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Revealing Evil, Take 3

Nate Jackson · Jul. 28, 2015

The Center for Medical Progress had a good strategy: Capture and release undercover film of Planned Parenthood’s depravity, wait for the inevitable craven defense and denial, and then turn up the heat with subsequent video releases that show even more offensive material. The group’s third video release (with more to follow in the “Human Capital” series) is very graphic. It depicts, as feared, the dissected parts of an aborted baby, so viewers beware. A technician working with an 11-week-old aborted baby talks (and laughs) about getting $200-$300 per baby by charging more per organ or part specimen. Dr. Savita Ginde, vice president and medical director of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, agrees: “I think a per-item thing works a little better,” she says, “just because we can see how much we can get out of it.” That’s hardly just a way to “break even,” as the Planned Parenthood doctor insisted in the first video. Never mind the abortion itself already costs a bundle. Clearly, money is the driving factor.

The video primarily features an interview with Holly O'Donnell, a former “procurement technician” at a fetal tissue company. She recounts how she fainted on the first day at work when she was instructed to dissect a newly aborted baby. “I thought I was going to be just drawing blood,” she said, “not procuring tissue from aborted fetuses.” She explained the profit motive: “The harder and more valuable the tissue, the more money you can get. If you can somehow procure a brain or a heart, you’re going to get more money. … I guess that’s an incentive to try and get the hard stuff — because they get more money.” She concludes, “It’s basically a huge trafficking of fetal tissues. … It’s a pretty sick company.” And the despicable people at Planned Parenthood have the gall to insist the only evil here is the “heavily edited” videos.

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