Planned Parenthood Bullies News Organizations into Suppressing Body Parts Scandal

Brave conservative media resist Planned Parenthood’s attempts to supress the Center for Medical Policy videos while liberal news organizations cave to pressure.

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly bravely speaks out on the Planned Parenthood scandal.

By Cheryl Sullenger

Washington, DC – Reports are beginning to surface that Planned Parenthood is attempting to use their influence to bully news organization into suppressing the scandal involving their selling of aborted baby body parts for profit.

So far, three videos released by the Center for Medical Policy reveal incriminating evidence of Planned Parenthood’s participation in the illegal sale of fetal remains for profit and the use of the outlawed Partial Birth Abortion method to ensure the harvesting of marketable organs.

Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richard as responded with denials of any wrong-doing, but the videos continue to draw unwelcome scrutiny to her now-beleaguered abortion organization. Now it appears Planned Parenthood is resorting to desperate means to tamp down the scandal.

Jen AulwesYesterday, published a story that included an e-mail reportedly from Jen Aulwes, Communications Director for Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, sent to North Dakota Health and Political reporters and producers on July 27, 2015.

“The material should not be aired,” Aulwes wrote citing the patently false notion that further covering the story would violate patient privacy rights. Aulwes also launched into a spurious attack on the Center for Medical Progress and those associated with it in an attempt to discredit them. [Read the full e-mail here.]

“Planned Parenthood is so desperate that they have resorted to bullying reporters into silence and suppressing an important news story about an organization that receives over a half-billion dollars of tax money each year,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue who also serves on the Board of the Center for Medical Progress. “The videos are important because they tear away the veil that has shielded Planned Parenthood from public scrutiny for decades and revealed the truth of their deceptive, immoral and illegal practices.”

Planned Parenthood has hired the crisis management firm of SKDKnickerbocker to run their damage control propaganda campaign. That firm is reportedly responsible for the threatening e-mails sent out from Planned Parenthood to media outlets telling them not to run the body parts trafficking story.

Planned Parenthood has also reportedly put the Washington, D.C. lobbying group, Capitol Counsel, on retainer, apparently to run interference in Congress where efforts are underway to suspend the abortion giant’s federal funding pending the outcome of a Congressional investigation.

Conservative news organizations have exploded with coverage of Planned Parenthood’s body parts trafficking scandal. Most notably, Fox News, Breitbart, have given excellent coverage to the Center for Medical Progress’ three sting videos and have led the call for the defunding of Planned Parenthood and the criminal prosecution of Planned Parenthood executives.

According to the, Planned Parenthood’s threatening push-back has had some impact on the left-leaning media. It stated:

BuzzFeed, for example, still does not have a single story on its website noting Planned Parenthood’s aborted baby organs-for-Lambos scheme (coincidentally, SKDKnickerbocker recently hired former BuzzFeed reporter Kate Nocera to help handle PR work for its non-profit clients). Neither does Huffington Post. Neither does Vox. The story was trending on Facebook and Twitter, yet three sites that specialize in amplifying trending and viral content refused to print a single thing about the stories. Now we know why: Planned Parenthood likely told them not to.

“While Planned Parenthood has unlimited resources to try to shut down this story and conceal the evidence of their illegal activity, we must rely on the truth and the dearly held First Amendment guarantees of free speech and a free press,” said Newman. “More videos will be forthcoming that shed further light on the depth of Planned Parenthood’s participation in the grisly trade in baby remains. We will not be intimidated into silence. We believe the facts will win out over Planned Parenthood’s lies, political influence, threats, and personal attacks as long as there are brave journalists who are willing to report the truth.”

Read Operation Rescue’s Archive of Stories related to the CMP’s Human Capital project.

Organ Procurement Specialist Reveals Profit, Horror Behind Planned Parenthood’s Body Parts Trade

Washington, DC — Today, the Center for Medical Progress released a third video exposing Planned Parenthood’s participation in the illegal trafficking of fetal body parts for profit.

This video goes in depth with Holly O’Donnell, a licensed phlebotomist who worked six months for the organ procurement company Stem Express, LLC. At Planned Parenthood, O’Donnell describes her duties that included harvesting and processing the remains of aborted babies at Planned Parenthood.

O’Donnell explains how Planned Parenthood profited from their relationship with Stem Express, “For whatever we could procure, they would get a certain percentage. The main nurse was always trying to make sure we got our specimens. No one else really cared, but the main nurse did because she knew that Planned Parenthood was getting compensated.”

O'DonnellShe also describes the emotional toll her work took on her and others. At one point O’Donnell indicates that Planned Parenthood financially exploits many women who do not even really want abortions.

The video includes a disturbing scene from Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountians’s Denver, Colorado, abortion facility organ procurement room. There, Savita Ginde, who serves as Vice President and Medical Director for PPRM, identified several organs from one aborted baby’s remains that could have netted Planned Parenthood $200 to $300.

This prompted Ginde, who was exploring entering into a contract with an organ procurement company, to voice her preference for being paid by the organ over flat-rate compensation.

“I think the ‘per item’ thing works a little better just because we can see how much we can get out of it,” Ginde said.

Other scenes show footage of discussions with Planned Parenthood Pacific Southwest’s Medical Director Katherine Sheehan, and the now familiar faces of Planned Parenthood abortionists Mary Gatter and Deborah Nucatola discussing the financial benefit derived from selling aborted baby organs.

“There is no doubt, based on evidence in this video, that Planned Parenthood financially profits from the illegal sale of aborted baby body parts. When Planned Parenthood’s head, Cecile Richards, denies this, she is brazenly attempting to deceive the American people,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. Newman also serves on the Board of the Center for Medical Progress and advised Daleiden throughout his three-year undercover journalistic study. “We need to immediately defund Planned Parenthood and hold them criminally accountable for their horrific conduct that clearly runs afoul of the law and violates every sense of human decency.”

This video is the first episode in a new series, “Planned Parenthood’s Black Market in Baby Parts.”

Read our story archive on Planned Parenthood’s baby body parts scandal.

Troy Newman Responds to Cecile Richards’ Vituperative Attacks

Richards Spins

Wichita, KS – On Sunday, Cecile Richards, CEO of Planned Parenthood appeared on ABC News where she was interviewed by George Stephanopoulos.

Rather than answering the questions Mr. Stephanopoulos asked, Richards attempted to deflect by making false statements against those behind the videos that were recently released by the Center for Medical Progress.

While Richards did not mention any names, she obviously was referring to Troy Newman, who is one of three members of the CMP Board of Directors.

Richards said:

The folks behind this, in fact, are part of the most militant wing of the anti-abortion movement that has been behind the bombing of clinics, the murder of doctors in their homes and in their churches, and that’s what actually needs to be looked at.

Troy Newman, who also serves as President of Operation Rescue issues the following response:

The evidence is clear that Planned Parenthood is selling aborted baby body parts for fees that exceed their actual costs and is modifying abortion procedures in order to produce organs that can be sold all in clear violation of State and Federal laws.

Therefore, it is no wonder that she would deflect with fallacious attacks in order to divert attention away from Planned Parenthood’s own appalling behavior.

As for the videos being “highly doctored” or “out of context” Richards repeatedly ignores the fact that full, uncut videos of the entire conversations with Planned Parenthood abortionists have been available for public inspection and only support the allegations that Planned Parenthood is profiting from the sale of aborted baby organs and tissue.

Newman is considering legal action against Richards for her slanderous and libelous accusations.

“Richard’s outright lies, misrepresentations and vituperative attacks do not change the truth that Planned Parenthood has been caught with their bloody hand in the cookie jar,” said Newman.