This article on the upcoming DOJ investigation of Planned Parenthood and their profiting from sale of aborted baby tissue is actually about two issues.
- The immoral selling of human baby’s tissue for profit and Abortion itself
- The lying press – FAKE NEWS
I have chosen two Fake News sites: NY Times and CNN.
I have also chosen two Conservative websites: The Federalist and Lifenews
I want the reader to see the stark difference in reporting – not just biased, but LIES – FAKE NEWS.
I found this news in my email from ACLJ, who I subscribe to in order to keep up with the latest REAL news. Then I researched other Conservative sites on this topic.
Let’s look at thefederalist (A Conservative site)
FBI Finally Investigates Planned Parenthood’s Human Remains Trafficking Scheme
Few mainstream sources have reported that the FBI appears to be readying a probe into Planned Parenthood, after nearly three years of investigations. When will the GOP finally defund it?
After years of investigations that began primarily due to whistleblower videos, the FBI has finally decided to investigate Planned Parenthood for trafficking in human remains from abortion. Between that and the Center for Medical Progress’s latest undercover video showing how PP colluded with medical company StemExpress to sell the most aborted baby parts for the most profit, the GOP should finally defund this shady organization that still receives a large guaranteed taxpayer subsidy.
Last week, The Hill reported that the FBI is seeking thousands of pages of unredacted documents from the Senate Judiciary Committee’s investigation and criminal referrals of Planned Parenthood and StemExpress. Attorney General Jeff Sessions confirmed in congressional testimony that the referrals’ findings could form the basis of criminal charges against Planned Parenthood and StemExpress, once verified by the Department of Justice.
Few mainstream news sources have reported that the FBI appears to be readying for a probe into Planned Parenthood. The fact that most mainstream news sources have consistently backed the entity explains this unfortunate lack of parity. Surely if a GOP “pet cause” or politician were found guilty of a crime or were under FBI investigation, every mainstream outlet would be broadcasting the fact daily.
Whistleblowers Unveil a New Video
The FBI has taken in interest in PP primarily due to the myriad undercover videos CMP has produced over the last several years. The first round of videos, which came out nearly three years ago, were explosive and damning. They revealed PP executives haggling over prices for human body parts—such as brain, liver, and hearts—harvested from the human remains PP abortion centers generate. Recently, CMP has been slowly but steadily unveiling new videos, this time about PP’s relationship with StemExpress, a medical procurement company whose employees dissected aborted babies to obtain these parts.
According to whistleblower Holly O’Donnell, who worked for StemExpress, StemExpress workers were “embedded” in PP clinics to save money. They used private patient medical files leaked to them by Planned Parenthood management to locate women who could meet their body parts order quotas for the day through their scheduled abortions.
In the latest video, O’Donnell says she witnessed coworkers take fetal body parts without patient consent from abortions at Planned Parenthood: “If there was like a high-gestated fetus, I have witnessed there was no consent signed, and these women didn’t know that it was getting taken,” revealed O’Donnell. “It’s stealing, it’s stealing baby parts.”
Federal law currently requires parental consent before blood spots from newborn screenings are used in federally funded research. Ironically, President Obama signed the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2014 that established this legal requirement for consent. Besides the creepiness and ethical questions at play in its business activities, Planned Parenthood should not be operating under different rules, hence the FBI’s move to investigate.The GOP
The GOP Should Finally Defund Planned Parenthood
If the GOP wanted to show any ability whatsoever to follow through on previous commitments, they would work to defund PP. In light of recent information, this shouldn’t be that hard to do. The GOP could use the FBI’s investigation and the incriminating evidence found in the dozens of CMP videos, which led the House Oversight Committee to investigate PP, as a jumpoff point to tuck an amendment into current legislation, or draft something separately.
The GOP’s inability to summon enough political will to defund Planned Parenthood is inexplicable. While Americans are relatively divided on whether abortion should be legal, clear majorities oppose taxpayer funding for it and late-term abortions such as those that generate the most fetal body part dollars for Planned Parenthood.
