There Are No Words
(Note: This is a rapidly-developing story with more revelations expected. The following article is based on the latest information available at the time of its writing).
I developed a pretty thick skin as a journalist. I’ve been up close with violent murders, automobile accidents, fires, and riots.
But I was struck numb by the latest video exposing the horror of abortion and the utterly heartless, emotionless and callous attitude of its practitioners.
So numb, in fact, I find it emotionally draining to write this article.
The video shows an abortionist and technicians at a Planned Parenthood facility casually using tweezers to pick over the remains of a brutally dismembered and torn apart 11-week-old baby while discussing the value of the various parts.
Released by The Center for Medical Progress (CMP), the video shows undercover footage of Dr. Savita Grinde, Vice President and Medical Director of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains in Denver, CO.
Standing in the business’ pathology laboratory, where the shredded remains of aborted babies are taken after the procedure, Grinde clearly shows that Planned Parenthood benefits from harvesting organs.
“I think a per-item thing works a little better, just because we can see how much we can get for it,” she says. She made the remark in response to a suggested flat fee arrangement.
The sale or purchase of human body parts is a federal crime punishable by up to 10 years in prison, or a fine of up to $500,000.
“If this revelation doesn’t shock the conscience of America, nothing will,” said GRTL President Dan Becker. “Ripping children apart and selling the leftovers is the worst kind of evil I can imagine.”
Becker also criticized a majority of the media’s coverage of the issue. “Most of the focus is on selling body parts. The real problem is brutally killing the baby in the first place.”
In addition, the Media Research Center reports that the three major networks spent more time covering the shooting death of Cecil the lion than release of the third video. Becker said adopting a constitutional right to personhood for all innocent life is the only way to end abortion and put death factories like Planned Parenthood out of business.
The third video features Holly O’Donnell, a former procurement technician for StemExpress.
The company, based in Placerville, CA, “supplies human blood, tissue products, primary cells and other clinical specimens to biomedical researchers around the world,” according to its website.
The site includes a price list for various organs, including up to $24,250 for some fetal livers.
O’Donnell claims: “For whatever we could procure, they [Planned Parenthood] 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’Donnell added: “If you can somehow procure a brain or a heart you’re going to get more money than just Chorionic villi or umbilical cord.”
In fact Planned Parenthood, which began as a shoe-string operation in 1916, is now a multi-billion dollar international conglomerate with programs and activities in 180 nations on every continent.
The revelation has prompted at least nine states, including Georgia, as well as two Congressional committees, to launch investigations.
As expected, Planned Parenthood has denied all the allegations.
Appearing on national television, the organization’s president, Cecile Richards said: “…these folks behind this, in fact, are part of the most militant wing of the anti-abortion movement that has been behind bombings of clinics, the murder of doctors in their homes, and in their churches. And that’s what needs to be looked at.”
Such vicious and untruthful comments are a typical tactic used to demonize anyone who shines a light on darkness. Following the same playbook, California’s attorney general has begun an investigation into CPM to see if any laws were broken in recording the first two videos in that state.
Further, the Los Angeles Superior Court has issued a temporary injunction (until August 19) blocking CPM from releasing any more videos featuring StemExpress officials. The injunction was sought by StemExpress.
Pro-abortion supporter Hillary Clinton said the videos were “disturbing,” but expressed continued support for the abortion giant.
In the first video, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Senior Director of Medical Services for Planned Parenthood, is seen discussing the sale of aborted body parts, as well as the techniques they use to minimize organ damage.
Munching on salad and sipping red wine while speaking to two actors posing as fetal tissue buyers, Dr. Nucatola slyly hints that customary abortion procedures used beyond 20 weeks can be ignored in order not to “crush” the desired organs.
“The federal abortion ban is a law, but laws are up for interpretation,” she says. “So if I say on day one I do not intend to do this, what ultimately happens doesn’t matter. Because I did not intend to do this on day one, so I’m complying with the law.”
How clever. Just pretend you didn’t intend to commit a crime and you didn’t.
The law she apparently is referring to is the federal partial birth abortion ban, since she talks about changing the “presentation” and “starting from the breech presentation.”
“That sounds like a partial birth abortion,” Becker said. “If practitioners are doing this they should face murder charges.”
While claiming Planned Parenthood only wants to be compensated for the cost of procuring organs, Dr. Nucatola adds: “They just want to do it in a way that is not perceived as, ‘this clinic is selling tissue and is making money off of this.’”
Another Planned Parenthood official appeared much more open to the idea of making a profit.
Dr. Mary Gatter, President of Planned Parenthood’s Medical Directors’ Council, said in the second video that the amount paid for tissue “…has to be big enough to make it worthwhile for me,” brazenly adding: “I want a Lamborghini.”
While efforts to defund the abortion giant muddle around in Washington, there are things pro-life supporters can do immediately:
- Most importantly pray. Pray that children in the womb will be protected. Pray that Christians in particular will stop supporting companies and non-profits that fund Planned Parenthood. Pray that our government will stop funding them to the tune of $528 million or more a year!
- Participate in protests being held in front of Planned Parenthoods. There is one scheduled nationally on August 22. http://protestpp.com/mission/
- Contact elected officials and demand they view the full-length videos and then ask themselves what kind of a society allows these horrors. Also demand that they help bring an end to the holocaust that has claimed 57 million innocent lives.
- Pick 5, 10 or as many companies and organizations possible that fund Planned Parenthood, contact them and politely request they stop or you will be forced to stop supporting them. While there are a number of lists out there, please keep in mind that they are constantly changing as organizations decide to stop funding Planned Parenthood. Here are some sources to help get you started*** http://fightpp.org/projects/cfp-boycott/get-started/ http://fightpp.org/projects/organizations/nonprofits/ http://www.evalueator.com/
Sources: foxnews.com; weeklystandard.com; breitbart.com; dailysignal.com; lifesitenews.com; nypost.com; newsbusters.org.
*** GRTL is simply sharing a source of information that we are not able to verify. Please make every effort to independently verify the information for yourself.
By Wayne DuBois
Media Relations Advisor