By Cheryl Sullenger
Washington, DC – The fourth video released by the Center for Medical Progress started much as the first two, with actors posing as organ procurement representatives in negotiations with a Planned Parenthood abortionist. But the most recent offering from CMP’s David Daleiden goes far past the caviler discussions about selling aborted baby livers for top dollar and Lamborghinis.
It ends up in a “lab of horrors” inside Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains’ abortion clinic in Denver, Colorado. There, bits of human flesh float in Pyrex pie plates, illuminated from below by a light table’s surreal bluish-white glow, and where workers calmly sort through the human debris with implements akin to chopsticks.
“For anyone with a conscience, the video’s entire fetal organ scene is wrenching — to the gut as well as the heart. It hearkens us back to the days of Joseph Mengele or Kermit Gosnell, who both coldly killed and dissected children without remorse,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman, who also serves on the Board of Daleiden’s Center for Medical Progress. “When human beings are transformed into ‘products’ whose price is haggled over as if they are items at a swap meet, we must stop and ask ourselves if is the kind of callous disregard for innocent life that we want characterizing us as Americans.”
Daleiden conducted a nearly three-year undercover investigation into Planned Parenthood’s illegal sale of aborted baby body parts. Newman served in an advisory capacity during the project.
Today’s video directly refutes statements made by Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards that Planned Parenthood does not profit from the sale of fetal remains.
At Planned Parenthood’s Denver clinic, 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.
During the meeting, Ginde explained that the high-volume Denver Planned Parenthood clinic sees 25 to 30 women per day for abortions. Out of those, three to seven daily are second trimester abortion patients.
Ginde said that the second trimester abortions were done with the D&E dismemberment method, but seemed to struggle to find words when she admitted she was open to “do a little bit of training with the providers or something, to make sure they don’t crush. . .”
Altering a procedure on a patient to ensure that organs are suitable for sale or donation is illegal and unethical.
Ginde admits that some of the babies are delivered intact, which make the harvesting of marketable organs more likely.
At one point a “buyer” began a discussion about compensation and the fact that Planned Parenthood’s hard costs were negligible. Ginde is seen nodding her head in the affirmative during that discussion.
They talked about the “correct” way to reference — “in the public square” — the payments for fetal parts in order to give the outward appearance there is no profit-taking when the reality is quite the opposite.
Ginde wants all Planned Parenthood organizations to be on the “same page” and indicates that she is concerned that if some Planned Parenthood organizations are using the sale of body parts as a “business venture” instead of categorizing it under “research,” that it could put a different “spin” on it.
“Because if you have someone in a really ‘anti’ state that’s going to be doing this for you, they’re probably going to get caught,” Ginde said, indicating she understood there was something illegitimate about the practice of selling aborted baby organs.
She continued, saying, “We don’t want to get called on, you know, selling fetal parts across states.”
“We all know that yes, that’s what we’re doing,” a buyer responds while Ginde nods in agreement.
Ginde then offers examples of “correct” wording for the benefit of the public, “So, processing and time, yeah.”
The challenges of identifying various body parts “with the naked eye” were also discussed.
“I know I’ve seen livers, I’ve seen stomachs, I know I’ve seen plenty of neural tissue. Usually you can see the whole brain come out usually,” said Ginde, gesturing with her arms to illustrate the way the brains spill out of the head.
In the lab, Ginde picked through the tiny body parts and noted she could readily identify most of the organs floating in dishes along with tiny legs, arms, and eye balls.
But perhaps the most shocking moment of this video was when Ginde and another worker were picking through the remains of one aborted baby identifying organs that could be sold for $50-$75 each.
There was a heart, a stomach, a kidney, an adrenal gland, and a couple of legs. Then, as if it couldn’t get any more ghoulish, a medical assistant makes a sudden, almost gleeful proclamation.
“It’s another boy!” he announced.
The words ‘gut wrenching’ do not touch the horror of that moment.
“What does it say about us as a people if we can behold such evil then not act to end it?” asked Newman. “Planned Parenthood must be brought to justice, and the scourge of abortion, which has led us to this atrocity, must be eradicated forever.”
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