‘Headlines Would Be a Disaster’: Planned Parenthood Reps Feared Baby Body Parts Biz Going Public

VanDerheiThe latest video expose’ released by the Center for Medical Progress shows representatives of the abortion giant Planned Parenthood seeking to keep their involvement in the harvesting and sale of the body parts of aborted babies on the down-low.

“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,” Deborah VanDerhei, the national director of the Consortium of Abortion Providers, which is under the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA).

During the conversation, VanDerhei asks who she believes is a representative of a human biologics company–but is actually an undercover investigator–how their company handles compensation.

“Do you—Can I ask you about renumeration?” she says. “So, what’s your policy and what have you been [paying]?”

“However they want to work it is fine with us. Typically, however they want to work it is fine with us,” the investigator replies. “Typically, most places are doing per specimen because it just makes the most sense because that’s how they work and that’s how we work as well.”

He states that he understands does not have a policy on how abortion facilities are to handle the matter.

“We are absent a policy, and that’s relatively intentional,” VanDerhei replies. “[If our affiliates] decide that you want to engage in renumeration, [they] really need to think that through, and think ‘New York Times’ headline when you’re creating your policy.”

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She later reiterates that it is up to each facility as to how they wish to work with fetal tissue procurement companies.

“If they do it, that’s fine. We’re not going to say no,” VanDerhei states. “But we want them to think about really, the New York Times headline. How could this go bad?”

When VanDerhei states that she doesn’t know how much a specimen goes for, and if informed by the investigator that it varies from company to company, she acknowledges that some abortion facilities “generate a fair amount of income doing this.”

“And if they have smaller margins or don’t have the ability to fundraise because they’re not a non-profit, that’s really helpful,” she explains.

VanDerhei also outlines that the subject is one that she is “not comfortable talking about on email.”

“From email black-outs to contorted oxymorons like ‘donation for remuneration,’ the lengths to which Planned Parenthood leadership will go to cover-up their illegal sale of aborted baby parts are nothing less than the desperation of a guilty conscience,” said David Daleiden, Project Lead for CMP in a statement on Tuesday.

“Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards openly admits they receive ‘$60 per tissue specimen,’ and their contracts with StemExpress offer payments per fetus ‘determined in the clinic to be usable,’” he said. “Planned Parenthood runs their abortion and baby parts business in open disregard for the law and should be prosecuted immediately. Their taxpayer funding should be reassigned to Federally Qualified Health Centers, which provide more and comprehensive health services at locations outnumbering Planned Parenthood 20 to 1.”

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