It has been a little over one month since the first video was released showing Planned Parenthood’s medical director, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, admitting to selling aborted babies’ body parts and altering abortion procedures to obtain salable organs for harvesting. The aftermath of the scandal has been severe, and The Center for Medical Progress (CMP) has released five more videos with similar revelations about the abortion company’s organ harvesting business.
The videos have, to put it mildly, upset countless politicians, grassroots activists and even people who support abortion rights. However, Planned Parenthood is still justifying their actions and even refusing to answer questions about their disgusting practices. The Washington Examiner reports that the abortion company’s spokeswoman, Erica Sackin, refused to name one their affiliates that offer “tissue donation services.” Sackin did not deny that some of their affiliates in California and Colorado are involved with organ donation but didn’t provide more information when questioned.
Additionally, Sackin said that none of their facilities in Texas participate in fetal tissue donation even though the research director of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast was captured on video discussing the practice. As LifeNews previously reported, in the fifth video released by CMP, Director Melissa Farrell said, “If we alter our process, and we are able to obtain intact fetal cadavers, we can make it part of the budget that any dissections are this, and splitting the specimens into different shipments is this. It’s all just a matter of line items.”
The founder of CMP and man behind the videos, David Daleiden, said it’s “really cheap” for Planned Parenthood to say Texas wasn’t involved in organ harvesting. He explained, “Texas was processing fetal tissue orders as of April this year, so to say they don’t have an ‘active’ program is pretty misleading.”
So far, a total of 12 states have launched investigations into Planned Parenthood including Florida, Tennessee, South Carolina, Massachusetts, Kansas, Missouri, Arizona, Indiana, Ohio, Georgia, Texas and Louisiana.
Ultimately, regardless of if Planned Parenthood is engaging in illegal activity, the videos shed light on the abortion giant’s true motivation and disregard for human life; and many pro-life activists believe they should be defunded for those reasons alone. The President of Students for Life of America, Kristen Hawkins, said, “Yeah, some clinics are engaging in the horrendous practice. And some of them aren’t. But that doesn’t mean we should continue funding the clinics that aren’t.”
Emily Home from Texas Right to Life added, “I think a lot of the defunding movement is about why are we supporting a business that provides abortions, when a good half of Americans are not comfortable with [abortion] anyway. I think that’s just kind of a building sentiment.”