A new video containing the sworn depositions of Planned Parenthood executives shows the abortion giant’s employees breaking down a contract between them and a stem cell research lab for the sale of fetal tissue.
The revealing video was released on Tuesday by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) and shows Planned Parenthood officials – as part of their own lawsuit concerning publicly released, undercover footage that showed Planned Parenthood workers discussing the sale of fetal tissue – making admissions regarding fetal sales while under oath.
While under investigation in 2015, the abortion giant told Congress that they “rebuffed” a proposition to sell fetal livers for $750 per liver and liver/thymus pairs for $1600.
In the videoed testimonies, however, when asked about an email chain between her and Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast’s Regional Director Dyann Santos regarding a contract for fetal tissue sales, PPGC’s Senior Director of Abortion Access Tram Nguyen admitted that she was willing “to move forward with” the contract.
Chief Medical Officer at Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Dr. Dorothy Furgerson, also confirmed in the video that the abortion facility would only be “reimbursed” for viable fetal tissue and organ samples.
Following the video’s release, CMP President David Daleiden asserted in a press release that the abortion giant had lied about profiting off of fetal organs.
“The time has come for federal consequences for Planned Parenthood,” Daleiden said in a statement. “Planned Parenthood lied to the public and to Congress, but now there is no longer any reasonable doubt that Planned Parenthood sold fetal body parts, commodifying living children in the womb and treating pregnant women like a cash crop.
“The U.S. Department of Justice must escalate the enforcement of laws against fetal trafficking to the highest level of priority,” he added.
“While the law allows for reimbursements of specific costs when donating fetal organs, those reimbursements must meet specific guidelines;” LiveAction asserted in response to the video.
“They must be fees associated with transportation, processing, and other such costs. Planned Parenthood did none of these things, yet they collected money when they provided StemExpress with marketable body parts,” LiveAction continued.
As stated in the press release by the CMP, “42 U.S. Code 289g-2 broadly forbids the exchange of valuable consideration for fetal tissue.”
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