Besides polling results and the imperative to fulfill a major campaign promise to Republican ovters, defunding Planned Parenthood is clearly the right thing to do. Planned Parenthood embodies a culture of death. Any institution that kills then dissects humans to profit from their body parts does not deserve taxpayer dollars. How many other gruesome videos does the Center for Medical Progress have to release before the GOP shows some backbone and no longer subsidizes 300,000 abortions a year with taxpayer money? – source
New Documents Prove Planned Parenthood Illegally Profited From Selling Aborted Baby Parts
New documents produced by a Congressional committee show the Planned Parenthood abortion business profited from the sales of aborted baby parts. The documents provide more evidence that a Center for Medical Progress video already put forward that the abortion company is violating federal law prohibiting the profiting from the sales of body parts from aborted children.
The video at Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast’s massive Houston abortion clinic and documents from a Texas Public Information Act request show how Planned Parenthood used accounting gimmicks to hide its illegal sale of body parts from aborted babies. The video highlights previously overlooked footage from the April 9, 2015 site visit of investigative journalists David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt from The Center for Medical Progress to the abortion facility.
Now, a new white paper on the pricing of aborted bay parts from the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives reveals Planned Parenthood appears to be breaking the law. The document points out that “to profit from the acquisition or transfer of fetal tissue violates Title 42 USC §289 g-2, which prohibits the transfer of any fetal tissue for valuable consideration that exceeds the reasonable costs associated with the procurement.”
The white paper and accompanying exhibits show that the middleman company StemExpress does all of the work to transfer the aborted baby parts — making it so Planned Parenthood is spared any significant expense, thus leaving it with pure profit from the sale of the parts.
“The [abortion clinic] has no costs so the payments from the [procurement business] to the [abortion clinic] are pure profit,” the report concludes. “All costs are born by the [procurement business] or the customer. The payments from the customer to the PB exceed its cost by a factor of 300 to 400 percent.”
“The abortion industry sells baby hearts, livers, brains, hands and other organs procured by a middleman company inside their facilities at no cost or effort to the facilities themselves. The facility receives upfront fees that can amount to five-figure sums every month and then the procurement companies resell organs for tens of thousands more—depending on the child’s characteristics,” Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, said in a release. “The documents make clear there is absolutely no cost to the abortion clinic so that all monies received go to their bottom line.”
The document also reveals 1 in 5 abortion clinics, whether they were affiliated with Planned Parenthood or independent abortion centers, were selling the body parts of aborted babies when CMP began exposing the sales at Planned Parenthood.
Rep. Marsha Blackburn, the head of the select panels, commented on the new findings: “The release of those horrific videos last summer raised many questions about whether abortion clinics and middleman tissue procurement businesses were profiting from the sale of baby body parts, organs and tissues.”
She said about a hearing today that will investigate the new documents further: “This hearing will examine business documents, invoices, marketing brochures, and management documents that reveal one for-profit procurement business and several abortion clinics may have acted in violation of federal law by profiting from the sale of baby body parts, organs and tissues.”
David Daleiden of CMP commented on the new documents and said “The financial documents uncovered by the Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives prove that Planned Parenthood profited from the sale of aborted baby parts to their long-time business partner StemExpress.”
“The facts are now undeniable that Planned Parenthood had no “costs” to “reimburse” and every dollar they received for little baby hearts, brains, and livers netted illegal profit. Planned Parenthood lied to the media, to Congress, and to the American people for 9 months falsely asserting they had no financial benefit from supplying baby parts. Now, Planned Parenthood and their partners in crime must face justice under the law for their barbaric criminal profiteering from aborted baby parts,” he continued.
The expose’ videos catching Planned Parenthood officials selling the body parts of aborted babies have shocked the nation. Here is a list of the twelve videos:
- In the first video: Dr. Deborah Nucatola of Planned Parenthood commented on baby-crushing: “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.”
- In the second video: Planned Parenthood’s Dr. Mary Gatter joked, “I want a Lamborghini” as she negotiated the best price for baby parts.
