Planned Parenthood on the defensive, another video released

The Center for Medical Progress has released another video of a higher up with Planned Parenthood discussing sales of fetal tissue.

With the first video, Planned Parenthood’s president, Cecile Richards was quick to dismiss the footage, attacking the organization. She states, “The allegation that Planned Parenthood profits in any way from tissue donation is not true.”

Since the release of Richards’ statement, that has been largely accepted. People argue this video is taken out of context. Planned Parenthood is merely selling fetal tissues, which is legal. The only reason they’re discussing money is to cover storing and sending the materials.

Maybe that’s all true. But it’s confusing to me as to why Dr. Mary Getter, president of Planned Parenthood’s Medical Director’s Council wants the “buyer” to make an offer first to ensure that she gets a good deal. I’m sure this will also be explained away, but it seems like she’s negotiating a price for the tissue. Especially when she goes on to say, “there was compensation for this,” and later “the money is not the important part but it has to be big enough that it’s worthwhile for me.”

It’s a barbaric procedure. They’re taking a human life. And it’s sickening to see the indifference of these higher ups from this organization. In the first video, Dr. Deborah Nucatola who is Senior Director of Medical Services for Planned Parenthood discusses what they need like it’s inventory for a convenience store.

She says, “You’re just kind of cognizant of where you put your graspers, you try to intentionally go above and below the thorax, so that, you know, we’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I’m not gonna crush that part. I’m going to basically crush below, I’m gonna crush above, I’m gonna see if I can get it all intact.”

Instead of wanting to discuss this, all Planned Parenthood can do is try to discredit CMP. As Richards said in her statement last week, “I want to be really clear: The allegation that Planned Parenthood profits in any way from tissue donation is not true. Our donation programs – like any other high-quality health care providers – follow all laws and ethical guidelines.”

That’s simply impossible for her to know.

You have videos with Planned Parenthood doctors that seem to be showing otherwise. In public statements, she’s just dismissing, using the ad hominem argument that they’re a pro life advocacy group. News flash, most investigative reporting is done by people who oppose you! People don’t usually sting organizations that they love. But just because an organization is opposed to something doesn’t mean that their findings are false.

Richards should care about these videos and the things her people are saying. These aren’t foot soldiers! They’re doctors and hgher ups in the organization.

Richards went on to say, “As always, if there is any aspect of our work that can be strengthened, we want to know about it, and we take swift action to address it.”

That doesn’t seem to be the case at all. I look at Planned Parenthood’s statements, I look at their social media, they’re in attack mode.

Regardless of the agenda of the Center for Medical Progress, if people are violating laws, shouldn’t Planned Parenthood want to know about it? Richards isn’t all knowing.

It’s being invesitaged by congress, which many are criticzing and saying it’s a waste of time. How is it a waste of time? This organization is not above reproach. It’s a non profit organization that brought in $528 million in government health service grants and reimbursements in 2014, according to last year’s financial report. They perform over 330,000 abortions a year. It is a big business.

Planned Parenthood certainly does many things that are beneficial to the health of both women and men. But that does not justify the barbarism of these abortion doctors.

I hope that people who see the doctors talking about it will see what this procedure is doing to human lives. Millions of abortions have happened in America in the last generation. It is unfortunate that our society has become largely accepting and affirming to this practice. We can’t save the tens of millions of babies who have already been aborted. But we can inform and educate.

From the moment of conception, the fetus is a distinct being from the mother. It’s a person. There’s this debate “when does life begin?” That’s incoherent. At conception, clearly life has begun. Life doesn’t just begin at birth, or in a third trimester, or when there’s a heartbeat. A conceived baby is a life, a person.

God doesn’t mistakenly create life. He said to the prophet Jeremiah that before he had been formed in his mother’s womb, God knew him (Jeremiah 1:5). Every life has meaning, purpose, and value. Life is created in the image of God, and therefore it inherently has value. They can’t stand up for themselves. Jesus says that whatever we have done for the least of his people, we have done for him (Matthew 25:41).

Almost 55 million babies have been aborted in this country since 1973. Even if you’re pro choice, isn’t that a problem? Shouldn’t the default position be to advocate for life? 55 million abortions. Something has gone seriously wrong in this country. 55 million people is more than the entire population of California.

If you still disagree with me, I thank you for reading. I’d ask you this question: when is it too late to have an abortion? And why? What’s your standard? When does a fetus go from not having rights to having rights? When do we acquire a right to live?

jrb
http://www.centerformedicalprogress.org/



Categories: bioethics, Commentary, Ethics, prolife

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