The Center for Medical Progress, the prolife group exposing Planned Parenthood’s participation in the trafficking of human organs from aborted babies, released a fifth video yesterday. The fifth video focuses on discussions with Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast’s Director of Research Melissa Farrell.
Over lunch and back at Planned Parenthood’s Gulf Coast offices, Farrell discusses her work procuring human fetal organs and other specimens and helps the journalists posing as human fetal organ purchasers look at the organs that could have been procured from an 18-week-old aborted human fetus. That portion of the video shows technicians sifting through a casserole dish filled with identifiable baby parts, including lungs and surprisingly large limbs (images of which will only be shown at the end of this post).
For reasons only they can explain, many in the media failed to inform readers and viewers about the video, much less what was in it. Here are just a few of the important takeaways from the fifth video.
Intact Fetal Cadavers
Whereas previous videos featured Planned Parenthood employees speaking in great detail about how to alter abortion procedures to kill the unborn child but preserve her organs, this video also discusses how Planned Parenthood abortionists are able to alter abortion procedures to deliver fully intact fetal cadavers to biologics purchasers.
“If we alter our process, and we are able to obtain intact fetal cadavers, we can make it part of the budget that any dissections are this, and splitting the specimens into different shipments is this. It’s all just a matter of line items.”
The Sky’s The Limit On Cost Reimbursement
One talking point made repeatedly by Planned Parenthood leaders and their crisis communications firms is that Planned Parenthood isn’t profiting off of the sale of organs from human fetuses. But Planned Parenthood is officially considered a non-profit so by definition it can’t profit from their sale, no matter how much money they’re sold for. It just means that the sales have to go back into the organization’s coffers instead of shareholders. (For perspective, the NFL only announced in April of this year that it would relinquish its non-profit status.)
Cecile Richards had previously said the following in her interview with George Stephanopoulos:
STEPHANOPOULOS: — “The Washington Post” columnist, Michael Gerson, has pointed out that charging a fee for this — for this material doesn’t…
RICHARDS: It’s not a fee. It’s not a fee. It’s actually just the cost of transmitting this material to research institutes. (INAUDIBLE)…
STEPHANOPOULOS: But that does improve the finances of the clinic, doesn’t it?
RICHARDS: Absolutely not. Absolutely not.
Compare that with what Farrell said about her role as research director at Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast to a buyer discussing financial benefits to the clinic:
Buyer: But the financial gain, and to your staff, just knowing this is, this is–
Farrell: I think everyone realizes especially because my department contributes so much to the bottom line of our organization.
The other fascinating thing about the interview is how dogged Farrell is about calculating costs.