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Tenth Planned Parenthood Video Released: “Everything We Provide Is Fresh”

Filed under: General — Dana @ 6:28 am

[guest post by Dana]

A tenth Planned Parenthood video has been released by the Center for Medical Progress.

This new video features conversations between Dr. Carolyn Westhoff, Senior Medical Advisor for PPFA; Dr. Vanessa Cullins, Vice President for External Medical Affairs for PPFA; and Deborah VanDerhei, National Director for the Consortium of Abortion Providers (CAPS) at PPFA, and focus on buyers’ organ preferences, efforts to keep the practice under wraps, and of course, profit:

“We’ve just been working with people who want particular tissues, like, you know, they want cardiac, or they want eyes, or they want neural,” says Dr. Westhoff to a prospective fetal organ buyer. “Certainly, everything we provide–oh, gonads! Oh my God, gonads. Everything we provide is fresh.” Westhoff continues, “Obviously, we would have the potential for a huge P.R. issue in doing this,” before offering to introduce the buyers to “national office abortion people” from Planned Parenthood.

VanDerhei refers to payments for fetal tissue as “donation for remuneration,” which carries the connotation of financial reward or benefit without regard for actual expenses. “I have been talking to the executive director of the National Abortion Federation, we’re trying to figure this out as an industry, about how we’re going to manage remuneration, because the headlines would be a disaster.”

“Is this really worth getting–I don’t even know what in general, what a specimen generally brings in?” VanDerhei later asks a prospective buyer. When she is told $100 per specimen, she remarks, “But we have independent colleagues who generate a fair amount of income doing this.” VanDerhei suggests that Planned Parenthood goes to great lengths to avoid leaving a paper trail about their fetal tissue activity: “It’s an issue that you might imagine we’re not really that comfortable talking about on email.”

As Vanessa Russo, Compliance Program Administrator for Planned Parenthood Keystone in Pennsylvania, observes:

“A company like this that wants to give our organization money for the tissue–I think that that’s a valid exchange, and that that’s okay.”

On a side note: Yesterday, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, who heads the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee investigating Planned Parenthood’s practices, subpoenaed all of the unedited videos from the Center for Medical Progress.


36 Responses to “Tenth Planned Parenthood Video Released: “Everything We Provide Is Fresh””

  1. Good morning.

    Dana (86e864)

  2. And here we go, sadly.

    Regardless, Dana, thank you for posting this. Awful, awful information.

    Simon Jester (c8876d)

  3. All these PP honchos are women.

    I thought female leadership was supposed to bring on a more compassionate and caring and equality-y world.

    Patricia (5fc097)

  4. Dear Lord, have mercy.

    no one of consequence (325a59)

  5. I am reminded of the story Jesus told about a man who died and went to hell who asked God if he could return to earth to warn his brothers (I believe that was it) so that they would not share his fate.
    God told him no, and that it was unnecessary. If they didn’t already believe what the Law and the Prophets had said, neither would they be convinced if someone came back from the dead.

    Of course, that was a veiled reference as to how people would respond to His future resurrection,
    but the main point is that people get hardened in what they believe, and nothing will change their minds. If they show the vivisection of a perfectly healthy 39 week “fetus” some will still be supportive of PP.

    MD in Philly (f9371b)

  6. So when will the trolls come out to continue denying that the PP butchers are selling fetal body parts?

    PP needs to be investigated as a criminal conspiracy, and all tax dollars stopped immediately. Anyone who votes for any politician who refuses to defund PP is then a financial supporter of the murder of those in the fetal stage of the human life cycle – for profit.

    There are no words to adequately describe the evil of these PP scum.

    Pete (ceb4bf)

  7. if people who get abortions – you know who you are – if they want to donate the fetal tissue they should be free to do so i think

    failmerica has way way way bigger problems than micro-managing silly clinics

    they should just defund all the clinics and call it a day

    this way the federal government can focus on important real-world problems for example productivity

    (robert j. samuelson had a good column this week about the failmerican economy’s shockingly abysmal productivity gains in recent years)

    all in all it would be a better whirl if planned parenthood learned to stand on their own two feet to where they weren’t so pitifully dependent on the government

    happyfeet (a037ad)

  8. Will someone please let me know when the “smelly-feet-B-gone” software is ready? I plan on being an early adopter.

    felipe (56556d)

  9. hello that was mean, what you said Mr. felipe

    this whole fetal tissue kerfuffle is something about which reasonable people can disagree

    me i start with the premise that the ethical fetal tissue research using donated fetal tissues that planned parenthood is helping to facilitate is not something we want to shut down without really giving some thought as to what happens when you do that and what we hope to gain by crippling scientific research, much of it aimed at learning stuff that will help people

    happyfeet (a037ad)

  10. hey Tanny, I think it was you, there is a demand for a “foul comment/er cloaking device”

    MD in Philly (f9371b)

  11. Planned Parenthood = human vivisection.

    quasimodo (d902be)

  12. failmerica has way way way bigger problems than micro-managing silly clinics

    Your telling me! That J-B Weld only held for three days. It was to be expected — it was the computer hinge designed to be stiff so as to hold the screen in the position you want. THEY should have used stronger material in the first place!!!!! The world is going to hell in a handbasket with the quality of internet browsing devices they sell these days.

    nk (dbc370)

  13. scratch up the surfaces, drill little holes so it has something to grab into

    there is a clear 5 minute epoxy (by devcon, I think) that actually has a little give and isn’t completely brittle

    MD in Philly (f9371b)

  14. Thank you, MD. I’m glad to see that at least there’s you to care about the problems people like me face every day in failmerica.

    nk (dbc370)

  15. i got my amazon echo yesterday

    i’m afraid deployment will have to wait for weekend though

    happyfeet (a037ad)

