“For the time will come when you will say, ‘Blessed are the childless women, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!’” Luke 23:29 (NIV)
The Center for Medical Progress, a non-profit group “dedicated to monitoring and reporting on medical ethics and advances” released undercover video Tuesday that appears to show Planned Parenthood’s Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, nonchalantly brokering the sale of aborted baby parts. Suddenly the entire late-term/partial-birth movement makes better sense — MONEY.
The video is harrowing, like something out of a James Bond movie, where apparently, a top-executive at a major institution (that annually receives hundreds of millions in taxpayer dollars) blandly explains how Planned Parenthood will perform abortions in special ways in order to preserve body parts that will later be sold illegally; how the forceps are used, etc.. All over a meal and wine.
“We’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I’m not gonna crush that part,” Nucatola coldly explains. “I’m gonna basically crush [the unborn child] below, I’m gonna crush above, and I’m gonna see if I can get it all intact. … And for that reason, most providers will do this case under ultrasound guidance, so they’ll know where they’re putting their forceps.”
Nucatola also goes into great detail to explain how Planned Parenthood is able to use its loose affiliates as a way to protect the parent company from potential legal fallout. More at Breitbart.
The founder of the Center for Medical Progress also told CBS News his group has up to a dozen additional videos of top officials from Planned Parenthood across the country talking about the sales, which will be released in the days to come, reports CBS News correspondent Jan Crawford. More at CBS This Morning.
The new undercover footage shows Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, describing how Planned Parenthood sells the body parts of aborted unborn children and admitting she uses partial-birth abortions to supply intact body parts.
Investigations begin: Speaker John Boehner announced today that committees in the House of Representatives will . . . look into the “grisly” practice at Planned Parenthood.
As head of PPFA’s Medical Services department, Nucatola has overseen medical practice at all Planned Parenthood locations since 2009. She also trains new Planned Parenthood abortion doctors and performs abortions herself at Planned Parenthood Los Angeles up to 24 weeks.
The abortion giant released a statement from a top official defending Nucatola and its practice of selling body parts of aborted babies, which it calls “tissue.” Here is the Planned Parenthood press release. More at LifeNews.com.
All of this may well be true. But it skips over the bigger ethical questions that the video raises. It’s like watching Hannibal Lecter discuss making a human casserole and protesting that all the ingredients were provided willingly.
What matters about this video is what it appears to reveal about the reality behind America’s sanitized image of abortion; the reality of what an abortion is, and how it morally compromises us all. More from “Planned Parenthood video an ugly mirror for America,” CNN.
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