A Colorado-based pro-life group has filed a lawsuit against the Planned Parenthood abortion business, saying that, in its activities selling the body parts of aborted babies, it has violated state law.
Two of the videos released by the Center for Medical Progress show 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.”
Ginde implies that PPRM’s lawyer, Kevin Paul, is helping the affiliate skirt the fetal tissue law: “He’s got it figured out that he knows that even if, because we talked to him in the beginning, you know, we were like, ‘We don’t want to get called on,’ you know, ‘selling fetal parts across states.’” The buyers ask, “And you feel confident that they’re building those layers?” to which Ginde replies, “I’m confident that our Legal will make sure we’re not put in that situation.”
Meanwhile, PPRM has been found to have a relationship with Colorado State University and documentation LifeNews obtained from CMP shows Colorado State University (CSU) signed a five-year contract with the local Planned Parenthood abortion business, PPRM, to purchase the body parts of aborted babies.
Yesterday, following further investigation into Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM), Colorado State University (CSU), and Advanced Bioscience Resources (ABR), the pro-life group Faith & Freedom Coalition of Colorado has filed a lawsuit against the three entities for allegedly violating the Colorado State Constitution and illegally using tax dollars for abortion.
“In or about March, 2010, CSU entered into a contract with defendant Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood whereby CSU was to purchase parts of human fetuses aborted by defendant Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood,” the suit said.
The suit has been filed for FFCC board member Chris McIntire who, he says, as a representative Colorado taxpayer, has been defrauded by the defendants using taxpayer money for abortion. McIntire is represented by pro-life attorney Barry Arrington in the suit.
Nick McIntyre, the director of the group, says the numerous undercover videos, along with multiple documents and contracts exposes the illegal actions of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains and he said PPRM lied to Colorado taxpayers and the State Legislature to illegally receive millions of tax dollars.
McIntyre stated, “Our voter-passed Article 5 Section 50 of the Colorado Constitution expressly forbids any state agency or facility from directly or indirectly paying for any induced abortion. With recent overwhelming evidence that a violation of law has occurred, no sane person can claim that the purchase of aborted baby parts is not a direct, or at least indirect, payment by the state for abortion.”
In addition, the suit references contracts made directly between PPRM and CSU for the purchase of fetal tissue from abortions.
McIntyre continued, “How can Planned Parenthood expect to defraud our state government for millions of dollars a year while lying about services provided and then fudge the numbers to cover it up? Colorado voters have had enough of their tax dollars illegally funding the horrific and unnecessary act of abortion.”
The suit also references video evidence recently released by the Center For Medical Progress that shows a PPRM employee discussing the transfer of fetal tissue to CSU, and depictions of aborted children being referred to as a “baby” and a “boy.”
The Faith & Freedom Coalition of Colorado has released public documents to back up these videos in the form of direct payments by CSU to PPRM and ABR: “The evidence shows that these organizations were in direct violation of Article 5 Section 50, and must be held accountable for their illegal and potentially criminal behavior,” McIntyre added.
“These aborted children never gave consent to be used as an experiment, let alone given due process to end their lives. Fortunately in Colorado, we have a constitutional amendment forbidding government funds for abortion that was voted on and affirmed twice by Coloradans,” he concluded.
Responding to the lawsuit, Mike Hooker, CSU’s executive director of public affairs and communications, told the Denver Post: “In accordance with state and federal law, CSU obtained placental tissue from Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood for research into healthy pregnancies and also properly obtained fetal tissue from other providers for important research into curing disease. CSU denies any wrongdoing and otherwise declines to comment on pending litigation.”
The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in Larimer County District Court.