From the folks at Planned Parenthood sells intact fetal body parts…


LOS ANGELES, July 14, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – An undercover video released this morning shows a national leader of Planned Parenthood admitting that the abortion provider uses the illegal and highly controversial partial birth abortion procedure to sell intact fetal body parts.

The average asking price for fetal body parts? Between $30 and $100 per specimen.

Dr. Deborah Nucatola has been senior director of medical services at Planned Parenthood since February 2009, where she oversees medical practices at all Planned Parenthood affiliates nationwide. She has been employed by Planned Parenthood for more than a decade. She also performs abortions up to 24 weeks in Los Angeles.

In the video, she met with investigators posing as buyers from a human biologics company on July 25, 2014.

While casually sipping wine and eating salad, Dr. Nucatola revealed that she charges $30 to $100 per specimen, and that fetal livers are especially in demand – although “a lot of people want intact hearts these days,” and she has had requests for lungs and “lower extremities.”

Planned Parenthood affiliates “absolutely” want to offer such organs, she said.

Nucatola admitted that Planned Parenthood’s abortionists take great care not to appear to be profiteering off fetal body parts. She said, “They just want to do it in a way that is not perceived as, ‘The clinic is selling tissue. This clinic is making money off of this.’”

The issue is not merely PR – there is also the little matter of federal law. Trafficking in human body parts is a federal felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of $500,000.

The method of abortion she describes, on video, also appears to violate federal law.

Dr. Nucatola said she has “a huddle at the beginning of the day” to determine what fetal body parts consumers are requesting, and which patients that day will have babies from which they will be able to harvest them. Then Planned Parenthood abortionists tailor the procedure to assure they do not destroy the organs, maximizing profitability.

“For that reason, most providers will do this case under ultrasound guidance, so they’ll know where they’re putting their forceps,” she said.

She revealed that, as abortionists are dismembering the child, they decide, “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.”

In order to procure intact organs, she seemed to describe herself and others performing the illegal partial birth abortion method.

“Some people,” she said, taking another sip of wine, “will actually try to change the presentation so that it’s not vertex [head first],”she continues. “So, if you do it starting from the breech presentation [feet first]…often, the last step, you can evacuate an intact calvarium [the head] at the end.”

President George W. Bush signed a law outlawing partial birth abortion in 2003. It, too, is a federal felony punishable by two years in prison and a fine of $250,000.

But, Dr. Nucatola told the undercover investigators, there are ways around the law.

“The federal abortion ban is a law, and laws are up to interpretation,” she said. “So, if I say on day one that I don’t intend to do this, what ultimately happens doesn’t matter.”

“At the national office, we have a Litigation and Law Department which just really doesn’t want us to be the middle people for this issue right now,” she says. “But I will tell you that behind closed doors these conversations are happening with the affiliates.” (You can read a full transcript of the conversation here.)

In a separate video, the investigators meet with Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards, saying that Dr. Nucatola has been incredibly helpful in their efforts to procure unborn babies’ body parts.

“Oh good,” Richards replies. “Great. She’s amazing.”

In addition to overseeing all medical practices at the abortion giant, Dr. Nucatola has frequently been a media spokeswoman promoting the organization’s political concerns.

The video was the fruit of a nearly three-year-long undercover investigation by theCenter for Medical Progress.

“Planned Parenthood’s criminal conspiracy to make money off of aborted baby parts reaches to the very highest levels of their organization,” said Project Lead David Daleiden. “Elected officials must listen to the public outcry for Planned Parenthood to be held accountable to the law and for our tax dollars to stop underwriting this barbaric abortion business.”

National pro-life leaders immediately called for a Congressional investigation. “This video provides a shocking reality check about the grisly, inhumane business model of Planned Parenthood,” said Dr. Charmaine Yoest, president and CEO of Americans United for Life (AUL). “Under Cecile Richards’ leadership, breast screenings are down, abortions are up and profits are up, as even the bodies of the unborn become something else for her to sell. We call for an immediate Congressional investigation into these alleged atrocities. And just as important, the time is now to defund Planned Parenthood. The American taxpayer should not be in business with such callous profiteers.”

Organizers are asking that this information be shared on Twitter with the hashtag #PPSellsBabyParts. They also request that everyone contact Congress and demand a full investigation.

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  1. It is worth noting that it is countries in the Civil Law tradition that have most strongly opposed the commercialisation of the human body, whether in the sale of organs, tissue or gametes.

