Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Sues to Stop Mississippi From Defunding It

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jun 16, 2016   |   12:09PM   |   Jackson, MS

The Planned Parenthood abortion business is suing the state of Mississippi over a state law the legislature approved and the governor signed that would revoke its taxpayer funding. The new law came about after undercover videos exposed the abortion corporation selling the body parts of aborted babies.

Mississippi legislators sent a bill to Gov. Phil Bryant that would prohibit tax dollars through Medicaid from going to groups that perform elective abortions. In May, Governor Bryant signed the measure into law.

Here’s more on the lawsuit from ABC:

The Mississippi case is the 17th lawsuit Planned Parenthood has filed since last July against states seeking to block public money from being spent at its clinics, the organization said in a statement.

The Mississippi suit was filed Wednesday in federal court in Jackson by Planned Parenthood Southeast, which is based in Georgia and runs the clinic in Hattiesburg, and by Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region.

The lawsuit says that although the Hattiesburg clinic doesn’t offer abortions, other clinics run by the Southeast affiliate in Alabama and Georgia do. Abortions are available at the clinic in Memphis, Tennessee, which recently started accepting Mississippi Medicaid payments, according to the suit.

Republican Sen. Joey Fillingane told The Associated Press in May that public money should not go to the largest abortion provider in the nation.

“Any dollar they get is one dollar too many of state taxpayer money,” Fillingane said of Planned Parenthood.

Modeled after Texas legislation, the bill was introduced after pro-life legislators witnessed the shocking revelations in undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood selling aborted babies’ body parts, LifeNews reported.

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Bryant signed Senate Bill 2238, which was written by Sen. Joey Fillingane, saying on Twitter “Happy to sign Senate Bill 2238. Taxpayer dollars should not fund abortions.”

All Planned Parenthood facilities refer women for abortions if they do not perform them on location.

A handful of states have passed legislation to defund abortion businesses after the Planned Parenthood abortion company was caught in multiple states selling aborted babies and their body parts. In February, Ohio became the 10th state to take steps to end or cut Planned Parenthood funding. Others are in the process of working to pass similar legislation.

The expose’ videos catching Planned Parenthood officials selling the body parts of aborted babies have shocked the nation. Here is a list of all twelve:

  • 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.”
  • In the eighth video: StemExpress CEO Cate Dyer admits Planned Parenthood sells “a lot of” fully intact aborted babies.
  • The ninth video: catches a Planned Parenthood medical director discussing how the abortion company sells fully intact aborted babies — including one who “just fell out” of the womb.
  • The 10th video: catches the nation’s biggest abortion business selling specific body parts — including the heart, eyes and “gonads” of unborn babies. The video also shows the shocking ways in which Planned Parenthood officials admit that they are breaking federal law by selling aborted baby body parts for profit.
  • Unreleased Videos: Unreleased videos from CMP show Deb Vanderhei of Planned Parenthood caught on tape talking about how Planned Parenthood abortion business affiliates may “want to increase revenue [from selling baby parts] but we can’t stop them…” Another video has a woman talking about the “financial incentives” of selling aborted baby body parts.
  • The 11th video: catches a Texas Planned Parenthood abortionist planning to sell the intact heads of aborted babies for research. Amna Dermish is caught on tape describing an illegal partial-birth abortion procedure to terminate living, late-term unborn babies which she hopes will yield intact fetal heads for brain harvesting.
  • The 12th video in the series shows new footage of Jennefer Russo, medical director at Planned Parenthood in Orange County, California, describing to undercover investigators how her abortion business tries to harvest intact aborted babies’ bodies for a local for-profit biotech company and changes the abortion procedure to do so.