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Daleiden: sale of fetal tissue business model for most Planned Parenthood affiliates

Posted in Aborted Baby Body Parts, Center for Medical Progress, Life Dynamics, Planned Parenthood sells aborted baby parts with tags , , , , , , , , on February 28, 2016 by saynsumthn

The mastermind behind undercover videos which has resulted in Planned Parenthood being defunded in several states, claims that the sale of fetal tissue was the business model for most Planned Parenthood affiliates and shares behind the scenes information about the investigation.

David Daleiden Planned Parenthood Center for Medical Progress

The allegations came in a recent interview the Washington Examiner conducted with Center for Medical Progress (CMP) founder, David Daleiden. CMP’s series of undercover footage documented Planned Parenthood officials negotiating for the body parts of babies they aborted. Daleiden, who described his expertise as “hands-on immersion” in “regenerative medicine and stem cell science,” told the news outlet:


    “It’s definitely a little bit of a difficult toss-up between profiteering off of fetal tissue versus doing illegal abortion methods. I think it is easier to prove, and the evidence is best, for Planned Parenthood’s illegal profiteering. In order to prove partial-birth abortion, you kind of need to have the body or someone in the procedure room. But in terms of the for-profit sale of fetal tissue, it’s very clearly the business model Planned Parenthood was using at most of their affiliates.

    “In that model, where you have an outside procurement company sending harvesting technicians into the clinics to do all the work of fetal tissue collection, for Planned Parenthood it’s free. There’s no cost to Planned Parenthood to do that, and yet they’re still getting paid per fetal organ by these companies. There’s no way that model is legally defensible.”

Daleiden is referring to Planned Parenthood’s procurement company Stem Express whose former employee went on record with CMP to tell how she was instructed to cut an aborted baby’s face in half to get brain tissue. As Live Action News previously reported, Holly O’Donnell, shared grisly details about cutting the chin of the baby upward on the child’s face to obtain an intact brain. O’Donnell, who quit shortly after this experience, testified in the CMP video that when her supervisor tapped the baby’s heart, it started beating again.

Daleiden told the Examiner that at the time CMP put out the first video, it had been 15 years since the last time the trafficking of aborted fetal tissue had been in the news. He was referring to a shocking investigation conducted by Life Dynamics in 1997. In his analysis of that investigation, Life Dynamics president, Mark Crutcher noted that the process of selling aborted babies is not illegal.

    “On the surface, this is not illegal. In fact, this process is used in all sorts of medical clinics across the country for medical research. The loophole is that site fees and retrieval reimbursement amounts are unregulated. The law requires that such payments be reasonable and reflect the actual cost of securing the parts; but there are no state or federal laws which establish guidelines or set limits regarding these payments, and no one is appointed to oversee the system.”

Aborted body parts price list obtained by Life Dynamics, Inc.

Aborted body parts price list obtained by Life Dynamics, Inc.

In 1999, after Crutcher’s investigation, the United States General Accounting Office (GAO) issued a report on the sale of aborted baby body parts and estimated that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) had awarded approximately $17.0 million for 103 research grants using human fetal tissue that year. The GAO report stated that principal investigators who responded to the GAO survey acquired 12,116 human fetal tissue samples in fiscal years 1997 through 1999 for use in NIH- sponsored research.

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Unlike what we see in the CMP videos where high ranking officials haggled over the costs of baby parts, with one Planned Parenthood medical director joking that she wants “a Lamborghini” before negotiating for $150.00 a “specimen,” the GAO had found that the costs of acquiring human fetal tissue were “generally low.”

The GAO noted in their report that more than four-fifths of the researchers who received tissue from health clinics i.e. abortion clinics paid no fee. “The fees per sample of human fetal tissue from health clinics ranged from $2 to $75, with an average of $22,” they wrote.

“In fiscal year 1999, 49 percent of the principal investigators in our survey received human fetal tissue without paying an acquisition fee. Among those who did pay an acquisition fee, the average fee per sample was $80 in fiscal year 1999. The median number of tissue samples received by principal investigators in fiscal year 1999 was 26.”

