One year later: The videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s baby body parts scandal

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On July 14, 2015, the Center for Medical Progress released the first in a series of videos exposing the horrific crimes against humanity committed by Planned Parenthood, the country’s largest abortion chain.

The undercover videos range from Planned Parenthood’s alleged sale of aborted baby parts, to harvesting fetal organs and altering abortion procedures.

Below is a brief summary of the over a dozen videos released by the Center for Medical Progress.


Video #1: Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Senior Director of Medical Services for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, was caught on video admitting, “we’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver.”

Nuactola, who describes how she can alter the abortion procedure to procure intact organs, said: “I’m not gonna crush that part— I’m going to basically crush below, I’m gonna crush above, and I’m gonna see if I can get it all intact.”

Planned Parenthood's Dr. Mary Gatter

Planned Parenthood’s Dr. Mary Gatter

Video #2: Released just days after the first explosive video, Dr. Mary Gatter, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Medical Directors Council, sat down for lunch with investigators posing as buyers of fetal tissue.

Gatter, who bartered over compensation for baby body parts, admitted Planned Parenthood could “bump” up the payment amount, joking: “I want a Lamborghini.” Gatter also admitted she could check to see if their abortionist could use a “less crunchy” technique to obtain more whole fetal specimens.


Former StemExpress technician Holly O’Donnell

Video #3, Human Capital – Episode 1: Holly O’Donnell, a licensed phlebotomist, worked as a procurement technician for StemExpress, a California for-profit fetal tissue procurement company.

O’Donnell alleges that Planned Parenthood gained financially from providing fetal tissue to StemExpress. “For whatever we could procure, they would get a certain percentage,” O’Donnell said. “The main nurse was always trying to make sure we got our specimens. No one else really cared, but the main nurse did because she knew that Planned Parenthood was getting compensated.”


Dr. Savita Ginde (left)

Video #4: Dr. Savita Ginde, Vice President and Medical Director of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, was caught bargaining over the best way to procure fetal body parts for money. Ginde said, “I think a per-item thing works a little better, just because we can see how much we can get out of it.”


Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast’s Melissa Farrell

Video #5: Melissa Farrell, Director of Research at Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, discussed harvesting baby organs as a “matter of line items,” admitting she could get “intact fetal cadavers.” Farrell also described how to alter abortion procedures to obtain fully intact baby specimens.

“Some of our doctors in the past have [research] projects and they’re collecting the specimens, so they do it in a way that they get the best specimens, so I know it can happen,” Farrell said.

Video #6, Human Capital – Episode 2: Holly O’Donnell shared her experience working at Planned Parenthood facilities: “The environment— it’s morbid— like you can feel it,” O’Donnell said. “You can hear, you can hear screaming, you can hear crying.”

O’Donnell also talked about the speed at which abortions were done, and how abortionist Dr. Ron Berman would pace up and down the hallways if the facility operations were not moving fast enough for his liking. “If there wasn’t a girl in the room, he would get mad. He would pace the hallways if there wasn’t something to do.”

Video #7, Human Capital – Episode 3: Holly O’Donnell remembered her time with an aborted male baby, whose heart was allegedly still beating after the procedure. Talking about her supervisor, O’Donnell said, “And she just taps the heart, and it starts beating…I’m sitting here, and I’m looking at this fetus and its heart is beating— and I don’t know what to think.”


Video #8: Cate Dyer, CEO of for-profit StemExpress, explained how her company worked alongide Planned Parenthood to obtain fetal body parts. Dyer explained how demand for fetal organs, such as livers, exceeds what abortion facilities are able to supply. “We’re working with almost like triple digit number clinics, and we still need more.”

Dyer explained how Planned Parenthood is the best place to get fetal specimens because of the sheer number of abortions they commit: “Planned Parenthood has volume, because they are a volume institution.”

ABR Perrin Larton

Video #9: Perrin Larton, Procurement Manager at Advanced Bioscience Resources, Inc., talked about the harvesting of fetal tissue to a potential buyer. She describes a horrific incident when the preborn child “just fell out” during an abortion procedure.

“I literally have had women come in and they’ll go in the O.R. and they’re back out in three minutes, and I’m going, ‘What’s going on?’” Larton said. “‘Oh yeah, the fetus was already in the vaginal canal whenever we put her in the stirrups; it just fell out.'”

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Video #10: Deborah VanDerhei, National Director of the Consortium of Abortion Providers of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, admitted she wanted to avoid a media “disaster,” over compensation for fetal tissue procurement.

VanDerhei referred to payments for fetal specimens, saying, “I have been talking to the executive director of the National Abortion Federation; we’re trying to figure this out as an industry, about how we’re going to manage remuneration, because the headlines would be a disaster.”


Video #11: Dr. Amna Dermish of Planned Parenthood describes killing late-term babies and perfecting her abortion techniques to provide whole fetal brains for harvesting.

Dermish, who said altering the abortion procedure so the baby is “breech” first, helps to procure “intact” body parts: “My aim is usually to get the specimens out pretty intact. Especially the 20-weekers are a lot harder versus the 18-weekers, so at that point I’ll switch to breech.”

CMP Project Lead David Daleiden has released full footage and additional investigative videos exposing the country’s largest abortion chain.

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