Things got worse for Planned Parenthood on Thursday when the pro-life group Center for Medical Progress released its latest undercover video of the abortion giant:
This one accused the group of putting the intact bodies of aborted fetuses up for sale.
Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountains Vice President and Medical Director Savita Ginde is seen speaking with the Center’s actors, negotiating a fetal body parts deal, agreeing multiple times to illicit pricing per body part harvested, and suggesting how to not “get caught.”
The Rocky Mountain chapter is described by the Center as a wealthy Planned Parenthood multi-state affiliate, performing over 10,000 abortions per year and with a contract to supply fetal organs to Colorado State University at Fort Collins.
When the undercover investigators, posing as representatives of a human biologics company, request intact fetal specimens, Ginde reveals that in Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountains’ abortion practice, “Sometimes, if we get, if someone delivers before we get to see them for a procedure, then we are intact.”
According to the Center for Medical Progress’ press news release accompanying the video:
Since PPRM does not use digoxin or other feticide in its 2nd trimester procedures, any intact deliveries before an abortion are potentially born-alive infants under federal law (1 USC 8).
“We’d have to do a little bit of training with the providers or something to make sure that they don’t crush” fetal organs during 2nd trimester abortions, says Ginde, brainstorming ways to ensure the abortion doctors at PPRM provide usable fetal organs.
When the buyers ask Ginde if “compensation could be specific to the specimen?” Ginde agrees, “Okay.” Later on in the abortion clinic’s pathological laboratory, standing over an aborted fetus, Ginde responds to the buyer’s suggestion of paying per body part harvested, rather than a standard flat fee for the entire case: “I think a per-item thing works a little better, just because we can see how much we can get out of it.”
The sale or purchase of human fetal tissue is a federal felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison or a fine of up to $500,000 (42 U.S.C. 289g-2). Federal law also requires that no alteration in the timing or method of abortion be done for the purposes of fetal tissue collection (42 U.S.C. 289g-1).
Ginde also suggests ways for Planned Parenthood to cover-up its criminal and public relations liability for the sale of aborted body parts. “Putting it under ‘research’ gives us a little bit of an overhang over the whole thing,” Ginde remarks. “If you have someone in a really anti state who’s going to be doing this for you, they’re probably going to get caught.”
Ginde implies that PPRM’s lawyer, Kevin Paul, is helping the affiliate skirt the fetal tissue law: “He’s got it figured out that he knows that even if, because we talked to him in the beginning, you know, we were like, ‘We don’t want to get called on,’ you know, ‘selling fetal parts across states.’” The buyers ask, “And you feel confident that they’re building those layers?” to which Ginde replies, “I’m confident that our Legal will make sure we’re not put in that situation.”
Watch the video, via the Center for Medical Progress.
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