Hiding Behind the Guise of Research

Many supporters of Planned Parenthood (PP) and its affiliates, either in Washington D.C. or the Media, have run to their defense saying that PP does not sell aborted baby parts. Several major, news outlets here, here, and here denounced these videos as misleading propaganda. The latest video from the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) has hit the airwaves, and it depicts a PP doctor discussing the sale of aborted, baby parts. The quotes below are from the transcript, which overturn the argument that PP and its affiliates do not sell aborted baby parts:

Quote #1 – Dr. Savita Ginde responds to a question whether she would prefer a flat rate for the entire tissue specimen or a rate per body part:

“I think a per-item thing works a little better, just because we can see how much we can get out of it.”


Quote #2 – Dr. Ginde replies to a comment to assuage the buyers’ concerns about any legal fallout regarding their transaction. The He in her response refers to PP’s lawyer in its legal department:

“He’s got it figured out that he knows that even if, because we talked to him in the beginning, you know, we were like, ‘We don’t want to get called on,’ you know, ‘selling fetal parts across states.’” “I’m confident that our Legal will make sure we’re not put in that situation.”

The second quote is the most damning of all. It suggests at least two things: first, the existence of legal obfuscation by PP and its affiliates in order to harvest aborted babies for profit; and 2.) PP and its affiliates know what they are doing is against the law. Every PP facility and affiliate has aborted babies piling up on its premises. How do they dispose of them? Apparently, it is a real, practical problem for them. It is clear that PP and its affiliates will neither bury nor cremate them because those actions assign dignity and worth to the dead as persons.

Instead, they have chosen to earn a profit under the guise of scientific research. Here are Dr. Ginde’s own words to this effect:

Putting it under ‘research’ gives us a little bit of an overhang over the whole thing. If you have someone in a really anti state who’s going to be doing this for you, they’re probably going to get caught.

A few words come to mind: ghoulish, travesty, evil.


(Dr. Savita Ginde, MD, Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountains VP Medical Director)


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