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Daleiden, who described his role in the undercover sting as “the nerdy science geek persona to portray,” spoke about his interaction with abortionist Mary Gatter as one which gave him some concern as an undercover operative:

“For a long period of that lunch she was very tense and was quite aggressive in her questioning of myself. After that meeting I was concerned for a couple of days as to what Dr. Gatter’s suspicion level might have been, but then we saw her again at the Planned Parenthood medical directors meeting and she was perfectly friendly and congenial, so I came to learn that was her personality. She has that ornery personality when she first meets you and then warms up to you later.”

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He then opened up a little about his friendship with Planned Parenthood Federation Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola. She was featured in CMP’s first video where she shockingly explains how she would, “crush below” and “crush above” to “see if I can get it all intact.”

“Deb [Nucatola] was our best friend the whole time. I still consider her a friend. I don’t know how she feels about me,” the CMP founder stated.

Daleiden was recently indicted by a Houston grand jury for, of all things, allegedly offering to purchase fetal organs. But he defends his actions by pointing out that undercover stings are commonly used by investigative journalists.

“For the public at large, undercover work, I think most people realize, is a key part of both journalism and law enforcement and most people really don’t find that controversial.”

When the Examiner asked Daleiden about the fact that no one has proven Planned Parenthood broke the law, he responded by explaining that, “even the contractors themselves, Stem Express and other companies, make it clear the payments are on a per specimen basis and Planned Parenthood only gets the payments if the specimen is a high enough quality so it meets the specifications.” He later points out that Planned Parenthood has never accused him of saying anything that was not true:

“It’s interesting that the lawsuit Planned Parenthood filed kind of threw everything but the kitchen sink at me, but the one thing they did not sue for is defamation. They are upset by the way we went about doing it, but they are not claiming in a legal sense that we said anything that was untrue.”

The CMP founder said that his work has made him a target and admitted receiving death threats and other threats of bodily harm. But, He reiterated that his focus and that of CMP remains “on investigative journalism with a focus on bioethical issues that impact human dignity in a significant way.” Of the upcoming Congressional hearings into the use of baby parts, Daleiden said that he was pleased, “I was hoping for maybe just one congressional investigation after we released the videos … it turns out there were five,” he said.

Earlier this month, the chair of a U.S. House investigative panel announced that they issued subpoenas to Stem Express and two other agencies in order to obtain documents regarding the possible sale of aborted baby body parts. According to Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) who chairs the Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives the first hearing will be held on Wednesday, March 2, 2016.

Although Daleiden hinted that CMP may have other investigations in the works, he said that right now he remains focused on exposing Planned Parenthood grisly baby parts operation and noted that, “there’s still plenty of unreleased footage” to be released.

Pro-life Ohio Senate candidate criticizes “establishment GOP” and state pro-life group for endorsing opponent

Posted in Janet Porter with tags , , , , , , , on February 26, 2016 by saynsumthn

A shocking video uploaded by pro-life leader Janet Folger Porter, who is running for the Senate in the state of Ohio, not only challenges the pro-life stand of her opponent, Larry Obhof, but that of the pro-life group which has endorsed him.

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Although Porter served as Legislative Director of Ohio Right to Life (1988-1997) where she successfully lobbied for passage of the nation’s first Partial-Birth Abortion Ban, which sparked the national debate in Congress and throughout the country, Ohio Right to Life PAC is endorsing her opponent Larry Obhof, who she says has refused to pass the most pro-life bill ever before the Ohio legislature. The organization was founded by the grandfather of the pro-life movement, the late Dr. Jack Wilke.

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Porter’s pro-life resume is long and includes the passage of the Woman’s Right to Know Law (Informed Consent & 24 hour waiting period), Parental Consent, Fetal Homicide, Clinic Regulations, Adoption Reform, Patient Protection from starvation & dehydration, and removed abortion funding. She has been endorsed by James Dobson, Gov. Mike Huckabee and Phyllis Schlafly, among others.

Porter is critical of Ohio Right to Life for their endorsement of Obhof after he failed to pass the pro-life Heartbeat Bill, which she authored. And, she is not alone. She has assembled former Board members to speak out against the ORTL endorsement in a video she has uploaded to YouTube:

In her video, Ernie Saunders, a former board member of Ohio Right to Life and a supporter of Porter, now calls the organization, which has endorsed Porter’s opponent, “Ohio right to regulate.”

