A new video released Tuesday by the Center for Medical Progress shows another Planned Parenthood executive negotiating over compensation for “intact” baby pieces, noting she would like to have enough money to buy a Lamborghini.
Last week, CMP released a video of Planned Parenthood Medical Director Deborah Nucatola cavalierly discussing the sale of livers and other fetal organs obtained from altering late-second trimester abortion procedures. Her remarks sparked outrage, even from some abortion supporters, that prompted Congress and several governors to begin investigating.
The second undercover video, made in February, features Mary Gatter, the president of the Planned Parenthood Medical Directors Council, talking with actors who say they represent a tissue procurement company.
“But, you know, the money is not important. But it has to be big enough that it makes it worthwhile for me,” Gatter says.
“It’s been years since I’ve talked about compensation, so let me just figure out what others are getting and if this is in the ballpark, that’s fine. If it’s still low, we can bump it up. I want a Lamborghini,” she says.
Troy Newman, president of Operation Rescue, said the statements in the Gatter video prove that Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards “flat-out lied when she said that Planned Parenthood does not profit in any way from the sale of aborted baby parts.”
“It takes a lot of baby livers to buy a Lamborghini,” he said, referring to the exotic sports car that can sell for some $200,000.
Newman consulted on the undercover investigation by CPM Director David Daleiden and is a board member for the organization.
“And now it also appears that Planned Parenthood is also lying to women, altering their procedures in order to get body parts that can be sold for profit,” Newman said. “These represent serious legal and ethical breeches for which Planned Parenthood must be held accountable.”
Gatter says in the video that patients “don’t care what we do, of course,” and suggests a “less crunchy” procedure would allow “intact” baby “specimens.”
“Let me explain to you a little bit of a problem, which may not be a big problem,” she says. “If our usual technique is suction, at 10-12 weeks, and we switch to using an IPAS or something with less suction, to increase the odds that it will come out as an intact specimen, then we’re kind of violating the protocol that says to the patient, ‘We’re not doing anything different in our care of you.’ Now to me, that’s kind of a specious little argument and I wouldn’t object to asking Ian, who’s our surgeon who does the cases, to use an IPAS at that gestational age in order to increase the odds that he’s going to get an intact specimen, but I do need to throw it out there as a concern.”
Gatter now is medical director at Planned Parenthood’s Pasadena abortion business, and she previously served in the same position for Planned Parenthood Los Angeles.
The video shows her haggling over the price for body parts of unborn children, worried that she is going to be “low-balled.”
She asks $75 per specimen but wants to see what other Planned Parenthood abortionists are getting to make sure she gets similar compensation so she can buy an expensive sports car.
She also explains that she would need to get permission from the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
CMP cites federal law, which states, “It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly acquire, receive or otherwise transfer any human fetal tissue for valuable consideration.”
Gatter talks about how the national organization is “on board with tissue donations.”
When the discussion first turns to price, Gatter bluntly says, “Well why don’t you start by telling me what you’re used to paying?”
Gatter states: “We don’t want to be a position to be accused of selling tissue. On the other hand, there are costs associated with the use of our space.”
She ends up instructing the potential buyers: “Write me a three- or four-paragraph proposal, which I will then take to Laurel and the organization to see if we want to proceed with this. And then if we want to pursue this, mutually, I’ll mention this to Ian, and see how he feels about using a ‘less crunchy’ technique to get more whole specimens. Then if we agree to move forward, the next step would need to apply to PPFA for a waiver. In order to do this, we need to have a contract. Do you have a contract?”
CMP said the video is part of its three-year-old investigation journalism study called “Human Capital.”
“Planned Parenthood’s to leadership admits they harvest aborted baby parts and receive payments for this. Planned Parenthood’s only denial is that they make money off of baby parts, but that is a desperate lie that becomes more and more untenable as CMP reveals Planned Parenthood’s business operations and statements that prove otherwise,” CMP’s Daleiden said.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has written to Planned Planned demanding that it turn over records for a congressional investigation of the abortion giant’s activities.
In letters to the National Institutes of Health and a California company called StemExpress, he raised the prospect of violations of federal law.
Cruz’s office said the senator’s move was a response to “last week’s revelations that a senior official with Planned Parenthood admitted to working with abortion providers to potentially violate federal and state laws.”
Over the weekend, Franklin Graham of Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association urged a complete defunding of Planned Parenthood.
On his Facebook page, he wrote: “Planned Parenthood should be investigated and prosecuted for selling baby parts. Tell your congressman that you don’t want any more of your money going to fund this evil organization and the promotion of abortions.”
“The recent revelation that this taxpayer-funded organization is selling body parts of the unborn further proves that this agency deserves our scorn, not our tax dollars,” Paul said.
And GOP presidential hopeful Ben Carson said the Planned Parenthood apology was disturbing.
WND reported last week the first undercover video already was having impact.
The U.S. House dropped plans to benefit an organization that contributes heavily to Planned Parenthood each year. And there was a call to develop a more comprehensive review of federal funding for Planned Parenthood. Currently, the organization receives several hundred million dollars a years, totaling nearly $5 billion.
See the original video that exposed the scandal:
The full, unedited video of Nucatola, from which the shorter version was taken, is here: