Planned Parenthood Doc Caught Selling Aborted Baby Body Parts Refuses to Attend Congressional Hearing

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jul 21, 2015   |   10:07AM   |   Washington, DC

The first of two Planned Parenthood doctors caught discussing and arranging for the sale of body parts from aborted babies has refused a Congressional request to attend a hearing to further expose the practice at the Planned Parenthood abortion business.

As reported, the promised Congressional investigation of a shocking new expose’ video that caught Planned Parenthood’s top doctor describing how the abortion business sells the body parts of aborted babies has begun.

House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today sent a letter requesting that the Planned Parenthood abortion business make Dr. Deborah Nucatola available to brief the committee on Planned Parenthood’s practice of selling the body parts of babies victimized by abortion.

“Dr. Nucatola’s statements raise most troubling questions with regard to your organization’s practices when performing abortions and whether those practices are consistent with federal law, including those laws restricting partial birth abortions and the sale of human fetal tissue,” wrote the members of the committee in the letter to the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

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The members continued, “Given your statement that this video falsely portrays Planned Parenthood and the questions raised by the video, we respectfully request that Dr. Nucatola provide a briefing to committee staff no later than July 31, 2015, to explain specifically the context and meaning of her statements on the video, what comments were edited or not portrayed accurately, and to provide information so that we may better understand your organization’s practices and standards relating to the collection and sale of fetal tissue.”

Now, Planned Parenthoood’s attorney has responded to the Congressional committee and indicated Nucatola has refused to attend the hearing. Planned Parenthood attorney Roger Evans wrote the response to the Congressional hearing request.

But of the Center for Medical Progress, which has released the two videos exposing the Planned Parenthood sales of aborted baby body parts, says Evans has been working to protect Planned Parenthood aborted body part business for some time.

“In the reply of their top attorney to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, refusing to provide Senior Director of Medical Services Dr. Deborah Nucatola to brief the committee on fetal body parts harvesting, Planned Parenthood displays the same contempt for the law against selling baby parts that they did during our nearly 3-year-long investigative journalism study,” Daleiden explained.

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Daleiden continued:

Roger Evans, the author of the letter, is the head of the same Litigation and Law Department that Dr. Nucatola says “really doesn’t want us to be the middle people for this issue, right now” of harvesting fetal organs. Roger Evans gave a presentation to Planned Parenthood affiliates at their March 2015 National Meeting encouraging them to supply fetal tissue in exchange for remuneration. He has been helping Planned Parenthood evade the law on fetal tissue trafficking for over 15 years, and if Planned Parenthood is so confident they follow the law on baby parts sales, they should willingly provide the conference recording of his presentation to the three Congressional committees now investigating.

The Center for Medical Progress follows all applicable laws in the course of our investigative journalism work, and we look forward to showing the public more clear evidence that Planned Parenthood routinely profits from the sale of baby parts and changes the abortion procedures it uses on pregnant women in order to do so. Congress and state authorities are right to continue to hold Planned Parenthood accountable for these atrocities against humanity.