Second Planned Parenthood Video Raises More Questions

A second undercover video of Planned Parenthood officials adds further evidence that the abortion giant may be profiting off aborted babies’ body parts and changing the way they do abortions to harvest them.

Tissue pictureIn the video, Dr. Mary Gatter, the president of the Planned Parenthood Medical Directors’ Council, sits down with undercover investigators posing as fetal tissue buyers. Watch the new video here.

First, Gatter explains that Planned Parenthood may be willing to change the way they perform abortions for the purpose of harvesting intact body parts. Gatter describes it as a “less crunchy” abortion technique and admits that it would violate their treatment agreement with patients. Then she dismisses the violation as a “specious little argument.” It also may violate federal law, which says no alteration in the timing or method of abortion may be done for the purposes of fetal tissue collection (42 U.S.C. 289g-1).

Gatter also claims, “I don’t think the patients would care one iota” about changing the abortion procedure. That’s a dangerous assumption.

The top Planned Parenthood official also seems to contradict herself about whether they profit from harvesting fetal tissue. At one point Gatter says they are not in it for the money, but later she emphasizes that they need a reimbursement cost that’s “big enough” to be “worthwhile for me.”

Gatter haggles with the company about the price per specimen. She ends by saying she wants to check with other Planned Parenthoods to see what prices they are getting per specimen before settling.

The exchange raises several questions:

  • If Planned Parenthood is really just receiving reimbursement for the costs of labor and storage, why doesn’t Gatter mention checking on those costs? She seems to be more concerned with making sure they receive a good price for babies’ body parts.
  • Is Planned Parenthood illegally changing the abortion procedure in order to harvest the tissue? Does this put women at greater risk of complications?
  • Are the women fully informed before they choose to donate their aborted baby’s body parts for research? Do women receive information about what will happen to their baby during the abortion? Are women told that Planned Parenthood may change the abortion technique in order to harvest their baby’s organs?

From an organization that aborts more than 300,000 babies and receives half a billion of our tax dollars each year, these questions deserve answers.

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