The following press release was emailed to California Catholic Daily this morning. It refers to a second Youtube video released July 21 by the Center for Medical Progress exposing Planned Parenthood’s practice of selling body parts from aborted babies. The first video was released on July 14.
LOS ANGELES, July 21—A second undercover video shows Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Medical Directors’ Council President, Dr. Mary Gatter, haggling over payments for intact fetal specimens and offering to use a “less crunchy technique” to get more intact body parts.
It is similar to last week’s viral video showing PPFA Senior Director of Medical Services Dr. Deborah Nucatola admitting to using partial-birth abortions to get intact parts and suggesting a price range of $30 to $100 per specimen.
Gatter is a senior official within Planned Parenthood and is President of the Medical Directors’ Council, the central committee of all Planned Parenthood affiliate medical directors.
Actors posing as buyers ask Gatter, “What would you expect for intact [fetal] tissue?”
“Well, why don’t you start by telling me what you’re used to paying!” Gatter replies.
Gatter continues: “You know, in negotiations whoever throws out the figure first is at a loss, right?” She explains, “I just don’t want to lowball,” before suggesting, “$75 a specimen.”
Gatter twice recites Planned Parenthood messaging on fetal tissue collection, “We’re not in it for the money,” and “The money is not the important thing,” but she immediately qualifies each statement with, respectively, “But what were you thinking of?” and, “But it has to be big enough that it’s worthwhile for me.”
Gatter also admits that in prior fetal tissue deals, Planned Parenthood received payment in spite of incurring no cost: “It was logistically very easy for us, we didn’t have to do anything. So there was compensation for this.” She accepts a higher price of $100 per specimen understanding that it will be only for high-quality fetal organs: “Now, this is for tissue that you actually take, not just tissue that someone volunteers and you can’t find anything, right?”
By the lunch’s end, Gatter suggests $100 per specimen is not enough and concludes, “Let me just figure out what others are getting, and if this is in the ballpark, then it’s fine, if it’s still low, then we can bump it up. I want a Lamborghini.”
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).
Gatter also suggests modifying the abortion procedure to get more intact fetuses: “I wouldn’t object to asking Ian, who’s our surgeon who does the cases, to use an IPAS [manual vacuum aspirator] at that gestational age in order to increase the odds that he’s going to get an intact specimen.”
Gatter seems aware this violates rules governing tissue collection, but disregards them: “To me, that’s kind of a specious little argument.” Federal law 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).
The video, like last week’s featuring Doctor Nucatola, was produced by The Center for Medical Progress and is part of the center’s nearly 3-year-long investigative journalism study, “Human Capital.”
The Center for Medical Progress’s Project Lead David Daleiden notes, “Planned Parenthood’s top leadership admits they harvest aborted baby parts and receive payments for this. Planned Parenthood’s only denial is that they make money off of baby parts, but that is a desperate lie that becomes more and more untenable as The Center for Medical Progress reveals Planned Parenthood’s business operations and statements that prove otherwise.”
Seven State Governments have opened investigations into Planned Parenthood’s sale of aborted fetal body parts, as have three Congressional Committees. The House Energy and Commerce Committee has called PPFA’s Senior Director of Medical Services to testify this month about the organization’s fetal tissue harvesting.
See the video here.
For more information on the Human Capital project, visit centerformedicalprogress.org.
The Center for Medical Progress is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to monitoring and reporting on medical ethics and advances.
“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).”
It would only be imposed as a punishment on the pro-life group that exposed these people. Look what happened to Dinesh D’Souza.
You are looking at the face of Satan incarnate.
Why is FOX the only network that is actively covering this abomination and illegal activity of Planned Parenthood ?
You can’t accuse them, they’re above the law. Besides, what’s more important, the law or getting a Lamborghini?
Hey CA Catholic folks – this article describing the killing, dismemberment and sale of human bodies ought to upset you much more than yet another homosexually themed piece! Why are not the comments flying fast and furiously? Can you only get revved up about gay issues? Do you not see government approved KILLING as worthy of a thought?
Get your heads out of the rainbow and recognize that there is more to the world than your gay friendly sacred cows!
