Bill progresses in Pa. Senate to cut state funding to Planned Parenthood
- Author: Ismael Montgomery Apr 28, 2017,
Apr 28, 2017, 1:04
Planned Parenthood is a cost-efficient, high-quality, critical part of the health care delivery network in Pennsylvania.
As it stands, one Planned Parenthood clinic in St. Louis remains the sole licensed abortion provider in the state. The monetary value of selling the discarded babies comes specifically and explicitly from their obvious humanity, and the clear differentiation of human organs within their bodies from those of the mother.
And she asks, "What kind of volume do you need and what gestational ages?"
CMP President David Daleiden said that Gatter's candid comments stand in contrast to Planned Parenthood's argument that all money exchanged in its organ operations was used to reimburse clinics.
Still, the vote mirrored a battle that's been playing out nationally, as President Trump and Congressional Republicans target Planned Parenthood and other organizations that offer abortion services for women.
The Washington Times' Bradford Richardson reports that the new video shows Dr. Mary Gatter telling an undercover videographer that $50 was far too small a sum to pay for a portion of an unborn child's body, saying such a sum was "on the low end".
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CMP notes that federal law permits reimbursement for specified costs in a fetal organ or tissue donation but prohibits the purchase and sale of the organs and tissues themselves. "You would send somebody?" At a "high-level" Planned Parenthood conference, Gatter told a CMP undercover investigator (posing as a buyer) that she performed "only 20 cases" of abortion per week, which she called "not a big volume".
"We've been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I'm not gonna crush that part, I'm gonna basically crush below, I'm gonna crush above, and I'm gonna see if I can get it all intact", she said.
She went onto explain that Heather would harvest organs from babies as old as 24 weeks. Melissa's early-stage invasive cervical cancer was discovered during her visit to the Planned Parenthood health center in Modesto.
One of the videos showed an official admitting Planned Parenthood sells fully intact aborted babies.
Critics say the measure, Senate Bill 300, would defund Planned Parenthood. While in Congress, he was the first to promote legislation seeking to defund Planned Parenthood, and as governor of in, he signed a cascade of legislation attempting to deny women the right to abortion access, some of which was so extreme that even his fellow Republicans objected.
Gatter was previously the medical director of Planned Parenthood Los Angeles, before taking the same position at the chain's Pasadena affiliate.