The pro-life undercover group, Center for Medical Progress (CMP), on July 14 began revealing the results of a two-and-a-half-year investigation into Planned Parenthood’s procurement and sale of aborted baby body parts with a stunning video primarily featuring Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Senior Director of Medical Services for Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Dr. Nucatola is seen grazing on her salad and drinking wine during lunch in a restaurant while callously speaking of the “menu” of body parts for sale from aborted babies. At one point, the top medical person for all of Planned Parenthood, talks of using the illegal partial-birth abortion method to procure intact body parts.
CMP’s Human Capital Project has documented how Planned Parenthood sells the body parts of aborted babies. Investigators at CMP spent 30 months gathering almost 200 pages of source documents, eyewitness accounts and hundreds of hours of undercover investigative video footage.
The buying and selling of aborted baby body parts for profit is a federal felony. The partial-birth abortion method of killing the unborn child is also a federal felony. Typically, the body parts that are most “coveted” are the major internal organs which are only desirable if taken from later-term babies and intact.
After affirming the importance of knowing in advance which body parts are wanted, Nucatola states, “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 added, “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.”
The day the investigative report came out, CMP’s website was overwhelmed with traffic, the story was a top “trending” item on Twitter, and presidential candidates began speaking out against Planned Parenthood.
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