Nobody is attempting to defend the abomination displayed here, Kristin, or playing the ‘who am I to judgel’ card to make this lurid business appear holy and/or part of the Faith. Perhaps that accounts for the silence you perceive.
But you are mistaken, Kristen, if you think the rainbow isn’t connected to what you read above.
Excellent response Ann Malley!
Exactly, Ann Malley.
No mistake Ann Malley, the rainbow absolutely is connected to what we read above. The Culture of Death includes homosexual activity. My point is that this site has many who rush to comment on homosexual issues but life issues like abortion are often left undiscussed. I wouldn’t expect the usuals at this site to defend the horrors described above, but some righteous outrage at this latest situation is certainly worth a few words.
I’m glad you get it, Kristin.
The usuals who defend sodomy within society/Church, aka: YFC was quick to make use of the bone you threw. That is why so many rush, as you say, to counter his filthy assertions. But even those Catholics who consider themselves pro-choice aren’t so bold as to defend this disgusting revelation about abortion. Not so the homosex advocates “within” the Church.
Methinks you were targeting the wrong audience.
Kristin – I agree that Catholics should get their “heads out of the rainbow”, I think. When one can focus one’s activities & prayers opposing a culture of death or a culture of love, Christians should ask which is the more worthy of our energy.
This is why the attempts of Catholics to turn the Supreme Court ruling of June 26 into another Roe — one that they hope to chip away against little by little over decades — will fail. Nobody comes out to celebrate an abortion. But as millions come out to celebrate weddings, those who try to demonize them will face a backlash against their backlash in ways they don’t even see coming. If people are worried about the death of the Church, they should be worried about what will happen if…
It is organizations such as Planned Parenthood who are now coming into some of our schools and teaching children that sexually deviant behavior and promiscuity is all right. Then when the foolish students listen to their advice and get in trouble, the same people help “save” them by abortions and sick and immoral stem cell research from abortion children, instead of putting the money into adult stem cell research and other ethical methods of helping people. Does anyone really believe that a good portion of those encouraging such behavior are not practicing the same deviancies as they preach?????
Science, without God, has gotten so unethical now that in England a mother of a homosexual man is now pregnant with his child by a doner’s egg. The child will not only be legally his, but legally his brother. This is all so unbelievably sick. People are now deliberately bringing children into this world with out a father or a mother and trying to make others believe that the child will not be scared for life. What a barefaced blatnat lie.
Actually she has already given birth to the child.
Faithful Catholics are not concerned with your backlash threats or your attempt to paint that which is unnatural and not open to ‘life’ as part of the culture of love. It is the culture of lie that you promote, YFC. That and popular opinion which shifts with the tide.
It is the Faith that makes the Church, YFC, even if there is only one person who holds it. And this is also why the bogus ruling of the Supreme Court regarding ‘homosexual’ marriage will change once folks get over the novelty and begin to return to their senses. Like those who are changing their mind about abortion because the ugly facts are finally coming out.
Well, Ann Malley, we all know that you believe you are the Church because you believe you are the only one with the truth.
It might be nice to dream the theoretical dream that churches can survive if there is but one believer, but when that believer dies, what happens then?
I am telling you that the Church’s reactionary position against same sex marriage is already driving away people. That will accelerate as time goes on, as more and more people see the insistance of treating women as second class citizens, of pretending the there is no love between two married people, and that thoroughly rejected moral proscriptions must be defended at all costs.
Those of your fellow Catholics who accept it as divinely revealed that God’s plan for marriage is that it be an exclusive, life-long union of one man and one woman ordered to the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring wont be leaving the Church.
Other people can do what they want.
Ann notice the typical leftist language of YFC “I am telling you that the Church’s reactionary position against same sex marriage is already driving away people.” Reactionary YFC I hear by take away your control of the language. It is the traditional position of, marriage is between one man and one woman. If it drives more people away then we will be smaller but holier..
It is ‘Christ’s position against same-sex marriage that is driving away sinners who choose to embrace their sin in defiance of God’s law that is occurring, YFC. Or do you intend to gather the mob about you and go and tell Our Lord what you will and will not accept?
