Foes Eye AG and Prosecutorial Bias for Planned Parenthood as Pro-Life and Betrayed Women Rally

(Charlestown, MA  06/14/15)  Attorney General Maura Healey, attends the during the 30th Annual Bunker Hill Associates Breakfast at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Charlestown on Sunday, June 14,  2015 (Staff Photo by Faith Ninivaggi) (Charlestown, MA 06/14/15) Attorney General Maura Healey, attends the during the 30th Annual Bunker Hill Associates Breakfast at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Charlestown on Sunday, June 14, 2015 (Staff Photo by Faith Ninivaggi)

Boston Herald Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Attorney General Maura Healey is blasting the debate in Washington over defunding Planned Parenthood as “the most recent offensive in a decades long campaign to cut off women’s access to health care,” according to an email she fired off to supporters yesterday.

That missive quickly led abortion opponents to 
accuse the state’s top law enforcement officer of taking a political stance they say disqualifies her from probing whether the women’s health provider is scoring illegal profits from fetal parts. That charge has been leveled by anti-abortion 
activists in a series of disturbing undercover videos of staffers at Planned Parenthood and another abortion provider.

“I’ve had enough. The latest attacks in Washington on Planned Parenthood are nothing new,” Healey wrote in the email. “This debate in Congress? There’s simply no ‘there’ there. … For the sake of those women and their families, let’s put this smoke-and-mirrors 
‘debate’ to rest. Standing up for women’s health care means standing with Planned Parenthood.”

Opponents were quick to seize on Healey’s message, which was sent out just days after she cleared the state’s chapter of Planned Parenthood in the scandal.

The anti-abortion Center for Medical Progress has 
recharged the national 
debate on abortion after releasing secretly recorded videos showing Planned Parenthood officials cavalierly discussing the harvesting of organs and tissue from aborted fetuses for 
research.

The videos have yet to produce a smoking gun showing Planned Parenthood raked in illegal profits from their sale, but they have raised enough questions that Republicans in Congress have called for a probe; their move to defund the group fell short.

“It’s not a smart thing to do for a politician to take such a public advocacy stance, particularly in her position, on something that she may be ruling on down the road,” said Anne Fox, president of Massachusetts Citizens for Life. “So she’s going to have to plan on 
recusing herself.

“If she were dog catcher or something it wouldn’t matter, but in her position, for her to make these statements, it makes it kind of embarrassing to be a citizen of Massachusetts.”

Healey, who declined to comment, has been a poster pol for Planned Parenthood, crediting its endorsement as “a game changer for my campaign” for AG, according to a posting featured prominently on the website of Planned Parenthood 
Action Fund, which donated $1,256 to her.

“Obviously your attorney general is in the tank for Planned Parenthood and 
refuses to weigh the evidence like a prosecutor ought to,” Center for Medical Progress board member Troy Newman told the Herald. “She is taking something that is a simple law and order matter and turning it into a political issue and burying her head in the sand.”

Healey quickly cleared the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts of any wrongdoing after con-
ducting a review at the behest of state Rep. James Lyons (R-Andover). But she never looked into whether local research centers are paying for fetal tissue.

“The review was limited to what we were asked to review,” according to a Healey spokeswoman.

Lyons said he’s weighing a request for a broader investigation.

“I view what the five videos have shown in a completely different light than the attorney general,” he said. “Clearly, it seems to me that we could have looked at other areas … and we did not ask her to do that. But we are looking into the regulations for companies that are buying these specimens,” he said.

CONFLICT: PROSECUTOR ON BOARD OF GROUP BEING INVESTIGATED

But boss says she’ll be insulated from probe into Planned Parenthood’s actions

WND Published: 1 day ago by BOB UNRUH

planned_parenthood_31In an apparent conflict of interest, investigators in the office of the prosecuting attorney in Houston will be probing an organization for whom one of their colleagues serves as a board member.

But Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson says a special prosecutor for an investigation into allegations Planned Parenthood is selling body parts of aborted babies would be needed only if more “reliable and credible information is brought to my attention that would question our ability to continue to perform a fair, thorough and independent investigation.”

Assistant District Attorney Lauren Reeder membership on the Planned Parenthood board already has prompted calls for an independent prosecutor to handle the case.

Essentially, Reeder’s colleagues will consider possible criminal charges against a group she helps lead.

Reeder’s membership on the Planned Parenthood board was highlighted by Operation Rescue, the pro-life organization that once purchased a building used by an abortionist to shut down his abortion business.

The president of OR, Troy Newman, serves on the board of the Center for Medical Progress, a group that carried out an video sting operation that caught Planned Parenthood executives discussing the selling of body parts.

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Pertinent in the Houston case are statements by Melissa Farrell of the Planned Parenthood of the Gulf Coast, one of the biggest Planned Parenthood affiliates in the country.

“If we alter our process, and we are able to obtain intact fetal cadavers, we can make it part of the budget that any dissections are this, and splitting the specimens into different shipments is this. It’s all just a matter of line items,” she said.

