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Elspeth
08-04-2015, 01:18 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egGUEvY7CEg

Elspeth
08-04-2015, 01:21 PM
http://www.centerformedicalprogress.org/blog/

HOUSTON, Aug. 4–The fifth undercover video in the controversy over Planned Parenthood’s sale of aborted baby parts shows the Director of Research for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, Melissa Farrell, advertising the Texas Planned Parenthood branch’s track record of fetal tissue sales, including its ability to deliver fully intact fetuses.

In the video, actors posing as representatives from a human biologics company meet with Farrell at the abortion-clinic headquarters of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast in Houston to discuss a potential partnership to harvest fetal organs.

“Where we probably have an edge over other organizations, our organization has been doing research for many many years,” explains Farrell. When researchers need a specific part from the aborted fetus, Farrell says, “We bake that into our contract, and our protocol, that we follow this, so we deviate from our standard in order to do that.”

Asked specifically if this means Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast can change abortion procedures to supply intact fetal specimens, Farrell affirms, “Some of our doctors in the past have projects and they’re collecting the specimens, so they do it in a way that they get the best specimens, so I know it can happen.“

The investigators ask Farrell how she will frame a contract in which they pay a higher price for higher quality fetal body parts, and she replies, “We can work it out in the context of–obviously, the procedure itself is more complicated,” suggesting that “without having you cover the procedural cost” and paying for the abortion, the higher specimen price could be framed as “additional time, cost, administrative burden.”

Farrell finally summarizes her affiliate’s approach to fetal tissue payments: “If we alter our process, and we are able to obtain intact fetal cadavers, we can make it part of the budget that any dissections are this, and splitting the specimens into different shipments is this. It’s all just a matter of line items.”

The sale or purchase of human fetal tissue is a federal felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison or a fine of up to $500,000 (42 U.S.C. 289g-2). Federal law also requires that no alteration in the timing or method of abortion be done for the purposes of fetal tissue collection (42 U.S.C. 289g-1).

Farrell also indicates to the investigators over lunch that the specimen sales from her department contribute significantly to Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast’s overall finances: “I think everyone realizes, especially because my department contributes so much to the bottom line of our organization here, you know we’re one of the largest affiliates, our Research Department is the largest in the United States. Larger than any the other affiliates’ combined.” In a Texas Senate hearing on July 29, former Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast clinic director Abby Johnson estimated that the affiliate had previously made up to $120,000 per month off of aborted fetal tissue.

The video is the fifth by The Center for Medical Progress documenting Planned Parenthood’s sale of aborted fetal parts. Project Lead David Daleiden notes: “This is now the fifth member of Planned Parenthood leadership discussing payments for aborted baby parts without any connection to actual costs of so-called tissue ‘donation.’ Planned Parenthood’s system-wide conspiracy to evade the law and make money off of aborted fetal tissue is now undeniable.” Daleiden continues, “Anyone who watches these videos knows that Planned Parenthood is engaged in barbaric practices and human rights abuses that must end. There is no reason for an organization that uses illegal abortion methods to sell baby parts and commit such atrocities against humanity to still receive over $500 million each year from taxpayers.”

Dori
08-04-2015, 01:42 PM
“Intact Fetal Cadavers” At 20-Weeks “Just a Matter of Line Items” at Planned Parenthood TX Mega-Center: Abortion Docs Can “Make it Happen”

I wonder if they use a chart like this

http://i1329.photobucket.com/albums/w556/Doriville/29cab733-eb38-4501-96ae-8c0705ddbac7_zpsa6luqibm.jpg (http://s1329.photobucket.com/user/Doriville/media/29cab733-eb38-4501-96ae-8c0705ddbac7_zpsa6luqibm.jpg.html)

Lanie
08-05-2015, 12:10 AM
Okay, I couldn't watch it at work, but I've watched it now. I don't see how they think they're not hurting a person when you see those big chunks. Notice how they continue to call it tissue.

The irony is that I've tried to tell people the unborn baby has a full set of organs, and they deny it because they're not fully grown yet. Well, here are the PP staff in these videos saying stuff like "Here's a limb, here's a part of the brain. Sure, we can get you a liver." So, my question about this is if the baby body parts have value, then why doesn't the baby?

I'm so going to be sick. I'm making myself watch this stuff so I can get a better grasp on the situation and so I can listen closely to their words. I see they're trying to hide behind stuff. I was able to tell a friend the other day how the "doctor" makes sure the baby is completely out of the woman (putting the baby back together). She was grossed out because she didn't know that.

I think this is going to encourage more talk this election period.

NJCardFan
08-05-2015, 12:14 AM
Their Facebook page posted another "highly edited" video claim even though the video is unbroken. I responded in kind and reminded them who exactly their founder was all about. After I received a number of likes to my response(got up to 36), they deleted my post and blocked me from posting further. Typical leftist response.

Elspeth
08-05-2015, 12:55 AM
Their Facebook page posted another "highly edited" video claim even though the video is unbroken. I responded in kind and reminded them who exactly their founder was all about. After I received a number of likes to my response(got up to 36), they deleted my post and blocked me from posting further. Typical leftist response.

Glad you put that post up anyway. The PR firm is working overtime, but each new film that comes out will put another dent in the reputation of PP. It might not affect the fellow travelers in Congress, but it will get into the public consciousness over time.

txradioguy
08-05-2015, 07:38 AM
To talk like this about a human life and to do it in such an off the cuff manner makes me believe these people have no conscious and no soul.

NJCardFan
08-05-2015, 11:44 AM
To talk like this about a human life and to do it in such an off the cuff manner makes me believe these people have no conscious and no soul.

As Ben Shapiro pointed out, this is how the Nazi's did it. Remove any humanity from your victim and you can do whatever you want to them and not feel bad about it.

Elspeth
08-05-2015, 01:39 PM
As Ben Shapiro pointed out, this is how the Nazi's did it. Remove any humanity from your victim and you can do whatever you want to them and not feel bad about it.

THIS ^^^

Retread
08-06-2015, 10:02 AM
Behind pay firewall @ the Houston Chronicle



Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson said Wednesday her office has begun a criminal investigation into the Houston branch of Planned Parenthood after the release earlier this week of a video showing an agency executive discussing the preservation of organs of aborted fetuses.

Anderson, who described the video as being “disturbing,” said she has reviewed it, as have prosecutors and investigators in her office.