August 27, 2015

Pro-Choice Journalist: "I Don’t Know if I’m Pro-Choice After Planned Parenthood Videos"

Pro-Choice Journalist Ruben Navarrette makes several stark observations in his column "I Don’t Know if I’m Pro-Choice After Planned Parenthood Videos" which appeared earlier this month in the Daily Beast. Mr. Navarrette acknowledges being an abortion supporter for the past 30 years. He is, however, reconsidering his pro-choice sympathies in light of this summer's release of gruesome, undercover videos by The Center for Medical Progress in which top officials of Planned Parenthood discuss the harvesting of baby organs for money. Navarrette writes:
It’s jarring to see doctors acting as negotiators as they dicker over the price of a fetal liver, heart, or brain, and then talk about how they meticulously go to the trouble of not crushing the most valuable body parts. This practice is perfectly legal, and for some people, it is just a business. With millions of abortions each year in America, business is good.
Who could forget Dr. Mary Gatter, council president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Medical Directors, when, in Video #2, she tells undercover investigators that it isn’t about the money—before she zeroes in on dollars and cents?

"Let me just figure out what others are getting, and if this is in the ballpark, then it’s fine,” Gatter said. “If it’s still low, then we can bump it up."
Then, going for broke, she added: "I want a Lamborghini."
I want a shower.
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Most recently, in Video #5, Melissa Farrell, director of research at Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast in Texas, talks cavalierly about the cost of extracting "intact fetal cadavers." It is, Farrell says coldly, "all just a matter of line items."

This raises the possibility that no one wants to discuss—that some of the aborted fetuses exited the womb alive and they were either killed or left to die, their "cadavers" intact. Also in the latest video, Abby Johnson, the former clinic director of that same Planned Parenthood office, said her branch made about $120,000 a month selling aborted fetus tissue and organs. ...
I encourage you to read the article in full.

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