Federal law prohibits buying or selling baby parts.

OR, which called on Anderson to appoint a special, independent prosecutor, said Reeder is listed as a non-compensated director on the 990 tax form for 2015 filed by the Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast.

On Monday, OR issued a statement renewing its call to Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and District Attorney Devon Anderson to appoint an independent special prosecutor to investigate Planned Parenthood.

“There are too many questions about the independence of the Harris County district attorney’s office with a Planned Parenthood board member on hand,” Newman said.

Newman noted that a grand jury working with the same office previously failed to indict a Houston abortion provider “despite ample photographic evidence and eyewitness testimony of late-term babies being born alive and intentionally killed.”

He said the public “needs to be assured that an impartial investigation will be conducted on the facts and not on a personal political agenda.”

The Houston DA’s office declined WND’s request for comment.

Anderson, according to the Chronicle, said Reeder would not be part of the investigation into Planned Parenthood.

Patrick made the initial request that Anderson’s office open a criminal investigation into the evidence of Planned Parenthood’s aborted baby trafficking activities as the result of CMP videos.

One video shows Farrell talking about compensation for intact cadavers.

“Where there’s smoke, there’s fire, and there’s just too way much smoke blowing Planned Parenthood’s way in Harris County for us to feel remotely comfortable that Anderson’s office can conduct a fair and impartial investigation,” said Newman.

WND reported earlier on a case rising to the Supreme Court over a secret Obama administration plan to fund Planned Parenthood after a state withdrew its funding.

Read the tested and proven strategies to defeat the abortion cartel, in “Abortion Free: Your Manual for Building a Pro-Life America One Community at a Time.”

When CMP released its fifth video, WND reported Farrell was discussing the bodies of unborn babies, saying “it’s all just a matter of line items” for “intact fetal cadavers” or dissections from them.

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said he was “very troubled by the callous behavior of Planned Parenthood staff” in videos.

“Until these allegations have been answered and resolved, I do not believe that taxpayer money should be used to fund this organization,” he said.

In the  videos, one Planned Parenthood haggling over the sale of baby body parts declares she like to buy a Lamborghini and another talks about salvaging certain saleable body parts by crushing surrounding parts.

An old story

WND also has reported that as horrific as the videos appear, they should surprise no one, since such practices have been documented for nearly two decades.

One price list uncovered by a pro-life organization dated June 1998 shows that the price per specimen from a second trimester abortion is $90 “fresh” and $130 frozen.

Mark Crutcher, whose Life Dynamics organization was a ground-breaker in investigating the abortion behemoth that gets some $500 million annually from U.S. taxpayers, worked on the investigation.

His group reported in February 2000 how the baby parts market works: “A baby parts ‘wholesaler’ enters into a financial agreement with an abortion clinic in which the wholesaler pays a monthly ‘site fee’ to the clinic. For this payment, the wholesaler is allowed to place a retrieval agent inside the clinic where he or she is given access to the corpses of children killed there and a workspace to harvest their parts.”

He continued: “The buyer – usually a researcher working for a medical school, pharmaceutical company, bio-tech company or government agency – supplies the wholesaler with a list of the baby parts wanted. … when such orders are received … they are faxed to the retrieval agent at the clinic who harvests the requested parts and ships them to the buyer.”

The documentation was provided to Life Dynamics by a worker who left Comprehensive Health for Women, a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Overland Park, Kansas.

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Among the documents was a “Fee-for-Services” Schedule A, effective June 1998, which outlined a charge of $220 per specimen for first-trimester aspiration abortions and $260 if the baby parts were frozen.

Crutcher’s report, citing Planned Parenthood’s own paperwork, found that one agent sold during February 1996 alone 47 livers, 11 liver fragments, seven brains, 21 eyes, eight thymuses, 23 legs, 14 pancreases, 14 lungs, six arms and one kidney-adrenal gland.

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He also sold three orders of blood from the unborn child. The retrieval agent “harvested all of the parts,” the report said, explaining that “in order for the blood of an aborted child to be sold, the dead baby had to be brought to him intact.”

The “specimens,” the report said, would have generated up to about $25,000 in revenue for one month from one retrieval agent at one Planned Parenthood business.

Crutcher reported that the tissue logs reveal that one baby is often chopped up and sold to many buyers.

For example, babies taken from donors 113968 and 114189 were both killed late in their second trimester and cut into nine pieces. By applying the price list, buyers would have been invoiced between $3,510 and $5,070 for the parts, he said.

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Pro-Lifers Will Protest at Planned Parenthood in 180 Cities in 43 States After it Sells Aborted Babies

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LIFE NEWS   STEVEN ERTELT   AUG 10, 2015   |   1:35PM    WASHINGTON, DC

After it was caught selling aborted babies and body parts from aborted babies, the Planned Parenthood has faced national outrage from Americans across the country — some of whom are speaking up against the abortion business for the first time.

