Dr. Ben Carson: Harvesting of Aborted Baby Body Parts By Planned Parenthood Must Stop

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Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Republican Presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson is calling on Congress to stand up and stop Planned Parenthood’s harvesting of aborted baby body parts and selling them for financial gain.

In a statement posted on his Facebook page, Carson wrote:

What we learned today is the body part harvesting at Planned Parenthood is simply barbaric. It must stop and Congress must stand up.

Join me in demanding that these practices STOP!

“Congress: Stop Funding Planned Parenthood and Demand an Investigation Now!” reads the headline on the homepage of Dr. Carson’s website, which links to this petition:

Congress: Stop funding Planned Parenthood

I, like many of you, was sickened when I saw the video of Dr. Deborah Nucatola of Planned Parenthood secretly video taped discussing selling aborted baby parts. I was more than sickened, I was enraged. (Click link to view the film.)

Congress must act NOW! Please sign my petition to Congress demanding that they stop all public funds to Planned Parenthood.

I spent my whole life caring for children. What I see in this video is barbaric. Congress must ACT!

We the undersigned insist that our tax dollars not be used in any way with Planned Parenthood in light of their Baby Organ Harvesting Programs.

Please act immediately to stop the transfer of federal dollars to Planned Parenthood.

On Tuesday, Breibart News broke the story that “[a]n undercover video shot last summer by a new pro-life organization called Center for Medical Progress purports to show the chief medical officer of Planned Parenthood of America talking on camera about how to abort a child intact so the child’s body parts can be transferred for medical and scientific research.”

According to the Breitbart News report:

The video was shot by a team led by David Daleiden of the Center for Medical Progress posing as representatives of a start up biotech firm in the business of buying fetal body parts for medical and scientific research. Daleiden told Breitbart News, “It [is] remarkably easy to make contact with Planned Parenthood” to discuss procurement of fetal tissue. . .

In the 8-minute edited video released today by the Center for Medical Progress, [Planned Parenthood of America Chief Medical Officer Deborah] Nucatola can be seen and heard discussing her ongoing relationship with another company called StemExpress that works as a middleman in the buying and selling of fetal tissue, a process that is legal so long as any moneys exchanged are strictly for expenses and not for profit…

In the video Nucatola can be heard saying, “Every provider had patients who want to donate their tissue, and they absolutely want to accommodate them. They just want to do it in a way that is not perceived as ‘this clinic is selling tissue, this clinic is making money off of this.’”

She talks about pricing. “You know, I would throw a number out, and I would say it’s probably anywhere from $30 to $100 [per specimen] depending on the facility and what’s involved.”

In the video, Nucatola goes into great detail about ordering specific body parts and how the abortionist goes about ensuring those parts are not damaged in the abortion. She says the abortionist uses “ultrasound guidance, so they’ll know where they’re putting their forceps.”

By Wednesday afternoon, Dr. Carson’s Facebook posting calling on Congress to stop Planned Parenthood’s harvesting of aborted baby body parts had received some 54,000 Facebook “likes.”


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