Planned Parenthood official caught on video selling aborted baby parts

plannedparenthoodsignWhat in God’s name has happened to us, people? The level of depravity I’m about to report on is usually reserved for bad horror films, not an organization many liberals herald as a bastion of reproductive freedom. It is beyond disgusting.

An undercover investigation by The Center for Medical Progress has exposed a disturbing practice by Planned Parenthood: the illegal sale of aborted baby parts to third-party medical research facilities.

In an undercover video posted this morning, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Senior Director of Medical Services of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, is shown offering to sell body parts from unborn children aborted in Planned Parenthood clinics to two actors she believes work for a human biologics company, who want the body parts for research purposes. Nucatola oversees medical practices at all Planned Parenthood clinics, trains new Planned Parenthood abortion doctors, and even performs abortions herself at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Los Angeles.

It is a violation of federal law to sell the body parts of aborted babies, but in the video, Nucatola seems to be at ease discussing the matter, and even describes how she uses her forceps to preserve key body parts, including the baby’s head, heart, lungs, and liver, while crushing less important parts., the nation’s leading provider of pro-life news, details what Dr. Nucatola said in the undercover video:

The footage shockingly depicts the top medical official at the Planned Parenthood corporation munching on her salad while she discusses the sale of body parts of unborn children victimized by abortions. She brazenly describes how the heads of unborn babies killed in abortions command top dollar.

“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.”

Nucatola explains, “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.

Here’s the video, with the comments noted above:

Amazingly, LifeNews reports Planned Parenthood Vice President of Communications Eric Ferraro has responded to the video, saying it’s really no big deal, that she was really talking “tissue” donations:

At several of our health centers, we help patients who want to donate tissue for scientific research, and we do this just like every other high-quality health care provider does — with full, appropriate consent from patients and under the highest ethical and legal standards.

A well-funded group established for the purpose of damaging Planned Parenthood’s mission and services has promoted a heavily edited, secretly recorded videotape that falsely portrays Planned Parenthood’s participation in tissue donation programs that support lifesaving scientific research. Similar false accusations have been put forth by opponents of abortion services for decades. These groups have been widely discredited and their claims fall apart on closer examination, just as they do in this case.”

LifeNews also reports that Nucatola deleted her Twitter account less than two hours after the video hit the internet. Members of Congress are calling for an investigation. It seems Dr. Nucatola and Planned Parenthood are about to feel the forceps of justice. Let’s hope they save their heads, since they are the most valuable.

About Victor Medina

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