It’s a video of only about 100 seconds, but it is providing stunning clarity to the real agenda of Planned Parenthood in America: abortion.
The new video, released Monday, follows last week’s release by the nonprofit Live Action, which revealed 92 out of 97 Planned Parenthood centers contacted admitted they would refuse to provide any prenatal care.
That’s despite repeated claims by Planned Parenthood and others that prenatal care is an integral function of its business.
In the new video, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards is quoted saying, “It’s important to remember, too, that the services that we provide through the federal programs are family planning, cancer screenings, prenatal care.”
Her statement is followed immediately by a response from Planned Parenthood in Arizona, where a worker states, “We don’t have prenatal care here.”
Then Richards, on social media, states, “Politicians have put STD testing, prenatal care for Planned Parenthood patients at risk in their political attack.”
Which is followed by a statement from Planned Parenthood in Athens, Ohio: “No, we wouldn’t provide any pre-type of prenatal services.”
Another statement comes from Planned Parenthood advocate Melissa Harris Perry: “Checkups, cancer screenings and prevention, contraception, prenatal services, and STD testing that comprises the majority of services Planned Parenthood provides.”
Followed by a statement by the Santa Fe, New Mexico, Planned Parenthood: “We don’t see pregnant woman as a way of giving prenatal care.”
Since Live Action’s video appeared a week ago, it’s been viewed at least 13 million times, and Planned Parenthood officials have been “downplaying” its claims, insisting the videos are “misleadingly edited.”
Even critics admitted they called some of the Planned Parenthood businesses that appeared in the first video and found the same results as Live Action.
Lila Rose, Live Action’s president, said, “Planned Parenthood finds itself in the impossible position of saying that it does just enough prenatal care to merit hundreds of millions of dollars from the government, but not enough to be criticized for failing to provide it when a pregnant woman seeks prenatal care at its centers.”
WND reported when the first video came out that only a few of the 97 abortion businesses contacted offered anything in the way of prenatal services, and one of those services was “vitamins.”
“Planned Parenthood says it’s a champion of women’s health care, yet prenatal care, which is an essential service for expectant mothers, is virtually nonexistent,” said Rose at the time. “Our investigators who wanted to keep their babies were turned away by 92 out of 97 Planned Parenthood centers. It’s clear that despite its claims, abortion is the priority and the only option for pregnant women that visit Planned Parenthood.”
The discussion comes just as Congress is considering canceling the $500 million that the abortion business gets from the U.S. taxpayers each year and redirecting the funds to the hundreds of health centers that provide comprehensive services.
President Trump already took the first step on the issue, ordering that U.S. tax money no longer will go to organizations that fund abortion internationally.
The first video:
Live Action said “The Prenatal Care Deception” leads off its “Abortion Corporation” series of investigative videos.
WND reported earlier this month another Live Action video showed how Planned Parenthood carried out its promise to retrain employees after some were caught on video making embarrassing statements about human trafficking and sex workers.
Instead of training workers to spot and report abuse, Planned Parenthood trained them to identify and guard against undercover journalists and investigators.
The training, nevertheless, apparently was unsuccessful as demonstrated by the series of videos released in 2015 that showed top Planned Parenthood executives lobbying for higher pay for the delivery of the body parts of unborn babies. The undercover investigation prompted states and sponsors to defund the organization, and legislation in Congress would withdraw that $500 million.
Live Action, which produced undercover videos in 2011 in which individuals working at Planned Parenthood clinics expressed willingness to aid and abet underage sex-trafficking, released its video online.
“[It] shows that Planned Parenthood lied to the media after employees were caught on camera attempting to aid and abet sex traffickers prostituting 14- and 15-year-old girls,” Live Action said. “A former Planned Parenthood manager recently revealed that while the abortion giant claimed in 2011 that it was retraining thousands of staff to identify child sex traffickers, it instead trained them how to identify undercover journalists investigating its facilities.”
Live Action said it “used public records requests to check the abortion chain’s claim that it had reported the suspected sex traffickers to authorities. The responses from law enforcement show that Planned Parenthood failed repeatedly to report the suspected crimes to local police departments, state police, or even child protective services.”