Next, on August 22, simultaneous rallies will be held at local Planned Parenthood facilities nationwide. So far, pro-life advocates in 180 cities in 43 states have committed to protesting at Planned Parenthood abortion and abortion referral clinics to speak up against it aborted of unborn babies and selling their body parts.

Monica Miller of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, one of the protest event sponsors, says the level of outrage directed towards Planned Parenthood after this body parts scandal is bigger than she’s ever seen.

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“Never before in the history of legalized abortion has the unethical, unjust, violent and hideous world of Planned Parenthood been so graphically exposed,” she said. “I am of course talking about the Center for Medical Progress undercover videos—four of which have been released—that show high level Planned Parenthood executives and abortion providers haggling over the sale price of aborted baby parts.”

She said the shocking expose’ videos “take viewers into the cold and sterile back room of the PP in Colorado where technicians are literally rummaging thought the pieces of freshly killed unborn children to identify tissue that may be useful for sale.”

“Now is the time for all of us to take to the streets and publicly expose Planned Parenthood for the pro-death organization that it is,” she said. “I cannot overestimate how important it is for the pro-life movement to take full advantage of the fact that the abortion industry, and Planned Parenthood in particular, has been dealt a huge blow.  We need to continue to draw attention to the atrocity of abortion and the incredible heartlessness of, not only killing unborn babies—but that Planned Parenthood further denigrates their murder victims from the sale of their body parts.”

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The August 22nd Planned Parenthood protests are sponsored by Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, Created Equal, the Pro-Life Action League and 40 Days for Life joined by over 60 co-sponsoring pro-life organizations, including LifeNews.com.

The most recent Planned Parenthood expose’ video, which follows Senate Democrats defeating a bill to de-fund Planned Parenthood, makes it appear the Planned Parenthood abortion business may be selling the “fully intact” bodies of unborn babies purposefully born alive and left to die.

As LifeNews reported, the first video of undercover footage shows Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, describing how Planned Parenthood sells the body parts of aborted unborn children and admitting she uses partial-birth abortions to supply intact body parts.

In the second video, Planned Parenthood doctor Mary Gatter discusses the pricing of aborted baby body parts — telling the biotech company officials that the prices for such things as a baby’s liver, head or heart are negotiable. She also tells the officials that she could talk with the Planned Parenthood abortion practitioners to potentially alter the abortion procedure to kill the baby in a way that would best preserve those body parts after the unborn child is killed in the abortion.

So far, 12 states have responded to the Planned Parenthood videos and launched investigations into their abortion and organ harvesting business including South Carolina, Florida, Tennessee,Massachusetts, KansasMissouri, Arizona, Indiana, Ohio, Georgia, Texas and Louisiana. The district attorney in Houston Texas is also investigating after the Houston-based Planned Parenthood abortion facility was caught selling aborted babies.

Congress has expanded its investigation into the Planned Parenthood abortion business and three states have revoked taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood’s abortion business, includingAlabama, New Hampshire and Louisiana.

The full, unedited videos have confirmed that revelations that some aborted baby remains sold by Planned Parenthood go to biotech companies for the purpose of creating “humanized” mice. Meanwhile, Planned Parenthood has been exposed as having sold body parts from aborted babies for as much as 15 years.

Protesters gathered outside the Syracuse office of Planned Parenthood Tuesday

Protesters gathered outside the Syracuse office of Planned Parenthood Tuesday

ELLEN ABBOTT WRVO NEWS

Dozens of Central New Yorkers gathered on the lawn in front of the East Genesee Street offices of Planned Parenthood in Syracuse Tuesday, saying they were spurred into action by undercover videos of the agency’s executives apparently talking about the sale of body parts culled from aborted fetuses for medical research.

“When somebody’s looking to find money to buy a Lamborghini, and is looking to sell body parts to do that, it’s a new low,” said one protester at Tuesday’s rally.

Others at the rally shared the same sentiment.

“Disposing of human remains with dignity was a symbol of how much dignity we gave to human life, and now we can’t even do that?” said another protester.

Bioethics professor Elizabeth Rex says there are ethics questions involved in the way Planned Parenthood provides fetal tissue to researchers.

Bioethics professor Elizabeth Rex says there are ethics questions involved in the way Planned Parenthood provides fetal tissue to researchers. CREDIT ELLEN ABBOTT / WRVO NEWS

Aside from defunding the agency, these protesters want investigations into how the organization provides fetal tissue to researchers.

“Whether they’re being properly processed, and is there consent truly for the women,” said Rex. “Do they know what they are agreeing to, and are they being told?”

There were also a few defenders of the agency on hand, like 27-year old Shauna Dahlke.

“Honestly, the videos didn’t bother me that much,” said Dahlke. “I’ve gone to Planned Parenthood, and I think it’s important. I think it’s important for women in the community who don’t have any options for safe birth control methods.”

Planned Parenthood says it follows all laws and ethical guidelines in regard to donation of fetal body parts.

 

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