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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.

Thank you Mary Gatter

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.”

Matry Gatter Planned Parenthood

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.

New CMP Vid: “PROFIT” – Planned Parenthood’s Illicit Moneymaking From Baby Body Parts

Posted in Center for Medical Progress with tags , , , , , , , , on January 7, 2016 by saynsumthn

Pro-lifers want investigation into abortion doc who used kitchen tools in abortions

Posted in Abortion Training, Abortionist, Center for Medical Progress, Planned Parenthood sells aborted baby parts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 2, 2015 by saynsumthn

Pro-lifers are calling for the investigation of a Planned Parenthood abortion doctor caught talking about fetal research on secretly recorded tape. Lisa Harris, who once wrote that she “does society’s dirty work”, also bragged that she felt liberated after using “ordinary kitchen tools” to perform legal abortions.

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Lisa Harris the Planned Parenthood abortionist, writes in the Atrium, a Report of the Northwestern Medical Humanities and Bio-Ethics Program in 2014:

    “I set down the tray and pour the bowl’s contents into a hand held kitchen strainer. It is an ordinary kitchen strainer that I purchased at the bed and bath store…I run water through the strainer to clear away the blood and empty the strained contents onto another tray. The patient whose abortion I have just done was early in her pregnancy…I move the tissue into a square Pyrex baking dish…I use ordinarily kitchen tools…I do society’s dirty work….I turn women into non-mothers…(I know full well that most women seeking abortions are mothers…)And fetuses die at my hands.”

In leaked undercover video footage from the Center for Medical Progress, received this week by GotNews.com after being put online by a hacker, the Michigan Planned Parenthood abortion doctor was recorded telling a NAF audience that a baby’s head sometimes gets stuck when dismembering them in an abortion and that she is concerned about the regulations that govern research.

Lida Harris Univ of Michigan

Saynsumthn has previously reported that in a separate recording, Harris told CMP that all “research projects” at the Planned Parenthood affiliate she is with go through their VP of medical services. She also said that, “All research projects pay – pay for the effort but there’s never been like a per specimen fee.” In addition Harris expressed concern that “research regulations” “get in the way.”

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As a result of her statements, 50 pro-life activists gathered in front of the Ann Arbor Planned Parenthood where Harris works to call for Michigan’s Attorney General to investigate the abortionist. Planned Parenthood has of course denied any wrongdoing but pro-life activists are not convinced.

“I think there’s evidence to the allegations we’re making and we believe this is something that needs to be looked into
,” Monica Miller, director of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society who organized the event, told MLive.com.

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In the video it says quite clearly what she’s doing,” Miller added.

Planned Parenthood receives $528 million federal tax dollars annually and pressure is mounting to have them defunded after a steady flow of shocking video has been made public from the Center for Medical Progress and other sources.

I don’t believe Planned Parenthood could be what it is today without the millions of dollars they get from the federal and state government,” Pro-lifer Lynn Mills, who also helped organize the press conference, said. “They need to be cut off.”

As Saynsumthn has previously reported, this abortionist once described doing a late-term abortion while pregnant. Harris also admitted that abortion procedures are violent, that abortion victims really do look like pro-lifers’ photos and has said that re-assembling fetal body parts often elicits “feelings of awe” in abortionists.

Michigan pro-life activist Lynn Mills

Michigan pro-life activist Lynn Mills

Mills, who is the director of Pro-Life Detroit, told Saynsumthn that she would like for every pro-lifer who reads this story to contact the Michigan Attorney General and request that Planned Parenthood and Harris be investigated, “The words that came directly out of Lisa Harris’ mouth alone should prompt an investigation.” Mills said.

Harris herself challenges fetal tissue regulations and how they restrict what she can do. In past interviews with media outlets that I have listened to, Harris has bemoaned all abortion restrictions claiming abortion operators should be able to self-govern and self-rule. Well, is this what you get when you self-rule? Abortionists selling baby parts?”

“I urge concerned citizens everywhere to call 517-373-1101 and tell Attorney General Bill Schuette to launch an investigation,” Mills added.

A representative from state Senator Patrick Colbeck’s office said the senator has forwarded the video to the attorney general and requested that he investigate the matter further. Colbeck has also introduced a bill to defund Planned Parenthood in Michigan by halting any state money flowing to the organization, according to MLive.com.

