Arizona Becomes the 7th State to Investigate Planned Parenthood Selling Aborted Baby Parts

State   Sarah Zagorski   Jul 20, 2015   |   4:34PM    Phoenix, AZ

In Arizona, Governor Doug Ducey has announced that the Department of Health Services will be conducting an immediate investigation into Planned Parenthood’s abortion business in response to the recent revelation that they sell body parts of aborted babies for medical research.

This is the seventh state in the country that has launched an investigation into Planned Parenthood, following Missouri, Texas, Louisiana, Indiana, Ohio and Georgia.

Governor Ducey said the following in a press release:

“The footage released by The Center for Medical Progress regarding the alleged sale and trafficking of aborted fetal tissue and body parts by Planned Parenthood is horrifying and has no place in a civilized society.  I am calling on the Department of Health Services to conduct a thorough review of the law and immediately promulgate emergency rules designed to prohibit the illegal sale of any tissue from an unborn child.  This is consistent with federal law and will deter action that we all agree is abhorrent.  Further, I have instructed ADHS to provide any and all assistance required to Attorney General Brnovich in any efforts conducted by his office.”

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As LifeNews previously reported, the Planned Parenthood video sparked outrage across the country from grassroots activists and stay-at-home-moms to lawmakers and even presidential candidates. In the video, Nucatola admits that Planned Parenthood charges per-specimen for baby body parts, uses altered abortion procedures in order to get intact body parts, and is aware of their own liability for doing so and takes steps to cover it up.

The footage shockingly depicts the top medical official at the Planned Parenthood corporation munching on her lunch salad while she discusses the sale of body parts of unborn children victimized by abortions. The actors posing as buyers for a biologics company ask Nucatola, “How much of a difference can that actually make, if you know kind of what’s expected, or what we need?”

“It makes a huge difference,” Nucatola replies. “I’d say a lot of people want liver. And for that reason, most providers will do this case under ultrasound guidance, so they’ll know where they’re putting their forceps. The kind of rate-limiting step of the procedure is calvarium. Calvarium—the head—is basically the biggest part.”

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Nucatola concludes, “We’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so 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.”

David Daleiden, the founder of the group Center for Medical Progress told CBS News,“Planned Parenthood is still receiving $50, $75, sometimes $100 per specimen per fetal part. So all of that is just straight up profit that goes to their bottom line.”