Abortion Video Leads to Claims of Modern Day Grave Robbing

Planned Parenthood exec discusses prices of fetal tissue over lunch.
Abortion Video Leads to Claims of Modern Day Grave Robbing


In the summer of 2014, two actors, posing as representatives of an organ donation firm, sat down with Deborah Nucatola, senior director of medical services at the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

The two-hour conversation was covertly recorded by a group called the Center for Medical Progress.

Over white wine and salad, they discussed the details of fetal tissue and organ donations—the cost and the gruesome specifics of how specific tissues are collected.

At one point, Nucatola discussed the demand for liver and brain tissue, and how a fetus’s head can be removed intact with forceps.

The conversation is horrifying, in part because it takes place in such a matter-of-fact manner, said Francis Beckwith, professor of philosophy and church-state studies at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

“I can’t imagine anyone who does organ donation talking like this—as if there was a menu of options,” said Beckwith.

An 8-minute version of the video has caused outrage nationwide, with calls for federal and state investigations into Planned Parenthood’s practices.

“It is stomach-churning to hear a top doctor for the national Planned Parenthood organization admit, on videotape, that Planned Parenthood abortionists can and will alter late abortion procedures to facilitate the harvesting of intact baby body parts—she specifically mentioned hearts, lungs, livers, even intact heads—in order to fill specific pre-orders,” said National Right to Life president Carol Tobias in a statement. “Numerous statements by Dr. Nucatola cry out for probes by Congress and other investigatory agencies—and quickly.”

The video is disturbing ...

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