My favorite liberal, Kirsten Powers, has a first rate column on the
Planned Parenthood Worse Than Murder, Inc. videos:
Planned Parenthood head Cecile Richards apologized last week for the uncompassionate tone her senior director of medical research, Deborah Nucatola, used to explain the process by which she harvests aborted body parts to be provided for medical research.
Nucatola had been caught on an undercover video talking to anti-abortion activists posing as representatives of a biological tissue procurement company. The abortion doctor said, “I’d say a lot of people want liver,” and “a lot of people want intact hearts these days.” Explaining how she could perform later-term abortions to aid the harvesting of such intact organs, she said, “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.”
This is stomach-turning stuff. But the problem here is not one of tone. It’s the crushing. It’s the organ harvesting of fetuses that abortion-rights activists want us to believe have no more moral value than a fingernail. It’s the lie that these are not human beings worthy of protection. There is no nice way to talk about this. As my friend and former Obama White House staffer Michael Wear tweeted, “It should bother us as a society that we have use for aborted human organs, but not the baby that provides them.”
Richards worked to discredit the video by complaining it was “heavily edited.” But the nearly three-hour unedited video — a nauseating journey through the inner workings of the abortion industry — was posted at the same time as the edited video. Richards intoned menacingly that the video was “secretly recorded.” So what? When Mitt Romney was caught by “secret video” making his 47% remarks, the means of attaining the information was not the focus of the story. Continue reading
A second video is out by those redoubtable video warriors at The Center for Medical Progress showing a
Planned Parenthood Worse Than Murder, Inc. ghoul demonstrating yet again that you can put a price on human life and human body parts.
Father Z gives us the details:
Never has the label “Big Business Abortion” been more appropriate for Planned Parenthood. HERE
Another video is out, showing a PP exec negotiating the price of body parts of babies.
Planned Parenthood receives million of YOUR tax dollars.
A new undercover video shows a top Planned Parenthood official discussing “less crunchy” techniques to get “whole specimens” and haggling over the price of fetus tissue sales because she wants “a Lamborghini.”
The video released Tuesday morning, the second put out by the Center for Medical Progress, features a woman identified as Dr. Mary Gatter, who was president of the Planned Parenthood Medical Directors’ Council until 2014 and now works in a leadership and advisory capacity at the local and national level of the organization. Over drinks, Gatter and the undercover activists discuss “specimen” prices, eventually settling at $100 for “intact tissue.”
Julius: The new made Adam! And this is how you see man? Noble, beautiful, unafraid?
Michelangelo: How else should I see him?
Julius: As he is! Corrupt and evil! His hands dripping with blood, destined for damnation! Your painting is beautiful but false.
Michelangelo: I cannot change my conception.
Julius: You’ve taught me not to waste my time trying to change your conceptions. How did you arrive at this?
Michelangelo: I thought … my idea for the panel was that man’s evil he learned from himself, not from God.
Julius: (quietly) yes…
Michelangelo: I wanted to paint man, as He was first created. Innocent, still free of sin, grateful for the gift of life.
Screenplay, The Agony and the Ecstasy
Kevin Williamson at National Review Online nails it in reference to the revelation that
Planned Parenthood Worse Than Murder, Inc, is trafficking in some of the corpses of their murder victims:
Human beings are not lumps of labor. They are not capital, consumer goods, taxpayers, commodities — or meat. The philosophy of Planned Parenthood (and Eros is a jealous god) is the philosophy of men-as-meat, and that philosophy is not long compatible with liberty and human dignity. When Erich Fromm wrote his famous book on the dream of religion without deity, he titled it “You Shall Be as Gods.” The truth is that without an understanding of the uniqueness of human beings and the consequent value of every human life, you will not be as gods — you will be as meat. And meat gets butchered, packaged, and sold. It gets stuffed in the freezer. Continue reading
Christopher Johnson, a non-Catholic who has taken up the cudgels so frequently for the Church that I have named him Defender of the Faith, in a post entitled appropriately EINSATZGRUPPEN, looks at the revelation that Planned Parenthood is making money off the corpses of some of the babies they murder:
Initially, I wasn’t particularly shocked by this story:
An undercover video shot last summer by a new pro-life organization called Center for Medical Progress purports to show the chief medical officer of Planned Parenthood of America talking on camera about how to abort a child intact so the child’s body parts can be transferred for medical and scientific research.
The video was shot by a team led by David Daleiden of the Center for Medical Progress posing as representatives of a start up biotech firm in the business of buying fetal body parts for medical and scientific research. Daleiden told Breitbart News, “It as remarkably easy to make contact with Planned Parenthood” to discuss procurement of fetal tissue.
I mean, it’s Murder, Inc., it’s what they do. But the truly scary thing about this story is that the more you think about it and the deeper you dig, the more horrifying this all eventually becomes. Satan, and I’m not being at all figurative here, is in the details. Like these.
The video purports to show, between bites of lunch and sips of wine, Dr. Deborah Nucatola saying, “A lot of people want intact hearts these days, because they are looking for specific nodes.”
She adds: “Yesterday was the first time she said people wanted lungs. And then, like I said, always as many intact livers as possible. People just want…some people want lower extremities, too. I mean that’s easy. I don’t know what they’re doing with it, I guess they want muscle.”
[Nucatola] talks about pricing. “You know, I would throw a number out, and I would say it’s probably anywhere from $30 to $100 [per specimen] depending on the facility and what’s involved.”
In the video, Nucatola goes into great detail about ordering specific body parts and how the abortionist goes about ensuring those parts are not damaged in the abortion. She says the abortionist uses “ultrasound guidance, so they’ll know where they’re putting their forceps.”
And then she talks about the baby’s head. “The kind of rate-limiting step is procedure is calvarium.
Know what a calvarium is? There should be one on top of your neck.
Calvarium — the head — is basically the biggest part. Most of the other stuff can come out intact.”
Nucatola says the doctor has to be “just kind of cognizant of where you put your graspers, you try to intentionally go above and below the thorax, so that, you know, we’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I’m not gonna crush that part, I’m going to basically crush below, and I’m gonna crush above, and I’m gonna see if I can get it all intact.”
Nucatola explains how the position of the baby can be changed so that she can be extracted up to the head and then collapse the head so that all the other body parts can be extracted without damage.
Think about that for a second. The “chief medical officer” of Murder, Inc. doesn’t want it’s accredited teppanyaki chefs to go in there and just start indiscriminately slicing and dicing. MI has a bottom line to think about.
They’re harvesting them. The bastards are harvesting them.
But they’re “harvesting them” for medical research. They’re trying to save lives.
Oh, come on now, Johnson. You’ve just been diagnosed with some kind of terminal illness; the doctors tell you that you have 3 to 5 years left. Optimistically.
But there’s this treatment deriving from the research on or the direct use of fetal tissue that could extend your life be decades or even cure you. Are you seriously claiming that you would refuse such treatment if you knew where it came from?
Yeah, pretty much. Prolonging my existence is not a high, personal priority right now. And if it necessitates killing other human beings, it’s far too high a price to pay anyway.
Will this story have legs? The Washington Post has picked it up so we’ll see.