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Planned Parenthood Caught Selling Fetal Body Parts

A shocking new undercover investigation by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) has revealed the casual sale of fetal body parts by a national Planned Parenthood leader who munches on salad in a restaurant while describing what baby parts she will refrain from “crushing” during the abortion to preserve wanted tissue. is reporting on the video which  captures a conversation between Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Planned Parenthood’s senior director of medical services and members of the CMP who were posing as buyers from a human biologic company. In the video, filmed last summer, Nucatola describes how abortionists perform illegal late-term abortions with care to preserve whatever body parts buyers want.

“Dr. Nucatola said she has ‘a huddle at the beginning of the day’ to determine what fetal body parts consumers are requesting, and which patients that day will have babies from which they will be able to harvest them. Then Planned Parenthood abortionists tailor the procedure to assure they do not destroy the organs, maximizing profitability,” LifeSite reports.

Nucatola tells her lunch companions that for this reason, “most providers will do this case under ultrasound guidance, so they’ll know where they’re putting their forceps,” she said.

As abortionists are dismembering the baby, they decide, “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,” she describes while munching on salad and sipping a glass of red wine.

Nucatola goes on to admit that when a buyer wants a part of the cranium, the abortionist will often turn the baby around and remove it feet first because there is a better chance of removing the head intact. What she describes is a partial birth abortion in which a late-term baby is delivered feet first and killed while the head is still inside the mother – a procedure that is illegal in the United States.

But the law doesn’t really matter according to Dr. Nucatola, who tells undercover investigators that there are ways around the law.

“The federal abortion ban is a law, and laws are up to interpretation,” Nucatola said. “So, if I say on day one that I don't intend to do this, what ultimately happens doesn't matter.”

Even more damning is another undercover video in which investigators meet with Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards who applauds Dr. Nucatola for being so “helpful” in their efforts to secure unborn babies’ body parts.

“Oh good,” Richards replies. “Great. She’s amazing.”

As a result of the videos, pro-life leaders are calling for called for a Congressional investigation.

“This video provides a shocking reality check about the grisly, inhumane business model of Planned Parenthood,” said Dr. Charmaine Yoest, president and CEO of Americans United for Life. “Under Cecile Richards’ leadership, breast screenings are down, abortions are up and profits are up, as even the bodies of the unborn become something else for her to sell. We call for an immediate Congressional investigation into these alleged atrocities. And just as important, the time is now to defund Planned Parenthood. The American taxpayer should not be in business with such callous profiteers.”

Lila Rose, CEO of pro-life organization Live Action, who has also conducted many hard-hitting undercover investigations of the abortion giant, said this latest investigation reveals the “unimaginable horror” that is Planned Parenthood.

“The exploitation of human life, the cover-up, and the black market profiteering by America’s largest abortion chain is not only egregious and heartbreaking, but exposes how the abortion giant is corrupt to the core – from the CEO, Cecile Richards, down to the local clinic. As Live Action has investigated through the years, Planned Parenthood’s barbaric practices reveal their contempt for rule of law and human life. This latest expose of Planned Parenthood’s trafficking of baby parts for profit should be the final nail in the coffin for the abortion giant. Congress must take immediate action to stop all taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood and end the bankrolling of this horrific human rights abuser.”

Organizers are asking that this information be shared on Twitter with the hashtag #PPSellsBabyParts. They also request that everyone contact Congress and demand a full investigation.

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