Iowa Governor Terry Branstad Orders Review to Ensure Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz is De-funded

State   Steven Ertelt   Jul 21, 2015   |   9:07AM    Des Moines, IA

In light of two recent shocking videos exposing the Planned Parenthood abortion business selling the body parts of aborted babies, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has ordered a review of state taxpayer funding to ensure that no public money goes to the abortion company.

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Branstad’s office released thee following statement about the review to ensure no taxpayer dollars go to the Planned Parenthood abortion corporation:

Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds believe in protecting the sanctity of life and are appalled by the newly circulated video where a senior Planned Parenthood employee casually discussed the sale of parts of aborted fetuses. As elected officials with strong pro-life records – including signing a bill requiring parental notifications should a minor seek an abortion as well as legislation requiring the option to view a sonogram before a procedure – learning of this video was disturbing.

In Iowa, Planned Parenthood does not receive state funds for abortions. Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds have ensured that Planned Parenthood is never reimbursed for an abortion.  It is important to note that there have been zero taxpayer reimbursed Medicaid abortion procedures over the past two years.

Because Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds believe strongly that every life is worth protecting, they have asked the Iowa Department of Public Health to thoroughly review the funding the Legislature appropriated for women’s health and the Family Planning Block Grant to ensure it does not and will not ever fund abortions or operations related to abortion procedures.

A second shocking video in as many weeks has been released showing a top Planned Parenthood official discussing and arranging the sale of body parts of aborted babies. The first video 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.

In this video, Mary Gatter, the Medical director at Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley in Calfiornia, discusses selling aborted baby body parts with undercover investigators posing as officials with a biotech company that acts as a middleman to sell aborted baby body parts to universities and other places that conduct such research. Gatter is a senior official within Planned Parenthood and is President of the Medical Directors’ Council, the central committee of all Planned Parenthood affiliate medical directors.

Gatter discusses the pricing of aborted baby body parts — telling the biotech company officials that the prices for such things as a baby’s liver, head or heart are negotiable. She also tells the officials that she could talk with the Planned Parenthood abortion practitioners to potentially alter the abortion procedure to kill the baby in a way that would best preserve those body parts after the unborn child is killed in the abortion.

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The video shows Gatter haggling over payments for intact fetal specimens and offering to use a “less crunchy technique” to get more intact body parts.

Following the videos, a total of six states are slated to begin investigations of the Planned Parenthood abortion business.

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