More to Come as Planned Parenthood Reels from Human Body Parts Sale Scandal

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By Cheryl Sullenger

Washington, DC – After the release last week of a powerful video interview with Planned Parenthood’s Medical Director, Deborah Nucatola, describing the sale of aborted baby organs while munching out on salad and swilling red wine, it is fair that Planned Parenthood is in Category 5 crisis mode.

Planned Parenthood will get no relief this week, with another video in the investigative series set to drop soon.

“This is the biggest hit Planned Parenthood has ever taken from a public relations standpoint,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “They simply have no defense for their Gosnell-like cavalier attitude toward reducing the remains of human babies to a ‘product’ that is sold on the open market.”

Newman serves as a Board Member for the Center for Medical Progress, the organization behind the 3-year undercover investigation, which was led by citizen journalist David Daleiden.

Reaction to Daleiden’s video swift and formidable at the local, state, and Federal levels.

Investigations Launched

The following states have launched investigations into Planned Parenthood’s illicit body parts trade:

• Georgia
• Louisiana
• Texas
• Indiana
• Ohio
• Missouri

Perhaps most notably was a statement from Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who has put a hold on Planned Parenthood’s attempts to license a “mega” abortion center in New Orleans pending the outcome of an investigation.

“I have instructed Louisiana’s Department of Health and Hospitals to conduct an immediate investigation into this alleged evil and illegal activity and to not issue any licenses until this investigation is complete. I am also asking the FBI to assist DHH in investigating this alleged criminal activity by this organization,” stated Jindal.

Meanwhile, in New Mexico, activists have released documentation showing that Planned Parenthood is not alone in the illegal trafficking of fetal body parts. A consent form from Albuquerque’s Southwestern Women’s Options, the largest late-term abortion clinic in the U.S., contains a one-sentence notice buried in lengthy text that states, “I understand that tissue and parts will be removed during the procedure, and I consent to their examination and their use in medical research and their disposal by the clinic and/or physician in the manner that they deem appropriate.”

This statement raises questions about whether women actually realize that their baby’s organs will be sold. Protest ABQ is seeking an investigation in New Mexico into this apparently illegal practice.

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe was alone in rejecting calls from state legislators for an investigation into Planned Parenthood. McAuliffe has a pattern of protecting abortion businesses and has attempted to dismantle state abortion safety standards despite evidence that Virginia abortion clinics operate dangerously.

Nucatola Summoned to House Committee

On the Federal Level, House Speaker John Boehner ordered House Committees to conduct investigations into Planned Parenthood’s grisly aborted baby body parts trade.

“I could talk about the video, but I think I would vomit. It’s disgusting,” Boehner said.

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce as issued a letter to Cecile Richards ordering Deborah Nucatola to appear before them on July 31, 2015 and brief them on specific aspects of Planned Parenthood’s involvement in the trafficking of fetal body parts.

President and Presidential Candidates Respond

Not surprisingly, the White House has issued a weak statement that they will “take Planned Parenthood at its word” that everything they did was legal, despite the evidence to the contrary presented in the CMP view. Democratic Presidential Candidates have remained mute on the issue.

However, numerous Republican Presidential candidates have issued statements expressing horror over Planned Parenthood’s trade in human flesh, including former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Florida Rep. Marco Rubio, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, California’s Carly Fiorina, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum.

Sen. Rand Paul has promised to vote this week to defund Planned Parenthood in response to the video.

Planned Parenthood’s Tepid “Apology”

Planned Parenthood was slow to respond, finally issuing a written statement denying wrongdoing but admitting that fetal body parts are harvested at Planned Parenthood facilities and that money is in fact exchanged.

In response, Daleiden issues a statement pointing to an advertising flyer issued by StemExpress, an organ procurement company, advising Planned Parenthood of potential profits from the sale of fetal organs.

“This flyer advertises 4 different times the financial benefit that Planned Parenthood clinics can receive from supplying fetal tissue, with the words: ‘Financially Profitable,’ ‘Financial Profits,’ ‘financial benefit to your clinic,’ ‘fiscal growth of your own clinic.’ The advertisement carries an endorsement from Planned Parenthood Medical Director Dr. Dorothy Furgerson,” said Daleiden in response.

When the written statement did not calm the firestorm, Richards released an unprecedented video apologizing for Nucatola’s tone, but not her actions of harvesting and selling fetal organs. Richards’ “apology” backfired, garnering mostly negative reaction and disgust.

Daleiden called the Richards video cynical and full of empty excuses.

“A belated ‘sorry’ is not enough for these deeds of baby parts trafficking and partial-birth abortion, these atrocities against humanity,” he said in a written statement.

“Richards’ video ‘apology’ was offensive on many levels. She doubles-down on her defense of marketing aborted baby body parts. She also shows no remorse for her organization’s actions that we believe are patently illegal,” said Newman. “The video revealed a panic inside Planned Parenthood and a full blown media effort to deflect from their own bad behavior.”

StemExpress Alters Website

StemExpress, the organ procurement company mentioned in the CMP video, responded subtly altering their web site, including changing a reference to their company as a “multi-million dollar” organization to stating they are a “small company.” It also scrubbed any reference to approval of their protocols by Institutional Review Boards. Fetal livers are one of five “core products” available for purchase from StemExpress.

