Planned Parenthood Defends Selling Body Parts of Aborted Babies: “But We’re Not Making a Profit”

National   |   Sarah Zagorski   |   Jul 29, 2015   |   6:26PM   |   Denver, CO

Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM) has responded to the video released by the Center for Medical Progress showing their abortionist negotiating the price of aborted babies’ body parts.

The footage features Dr. Savita Ginde, the Vice President and Medical Director of PPRM in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Ginde tells actors posing as buyers from a fake human biologics company known as Biomax that payment per organ will be the most financially beneficial for Planned Parenthood. She said, “I think a per-item thing works a little better, just because we can see how much we can get out of it.”

However, now Planned Parenthood’s lawyers are claiming that their contract stated that they wouldn’t receive any illegal money from Biomax. In fact, Politico reports that they have “internal documents” backing up this information and even the contract itself. In January, the clinic allegedly amended a section of their agreement with Biomax and added text to ensure that Planned Parenthood would only receive funds for “transportation, processing, preservation and storage” of the aborted babies.

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Vicky Coward, the President of PPRM said, “In internal correspondence sent during the time when anti-abortion extremists were fraudulently engaged in conversations about launching tissue donation programs, both of the Planned Parenthood physicians named in today’s video make clear that they are strictly adhering to the law and medical ethics.”

The founder of the Center for Medical Progress, David Daleiden, responded to these claims and said, “The Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood affiliate was very careful to phrase the contract in a way that would look on paper like they were not making a profit. We discussed that strategy at length with Ginde on video and that tape will make Planned Parenthood’s cover-up very clear.”

He added, “If this so called ‘contract’ means anything Dr. Ginde should be immediately dismissed for clearly violating its terms when as our video investigation clearly shows she was negotiating a per baby organ price in order to increase Planned Parenthood’s bottom line.”

Politco did admit that PPRN’s amended contract can’t be “independently confirmed” and they haven’t released any documentation from the abortion business.

As LifeNews reported, this video of Dr. Ginde is one of three showing Planned Parenthood’s top executives callously talking about selling aborted babies for medical research. In the first video, Planned Parenthood’s medical director, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, tells fake buyers that their abortionists are very skilled at obtaining body parts during their procedures. She said, “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.”

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Nucatola concludes, “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.”

Then, in a second video, the Medical Director of Planned Parenthood in California, Mary Gatter, refers to a “less crunchy” technique that abortionists use to get intact body parts. Although initially Gatter says she’s not in it for the money, later she 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.”