- In the third video: Holly O’Donnell, a former Stem Express employee who worked inside a Planned Parenthood clinic, detailed first-hand the unspeakable atrocities and how she fainted in horror over handling baby legs.
- In the fourth video: Planned Parenthood’s Dr. Savita Ginde stated, “We don’t want to do just a flat-fee (per baby) of like, $200. A per-item thing works a little better, just because we can see how much we can get out of it.” She also laughed while looking at a plate of fetal kidneys that were “good to go.”
- In the fifth video: Melissa Farrell of Planned Parenthood-Gulf Coast in Houston boasted of Planned Parenthood’s skill in obtaining “intact fetal cadavers” and how her “research” department “contributes so much to the bottom line of our organization here, you know we’re one of the largest affiliates, our Research Department is the largest in the United States.”
- In the sixth video: Holly O’Donnell described technicians taking fetal parts without patient consent: “There were times when they would just take what they wanted. And these mothers don’t know. And there’s no way they would know.”
- In the seventh and perhaps most disturbing video: Holly O’Donnell described the harvesting, or “procurement,” of organs from a nearly intact late-term fetus aborted at Planned Parenthood Mar Monte’s Alameda clinic in San Jose, CA. “‘You want to see something kind of cool,’” O’Donnell says her supervisor asked her. “And she just taps the heart, and it starts beating. And I’m sitting here and I’m looking at this fetus, and its heart is beating, and I don’t know what to think.”
- In the eighth video: StemExpress CEO Cate Dyer admits Planned Parenthood sells “a lot of” fully intact aborted babies.
- The ninth video: catches a Planned Parenthood medical director discussing how the abortion company sells fully intact aborted babies — including one who “just fell out” of the womb.
- The 10th video: catches the nation’s biggest abortion business selling specific body parts — including the heart, eyes and “gonads” of unborn babies.The video also shows the shocking ways in which Planned Parenthood officials admit that they are breaking federal law by selling aborted baby body parts for profit.
- Unreleased Videos: Unreleased videos from CMP show Deb Vanderhei of Planned Parenthood caught on tape talking about how Planned Parenthood abortion business affiliates may “want to increase revenue [from selling baby parts] but we can’t stop them…” Another video has a woman talking about the “financial incentives” of selling aborted baby body parts.
- The 11th video: catches a Texas Planned Parenthood abortionist planning to sell the intact heads of aborted babies for research. Amna Dermish is caught on tape describing an illegal partial-birth abortion procedure to terminate living, late-term unborn babies which she hopes will yield intact fetal heads for brain harvesting.
- The 12th video in the series shows new footage of Jennefer Russo, medical director at Planned Parenthood in Orange County, California, describing to undercover investigators how her abortion business tries to harvest intact aborted babies’ bodies for a local for-profit biotech company and changes the abortion procedure to do so. – source
Here is an article I wrote in 2016 about companies using aborted baby’s cells for their products:
And now for the FAKE NEWS sources:
Planned Parenthood Won’t Accept Money for Fetal Tissue
Trying to quell the controversy over its use of fetal tissue, Planned Parenthood announced Tuesday that it would no longer accept reimbursement for the costs of providing the tissue for medical research.
The move comes after months of attacks on the group, beginning with the release in July of undercover videos by anti-abortion groups. The videos seemed to show Planned Parenthood officials discussing the procurement of fetal tissue, which led to an unsuccessful Republican effort in Congress to end its federal financing.
Planned Parenthood is the target of five different congressional investigations on how it handles fetal tissue after abortions, as well as state inquiries.
Of Planned Parenthood’s nearly 700 health centers nationwide, only two — one in California and one in Washington State — supply fetal tissue to researchers, and only the one in California has been getting reimbursed, the organization said.
The accusations against the group have also become a rallying cry for Republican presidential candidates including Carly Fiorina, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio. The policy change was announced hours before the Democratic candidates’ first debate.
Anti-abortion groups hailed the decision not to accept reimbursement as a victory. The Center for Medical Progress, which had made and released the videos, called it “an admission of guilt” that Planned Parenthood had been profiting from the tissue, which would be illegal under federal law.
