The Center for Medical Progress released a shocking video on Tuesday, claiming to show Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Senior Director of Medical Services describing how the organization sells the organs of fetuses killed during partial-birth abortions.
In the undercover video, Dr. Deborah Nucatola sits with actors that she believed were buyers from a human biologics company.
She described how buyers would spend between $30 and $100 per specimen for the organs of aborted fetuses. Nucatola carefully explained how doctors go about preserving certain organs during the abortion to resell them.
“I’d say a lot of people want liver. And for that reason, most providers will do this case under ultrasound guidance, so they’ll know where they’re putting their forceps. The kind of rate-limiting step of the procedure is calvarium. Calvarium—the head—is basically the biggest part,” Nucatola said in the video.
“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,” she continued.
She later revealed that the national organization of Planned Parenthood is well aware of the fact that their organization harvested aborted fetuses for organs.
“At the national office, we have a Litigation and Law Department, which just really doesn’t want us to be the middle people for this issue right now,” she said in the video. “But I will tell you that behind closed doors these conversations are happening with the affiliates.”
The sale or purchase of human fetal tissue is a federal crime that is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $500,000.