In addition, a former Ohio Right to Life PAC member also criticizes the organization, “They will endorse less pro-life people over more pro-life people…” states Lori Viars, a former PAC member who supports Porter.

Janet Folger Porter of Senate District 22, pro-life champion, nationwide leader on the pro-life issue not endorsed over a guy who refused to help pass the Heartbeat Bill. It’s just very very sad,” she added.

“Janet Folger Porter is interested in stopping the baby killing not regulating them,” Rep. Nino Vitale from Ohio District 85 states.

Before founding Faith2Action, Janet served from 1997-2002 as the National Director of the Center for Reclaiming America, founded by Dr. D. James Kennedy where she hosted Reclaiming America with Janet Folger, a 60-second commentary that aired daily on 550 radio and TV stations and received the National Religious Broadcasters’ “Genesis Award,” as well as the Excellence In Media “Silver Angel Award.“

Ted Cruz calls Planned Parenthood a national criminal enterprise committing multiple felonies said he would pardon pro-life journalists

Posted in Ted Cruz with tags , , , , , , , on February 25, 2016 by saynsumthn

Ted Cruz Planned Parenthood

On Wednesday’s Fox News Town Hall, 2016 presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz responded to the recent indictment of two pro-lifers who exposed Planned Parenthood’s baby parts operation. The Harris County DA’s Office, whose staff member once served on a Planned Parenthood board, brought the charges against Center for Medical Progress investigators David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt.

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Cruz told Megyn Kelly that he would pardon the pro-life journalists if he is elected as president.

Cruz called Planned Parenthood’s operation “vast criminal conduct” and a “national criminal enterprise committing multiple felonies” and praised the pro-lifers from the Center for Medical Progress as performing an “incredible public service.”

Cruz promised that if elected president, “On the very first day in office I intend to instruct the US Justice Department to open an investigation into Planned Parenthood and to prosecute any and all criminal conduct by that organization.”

Cruz disagreed with Donald Trump’s assertion that the abortion giant does a lot of good.

“I don’t think a criminal enterprise taking the lives of unborn children is wonderful in any way shape or form and I don’t think they should get federal tax payer dollars,” he said.

3-Star General Jerry Boykin Endorses Janet Folger Porter for Ohio Senate

Posted in Janet Porter with tags , , , on February 24, 2016 by saynsumthn

Gov. Mike Huckabee endorses pro-life leader for state Senate in Ohio

Posted in Janet Porter with tags , , , , , on February 24, 2016 by saynsumthn

A former 2016 presidential candidate has thrown his support behind a pro-life leader running for Senate in the state of Ohio. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who recently drooped out of the race for the White House made the announcement to support Janet Folger Porter for the Ohio State Senate, in a video message he published online.

The Governor called Janet Folger Porter a “great friend of mine” and a “great friend of people who love this country and of faith.”

    “I’ve known her for many years and I’ve rarely found anyone in politics as principled and as consistent as she is…

    “She’s one of the most fearless champions for faith, family and for freedom I’ve ever known… And, I’m convinced that no one would be a better champion for life than Janet Porter.”

As Live Action News has previously reported, Porter, long-time pro-life leader decided to run for the Senate in the state of Ohio to challenge what she calls “the establishment” which has refused to pass the pro-life Heartbeat bill.

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Porter has been fighting abortion for over thirty years. Her leadership helped pass the first ban on the infamous partial birth abortion method. She has also worked to pass the pro-life Heartbeat Bill in the state, legislation she criticizes her opponent, Larry Obhof, for not supporting. Porter also claims that Obhof funded ObamaCare.

“While claiming to be a pro-life champion, Larry Obhof BLOCKED the pro-life Heartbeat bill for five years and voted to fund Obamacare!” Porter said.

Gov. Huckabee agreed, saying this about her opponent, “When someone says that they’re pro-life but they don’t sponsor and support legislation that will save life, you have to wonder what those meanings are when pro-life comes about.”

