July 14, 2015
(ANTIMEDIA) An undercover video recently released by the Center for Medical Progress purportedly shows Deborah Nucatola, Planned Parenthood’s Senior Director of Medical Services, openly discussing the sale of aborted fetal organs.
Selling the body parts of aborted fetuses is a felony and is punishable by up to ten years in prison.
Dr. Nucatola is seen in the video nonchalantly chatting with a potential “buyer” over lunch about the prospect of obtaining the organs of aborted children. What the executive was not aware of was that the possible customer was actually an actor secretly recording the gruesome conversation.
“I would say it’s probably around $30 to $100, depending on the facility and what’s involved,” Nucatola is caught saying on tape.
The Director of Medical Services also bluntly converses about the practice of “crushing” fetuses in such a way as not to damage the organs most sought after. “We’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, ‘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.'”
“I’d say a lot of people want liver,” Nucatola clearly states on tape. “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.”
Acknowledging that these types of transactions are “too touchy” for the national office to facilitate, Nucatola then goes on to say “that behind closed doors, these conversations are happening with the affiliates.”
Although pro-life advocacy groups have accused Planned Parenthood of harvesting and selling the organs of aborted babies for many years, their claims have mostly been chalked up to conspiracy. Clinics have repeatedly countered these accusations by stating they “donate” tissue to various outlets, and only charge a “transportation” fee for the service.
To combat the predictable retort by skeptics of “selective editing” the film, the Center for Medical Progress almost immediately released the entire unedited two-hour-and-forty minute conversation to solidify their findings.
After unintentionally admitting to criminal activity on film, Dr. Nucatola deleted her Twitter account within less than two hours of the video’s release.
Planned Parenthood has since issued a response which you can view here.
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