On “Fox News Sunday,” presidential candidate Carly Florina expressed her outrage over Planned Parenthood videos that show their top executives negotiating the sale of body parts from aborted babies. The comments come on the heels of Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards defending selling aborted babies.
She said, “Once again, I’m pro-life as you know but there are plenty of pro-choice women who are horrified by this as they should be. The fact that these officials can sit here swilling their wine, eating their salad, laughing over getting a Lamborghini and talk about specimens of fetal tissue, I find horrifying and the majority of Americans do as well. This has nothing to do with whether you’re pro-choice or pro-life.”
Florina also pointed out Planned Parenthood’s hypocrisy in performing ultrasound-guided abortions to obtain salable parts for harvesting while simultaneously denying women the right to see their unborn baby prior to an abortion.
She explained, “This is an abomination that Planned Parenthood has lobbied against a woman’s opportunity to look at an ultrasound before she makes an incredibly difficult choice to end the unborn life within her. And yet they are using that same technology to harvest body parts, which they claim are not a life, in order to sell them to save another life. It’s unbelievably hypocritical and I find it astounding that anyone can defend it.”
Listen to Florina’s comments about Planned Parenthood in the video below. Her remarks regarding the abortion business begin after 3:35.
As LifeNews previously reported, in the first video Planned Parenthood’s Medical Director, Dr. Deborah Nucatola explains that abortionists sometimes use ultrasound-guided procedures to get what they want from abortions. The actors posing as buyers from a biologic 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.”
Nucatola adds, “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.”
Unfortunately, Planned Parenthood has a long history of opposing ultrasound laws in the United States, which require abortionists to read the medical description of a sonogram, display the image of the unborn baby, and allow women to hear the baby’s heartbeat prior to an abortion. This ensures that women receive accurate information before they make the irreversible and tragic choice to kill their unborn child.
“In a 1992 case upholding key regulations on abortion, the U.S. Supreme Court held that states can require information that “is truthful and not misleading” be made available to a woman to help ensure that she “apprehend the full consequences of her decision.” The court stated that doing so reduces “the risk that a woman may elect an abortion, only to discover later, with devastating psychological consequences, that her decision was not fully informed.
Clearly, real-time ultrasound images of the unborn child are truthful, not misleading, and can lead to a more informed decision. Ultrasound is a window to the womb allowing the mother to view for herself what is inside her, seeing not opinion but objective and accurate fact.”
According to National Right to Life, 24 states in the U.S. have some type of ultrasound law written on the books. However, Planned Parenthood opposes the legislation because it hurts their bottom line, which is to sell more abortion to women. Studies show that 78% of pregnant women who see an ultrasound of their unborn baby reject abortion.