DENVER, Co. — The Center for Medical Progress has released a fourth video expose’ on the abortion giant Planned Parenthood, this time showing a local official discussing ways that the organization has sought to avoid trouble with the law and outlining the “specimen” collection process following abortions.
The video features Savita Ginde, medical director of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, which performs an estimated 10,000 abortions. According to the Center for Medical Progress, the organization has a contract with Colorado State University to supply “fetal tissue.”
The footage, recorded in April, shows Ginde discussing the harvesting of organs from aborted babies whose mothers have agreed to donate their babies to science, and expressing concern that if “antis” learned of the information it might be seen as illegally “selling fetal parts across states” and they would “really run with it and make it really negative.”
“Putting it under ‘research’ gives us a little bit of an overhang over the whole thing,” Ginde explains. “If you have someone in a really anti state who’s going to be doing this for you, they’re probably going to get caught.”
She says that her attorney, Kevin Paul, has helped Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains learn how to handle the situation.
“He’s got it figured out…, because we talked to him in the beginning,” Ginde says. “We were like, ‘We don’t want to get called on, you know, selling fetal parts across states.’”
In another segment of the video, undercover investigators are allowed to witness the dead “specimens” following an abortion.
“It’s a baby,” Ginde tells them.
“And another boy!” an assistant exclaims after looking for where the legs of the child had been.
“Five stars,” she says moments later, finding an intact heart in the specimen dish.
Following release of the footage, Vicki Cowart, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, contended that the expose videos are “being manipulated for the purpose of attacking women’s health care.”
“[T]his coordinated attack on women’s health will not deter us from providing essential reproductive health care and from advancing important medical research,” she said.
The national headquarters likewise brushed off the footage, stating that using the bodies of aborted babies for scientific purposes provides a means of comfort for the mothers of the dead.
“The opportunity to donate fetal tissue has been a source of comfort for many women who have chosen to donate. We will continue to prioritize the health and safety of our patients, and advocate for removing barriers to essential health care,” said Planned Parenthood Executive Vice President Dawn Laguens.
But the Center for Medical Progress said that Planned Parenthood is trying to avoid having to face accountability for its actions.
“Elected officials need to listen to the public outcry for an immediate moratorium on Planned Parenthood’s taxpayer funding while the 10 state investigations and 3 Congressional committees determine the full extent of Planned Parenthood’s sale of baby parts,” director David Daleiden said in a statement.
“Planned Parenthood’s recent call for the NIH to convene an expert panel to ‘study’ fetal experimentation is absurd after suggestions from Planned Parenthood’s Dr. Ginde that ‘research’ can be used as a catch-all to cover-up baby parts sales,” he continued. “The biggest problem is bad actors like Planned Parenthood who hold themselves above the law in order to harvest and make money off of aborted fetal brains, hearts, and livers.”