During yesterday’s fourth hearing into Planned Parenthood’s sales of aborted babies and their body parts, a Planned Parenthood defender repeatedly refused to say if crushing a baby for body parts for sale is “too brutal” to be allowed.
“At the House Judiciary Committee’s second hearing on Planned Parenthood’s medical practices yesterday, I asked this question: Are the procedures described in these videos too brutal?” Congressman Randy Forbes said of his questioning during yesterday’s panel.
Forobes played a portion of the first shocking video showing 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.
Nucatola explains, “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.”
“Is that procedure too brutal for you?” Forbes asked Frederickson.
“Ultimately this is an attack on women’s…”
“Too brutal or not?” Forbes pressed.
“Abortion should be safe and legal…”
“Is that procedure too brutal?” Forbes asked again.
“I am not a doctor and I can’t…”
Forbes then asked if Frederickson had a sick dog who needed to be put to sleep: “Would you think it would be too brutal for the veterinarian to crush that dog in two different places?”
“I trust a woman and her doctor…” Frederickson stammered.
Here is the response from Caroline Fredrickson of the American Constitution Society:
Congressman Forbes said the response is yet another reason Planned Parenthood should be de-funded.
“Even those with opinions ranging across the spectrum should be able to agree that taxpayer dollars should not continue to be funneled towards an organization that operates in a way so many Americans find horrific and morally reprehensible,” Congressman Forbes said. “There are currently over 13,000 Federally Qualified Health Centers and Rural Health Clinics throughout the country that accept Medicare and Medicaid patients, providing more comprehensive health care for women and men and significantly outnumbering the 665 Planned Parenthood facilities in the country, according to research by Alliance Defending Freedom and Charlotte Lozier Institute.”