( Images of press conference credit: Lynn Mills Facebook)

Secretly recorded tape reveals abortion clinic chain using similar fetal research methods as Planned Parenthood

Posted in Abortion clinic, Abortion Worker, Center for Medical Progress with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 30, 2015 by saynsumthn

In a leaked under cover tape, an abortion clinic chain is exposed using similar dehumanizing fetal research methods a Planned Parenthood.

The video was secretly recorded at a National Abortion Federation Conference by the Center for Medical Progress and was leaked to GotNews.com by a hacker last week. In part one, of the Fetal Disposition series you hear a representative from a Washington State abortion clinic describe their fetal tissue research program. In an eerily similar way that the Center for Medical Progress caught Planned Parenthood describing their ghoulish method of procuring tissue from babies they aborted, the Cedar River abortion clinic chain employee brags they are doing the same thing.

Although the staffer identified only as “Connie” does not specify which University they have their research program through, she does indicate that Cedar River abortion clinics collaborate with some of the same private medical research facilities as Planned Parenthood. Connie begins her talk with National Abortion Federation (NAF) conference attendees by showing a slide which reads, “Fetal Tissue disposition of fetal tissue and working collaboratively with Biomedical research projects.”

Cedar RIver abortion fetal tissue

Connie brags that Cedar Rivers is among the “pioneers of first and second trimester abortion” which operates “three clinical sites.” She describes the Cedar River abortion chain as a “proud abortion provider.” Connie also brags that Cedar River offers abortions “up to 26 weeks elective” meaning that they will end the life if an unborn child in the third trimester for any reason the mother should desire to have the baby aborted.

Cedar Rover abortion third trimester

Connie expresses her pride in the fact that Cedar River will pursue any possibility to work with research projects by couching their horrific operation of using the tissue of aborted babies as “reproductive health care.” Calling it “fortunate” to practice in Washington State, Connie claims women are “empowered” if they can “make choices” that include “what happens to the fetal tissue after the abortion.” She then details what her state allows abortion clinics to do with the body of the dead child including, includes burial, cremation, incineration and donation.” Connie adds that they contract with Stericycle for medical waste disposal.

She tells her audience that they have counted the cost for getting involved in fetal tissue research or as she calls it “human subject research” because Cedar River understands the “target they’d be placing on our backs” when they began their program. “We learned about the ethical principles of human subject research. What types of human research was regulated…Regulatory protections for research subjects. And last, informed consent as it relates to human subject research,” she adds.

The abortion clinic worker then further dehumanizes the babies they kill by coldly describing the process of sending the “tissue” to the lab as if she is shipping lollipops and not parts of humans. She even refers to shipping and processing – something we are used to hearing when we place orders for gadgets online not when we are talking about little children.In the recording you can hear Connie tell the NAF member audience in her session the “work flow” program Cedar River has put in place includes, “enrollment eligibility, program overview and informed consent, and then fetal tissue processing, handling and packaging.”

She emphasized that women who enroll in the “program” are not compensated. But, she states, that the University “rents” a space where they conduct their “research” and procure the “fetal tissue.” In another dehumanizing reference to the child her clinic has aborted, Connie notes that clinical staff must be trained on how to handle “the specimen” after the abortion including “packaging and labeling and storage of the specimen prior to courier pickup.”

“Upon receipt of the tissue at the lab, the University staff actually performs a dissection of the fetus and placental tissue and then those components collected for research are forwarded onto their in-house projects and other academic research projects across the country,” she says.

It is almost hard to fathom using clinical terms in such a fashion with no remorse as if the child is part of an automobile and not a living human person. The clinic staffer does her best to convince her audience that what Cedar River abortion clinics is doing is a good thing because it would benefit medical research. And this is exactly how Connie and her Cedar River abortion staff pitch it to women seeking abortions at their facilities. It is clear to those who listen to Connie that fetal tissue donation is helping to ease the conscience of women who pay to have their children killed. In fact, Cedar River admittedly offers women a place where they can memorialize their dead child which the clinic just tore apart into tiny little pieces before being shipped to a research lab.

