A pro-life activist who participated in investigations resulting in undercover videos of Planned Parenthood officials says those videos clearly demonstrate the agency's disregard for the value of aborted babies.
In the space of seven days, The Center for Medical Progress has released two undercover videos showing two different top officials with Planned Parenthood discussing the peddling of tissue and organs from aborted babies.
The first video – released last week – caught Planned Parenthood's senior director of medical services describing how abortionists manipulate the unborn child during an abortion in such a way that vital organs aren't crushed or damaged so those organs can be sold.
In the second video (below), released on Tuesday, Dr. Mary Gatter – identified as president of the Planned Parenthood Directors' Council – haggles over prices for baby parts, at one point even alluding to prices needing to be higher because "I want a Lamborghini."
Questions that need answers
In light of revelations that Planned Parenthood is selling tissue and organs of aborted babies, movement in Congress promoting a pro-life bill has new energy.
Susan Muskett with the National Right to Life Committee tells OneNewsNow a bill to ban abortions at 20 weeks has passed the House but not the Senate. That, she says, prompts a question.
"At this point, I think lawmakers who have enjoyed Planned Parenthood's backing should be asked whether they're going to continue to oppose pending legislation that would restrict the abortion of pain-capable children after 20 weeks," she offers.
In the first undercover video that exposed Planned Parenthood selling aborted baby parts, the abortionist being interviewed described a procedure akin to partial-birth abortions – which are also banned by federal law. A second question is in order for lawmakers opposing the bill, says Muskett.
"Ask them [if they are] going to continue to oppose that – and if so, are they motivated in any degree by a desire to preserve Planned Parenthood's ability to deliver intact, well-developed baby body parts to order."
NRLC is urging Congress to pick up the pace on consideration of the bill and ban that source of body parts.
Operation Rescue president Troy Newman, a board member for the Center, responds to Planned Parenthood's criticism that the sting campaign is being conducted by fringe pro-life groups bent on destroying the abortion giant.
"I make no bones about it. I am 100-percent pro-life. I want to see these criminals prosecuted," he tells OneNewsNow. "I want to see Planned Parenthood's money, $500 million a year, taken away from them and I want to see them dismantled and put out of business. But that aside, it doesn't matter how I feel. They have hung themselves on their own noose."
Newman adds that aside from the selling of aborted baby parts, the videos simply reveal the true nature of Planned Parenthood.
"This is what happens when Planned Parenthood doesn't have a fancy press conference with the cameras on," he maintains. "This is the way abortionists speak when they think nobody is really watching, when the press isn't there.
"This is how they talk, this is what they say: they admit to violating the law. In fact, they think they're above the law – and for that they need to be prosecuted and defunded."
Life Dynamics, Live Action, and Operation Rescue have conducted undercover investigations over the years that revealed Planned Parenthood workers discussing how to provide abortions for minors and protect the pedophiles who impregnated them.
Selling aborted baby parts is a violation of federal law (42 U.S. Code 289G-2), but Planned Parenthood is saying they accept donations from research companies to cover shipping and handling. Critics of the practice say it is a transaction and still violates the law.
"It doesn't matter how much money they make," says Bradley Mattes with Life Issues Institute. "The fact that they're killing innocent babies and then cutting them up and selling parts off to make money is absolutely appalling. The amount of profit is immaterial."
Mattes notes that at least seven states and the U.S. House of Representatives are now investigating Planned Parenthood. Taxpayers have a stake in the matter, he adds.
"... [W]ith our tax dollars [we give] Planned Parenthood almost one and a half million dollars each and every day to carry out this brutal anti-life machinery," he laments, "and we need to stop the funding of Planned Parenthood as soon as we can."
The question then, notes the pro-life leader, is whether services Planned Parenthood provides can be handled on local levels. He says yes, but also notes that according to the latest figures the abortion giant has been reducing medical services while increasing the number of abortions.
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