A sensational undercover video of Dr Deborah Nucatola, Planned Parenthood’s Senior Director of Medical Services showed a discussion of the use of partial birth abortions for the sale of human body parts.
Nucatola explains how Planned Parenthood are willing to change the abortion procedure in order not to damage body parts, so they can be sold. Nucatola explains, “We’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I’m not gonna crush that part, I’m gonna basically crush below, I’m gonna crush above, and I’m gonna see if I can get it all intact.”
Nucatola has since been summoned to appear before the Senate to discuss practices for collecting fetal tiusse, associated fees, and the relationship that Planned Parenthood has with companies that handle body parts. In the video it appears that she coaches buyers on business opportunities in fetal parts.
The sale or purchase of human fetal tissue is a federal felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $500,000.
The video was made by the Centre for Medical Progress. Project Lead David Daleiden notes: “Planned Parenthood’s criminal conspiracy to make money off of aborted baby parts reaches to the very highest levels of their organization. Elected officials must listen to the public outcry for Planned Parenthood to be held accountable to the law and for our tax dollars to stop underwriting this barbaric abortion business.”
Trafficking in aborted baby parts is a national problem in the USA and implicates multiple layers of Planned Parenthood and numerous middleman companies. In 2000, ABC’s 20/20 show did an investigation into the trafficking of fetal tissue. In China, an illegal organ harvesting trade is booming.
The practice of supplying fetal material for research has been happening regularly in the United Kingdom for decades. Francois Lafitte opened an abortuary in the 1960s, becoming chairman of BPAS (British Pregnancy Advisory Service) which supplied fetal material for research into pre-natal disability diagnosis.
Human tissue, held without consent in Medical Research Council banks since 1958, was used for experimentations, with fetal brain tissue grafted into the brains of adults with Parkinson’s disease. Clinic ‘rubbish’ was valuable and created laboratory jobs and scientific reputations.
Researchers went shopping for fetal tissue. Clinics were eager to help provided it did not influence ‘normal’ business. Officials asked, “It would be better if the whole product of any operation was collected… in a suitable container” for “selection of appropriate tissue.” Researchers approached abortion clinics for ‘fresh’ rather than frozen fetal material from tissue banks.
This was a trade in body parts. Clinics, although they were charitable foundations, depended on income from private abortions and also NHS abortions. The Department of Health overlooked commercial interests when British Pregnancy Advisory Service “marketing” managers sought permission for abortion adverts around London.
A paper in 2007 has described how current practices of the collection and use of aborted foetuses are confused, lack transparency and are out of line with current good practice. In March 2014, a story broke about how the bodies of thousands of aborted and miscarried babies were incinerated as medical waste, with some even used to heat hospitals.
With abortion, the state has medicalised a social problem and medicine has ignored the health risks of forcibly ending the life of an unborn child. With the sleazy trade in body parts, millions of lives have been created just to be destroyed before birth, reassured by ‘charitable,’ ‘non-profit making’ clinics offering ‘pregnancy advice’ under strict regulation of governments committed to their health. Babies are offered for research to help end suffering. Unborn babies are preserved as anonymous samples of human tissue. The euphemism of tissue could not be more apt, after all, what are tissues for, to be used and thrown away.
 A letter from Ian H. Jones, BPAS, Austy Manor, to Birmingham Maternity Hospital Queen Elizabeth Medical Centre, 27 July 1984, confirmed that BPAS was prepared to cooperate with the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Birmingham University in investigating biopsy and cell culture techniques of chorion villi using material from first trimester abortions from Blackdown Nursing Home near Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, subject to Department of Health approval (CPO 13,3, Vol.2 part 3).
Letter, Department of Health, to Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, 7 December, 1984 (CPO 13,3 vol.2 pt 6)); regarding the clinic’s proposed arrangement to supply fetal material to the Royal Free Hospital, notified on 29 October, 1984, its “very limited space”made it “quite inappropriate”for selection “to be made on the premises”(Letter, Department of Health, to the Director of Clinic Services, Marie Stopes House, 108 Whitfield Street, London, 31 January, 1985 (CPO 13,3 vol.2 pt 6)).