Horrific Video Exposes True Nature of Planned Parenthood
Anti-abortion activists don’t need another reason to despise Planned Parenthood, but a new video filmed by undercover investigators could send even the organization’s supporters running for the nearest bathroom. Shot by the Center for Medical Progress last July, the video shows a PP official breezily discussing the gruesome practice of shipping fetal body parts and organs. Some critics have said the video suggests that PP is selling said parts for profit.
“Nothing is more precious than life, especially an unborn child,” said House Speaker John Boehner. “When anyone diminishes an unborn child, we are all hurt, irreversibly so. When an organization monetizes an unborn child – and with the cavalier attitude portrayed in this horrific video – we must all act. As a start, I have asked our relevant committees to look into this matter.”
The video itself depicts two CMP activists sitting down with Planned Parenthood’s medical research director, Deborah Nucatola. The CMP activists posed as biotech company employees interested in getting their hands on fetal body parts. “Yesterday was the first time she said people wanted lungs,” Nucatola says in the video. “Some people want lower extremities, too, which, that’s simple. That’s easy. I don’t know what they’re doing with it, I guess if they want muscle.”
She goes on to describe how they harvest organs without damaging them. “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.”
Nucatola’s language is not only ghastly and nauseating, critics say it very well could be illegal. They believe the video demonstrates that Planned Parenthood clinics are selling fetal tissue in direct defiance of the law.
“It is stomach-churning to hear a top doctor for the national Planned Parenthood organization admit, on videotape, that Planned Parenthood abortionists can and will alter late abortion procedures to facilitate the harvesting of intact baby body parts in order to fill specific pre-orders,” said Carol Tobias of the National Right to Life organization.
Planned Parenthood spokespeople say the video is a “gross mischaracterization” of their work and deny making any profit from the sale of fetal tissue.
Whether or not Planned Parenthood is technically breaking the law, a video such as this should expose the kind of heinous practices we tolerate as a society. Federal law prohibits taxes from going to fund abortion, but Planned Parenthood still gets plenty of federal help. This is an organization that we support with both our votes and our money, meaning that we have placed our stamp of approval on the gruesome practices described on the video.
In the 1960s, the first recorded whale songs were released to the public, immediately leading to the animal conservation movement we see today. Sometimes all it takes is one shock to the heart for people to realize what atrocities they are supporting. This video – which liberals are doing everything they can to downplay – could mark a new turning point in the abortion debate. This isn’t a women’s healthcare issue; this is state-sanctioned murder and mutilation. Is that what America stands for? We shall see.