As the House of Representatives readies for a “show vote” on a reconciliation measure that would defund Planned Parenthood, Center for Medical Progress (CMP) has released a new video that focuses on the profits associated with harvesting fetal body parts.
CMP produced the undercover videos exposing the abortion business’ apparent practices of harvesting fetal body parts for sale on the open market and altering the position of babies during abortions in order to harvest intact organs.
“The undercover footage released in the past half-year by The Center for Medical Progress shows medical directors and executives from the top leadership of Planned Parenthood admitting the abortion business trades baby body parts for money and indicating the profit motive undergirding these illicit sales,” says David Daleiden of CMP in a statement. “To date, Planned Parenthood has offered no convincing explanation for the money that has poured into its affiliates from fetal tissue procurement companies like StemExpress, which performs the work of fetal tissue collection yet still pays abortion clinics per harvested part.”
Planned Parenthood’s recent assurances that it has ceased accepting payment for fetal tissue are an admission of guilt and a last-ditch effort to avoid scrutiny for these indefensible transactions. As Congress, the Health and Human Services Department, and numerous state and local law enforcement agencies continue to investigate Planned Parenthood’s barbaric abortion and baby body parts business, this footage is a clear reminder of why there is a broad public mandate for the investigations to continue and for public money to be reassigned from Planned Parenthood to ethical, mainstream medical organizations.
Republican leaders failed to defund Planned Parenthood in the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill approved in December for fear of being blamed for a government shutdown. The abortion business’ funding is even increased throughout most of 2016. President Obama has threatened to veto the current bill the House is expected to approve.