Wednesday, July 22, 2015

I want a Lamborghini

New video: Planned Parenthood official haggles over baby body part prices, jokes ‘I want a Lamborghini’

July 21, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- A second video allegedly showing a senior Planned Parenthood official negotiating for fetal tissue and fetal parts for profit has been released.
In the video, released by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), Dr. Mary Gatter, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s for-profit Medical Directors’ Council, is seen haggling over prices of fetal parts.
When Gatter initially asked for $75 per part, the undercover investigators countered with $100 -- which Gatter readily accepted. These negotiations came after Gatter said she didn't want to make an opening offer because "in negotiations, the person who throws out the first figure is at a loss, right?"
"I don't want to lowball," she said moments later. Towards the end of the video, Gatter jokes that she “wants a Lamborghini.”
Gatter also said that "we're [Planned Parenthood] not in it for the money, and we don't want to be in a position of being accused of selling tissue and stuff like that."
The Planned Parenthood Federation of America is a non-profit organization. Gatter is a director for the Pasadena, California branch of the non-profit, as well as the director for the for-profit arm.
At one point in the video, Gatter says she "would not object to asking Ian, who's our surgeon who does the cases," if he would allow clinics to violate "the protocol" Planned Parenthood uses with regards to how abortions are done.
Gatter said it was "kind of a specious little argument" to hold to protocol on how an abortion is done.
After CMP's release of a video last week showing Planned Parenthood's senior medical services director lightly chatting about fetal part harvesting over a meal, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards said that CMP had misrepresented Planned Parenthood's fetal harvesting processes.
According to Richards, CMP's video showed poor "tone" by the Planned Parenthood official, but no illegal activity by the abortion giant. Fetal parts can be legally harvested if they are not done for-profit, which is what Richards claims.
However, CMP senior investigator David Daleiden told LifeSiteNews that Richards' accusations against CMP's integrity are false.
"As we all know by now, Planned Parenthood does not want to be accused of anything and will steadfastly maintain their innocence even in the face of the most shocking evidence," he said. "The prices are pure profit that go far and above any real (or imagined) costs [Planned Parenthood] might have in handing over aborted babies to another company's technician."
"It is the alleged 'costs' that are in fact designed to cover the profit," claimed Daleiden.
Regarding Gatter's support for lying to women about how an abortion will be done, Daleiden cited 42 U.S.C. 289g-1, and said that "state laws governing consent to medical procedures would also apply."
The part of the U.S. Code cited by Daleiden states that "no alteration of the timing, method, or procedures used to terminate the pregnancy was made solely for the purposes of obtaining the tissue." Like the subject of the first CMP video, Gatter fully backed changing how an abortion is done "for the purposes of obtaining the tissue."
Daleiden also pointed out that, despite Planned Parenthood's claims of innocence, the organization is "refusing to produce Dr. Nucatola for the House Energy and Commerce Committee's" investigation. "She admitted to using partial-birth abortions [PBA] -- which [Planned Parenthood] has yet to address a week later -- and indicated affiliates would be happy to 'do a little better than break even' on fetal tissue sales."
"PBA and profiting off of baby parts are both highly illegal and it's not surprising PPFA will say anything to try to get away from those charges," said Daleiden.
Daleiden also responded to a claim from a Planned Parenthood lawyer that his group had lied to the IRS. "CMP's IRS application mirrored our [California] non-profit filing. Our purpose is 'to monitor and report on medical ethics and advances.' This is all we have been doing since formation."


  1. From the New York Times: According to Politico, Planned Parenthood fired back at the new video. In a statement, Eric Ferrero, Planned Parenthood’s VP of communications said, “This morning, another very heavily edited video was released by activists who have been widely discredited and who edited a video last week to twist its meaning completely and support false claims.” Ferrero added, “What we see on this tape is a woman who says ‘we’re not in it for the money,’ and that any money must be related to reimbursement costs.”

    The new video comes just a day after Planned Parenthood sent a letter to Congress saying it’s long been a target of “extremists” and has been infiltrated many times and by groups other than The Center for Medical Progress, according to The Associated Press.

    “A group of extremists who have intimidated women and doctors for years — in their agenda to ban abortion completely — are not ‘documenting’ misdeeds; they are trying to create them, quite unsuccessfully,” Planned Parenthood officials reportedly wrote in a letter sent to the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

    Meanwhile, pro-choice rights continue to come under attack. On Monday, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a ban on abortions after 20 weeks into law. The law provides no exceptions for rape and incest and was criticized by Hillary Clinton as “dangerous” and “unacceptable.”

    1. Disclaimer, this is unrelated and not intended to be an equivalency exercise. I find it interesting that in the meat industry, it was shown with overwhelming evidence that mega slaughter houses routinely broke every rule possible and went beyond any sense of decency by using forklifts to throw diseased cattle into the meat supply. There was no crack down of course and instead, laws were passed to make to make it criminal to ever reveal such footage in the future.

      I don't know what to make of this Planned Parenthood video. It would not surprise me that a group would edit a video to falsely claim something that isn't true. Still, I think conservatives are soon going to force another confrontation over this that they will again lose. Throughout the south, local Christian Sharia Republican governments have gone out of their way to pass endless bullshit laws with the sole intention of outlawing abortion. They've now gone so far that legal challenges are starting to declare this tactic unconstitutional. It would be nice if these antiabortion groups who are so fucking militant would spend as much effort creating an safe and dignified adoption process.

    2. Why does an abortion mill need a VP of communications? So they can formulate lies and pass them along to their compliant media sources.

      The full transcripts of the videos are available. But why bother. Just get your information from the propaganda mill from New York City.

      By the way. More black babies are aborted in New York City than are actually born there. A nice ratio of butchery.

      Let's just crush the skull and lower extremities so we can preserve the valuable tissue for resale. Let's suck the brain out of the skull so the reusable organs can be Fed-Ex'ed to the highest bidder.

      Brought to you by our modern day eugenics advocates.

      You should be ashamed of yourselves.

    3. I did look around a bit more William, and the full transcript portrays a different story to me. I can't speak for anyone else, but I don't support partial birth abortion.

      This story, it seems, is a dishonest attempt to accomplish a goal the far right has been unable to accomplish so far, which is to outlaw abortion by any means possible. I get that for them, they feel their cause is so correct, so justified, so in line with everything God intends, that it simply does not matter what means they use to accomplish that goal. Whether through committing murder, destroying private property, using local government law to supersede the constitution, or through endless dishonest smear campaigns against planned parenthood, whose full range of services dwarfs the single service of abortion. Your fourth para there is bullshit, but is taken as unquestioned truth for a certain segment of America. I don't particularly like the fact we have so many abortions in this country any more than I like the decision of the Supremes that passed Citizens United or their decision to seize private property through Kelo vs New London. Nonetheless, abortion is decided law, no matter how repugnant that is to Republicans and tea baggers. Your tea bag social engineering is no more and no less morally righteous than anything else.

    4. Ha William could we have a link to THAT fact from some website that isn't ultra right wing conservative. I googled that statement and every site that has passed it on is some ultra conservative site or some rogue site that trade in such nonsense. Find me one that is absolutely legit and we can discuss this tidbit of information.

    5. That's because the leftest media in our country won't cover the dismemberment of babies to feed the tissue industry ric.