Janet told Liv Action News that she is the Left-Wing’s second “most-watched” woman in America, according to “Right Wing Watch, a group dedicated to “monitoring and exposing the activities of the right-wing movement.”

They are watching–and they only watch those whom they consider to be a threat!” she stated.

In his video, Governor Huckabee, who is joined by by Dr. James Dobson, Phyllis Schlafly, Troy Newman, Mat Staver and others in his endorsement of Porter urged supporters to cast their vote for the pro-life leader on election day:

    “I hope you’ll vote for Janet Folger Porter, I promise you’ll have a fearless and faithful voice in the Ohio Senate.”

Panel issues subpoenas in aborted baby body parts investigation

Posted in Aborted Baby Body Parts, Center for Medical Progress, National Abortion Federation, stem Express with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 19, 2016 by saynsumthn

The chair of a U.S. House investigative panel has announced that they have issued subpoenas to obtain documents regarding the possible sale of aborted baby body parts. The investigation follows a 2015 University of New Mexico (UNM) research study obtained by New Mexico Alliance for Life (NMAFL) which detailed “how aborted baby liver and kidney tissue [was] harvested from ‘six fetuses,’ only 15 minutes after the abortion procedure.”

Fetal Body parts Curtis Boyd abortion

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)who chairs the Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives, said the panel plans to subpoena the University New Mexico (UNM) and the late term abortion facility South Western Options (SWO). The Panel, which consists of both Republican as well as Democrat members, falls under the jurisdiction of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and has been tasked to gather information and get the facts about medical practices of abortion service providers and the business practices of the procurement organizations who sell baby body parts, according to their website.

Rep. Blackburn’s office told Live Action News that the Majority Staff of the Select Investigative Panel has sent more than 30 letters requesting documents. Those letters all asked for information to be provided voluntarily.

“By failing to fully cooperate with our investigation, these organizations have compelled our panel to subpoena these documents in order to acquire information that is vital to the completion of our work,” Chairman Blackburn stated.

“Without these subpoenas, the American people and the House itself would be left to speculate about what is going on in the fetal tissue industry. We cannot leave questions unanswered,
” she added.

As Live Action News has previously reported, SWO is located in Albuquerque and operated by abortionist Curtis Boyd, who served as a UNM “assistant professor” and has been working with UMN for ten years. UNM’s health science center (UNMHSC) which reportedly used the fetal tissue for their research recently halted a training program using abortionists from SWO.

via prolifewitness.org

via prolifewitness.org

According to a consent form obtained by local pro-lifer Tara Shaver, the remains of babies aborted at Southwestern Women’s Options, are automatically used in research. “Since the “consent” for research is buried in the same consent form for the abortion, it is doubtful many women even realize their babies are being turned into fodder for laboratory experimentation,” reports Operation Rescue which investigates abortion clinic nationwide.

In January, the New Mexico Alliance for Life obtained a letter which they say confirmed that abortionist Boyd “facilitates” the, “collection of aborted baby body parts such as hearts, lungs, heads, livers, aortas, brain tissue, etc. from his late-term abortion clinic to the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center.”

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The letter read in part:

    “I have reviewed and been kept up to date on your research and feel that the use of fetal tissue continues to be appropriate for your studies. Therefore I will continue to facilitate your collection of samples from my clinic. following the usual inspection of the tissue…”

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Boyd, who once admitted that he is “killing” states on his website, that he was involved in establishing the National Abortion Federation (NAF) and is a founding member of the Federation’s Board of Directors.

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NAF is seeking a permanent gag order against the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) whose undercover investigation exposed how the abortion industry haggles over the prices of the babies they abort. The abortion provider organization is seeking to prevent the release of footage from their annual conferences in 2014 and 2015, claiming fraud. A recently released tape, by CMP appears to show an alliances between the National Abortion Federation, Planned Parenthood, and abortion providers in regards to fetal tissue procurement.

Cassy Fiano, of Live Action News reviewed the tape and reported that in the video, NAF’s training and education coordinator, Sandy Fulkerson, floats the idea of a “group purchasing program” offered through NAF membership, where participating abortion facilities would supply aborted fetal tissue to buyers, and then split the profits. Fulkerson admits the abortion group “knows somewhere” where large quantities of fetal tissue are “available.” Another NAF supporter then chimes in that the financial rewards are a “win-win” for both parties, Fiano writes.

