They are risking a $500,000 fine and ten years in jail.
And this one wants a Lambo.
More information is available from Breitbart.
Federal law does allow for body parts to be donated and for basic expenses to be recouped, including expenses related to “reasonable payments associated with the transportation, implantation, processing, preservation, quality control, or storage of human fetal tissue.” Putting aside the grisly business of buying and selling organs harvested from unborn babies, it seems increasingly likely that Planned Parenthood is going to have to explain how the prices sited by both [Deborah] Nucatola and now Gatter fit in with such “reasonable payments,” and they’re going to have to explain it in front of legislative committees and perhaps even prosecutors and attorneys general.