Easy as 1-2-3: Dismantling Planned Parenthood´s response to undercover sale of body parts investigation

Planned Parenthood was slow in issuing a response to yesterday’s explosive news that the abortion behemoth is a well-established player in the illegal trafficking of human body parts.  So, when outraged Americans finally got their hands on the release, many were puzzled by the organization’s lack of, well, actual response to the horrifying revelations that had been made.  As we reported yesterday, the business turns a profit selling specific organs from the preborn children they abort, and they go to great pains to ensure that the organs in highest demand are extracted intact rather than crushed in the abortion procedure – even if that means breaking the law twice-over by committing federally-banned Partial-Birth Abortions.

But Planned Parenthood totally ignored the investigation’s glaring Partial-Birth Abortion issue in their press release, and contradicted statements by their own Director of Medical Services, abortionist Deborah Nucatola, by stating: “There is no financial benefit for tissue donation for either the patient or Planned Parenthood.”  At the end of the day, in spite of all the inconsistencies, unanswered questions, and overt lies in their response to the scandal, Planned Parenthood apparently expected Americans to move on and pretend nothing happened because their VP of Communications said so.

Not so fast, Planned Parenthood.  First, let’s examine Planned Parenthood’s claim that “There is no financial benefit for tissue donation for either the patient of Planned Parenthood” and that any monetary transaction that occurs is actually reimbursement of “the cost to transport tissue.”  For Planned Parenthood, there absolutely is financial benefit above and beyond reimbursement.  And according to Nucatola, pains are taken to ensure that such benefit flies under the radar.  According to Nucatola (watch her make the statement here), Planned Parenthood affiliates “want to break even.  And if they can do a little better than break even and do so in a way that, you know, seems reasonable, they’re happy to do that.”

Nucatola also stated: “It’s really just about, if anyone were ever to ask them, ‘What do you do for this $60, how do you justify that, or are you basically just doing something completely egregious that you should be doing for free?’  So it really just needs to be justifiable.”  Justifiable.  Not legal or ethical.  Nucatola’s statement severely undercuts Planned Parenthood’s attempt to describe these transactions as reimbursements “standard across the medical field.”  “There is no possible context,” said conservative political columnist Ed Morrissey, “for these remarks to be about ‘reimbursements’ or ‘transportation costs.’  This is about illegal trafficking in aborted babies, and what Nucatola describes is an organized strategy to cover it up.”

If this trafficking of body parts is something so good in Planned Parenthood’s eyes, then why is their legal counsel advising leaders to keep the conversations “behind closed doors” – and at the local affiliate level – rather than having PPFA streamline the process, disseminate instructions for all affiliates to get on board, and ensure that maximum “good” is done?  Remember, this is the legal advice coming from the top, so obviously Planned Parenthood is well aware that their actions are not legally acceptable.  Why else would they would be keeping these conversations hushed?

Nucatola dismantles Planned Parenthood’s own response with the hours of damning statements she makes on-camera.  We need to do little more than point the public to where they can view her conversation.  Watch the condensed version of the investigation here, or the full, unedited footage here.