  16. hf
    my understanding is that there is plenty of fetal tissue available via the miscarriages that happen all day every day.
    however in our economy the cheapest provider of tissue wins.
    PP is subsidized by american failures, so their prices are lower.
    If PP was not subsidized they’d be forced to compete on the open market.
    abortion should be handled in a hospital by obamacare and yeah, they can do whatever with the tissues, eyes, kidneys, gonads, hearts, lungs, brains.
    A high percentage of abortions go to black women. there are thousands of white couple who for whatever physical reason cannot get pregnant and would be thrilled to raise a child of any race at all. the black militants are not ok with black babies going to white families and maybe, just maybe they’d let it happen after the proper indoctrination and intimidation of the family to be. these
    black baby lives don’t matter to blacks unless the police are involved, but their tissues and organs sure do matter to the abortion mills

    steveg (fed1c9)

  17. yes yes adoption is a great option

    i’m not real big on these newfangled open ones though

    looking ahead though I think the development of new forms of birth control what guys can use might be very helpful in bringing down the number of abortions what happen

    and again i think PP needs to be cut off from getting the government monies

    i’m not worried about the fetal tissue thing though, there’s just not any evidence so far that there’s anything wrong with what PP’s doing with respect to that…

    most of the “evidence” so far is just these videos of some PP person’s off the cuff response to weird suggestions from a super secret under cover operative

    i just don’t think it’s very compelling stuff

    happyfeet (a037ad)

  18. #7 – has there been any indication that PP informs and gets consent to sell the body parts, and without remuneration to the “donor”? Plus I don’t think this is “micro managing of silly clinics”. I’m pretty sure it is against the law to sell body parts, least that what eBay always says.

    #8 – what was so out-of-line with what was written in #7? no scurrilous name calling, just a rather (to me) extreme libertarian view of the matter.

    I’m still waiting for the video that PP was all nervous about 2 months ago.

    seeRpea (95136a)

  19. yes yes they get consent it’s definitely an integral part of the process

    there’s no solid evidence of them NOT getting consent… as far as I know the only suggestion of them ever not getting consent comes from that disgruntled stem express employee who has some pretty obvious credibility issues, and even there it’s just one incident she’s alleging, not anything that points to a systemic problem

    happyfeet (a037ad)

  20. Mortal gods and goddesses demand fresh, virginal human victims. This is really old stuff. The secular cult has not changed sacrificial rites in thousands of years. $18 trillion was just a down payment for their services.

    n.n (bfd2d2)

  21. There is no more evil country in the world than the United States of America.

    CrustyB (69f730)

  22. seeRpea (95136a) — 9/16/2015 @ 9:31 am

    I don’t think there was a problem with #7, myself,
    I think #8, and definitely #10, was more in anticipation of what typically comes next…

    MD in Philly (f9371b)

  23. CrustyB (69f730) — 9/16/2015 @ 9:50 am

    Perhaps true,
    but it is hard to find better ones, as well.
    Which is of no benefit to the US, really, it just puts the whole world in perspective.
    I think there are at least 10 righteous in most cities here.

    MD in Philly (f9371b)

  24. #8 – what was so out-of-line with what was written in #7? no scurrilous name calling, just a rather (to me) extreme libertarian view of the matter.

    I don’t think there was a problem with #7, myself,
    I think #8, and definitely #10, was more in anticipation of what typically comes next…

    Absolutely correct. When one hears thunder it is reasonable to expect rain. I’m just checking to see if there is an umbrella available. BTW, the thunder-rain analogy was quite charitable of me, don’t you think?

    felipe (56556d)

  25. No one has to read or respond to happyfeet’s comments if they don’t want. If you think he craps up the thread then why do you crap it up more complaining about it?

    Then again the thread topic so obviously speaks for itself, and is so obviously awful, that in this case a meta-discussion about one commenter is far less unpleasant.

    Gabriel Hanna (64d4e1)

  26. Any society which refuses to aggressively end the practices which have been now exposed on videotape should not stand.

    Guess what? We won’t. Not for much longer. It’s over.

    Among my favorite sentiments in my faith is that the last thing for which I should pray is for what I “deserve.” America, and the free world, are about to face that very fate.

    Ed from SFV (3400a5)

  27. the way these posts are framed betrays what I think is a fairly obvious bias against Planned Parenthood

    happyfeet (a037ad)

  28. google’s giving me this message where they want to match my donation to help nasty refugees

    i really hate google

    happyfeet (a037ad)

  29. Yeah, doesn’t Google know these brown Muslims are threatening to ruin tourism in Europe? Nasssty refugeeses.

    Somewhere, somehow, somebody
    Must have kicked you around some
    Killed all your family
    Ripped out your nails
    And threw you in a rape room

    Hii! It don’t make no difference to me baby
    Just don’t ruin my trip to Ypres and Paree
    You see you don’t have to live around me
    (Don’t have to live around me)

    nk (dbc370)

  30. Carson killing it.

    Ed from SFV (3400a5)

  31. i’m not worried about tourism it’s just there’s so many more better things i wanna give monies to

    happyfeet (831175)

  32. It seems to me this video does not tell us anything we did not already know.

    Yesterday, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, who heads the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee investigating Planned Parenthood’s practices, subpoenaed all of the unedited videos from the Center for Medical Progress.
    Well finally, someone gets to see the full range of videos who is not part of CMP. Although I hope Chaffetz makes sure the staff he assigns to go through the whole thing have strong stomachs.

    kishnevi (28fa9f)


    Dan S (94f399)

  34. christie rolled up a newspaper and bopped carly on the schnozzle

    happyfeet (831175)

  35. oops wrong thread

    happyfeet (831175)

  36. C’mon Tapper, let’s get to the sh*t world President Obama will be leaving his successor… enuf about Trump.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

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