Doesn’t take a scientist or a study to understand what you’re about. That’s why those who keep the Faith will forever keep away from the ludicrous agenda you propose. Perhaps not today as everything ‘seems’ new and possible. But just as the horror of abortion is becoming increasingly difficult to ignore/deny, so too will the lie of what you cast as love.
Yes, Canisius, the language is telling. By stating the ‘Church’s reactionary position’, YFC doesn’t seem to understand – due to lack of understanding/Faith or the willful desire to subvert the same – that he is saying…”Christ’s reactionary position…”
So what then of the Church that abandons the Faith for a construct of lies?
Sorry,YFC, but those with Christ will not lie – even to avoid crucifixion and death.
Ann Malley, this is weird coming from somebody who does not go to a Catholic Church. People may leave, not because they are embracing a sin in defiance of God’s law, but just because they think the Church is wrong.
What is truly telling is your steady enabling of “reactionary” YFC as well as your over-usage of the word “weird” in posts. Please be aware that your over-attachment to that word, reveals quite an immaturity of thought. Perhaps this is why you continue to ignore God’s warnings.
Jeremias (Jeremiah) 23:1
Woe to the pastors, that destroy and tear the sheep of my pasture, saith the Lord.
Ezechiel (Ezeckiel) 34:5
And my sheep were scattered, because there was no shepherd: and they became the prey of all the beasts of the field, and were scattered.
You have already abandoned the Church Ann Malley. I’m not sure what concern it is of yours if more are driven away.
If you think a smaller and holier Church is a better Church, why not just excommunicate everyone except those who dedicate their lives to silent prayer in a monastery? Instead of offering the Sacrament of Reconciliation, why not just issue pink slips of exommunication? Get rid of the sinners right then of there and be done with it!
Catherine, do you know what reactionary means? Because the way you used it was weird.
Thanks for the laugh, though.
Gratuitous mandatory misogynistic maledictions against Ann Malley aside, often-ambiguous VC II is actually quite clear on traditional marriage (Gaudium et Spes n 47-52):
GS says God wished to share a “special participation in His own creative work, blessed male and female, saying, “Increase and multiply” (Gen 1:28). GS & VC II opposes “the plague of divorce, so-called free love, and other disfigurements” of marriage (47) and opposes birth control (51). It reaffirms the Christian family structure.
Now, all this is irrelevant today, since not just the traditional Church, but the V2 Church is in the rear-view window. Wave goodbye!
It will be interesting to watch developments on marriage this October: Kasper, Marx, and others have not backed down from a hypocritical position of “pastoral solution” in contradiction to Gospel doctrine (Mt 19:4f). Worse, even by his silence the Sovereign Pontiff’s silence on protecting the bond of marriage loudly proclaims his willingness to go along with the apostates, provided they make “cover” for him with a good enough “theological” and political arrangement.
The next pope, if we have one, will need to be far more theologically and intellectually able than those who wish to tear the Church apart. This one is not up to the task.
The homosexual activists and planned parenthood pro abortion organizations are connected to the global Marxists pushing man made global climate change. The advisors to the Vatican and Pope Francis encyclical Laudato Si are pro abortion and euthanasia population control promoters with ties to George Soros. It is way long over due for faithful Catholics to wake up and get off the sidelines and take a pro active role in stopping their influence in the Church. Don’t allow yourself to become neutralized by charitable sounding clergy and Catholic lay experts in the Catholic media.
Again, the often-ambiguous VC II is actually quite clear on traditional marriage (Gaudium et Spes n 47-52): GS: marriage is a “special participation in His own creative work, [God] blessed male and female, saying, “Increase and multiply” (Gen 1:28).
Note how many of the proud hierarchs announce their commitment to V2—PF, Blaise Cupich, of course Kasper and the Germans (even as now in 2014, the very accurate kirchensteuer “census” shows the Catholic Church in Germany lost over 200,000 more participants in 2014—2014! The Francis Effect!! Yay!! ) (You didn’t know about that..), and yet move to repudiate (apostate) V2, esp. in Gaudium et Spes, and embrace “alternative marriage?” Even V2 becomes apostated. Amazing…
This is a very serious situation. But the liberals usually give evil free passes. Lets keep praying that justice be done soon. For the unborn. They are the most helpless. God help us.