Two Dozen Pro-Life Leaders Tell Media to Stop Censoring Videos Exposing Planned Parenthood

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Aug 27, 2015   |   5:41PM   |   Washington, DC

Two dozen top pro-life leaders and activists have signed onto a letter to the big three television networks to urge them to stop censoring coverage of the shocking videos that expose Planned Parenthood selling aborted babies and their body parts.

Media Research Center founder and president Brent Bozell sent the letters on behalf of the pro-life advocates. Bozell said ABC News was the most egregious as it “has not even aired one second of video footage (with audio) of the Center for Medical Progress’s investigative videos,” Bozell noted. “This is outrageous and inexcusable.”

Here is a copy of the letter, which signed:

Your network’s censorship of this taxpayer-funded house of horrors is eerily reminiscent of its censorship of abortionist Kermit Gosnell’s murder trial.  Both cases involve revolting acts of violence and ABC’s deliberate censorship of them.

It is difficult to fathom how these videos are not news:

  • In the first video: Dr. Deborah Nucatola of Planned Parenthood commented on baby-crushing: “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.”
  • In the second video: Planned Parenthood’s Dr. Mary Gatter joked, “I want a Lamborghini” as she negotiated the best price for baby parts.
  • In the third video: Holly O’Donnell, a former Stem Express employee who worked inside a Planned Parenthood clinic, detailed first-hand the unspeakable atrocities and how she fainted in horror over handling baby legs.
  • In the fourth video: Planned Parenthood’s Dr. Savita Ginde stated, “We don’t want to do just a flat-fee (per baby) of like, $200. A per-item thing works a little better, just because we can see how much we can get out of it.” She also laughed while looking at a plate of fetal kidneys that were “good to go.”
  • In the fifth video: Melissa Farrell of Planned Parenthood-Gulf Coast in Houston boasted of Planned Parenthood’s skill in obtaining “intact fetal cadavers” and how her “research” department “contributes so much to the bottom line of our organization here, you know we’re one of the largest affiliates, our Research Department is the largest in the United States.”
  • In the sixth video: Holly O’Donnell described technicians taking fetal parts without patient consent: “There were times when they would just take what they wanted. And these mothers don’t know. And there’s no way they would know.”
  • In the seventh and perhaps most disturbing video: Holly O’Donnell described the harvesting, or “procurement,” of organs from a nearly intact late-term fetus aborted at Planned Parenthood Mar Monte’s Alameda clinic in San Jose, CA. “‘You want to see something kind of cool,’” O’Donnell says her supervisor asked her. “And she just taps the heart, and it starts beating. And I’m sitting here and I’m looking at this fetus, and its heart is beating, and I don’t know what to think.

These videos raise serious questions about whether Planned Parenthood has broken federal law by selling human body parts for profit, altering the abortion procedure to obtain specific body parts, committing illegal partial-birth abortions, and committing infanticide.  They have prompted state and congressional investigations into Planned Parenthood and shocked our public conscience.


How is it not news to ABC that a taxpayer-funded organization has been caught red-handed—literally—selling the body parts of tiny, defenseless human beings?


[I]sn’t it even more newsworthy that an organization that receives 40% of its annual budget from United States taxpayers is ripping apart babies and selling their aborted body parts? Isn’t that news?
We look forward to your reply.
Similar letters were sent to executives at CBS and NBC. All three were signed by Mr. Bozell and the following individuals:
Morton Blackwell
The Weyrich Lunch

Ryan Bomberger
Chief Creative Officer
The Radiance Foundation

David Bozell

Frank Cannon
American Principles Project

Monica Cole

Rev. William Cook
Director of Operations

Hon. Ken Cuccinelli II
Senate Conservatives Fund

Marjorie Dannenfelser
Susan B. Anthony List

Steven Ertelt

Beverly Gossage
HSA Benefits Counseling

Colin A. Hanna
Let Freedom Ring
The Weyrich Lunch

Kristan Hawkins
Students for Life of America

Michael Hichborn
Lepanto Institute

Bishop E.W. Jackson
Founder & President

Andrea Lafferty
Traditional Values Coalition

Mario H. Lopez
Hispanic Leadership Fund

Jeanne Mancini
March for Life

Penny Nance
Concerned Women for America

C. Preston Noell III
Tradition, Family, Property, Inc.

Don Racheter
Iowa Pro-Life Activist

Patrick J. Reilly
The Cardinal Newman Society

Lila Rose
Founder and President
Live Action

Terry Schilling
Executive Director
American Principles Project

Jill Stanek

Richard A. Viguerie
Conservative HQ.Com

William L. Walton
Vice President
Council for National Policy