    In France, Art 1128 of the Code Civil lays down the general principle, taken from Roman Law, “Only things in commerce can be the subject of an agreement”

    No one can own human body parts. This is excluded by the general terms of Art. 16-1 “The human body, its elements and its products may not form the subject of a patrimonial right.” This, too, is Roman – “Dominus membrorum suorum nemo videtur”: no-one is to be regarded as the owner of his own limbs, says Ulpian in D.9.2.13. pr.

    Art. 16-5 reinforces Art 1128, by providing that “Agreements that have the effect of bestowing a patrimonial value to the human body, its elements or products are void”

    In 19th century Scotland, the Resurrection Men, grave robbers that supplied cadavers to medical schools, were prosecuted for violation of sepulchre. The taking of a body was not theft, although taking the grave-clothes or a ring was; these were the property or in the lawful possession of the heirs, executors or representatives.

  2. This casual lunch time conversation discussing butcher shop operations and best practices within the workplace is quite interesting. And the economics of their marketing efforts was very enlightening. Revealing how important it is for the butcher to use the proper tools with precision accuracy in order to preserve the most valuable specimens for their customers was also something which shows the concern they have for the quality of their product.

    SIMPLY SICKENING! Are these actually human beings talking or mechanical lab robots?

  3. “It is worth noting that it is countries in the Civil Law tradition that have most strongly opposed the commercialisation of the human body, whether in the sale of organs, tissue or gametes. …”

    Civil, civilized.
    Here is a huge way for the American Civil Liberties Union to redeem itself! Vengeful activity too horrific to defend.

    Oh – both organizations, PP and ACLU, are protected functionaries of the Democrat National Party agenda.

    Millions of infants each have many ‘parts’ which reap profits from and for ghoulish activity.
    Fish are having -oid deformities due to the contraceptives and hormones washing into their habitat through human waste. (Laudato Si point?)

    I went to a funeral for a dear victim of breast cancer this morning – she had been told two years ago that she survived cleanly. Another lump, some treatments, tried ‘anything’, now two daughters and husband are left to mourn. The ubiquitous pink ribbon marathons bring these people together – a coup for sentimentalists and PP.
    Only in January are the aborted remembered by people togerther being ignored by PP, ACLU, and lawmakers.
    I wonder about stem cells, transgendering, and whether any of this is related.

  4. “While casually sipping wine and eating salad, Dr. Nucatola revealed that she charges $30 to $100 per specimen, and that fetal livers are especially in demand – although “a lot of people want intact hearts these days,” and she has had requests for lungs and “lower extremities.”

    From the transcript of the Nuremberg Trials:

    “The prosecutor: The experiments of the Anatomical Institute in the production the soap from the corpses and tanning of human skin for industrial purposes were conducted on a wide scale. I submit a document[…] to the tribunal, which consists of the testimony of Sigmund Mazur, one of the direct participants of the production of soap from the human fat, he was helper-laboratory assistant at the Danzig Anatomical institute.[…]

    The question: Please tell us how soap was produced from the human fat at the Danzig Anatomical institute?

    The answer: In summer of 1943 in the yard of the Anatomical institute a two-storey stone building containing three chambers was built. This building was designed for the purpose of utilizing corpses and cooking the bones, as the professor Spanner officially declared. The laboratory was defined as the institution of taking down skeletons, burning meat and superfluous bones, but in the winter 1943-1944 he the year of the prof Spanner instructed us to collect the human fat which was not to be thrown away any more. This order was given to Reichert and Borkmann.

    Prof Spanner gave me the recipe for the production of soap from the human fat in February 1944. According to this recipe 5 kg (11 lb) of the human fat appertained to be mixed with 10 the litres (2.2 imp gal; 2.6 US gal) of water and 500 to 1000 grams of the caustic soda. This mixture was cooked for two up to three hours, then it was allowed to cool. Then the soap rose to the surface, while water and settlings were under it. To this mixture a pinch of salt and soda was added and it was cooked again for two up to three hours. After cooling the soap was poured into a mould.”

  5. I will wait for the outrage from the USCCB at a press conference it calls on this. I will wait for Cardinal Dolan to use the political connections he has so assiduously cultivated to get something done about this. I will wait for Pope Francis to speak up now that he is turning his attention to the United States and his upcoming visit. I will wait, and wait. Yeah, that’s what I thought. A modern day holocaust. Silence.

  6. And PP have been decrying all along, that what they are aborting is a “blob.” A “blob” does not have organs. Babies have organs. Babies with organs are humans. They are therefore aborting humans.

    And by the way, did the murdered child sign a consent form saying they wanted their organs donated? No! Because they wouldn’t have consented to being murdered in the first place.

    This woman and the entire organisation are pure evil.

    Just sick.

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