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Fifth Planned Parenthood Sting Video Released: Official Discussing Availability of Intact Late-Term Aborted Baby Cadavers

( [email protected] ) Aug 04, 2015 03:25 PM EDT
Anti-abortion group the Center for Medical Progress has released the fifth video in its undercover series that features Planned Parenthood doctors and staffers discussing the procurement and cost of "intact" fetuses and altering abortion procedures to meet specific needs.
Once again, the Planned Parenthood official discusses selling human baby organs over lunch in the latest video released by the Center for Medical Progress. YouTube/ScreenGrab

Anti-abortion group the Center for Medical Progress has released the fifth video in its undercover series that features Planned Parenthood doctors and staffers discussing the procurement and cost of "intact" fetuses and altering abortion procedures to meet specific needs.

The latest footage, which was captured on April 9, 2015, features Melissa Farrell, director of research for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast in Houston, Texas, who tells two activists posing as tissue buyers that the abortion organization has been "doing research for many, many years."

She goes on to assert that Planned Parenthood can "get creative about when and where, and under what conditions can we interject something that is specific to the tissue procurement needs."

In two particularly disturbing scenes, the undercover activists are shown asking Farrell about "financial gain" over a meal, and at another point they are seen with medical staff observing fetal remains in a pathology lab.

"This patient was at, like, 18 weeks, I think," one medical staffer says, while looking through fetal remains.

The clip also shows the buyers asking if abortion procedures can be changed and adjusted to account for specific organ and tissue needs, including fully intact fetuses.

"Just depending on the patient's anatomy, how many weeks, where it's placed in the uterus ... we're going to potentially be able to have some that will be more or less intact and then some that will not be," Farrell responds.

"But it's something that we can look at exploring how we can make that happen so we have a higher chance," she adds.

"And we've had studies in which the company, or in the case of the investigator, has a specific need for a certain portion of the products of conception and we bake that into our contract, and our protocol, that we follow this. So we deviate from our standard in order to do that."

"If we alter our process and we are able to obtain intact fetal cadavers, then we can make it part of the budget, that any dissections are this, and splitting the specimens into different shipments is this. I mean, it's all just a matter of line items," she continues. 

Planned Parenthood, which has argued the series of videos are a part of a smear campaign against the organization and claimed they are "deceptively edited," quickly responded in a six-paragraph statement.

"The footage released today doesn't show Planned Parenthood staff engaged in any wrongdoing or agreeing to violate any legal or medical standards," Planned Parenthood Executive Vice President Dawn Laguens wrote.

"Instead, the latest tape shows an extremely offensive intrusion and lack of respect for women, with footage of medical tissue in a lab. These extremists show a total lack of compassion and dignity for women's most personal medical decisions," she added, The Hill reported.

Today's video follows a fourth video released by CMP featuring Dr. Savita Ginde, vice-president and medical director of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, allegedly discussing payment per organ that is extracted from aborted fetuses.

A third video, released last week, shows a licensed phlebotomist describing her duties that included harvesting and processing the remains of aborted babies at Planned Parenthood and describing how the leading abortion company profited from the practice.

A second video, released a week earlier, shows another Planned Parenthood senior medical adviser haggling over the price of selling baby body parts to undercover CMP activists posing as biomedical entrepreneurs. She also discusses using "less crunchy" techniques to get "more intact" specimens.

In the first video released by the group earlier in July, Planned Parenthood senior medical director Dr. Deborah Nucatola is shown discussing how she "crushes" certain parts of the baby in order to get desired organs intact to be available for sale to biomedical companies.

Despite the series of horrific videos, U.S. Senate has rejected a bill to defund Planned Parenthood and transfer its federal funds to other women's health sources. However, Republican politicians have said they will make the defunding of the leading abortion organization key to an agreement to fund the federal government, which must be completed by the end of September to avoid a shutdown.