The top spokesman for President Barack Obama today said there’s essentially no evidence that Planned Parenthood acted unethically by selling the body parts of aborted babies. Ergo, there’s no reason for Congress to de-fund Planned Parenthood.
The comments from White House spokesman Josh Earnest come despite a fourth video showing the abortion giant potentially breaking state and federal laws to sell the body parts of aborted babies.
During the exchange with reporters (see video below), Earnest admitted the Obama administration is just reading off the talking points from Planned Parenthood:
“Would it be unfair to say that you’re simply taking your talking points from Planned Parenthood on these videos?”
“I would suggest you talk to Planned Parenthood.”
The Hill has more about Obama’s spokesman’s comments:
White House press secretary Josh Earnest stopped short of issuing a formal veto threat against the legislation, but he said “on balance, the president would not be supportive of such congressional action.”
“This is a tactic we have seen used before,” Earnest said of the GOP legislation. “The president obviously does not support that ongoing effort.”
The spokesman accused Republicans of trying “to play some politics with some selectively edited videos” and said they were released in a “fraudulent way.”
Earnest also said he is not sure if President Obama has seen the videos, but added he is following the story in the news.He had no specific comment on the footage, other than to suggest the footage was selectively edited.Earnest said the” fraudulent way” the videos were released means there is “not a lot of evidence” Planned Parenthood violated their own standards and rules.
Asked how he knows the videos are fraudulent, Earnest said he was relying public statements made by Planned Parenthood.
Carol Tobias, the president of National Right to Life, disagrees.
“The chirpy nonchalance with which these Planned Parenthood executives talk about dismembering and pricing unborn children is both sickening and deplorable,” she told LifeNews.
After three shocking videos caught Planned Parenthood doctors discussing and arranging the sale of body parts of aborted babies, a fourth video has been released today catching a Planned Parenthood vice president discussing how to break or get around the law to sell aborted babies.
New undercover footage shows Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains’ Vice President and Medical Director, Dr. Savita Ginde, negotiating a fetal body parts deal, agreeing multiple times to illicit pricing per body part harvested, and suggesting ways to avoid legal consequences.
In the video, actors posing as representatives from a human biologics company meet with Ginde at the abortion-clinic headquarters of PPRM in Denver to discuss a potential partnership to harvest fetal organs. When the actors request intact fetal specimens, Ginde reveals that in PPRM’s abortion practice, “Sometimes, if we get, if someone delivers before we get to see them for a procedure, then we are intact.”
“We’d have to do a little bit of training with the providers or something to make sure that they don’t crush” fetal organs during 2nd trimester abortions, says Ginde, brainstorming ways to ensure the abortion doctors at PPRM provide usable fetal organs.
As LifeNews reported, the first video of undercover footage 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 the second video, Planned Parenthood doctor Maru 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.