Washtington, DC, July 21, 2015
Last week the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) released a shocking video showing Planned Parenthood’s Senior Director of Medical Services Dr. Deborah Nucatola casually discussing the sale of body parts of aborted babies. Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards responded that the organization charges to cover the costs of transporting aborted body parts but makes no profit from the sale.
This week LifeNews.com reports that the CMP has released another outrageous video stemming from its three-year study “Human Capital” which refutes the argument put forth by Richards. In this second video Mary Gatter, the Medical director at Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley in California and president of the Medical Director’s Council, is seen haggling over the price of aborted body parts for her own profit.
Undercover investigators posing as biotech middlemen selling aborted baby body parts for research spoke with Gatter who told them that the price of various body parts was negotiable, and thus not simply meant to cover operation costs. She further admits that the sale of tissue from aborted babies in fact accrues no costs for Planned Parenthood, and “It was logistically very easy for us, we didn’t have to do anything. So there was compensation for this.”
She also explains that abortionists could use a “less crunchy technique” in their killing procedure to preserve whichever body parts were desired—baby heads and livers being among the most popular specimens. Federal law (42 U.S.C. 289g-1) outlaws the alteration of timing or method of abortion for collecting fetal tissue, but for Gatter the law is but a “specious little argument.”
In last week’s video Gatter’s colleague Nucatola explained, “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.”
Gatter states that Planned Parenthood is not in the baby-selling business for profit, but immediately follows-up with “But it has to be big enough that it’s worthwhile for me.” Explaining that she doesn’t want to “lowball,” Gatter initially declines to suggest a price for each intact fetal tissue specimen, but then asks $75 per specimen.
Later she states that $100 is the asking price for high-quality fetal organs, but by video’s end concludes: “Let me just figure out what others are getting, and if this is in the ballpark, then its fine, if it’s still low, then we can bump it up.” Then Gatter reveals herself: “I want a Lamborghini.”
CMP’s Project Lead David Daleiden notes, “Planned Parenthood’s top leadership admits they harvest aborted baby parts and receive payments for this. Planned Parenthood’s only denial is that they make money off of baby parts, but that is a desperate lie that becomes more and more untenable as CMP reveals Planned Parenthood’s business operations and statements that prove otherwise.”
Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue, who was also involved in putting the investigative expose’ video together stated to LifeNews: “The statements in the Gatter video prove that Cecile Richards flat-out lied when she said that Planned Parenthood does not profit in any way from the sale of aborted baby parts. It takes a lot of baby livers to buy a Lamborghini. And now it also appears that Planned Parenthood is also lying to women, altering their procedures in order to get body parts that can be sold for profit. These represent serious legal and ethical breeches for which Planned Parenthood must be held accountable.”
David Daleiden concluded: “Planned Parenthood is still receiving $50, $75, sometimes $100 per specimen per fetal part. So all of that is just straight up profit that goes to their bottom line.”