In addition to SWO and UNM, the panel has also issued a subpoena to obtain documents from StemExpress, (the infamous fetal parts procurement company exposed in CMP’s videos), for failing to dully cooperate with document requests. CMP videos show the biotech company’s CEO, Cate Dyer, boasting, “I have a picture from Hillary” Clinton on her desk. In another video, she jokes about shipping the fully intact bodies of aborted babies to unsuspecting lab technicians.

Last year, House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders sent a letter to StemExpress requesting briefings and information regarding their practices relating to human fetal tissue collection, sale, and/or donation. When asked why the Select Investigative Panel issued the subpoena against Stem Express, Chairman Blackburn told Live Action News:

    StemExpress brought the subpoena upon themselves by redacting critical information.

Read the subpoenas that were sent to StemExpress, University of New Mexico, and Southwestern Women’s Options.

Shame: Abortion supporters to raise $$ off Justice Scalia’s death

Posted in Supreme Court with tags , , , , , , on February 18, 2016 by saynsumthn

It only took minutes before abortion supports trounced on the tragic loss of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia who ruled in favor of pro-life laws.

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Saturday, CNN reported the unexpected death of the Conservative justice:

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the leading conservative voice on the high court, has died at the age of 79, a government source and a family friend told CNN on Saturday…Scalia died in his sleep during a visit to Texas. A government official said Scalia went to bed Friday night and told friends he wasn’t feeling well. He didn’t get up for breakfast on Saturday morning, and the group he was with for a hunting trip left without him.

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Scalia was named to the high court in 1986 by then President Ronald Reagan and he took his seat September 26, 1986.

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2016 Presidential GOP candidate, Senator Marco Rubio responded by tweeting, “Justice Scalia will go down as one of the great Justices in the history of this republic.”

While Donald Trump’s message read, “The totally unexpected loss of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is a massive setback for the Conservative movement and our COUNTRY!”

But, within minutes of the announcement of the Conservative pro-life Justice’s death, abortion supporters took to Twitter to call for donations for abortion groups like NARAL and Planned Parenthood in Scalia’a name:

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Justice Scalia’s death comes on the heels of one of the country’s first major abortion case in 10 years, reports Politico:

The court next month will hear the most significant abortion case since 1992, when the justices ruled states could legally impose restrictions on abortion that did not put an “undue burden” on access to the procedure. This term’s abortion case, which centers on restrictions Texas placed on providers and clinics, will again test how far states can go to limit abortion.

The court is expected to be divided along familiar partisan lines, with Justice Anthony Kennedy serving as a possible swing vote. A 4-4 decision in the case, Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole, would leave in place a lower court ruling that upheld the restrictions on clinics.

Pro-lifers know that an Obama nominee would most likely tilt the Court in the wroing direction for years to come.

In response to the news, 2016 presidential candidate and staunch pro-life advocate Senator Ted Cruz called for Scalia’s seat on the Supreme Court to be named by the next president, tweeting:

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    “Justice Scalia was an American hero. We owe it to him, and the nation, for the Senate to ensure that the next president names his replacement.”

Hillary Clinton, a radical abortion supporter disagreed and tweeted a statement calling the idea a “dishonor to the Constitution.”

Pres. Obama who vowed to appoint a successor has ordered flags flown at half-staff in honor of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

After Scalia’s passing in Texas, Governor Greg Abbot, released a statement calling the former SCOTUS Justice a “unwavering defender of the written Constitution and the Rule of Law:”

    “Justice Antonin Scalia was a man of God, a patriot, and an unwavering defender of the written Constitution and the Rule of Law. He was the solid rock who turned away so many attempts to depart from and distort the Constitution. His fierce loyalty to the Constitution set an unmatched example, not just for judges and lawyers, but for all Americans. We mourn his passing, and we pray that his successor on the Supreme Court will take his place as a champion for the written Constitution and the Rule of Law. Cecilia and I extend our deepest condolences to his family, and we will keep them in our thoughts and prayers.”