Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton Won’t Investigate Planned Parenthood Selling Aborted Babies

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jul 23, 2015   |   5:11PM   |   Washington, DC

In Minnesota, pro-abortion Governor Mark Dayton has refused to initiate an investigation into Planned Parenthood even though sixty-five state legislators have urged him to do so. According to the Minnesota Republican Caucus, Planned Parenthood operates eighteen facilities in Minnesota including two that perform abortions.

Live Action News reports that the lawmakers asked Governor Dayton to investigate the following issues:

  • Minnesota Statutes 145.422 prohibits the buying or selling of “a living human conceptus or nonrenewable organ of the body.” Planned Parenthood’s clinics should be examined to make sure this practice is not occurring in Minnesota.
  • Federal law prohibits the practice of partial birth abortion, a method of late-term abortion that ends a pregnancy and results in the death and intact removal of a fetus from the uterus. In light of Dr. Nucatola’s admission that Planned Parenthood affiliates are performing abortions in a manner that keep the baby’s organs intact, Planned Parenthood’s Minnesota locations should be examined to determine whether this illegal practice is happening here.
  • Research universities have been identified as potential buyers for organs and body parts harvested from aborted babies. As the state’s leading research institution, the University of Minnesota should collaborate with state officials to make sure they are not buying or receiving organs harvested from abortions.

However, Dayton doesn’t believe the abortion giant is doing anything illegal in his state. He said, “As far as I’m concerned there’s no basis for an investigation at taxpayer expense into a private nonprofit organization that has stated they don’t engage in those practices here in Minnesota.”

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As LifeNews previously reported, the abortion giant has been scrambling for days in the aftermath of two undercover videos that show their employees negotiating the sale of aborted babies’ body parts. In the first video, Planned Parenthood’s Medical Director, Deborah Nucatola explains that sometimes abortionists alter procedures in order to procure palpable “specimen” for harvesting.

She said, “You’re just kind of cognizant of where you put your graspers, you try to intentionally go above and below the thorax, so that, you know, we’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I’m not gonna crush that part, I’m going to basically crush below, I’m gonna crush above, and I’m gonna see if I can get it all intact.”

Unbelievably, she goes on to say that some body parts, such as livers and heads, are much more popular and go for a higher price than other specimen. In the second video, Mary Gatter, the medical director at Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley in California, explains that she’s not in the business of selling body parts for the money but later pushes the undercover buyers for more than they originally offered. She also said their abortionists could use a “less crunchy technique” to get more intact body parts.

These videos are so horrendous that nearly every Republican candidate for president has announced their outrage and has called on Congress to defund the abortion giant. Additionally, several states have already said they were going to investigate Planned Parenthood. In fact, Missouri’s Attorney General, Chris Koster, has said that their legislature will look into the video even though he’s pro-abortion.

He said in a statement, “Regardless of whether one is pro-life or pro-choice, the questions raised by these videos require careful review.” Attorney General Chris Koster said in a news release. “My office will investigate whether the practices described have occurred within our state and whether Missouri law has been violated.”

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