If the revelation that Planned Parenthood is mining aborted babies has taught us anything, it is the degree to which abortion supporters will go to obfuscate what they are really doing. This much has been evident to anyone who has paid any attention to the abortion debate in the past century.
Anyone, however, who watches the full two-hour, forty-five-minute conversation between two actors from the Center for Medical Progress and Deborah Nucatola, the senior director of medical services for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, can witness firsthand the divide between the how abortion supporters talk in private and how they address one another in-house, the difference between talking points used to win political support from sympathetic modern newspaper editors and the Plain English H.L. Mencken called for in his day.
When the video broke on Tuesday, Planned Parenthood was quick to issue a press release, highlighting the “ethical” standards it abides by. See, the pro-lifers were making mountains out of molehills, “heart, lung, [and] liver” out of mere tissue. Why, Planned Parenthood is no different than any other “high-quality health care provider.”
“At several of our health centers, we help patients who want to donate tissue for scientific research, and we do this just like every other high-quality health care provider does—with full, appropriate consent from patients and under the highest ethical and legal standards,” the abortionists’ statement said.
Please Call It Tissue—It’s Easier That Way
Indeed, the word “tissue” is used 72 times in the transcript of the lunch meeting, and Nucatola is responsible for 50 of those utterances, while the pro-life actors posing as prospective buyers from the (fake) “Fetal Tissue Procurement Company” only say it 20 times. The actors chose the name wisely. How else could they book a nearly three-hour lunch meeting complete with red wine and salad entrée with the top doctor from the country’s largest abortionist? She sure disappointed.
Nucatola was happy to say “tissue” when the buyers were discussing the procurement of “specimens.” When it came down to brass tacks, pricing the body parts between $30 and $100 so local Planned Parenthood affiliates could “do a little bit better than break even,” she was quick to call organs organs, pieces of a human body pieces of a human body. Plain English instead of talking points, instead of the later defense Planned Parenthood offered to justify the indefensible.
“We’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I’m not going to crush that part, I’m going to basically crush below, I’m going to crush above, and I’m going to see if I can get it all intact,” Nucatola said.
We’ll Be Careful If Money Is Involved
Anyone who has seen the uncomfortable pictures of abortion, especially those of the late-term variety—the carelessly sliced limbs, crushed skulls, and gaping jaws—would be shocked that any Planned Parenthood doctor conducted himself with the precision of a heart surgeon, one that could face felony charges if he purposefully killed another human being. Have no fear, Nucatola reassured her prospective buyers. Planned Parenthood uses nothing but the most advanced pregnancy technology available today.
“I’d say a lot of people want liver,” she says, pausing to take a bite of her salad. “And for that reason, most providers will do this case under ultrasound guidance, so they’ll know where they’re putting their forceps. The kind of rate-limiting step of the procedure is the calvarium, the head is basically the biggest part. Most of the other stuff can come out intact.”
I wish all those who insist on calling a fetus “tissue” would spend just a day with me, or any other neonatologist, to see what these 23 to 40 week conglomarates of “tissue samples” look like. To see them try to breathe, move their limbs, grab their endotracheal tubes, as they continue to grow as part of the life cycle that begins at conception, and does not end until the heart stops beating.
Then, to cement the point in their minds, I wish they could see the “tissue sample” when it is ready to be discharged home with the parents.
People who work for the horrifically Orwellian named “planned parenthood” are the ideological descendents of Mengele. There is no humanity in killing in the manner performed daily by PP personnel, and the compounding of this evil by adjusting the method of killing to foster the procurement of saleable organs is satanic.