But there was little sign that the decision would do much to cool the intense heat on the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and its president, Cecile Richards, who was sharply questioned for five hours last month by Republicans at a congressional hearing.
“Significant questions still remain about Planned Parenthood’s finances,” Representative Jason Chaffetz, the Utah Republican who is chairman of the House committee that questioned Ms. Richards, said in a statement.
Planned Parenthood said the new policy was not a defeat, but rather a practical approach to getting on with its business while ensuring that women who wanted to donate tissue would still be able to do so.
“This is Planned Parenthood standing strong, saying that we are not going to be bullied, even by five congressional committees, into walking away from important research and women’s desire to donate,” said Dawn Laguens, the executive vice president of the group. “We are not going to stand around getting flogged with false accusation for something that’s never been our motivation to participate in tissue donation.”
Since the controversy began in July, many researchers have underscored the value of fetal tissue for scientific research, whether in the development of vaccines or understanding degenerative eye disease.
Planned Parenthood’s woes began when the Center for Medical Progress released the videos, which purported to show its officials trying to sell fetal tissue. Planned Parenthood said the videos were heavily edited. But the center accused the group of illegally profiting from the sale of the tissue.
The 1993 law that made it illegal to turn a profit on fetal tissue said it was acceptable to be reimbursed for the cost of getting, storing and processing the tissue for research use.
After the release of the videos, Republicans in Congress began their effort to cut federal money for Planned Parenthood. Some states, too, moved to take away the organization’s funding under Medicaid, as well as beginning their own investigations into whether Planned Parenthood broke federal law in its handling of fetal tissue.
Over all, in the fiscal year ended in June, the group received about $528 million from federal, state and local sources, about three-quarters of which came from Medicaid, to pay for birth control services and other women’s health care.
Mr. Chaffetz said in his statement, “This is a good, tangible result of the collective efforts of the House in investigating Planned Parenthood,” and called the policy change “helpful.”
But he added, “This decision does not answer the question as to why a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization reporting approximately $125 million in revenue over expenses annually needs a subsidy from the American taxpayer.”
Mr. Chaffetz’s committee has so far reviewed 22,000 pages of documents from Planned Parenthood, the group said, and has not found any wrongdoing. In his statement, Mr. Chaffetz said the committee would continue its inquiry into the organization’s use of federal taxpayer dollars.
Representative Diane Black, the Tennessee Republican who helped lead the defunding effort, said the decision not to accept reimbursement was “motivated by optics.”
“If Planned Parenthood truly wanted to confront its growing scandal, it would stop aborting more than 327,000 innocent lives each year and fully commit to true women’s health care,” she added.
The Center for Medical Progress also questioned the decision. “If the money Planned Parenthood has been receiving for baby body parts were truly legitimate ‘reimbursement,’ why cancel it?” the group said in a statement. “This proves what C.M.P. has been saying all along — Planned Parenthood incurs no actual costs, and the payments for harvested fetal parts have always been an extra profit margin.”
In announcing the decision in a letter to the National Institutes of Health, Ms. Richards, the group’s president, said Planned Parenthood will continue to provide fetal tissue for research use.
“Planned Parenthood’s policies on fetal tissue donation already exceed the legal requirements,”’ Ms. Richards’s letter said. “Now we’re going even further in order to take away any basis for attacking Planned Parenthood to advance an anti-abortion political agenda.”
Fetal tissue is donated only with the consent of the woman having the abortion, Planned Parenthood said.
In a press release Tuesday, the group quoted a woman identified only as Kate as saying she had chosen to donate tissue to research after ending her second pregnancy because it gave her “a little bit of closure to know I’m making a difference.” – source
Justice Department is Investigation use of Fetal Tissue
The Justice Department is looking into Planned Parenthood’s practices related to human fetal tissue, according to a letter obtained by CNN on Thursday.
Grassley’s 2016 report claimed that executive branch agencies had failed to monitor the industry and — after reviewing 20,000 documents voluntarily submitted by Planned Parenthood and a number of other organizations — called on the Justice Department to investigate.