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WASHINGTON – A third video released by The Center for Medical Progress (CMP) again shows high-ranking associates of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) casually discussing the harvesting and trafficking of body parts from unborn children killed by abortion. Calling the discussions “reprehensible,” the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of state right-to-life organizations, renewed its call for protective pro-life laws.

One segment of the new video contains footage apparently taken at the “pathology laboratory” of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM) in Denver, and depicts the separation of various body parts from the remains of an “11.6 week” aborted unborn child. The undercover investigator posing as a tissue vendor suggests that this cadaver would yield four different, separated specimens, and that a per-part payment of $50 to $75 would be appropriate, or $200-$300 for all four parts. In response, a woman identified by CMP as Dr. Savita Ginde, the clinic medical director, responds, “I think the per-item thing works a little better [than a per-fetus payment], just because we can see how much we can get out of it.”

“To hear these senior Planned Parenthood doctors and executives coldly pricing baby body parts – liver, heart, lungs, kidneys, brains, and limbs – with such casual disregard for the unborn children killed to obtain those parts is reprehensible,” said Carol Tobias, National Right to Life president. “The ease with which they talk about the unborn child being used for their own gains is disturbing, and should cause even the most hardened abortion activist to face the grisly reality of abortion. It’s time to put a stop to this brutality and enact laws that will protect unborn children.”

The three videos that have thus far been released by CMP highlight the need for protective legislation such as the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and the Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act. These bills would greatly expand protections for unborn children from late abortions, and would curb some of the grisly practices described by the senior Planned Parenthood doctors in the two videos released earlier by the CMP. Twelve states have enacted the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. In May, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a federal version of the bill, which is currently awaiting action in the U.S. Senate. Earlier this year, Kansas and Oklahoma became the first two states to ban dismemberment abortions. 

“If you’re troubled by what has been revealed in these videos, you should be equally troubled that more than one million unborn babies are similarly and brutally killed by the abortion industry every year,” Tobias said. “It’s time to stand up and say ‘enough is enough’.”

Founded in 1968, the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of 50 state right-to-life affiliates and more than 3,000 local chapters, is the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement, NRLC works through legislation and education to protect innocent human life from abortion, infanticide, assisted suicide and euthanasia.

WASHINGTON – The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of state right-to-life organizations, today responded to a second video by The Center for Medical Progress (CMP) dealing with arrangements between high-ranking associates of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) and vendors (real and feigned) for baby body parts from unborn children killed by abortion.

The video released today shows a conversation between Dr. Mary Gatter, president of the Medical Directors Council of PPFA, and two CMP-affiliated persons posing as executives of a recently formed for-profit firm engaged in collecting and selling fetal organs to researchers. Dr. Gatter discusses a potential contract between the simulated vendor and Planned Parenthood of Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley [California], where she is medical director, as well as past organ-harvesting arrangements at Planned Parenthood Los Angeles, where she was previously medical director.

“Another discussion, over lunch, of dismembering unborn children to harvest their body parts once again demonstrates the callousness and heartlessness of Planned Parenthood toward unborn children,” said Carol Tobias, National Right to Life president. “The conversation enters the realm of utter depravity when the Planned Parenthood doctor says she will explore ‘using a less crunchy technique to get more whole specimens.’ Dr. Gatter also expresses concern that the payments must ‘be big enough that it is worthwhile,’ and laughingly adds, ‘I want a Lamborghini.’ Women who have been exploited by Planned Parenthood and who now see this video are unlikely to be laughing with her.”

Today’s video once again highlights the need for legislation such as the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and the Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act. These bills would greatly expand protections for unborn children from late abortions, and would curb some of the grisly practices described by the senior Planned Parenthood doctors in the two videos released so far by the CMP. Twelve states have enacted the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. In May, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a federal version of the bill, which is currently awaiting action in the U.S. Senate. Earlier this year, Kansas and Oklahoma became the first two states to ban dismemberment abortions.

“One immediate priority is enactment of the federal Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which will at least begin to limit the ability of the abortion industry to deliver intact, well-developed baby body parts to order,” said Tobias,“Pro-life activists, public officials, and candidates alike also need to prioritize ending public funding of the abortion industry. It’s time to say ‘enough is enough’.”

Founded in 1968, the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of 50 state right-to-life affiliates and more than 3,000 local chapters, is the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement, NRLC works through legislation and education to protect innocent human life from abortion, infanticide, assisted suicide and euthanasia.

ATLANTA- The Georgia Life Alliance (GLA) commends Governor Nathan Deal for launching a state inquiry into Planned Parenthood in Georgia. The Governor’s action follows the call by GLA and other passionate pro-life voices to investigate after a report by the Center for Medical Progress revealed Planned Parenthood’s Sr. Director of Medical Services discussing the selection, procurement, compensation process, and apparent distribution of fetal organs, bone structures, blood, and other specimen.

“We commend Governor Nathan Deal for recognizing the urgent need to address this horrific reality and quickly investigate the activities of Planned Parenthood in Georgia,” said Executive Director Emily Matson. “There is much more work ahead to ensure that the State of Georgia is not a sanctuary for the harvesting and marketing of dismembered infant bodies. We will extend our help and stand behind our Governor as he undertakes this crucial mission.”