As Connie puts it, if the tissue is not used for research it is “disposed of by cremation” and then “buried at a group burial plot provided by the University.” And, she states, for a “minimal expense” women can place a small plaque for memorial purposes at the burial site, something the abortion worker said is an “appreciated option for many women who cannot afford private burial and cremation and would like to do so.”

Connie’s Cedar River abortion clinic is doing exactly what the Center for Medical Progress exposed Planned Parenthood for doing. They are talking women into donating their babies for medical research. And what happens to those children is no different at Cedar River than it was at Planned Parenthood. In fact, Connie tells her audience that they have collaborated with the same private specter research lab as Planned Parenthood partnered with, Stem Express.

“We’re really fortunate to be able to work together with both of these, the University and Stem Express to make this happen,” she says.

NAF abortion doc in hacked vid says abortion is violence and “the fetus matters clinically to us”

Posted in Abortion clinic, Center for Medical Progress, National Abortion Federation with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 24, 2015 by saynsumthn

A National Abortion Federation meeting caught on video by the Center for Medical Progress has been leaked by a hacker group to youtube.

In the discussion among NAF members at a Michigan Planned Parenthood breakout session of the conference, the providers admit abortion is violent saying, “the fetus matters clinically to us.”

Planned Parenthood prez walks back apology issued after getting caught in a baby parts harvesting operation

Posted in Cecile Richards, Cecile Richards Salary with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 30, 2015 by saynsumthn

During today’s Congressional hearings on Planned Parenthood funding, president Cecile Richards answers to Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio for her apology after the Center for Medical Progress released their under cover videos about their baby parts harvesting operation.

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She claims the videos were edited even though days after the first video was released she published a video statement apologizing for the “tone and statement” of her own staff.

I personally apologize for the staff member’s tone and statements,” Richards clearly said at the time.

But, she appeared to walk that back in her exchange with Rep. Jim Jordan when she was asked what “statements” she was apologizing for telling :

“I apologized for what was said in a non clinical setting in a non appropriate way and I don’t…In my judgement it was inappropriate to have that conversation in a non clinical setting in a non confidential area about clinical matters and I’ve told that to Dr. Nucatola.”

A forensics report published today concluded that the CMP videos were authentic and not altered.

Every second of video footage recorded by CMP was given to Coalfire, LifeSite news reported.

Planned Parenthood doesn’t want word to get out that they harvest aborted babies for parts

Posted in Aborted Baby Body Parts, Center for Medical Progress, Planned Parenthood sells aborted baby parts with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 25, 2015 by saynsumthn

In a series of undercover videos uploaded by the Center for Medical Progress, it has become evident that aborted baby body parts harvesting is not rare – it is widespread across the nation.

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The tax funded abortion chain has denied this claim even writing to Congress,

    “our affiliates’ involvement in fetal tissue research is a miniscule part of the work of Planned Parenthood. Despite a deliberate and systematic effort to distort our role, only two of 59 Planned Parenthood affiliates are currently involved with fetal tissue research,” something they state they, “are proud to have a role in.”

    Adding, “The attacks on us have the intended purpose of making it appear that fetal tissue research is an enormous focus of Planned Parenthood. But the simple fact is that 99% of our health centers have no involvement in this work…Today,only one affiliate (in California) is involved with fetal tissue research working through a TPO [tissue procurement organization.] A second affiliate is involved with fetal tissue research working with the University of Washington”

Center for Medical Progress Dana Loesch

But this does not sink with what Planned Parenthood said in CMP’s undercover videos.

One of the hubs for fetal tissue harvesting is California, where the majority of Planned Parenthood centers reportedly have (or had) some kind of procurement agreement with StemExpress, which has since cut ties with Planned Parenthood in the midst of scandal. Despite CMP’s video footage which strongly suggests that Planned Parenthood is selling the organs of babies they abort (and possibly manipulating the procedure – a violation of federal law), California officials have refused to open any investigations into either Planned Parenthood or StemExpress.

Deborah Nucatola, MD, Senior Director of Medical Services for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, told CMP buyers about the “saturation” of fetal body parts harvesting in California:

    “And, I think that- I don’t know anyone who would say no. Everyone’s been looking to do this for a year and a half, the affiliates in California have been very lucky, because in California there is no shortage of possibilities….”

So just how prevalent is the harvesting of fetal body parts? We’ve scanned the transcripts from The Center for Medical Progress for a breakdown…

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