An undercover video released today shows Planned Parenthood’s senior director of medical services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, describing how her organization sells the body parts of aborted unborn children and admitting she uses partial-birth abortions – a felony punishable by imprisonment – to harvest intact body parts.
In the video released by the Center for Medical Progress, Nucatola is at a business lunch with a man and a woman posing as buyers from a human biologics company. As head of Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Medical Services division, Nucatola has overseen medical practice at all Planned Parenthood clinics since 2009. She also trains new abortion doctors and performs abortions herself at Planned Parenthood Los Angeles up to 24 weeks, Life News reports.
The commercial trafficking in any kind of human body parts is a federal crime punishable by up to 10 years in prison, a $50o,000 fine, or both. Also, partial-birth abortion is a federal felony, punishable by up to two years in prison.
Nucatola admits on hidden camera that Planned Parenthood charges per-specimen for baby body parts, uses illegal partial-birth abortion procedures to get salable parts, and is aware of its own liability for doing so and takes steps to cover it up.
Nucatola described how abortion procedures are altered not for the safety of women but to get the most marketable body parts, including intact livers, hearts and heads, which are highly sought by those who procure human body tissue for research.
In the video, she speaks in detail about how she meticulously “crushes” above and below the thorax to destroy the baby while leaving its head intact. Nucatola said she “huddles” with her staff in the morning to go over which body parts are requested by buyers and then comes up with a game plan to harvest those organs from the unborn babies that will be aborted that day.
The buyers ask Nucatola, “How much of a difference can that actually make, if you know kind of what’s expected, or what we need?”
“It makes a huge difference,” Nucatola replies while casually eating and drinking in what appears to be a restaurant or cafeteria. “I’d say a lot of people want liver. 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 calvarium. Calvarium (the head) is basically the biggest part.
“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 goes on to explain to the undercover buyer that “people want lower extremities too, which, that’s simple. I mean that’s easy. I don’t know what they’re doing with it. I guess they want muscle.”
Too shocking for some to believe
The video has been going viral on social media.
“Abortionist Deborah ‘Hannibal’ Nucatola swills her Chianti while talking about selling baby parts,” tweeted actress Patricia Heaton.
Others posted that they could not believe the story, that it had to be a “hoax.”
But those who follow the abortion industry say they could only wish it were not true. While the cavalier attitude and details coming out of Nucatola’s mouth are shocking, they say it’s been known for years that this type of grisly merchandising of human body parts was going on inside abortion factories.
“It’s all lining up,” said Alveda King, the niece of former civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and head of outreach for Priests for Life. “The dots are actually being connected. Remember my Three Headed Monster Report? There is so much that is hidden. It’s time to tell the truth.”
King describes the “Three Headed Monster” as an unholy, diabolical population-control scheme that uses racism, sexual perversion (homosexuality, fornication and adultery) and reproductive genocide in what amounts to a war against God.
The founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger, was one of the earliest proponents of eugenics as a means of reducing the population of blacks and others she considered less desirable.
Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, is calling on Americans and their religious leaders to pay close attention, today and in the coming weeks, to the new evidence that Planned Parenthood is involved in the illegal trafficking of human body parts.
“I have been involved for decades in the effort to expose the evidence that the abortion industry sells the body parts of the babies it kills,” Pavone said. “And I welcome this new evidence provided by David Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress.”
He said the undercover videos and documentation show how people at the highest levels of Planned Parenthood are negotiating the sale of body parts, and adjusting the way they perform abortions so that the organs are more accessible.
Pavone collaborates with Mark Crutcher of Life Dynamics, who first exposed the sale of baby body parts some 15 years ago, and with Troy Newman of Operation Rescue, who has exposed many criminal activities that occur in abortion clinics.
“We have on our website, BabyBodyParts.com, the images of some of the order forms that were discovered back then – forms that ask that eyes, livers, brains, legs and other body parts be shipped on wet ice to the researchers who want them,” Pavone said.
WND contacted Dr. Deborah Nucatola seeking comment, but she did not immediately respond.
Planned Parenthood responds to critics
Planned Parenthood issued a statement saying Nucatola was only talking about selling “tissue” and downplayed the video.
“In health care, patients sometimes want to donate tissue to scientific research that can help lead to medical breakthroughs, treatments and cures for serious diseases,” PP spokesman Eric Ferraro said. “Women at Planned Parenthood who have abortions are no different. 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. There is no financial benefit for tissue donation for either the patient or Planned Parenthood. In some instances, actual costs, such as the cost to transport tissue to leading research centers, are reimbursed, which is standard across the medical field.”
Ferraro then went on the attack against the video’s producer, which he chastised for trying to jeopardize Planned Parenthood’s “lifesaving” work.
“A well-funded group established for the purpose of damaging Planned Parenthood’s mission and services has promoted a heavily edited, secretly recorded videotape that falsely portrays Planned Parenthood’s participation in tissue donation programs that support lifesaving scientific research,” he said.
Call on Congress to intervene
This activity violates state and federal laws that prohibit the sale of human body parts, he said.
“This new evidence shows that Planned Parenthood is still using the partial-birth abortion procedure, which has also been banned by law at the state and federal level.
“We therefore call on Congress to investigate this activity and to stop federal funding of Planned Parenthood. Moreover, we call on the United States Senate to vote on and pass the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which will protect many of the babies whose bodies are being cut up and sold in this manner.”
Operation Rescue released a statement today that said the results of a “bold three-year undercover journalism investigation study, released today, expose a national scandal involving the widespread secret and illegal selling of aborted baby body parts for profit by Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion supplier.
“In every step of the body parts trade, public money is involved.”
‘A criminal conspiracy’
Heading up the undercover investigation, known as the “Human Capital Project,” was David Daleiden of the the Center for Medical Progress.
“Planned Parenthood’s criminal conspiracy to make money off of aborted baby parts reaches to the very highest levels of their organization. Elected officials must listen to the public outcry for Planned Parenthood to be held accountable to the law and for our tax dollars to stop underwriting this barbaric abortion business,” stated Daleiden.
Operation Rescue President Troy Newman serves on the Board of Daleiden’s Center for Medical Progress. During this investigation, Newman advised Daleiden, providing consultation services and material support.
“Abortionists use ultrasound like a butcher uses scales to sell meat by the pound for profit,” said Newman.
Jim Sedlak, vice president of American Life League, released the following statement about Tuesday’s release of the under-cover video:
“The sale of baby body parts and the committing of partial-birth abortion are both illegal throughout the United States. The fact that the senior director of medical services at the national office of Planned Parenthood freely admits to the organization being involved in both of these criminal activities should be cause for immediate action from all branches of the federal government. Planned Parenthood receives $528 million a year from taxpayers, and $400 million of that is from the Medicaid program. At the very least, Congress and the states should instantly suspend all Medicaid reimbursements to the organization.
“In February 2000, Life Dynamics shocked the world when it revealed the outrageous sale of the parts of aborted babies in the United States. Life Dynamics had carefully collected a great deal of data – much of it from a Planned Parenthood affiliate. However, Planned Parenthood rallied its political forces and made a sham of a Congressional hearing into the matter. As the situation faded away, most people thought Planned Parenthood had stopped selling baby body parts.
“But, as today’s announcement reveals, it simply went further underground and, if anything, became more brazen. In addition to the demand that the government suspend Medicaid reimbursements, American Life League calls on the members of Congress to immediately begin hearings and institute an investigation into Planned Parenthood. The organization must not be allowed to use its political muscle to continue to ignore the law. The purpose of Congressional action is to cut off every penny of taxpayer money to Planned Parenthood – forever!”