Viral Video and Headline News

In just 24 hours after the video’s release, it had already generated over a million views on Youtube.com and over 1,200 media stories that dominated the news cycle. As of this writing, six days after the viral video’s release, it has been viewed over 2.4 million times.

Daleiden also performed admirably on news shows such as Fox News’ O’Reilly Factor and CBS News.

O’Reilly noted that if the allegations brought by Daleiden prove true, it could spell the end of Planned Parenthood. Fox’s Megyn Kelly rocked the airwaves with her own emotional coverage of the Planned Parenthood body parts scandal.

In an interview with the Boston Herald, Newman promises that more videos will be released in the coming days and weeks.

“We have thousands upon thousands of hours of video and notes, and this is the first piece that we’re going to release,” Newman said. “Whatever lies Planned Parenthood used to cover this up to try and justify what they do, we’ve got the evidence to prove they’re lying and they’re breaking the law.”

With more evidence soon to be released, this Planned Parenthood scandal promises to deepen.

To learn more visit CenterForMedicalProgress.org.
Read Operation Rescue’s initial press release regarding the Planned Parenthood scandal.

  • munimula

    Planned Parenthood, the Nazi Party reborn in America.

  • Son of Stonega

    Evil can only be defeated by superior force. While we have our foot on the throat of these hideous baby killers, we must continue to crush them. God bless OR, Troy, Cheryl and Company for your inspirational leadership.

  • CrossHugger

    And the people in America have been just like the German churches singing louder so they wouldn’t hear the screams of the innocent. Shame on Americas churches.

  • TORO

    munimula, you forgot by the leadership of the Democratic Gestopo Party.

  • Estoban

    Planned Parenthood has been a disguised cesspool propagandizing our girl children with enticements to explore their developing sexuality and get in touch with their inner slut for decades.

  • lisa413

    I don’t claim to have all of the details but it’s been public knowledge for decades that Margaret Sanger started Planned Parenthood in order to reduce the numbers of black babies coming into life. To her, they were inferior. That’s one of the main reasons PP sets up so many clinics in poor black neighborhoods. It is sickening and so is anyone who associates with themselves with it.

  • scrdhrt2@cox.net

    Fred Sokol – Rocky River, Ohio

    HOW TO STOP PLANNED PARENTHOOD – AMERICA, STOP HAVING ABORTIONS!

    On Tuesday, July 14, 2015 “The Center For Medical Progress” in
    Consultation with “Operation Rescue” revealed “Planned Parenthood Uses Partial-Birth Abortions to Sell Baby Parts.” http://www.centerformedicalprogress.org/cmp/investigative-footage/

    Since the expose’, there has been an eruption of ‘moral outrage’ from all facets of the American People which I am one. America is waking!

    A cry also to withhold taxpayer’s money from Planned Parenthood – to stop them has been raised as well.

    Yet in my opinion, THE BEST WAY TO STOP PLANNED PARENTHOOD – are for people to stop obtaining abortions at Planned Parenthood. How
    easy is this? ALLOW ME TO EXPLAIN HOW TO STOP PLANNED PARENTHOOD AND ABORTION IN AMERICA THIS WAY.

    First of all know 58 million abortions were obtained in America since 1973 when Roe v. Wade decided by the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion in America. http://www.numberofabortions.com/

    So then you might wonder. Who are these people that aborted their unborn children in America? And this is the key to my point. You might be surprised by the answer. The Guttmacher Institute reveals, “Thirty-seven percent of women obtaining abortions identify as Protestant and 28% identify as Catholic.” https://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/fb_induced_abortion.html

    That said, Christians obtained 65% of “all” abortions in America of the 58 million abortions that were aborted so far. That means 38 million of the 58 million unborn children aborted in America since 1973, were obtained by Christians.

    Thus to stop Planned Parenthood and abortion – all Christians Protestant and Catholic simply reject satan, death, abortion and go back to your God, to your faith and to life.

    For Planned Parenthood is a demonic business – and abortion of unborn children – is what they offer. And America, as a Christian Nation – does not and never did need – Planned Parenthood and abortion. What all America needs is God and Life.

    So we Americans now know how to stop Planned Parenthood and abortion in America. By rejecting satan and death and embracing God and Life – and by not obtaining abortions from them or anyone. Then and only then Planned Parenthood and abortion will be stopped in America … I ask this in Jesus Name, Amen.

    God Bless You and God Bless America Our One Nation Under God.
    Your Friend, Fred Sokol – Rocky River, Ohio

  • Carol

    You are right, Lisa. Our country is so occupied with removing anything and everything that could be deemed “racist.” (confederate flags, statues, etc). Who could be more racist than the woman that started Planned Parenthood? Why isn’t there a call for her organization to be shut down?

  • JuneV26

    They need to shut down all P.P. clinics. They are evil and they show no remorse at what they do. They try to cover it up! Let’s file an injunction to close all P.P.’s and defund them, because they rely heavily on our tax dollars to run their businesses. Our President has no right to give them billions of dollars each year.