In the video, Ramona Trevino told of her experience running a Planned Parenthood operation during Live Action’s previous investigation.
Rose noted that Trevino was working at Planned Parenthood while the previous undercover investigations were done.
“I just blew it off,” Trevino said. “We don’t have anything to hide, so why are we so concerned about these undercover investigations?”
She continued, “Later on … all of that would change.”
The video features a clip of a CBS report showing Planned Parenthood staffers “all too eager to help purported teenage sex workers get abortions and contraception.”
One clip had a “pimp” telling a Planned Parenthood worker: “Some of ’em are young, they’re kind of like – some are like, 15, 14.”
That could involve criminal activity not just because of the prostitution, but because of their age.
But Planned Parenthood’s responded, “Minors are always accepted without parental consent.”
The worker continues: “You never got this from me. Just to make all of our lives easier. If they’re 14 and under … just send ’em right there if they need an abortion.”
She circled information on a sheet of paper.
Live Action exposed eight Planned Parenthood clinic staffers at seven locations “willing to aid and abet child sex traffickers.”
Richards wrote to then-Attorney General Eric Holder on the issue. But she couldn’t even, in the letter, accurately name the states where the incidents took place. And the letter claimed they were reported to authorities.
“But through the Freedom of Information Act, Live Action contacted the state justice departments, police departments and child protective services in the states listed in Planned Parenthood’s letter, and only one of the five states visited by investigators, Arizona, had responsive records that any report had been made to authorities.”
Trevino explained that while Planned Parenthood “publicly” said they would retrain staff to watch for traffickers, what they actually did was assemble employees to train them to watch for undercover journalists.
Trevino said she was told, on the issue of sex trafficking, “We’re not here to talk about that.”
She was told, “We are here to teach you how to identify if you’re being videotaped, or recorded, or entrapped in any way.”
At the time, Live Action had released more than a dozen hidden camera videos from 10 states showing “several alarming patterns of illegal Planned Parenthood activities including cover-up of sexual abuse of minors, the skirting of parental consent laws, citing unscientific and fabricated medical information to manipulate women to have abortions, and Planned Parenthood’s willingness to accept donations earmarked to abort African-American babies.”
The training to identify undercover journalists failed spectacularly.
In 2015, a group called the Center for Medical Progress went undercover to record Planned Parenthood executives and others in the abortion business talking about the profit in the trade in baby body parts.
Just weeks ago, a congressional panel recommended a cutoff of public funds to the abortionists.
“The panel … recommends that Congress take actions to ensure good stewardship of taxpayer funds, including: defunding Planned Parenthood and ensuring that grants no longer available to Planned Parenthood are awarded to healthcare providers that provide comprehensive preventive healthcare for their patients and that do not perform abortions (that are not covered by Medicaid under the Hyde Amendment),” explains the final report of the Select Investigative Panel of the Energy & Commerce Committee.
The panel, headed by Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., reviewed information that had been uncovered by the Center for Medical Progress investigation.
The videos revealed the abortionists discussing their potential profits. One famously said, “I want a Lamborghini” to argue for higher payments. They also discussed how they could adjust abortion procedures to obtain the organs researchers wanted.
But profiting from such transactions and adjusting procedures for those reasons are violations of federal law.
The panel previously referred a number of investigation subjects to prosecutors for possible criminal charges
One of the videos showed an official admitting Planned Parenthood sells fully intact aborted babies.
In the first undercover video released by CMP, Deborah Nucatola of Planned Parenthood commented on crushing babies.
“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.
See the first video:
In the second video, Planned Parenthood’s Mary Gatter discussed how her compensation for organs could rise when she said, “I want a Lamborghini.”
See her comments:
The fifth video released shows Melissa Farrell of Planned Parenthood’s Houston clinic discussing “intact fetal cadavers”:
The seventh video has the testimony of a Planned Parenthood worker who tapped an aborted infant’s heart and saw it start beating.