Lawmakers across the country are calling on Congress to defund Planned Parenthood after undercover videos surfaced showing their top executives negotiating the sale of fetal body parts collected from abortions. Ultimately, the videos highlight the abortion giant’s disregard for human life and their dedication to their bottom line, which is to make more money.
In a new Fox News report, contributors Shannon Bream and Jacqueline Pham help Americans understand how families are forced to help Planned Parenthood’s abortion business through their tax dollars. In fact, the news network created a “Taxpayer Calculator” so that people can find out exactly how much their family gives to Planned Parenthood each year based on their household income.
Over the last 10 years, Planned Parenthood has gotten more than $4 billion in state and federal government aid. Any bid to defund the organization may face long odds.
But how much is it costing you?
Here’s a sample: Individuals making between $50,000 and $100,000 paid just $15.51 toward Planned Parenthood. However, those making more than that paid considerably more. Individuals making above $250,000 have paid, on average, roughly $420 toward the organization.
As LifeNews previously reported, the initial undercover video was seen by over two million people and since then nearly every Republican candidate for President has urged Congress to defund Planned Parenthood. However, top Democrats in our country have said little about the group’s actions and the President actually thanked them for helping him implement Obamacare.
Additionally, the President and CEO of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards, went on an interview with ABC News to defend her group’s business. She explains that the videos were “highly edited” and released by “militant pro-life activists” who are only concerned with taking away abortion rights. Richards also alleges that Planned Parenthood does not make a profit over the sale of the aborted baby body parts and it’s the buyers in the video doing the real negotiating.
This was a blatant lie because in both videos Planned Parenthood employees are either haggling over or discussing the price of aborted babies’ body parts.
In the video with Planned Parenthood’s top Medical Director, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, she explains that they charge per-specimen for baby body parts and is aware of their own liability for doing so. When asked about a price, she said, “I would say it’s probably anywhere from $30 to $100, depending on the facility and what’s involved.” Unbelievably, she admits that some body parts, such as livers and heads, are much more popular and go for a higher price than other specimen.
Then, in a second video, Mary Gatter, the Medical Director at Planned Parenthood in California says she’s not in it for the money but later tries to bump up the price for fetal body parts. She says, “Let me just figure out what others are getting, and if this is in the ballpark, then it’s fine, if it’s still low, then we can bump it up. I want a Lamborghini.”