While we were laughing at Meek Mill and others were mourning Cecil the Lion, a third video was released by the Center For Medical Progress (CMP) that proves Planned Parenthood has been selling aborted babies’ livers, lungs, hearts etc…
Why are they selling these parts?
Planned Parenthood is a large national non-profit organization that is mostly funded by the Federal Government. One sustainable stream of income for the non-profit is abortions. In 2014, Planned Parenthood performed approximately 40% of all the abortions in the US. They charge on average $500.00 per abortion, and ideally on the black market try to get $75.00-$100.00 per body part. These parts are most often used for stem cell research.
Basically, stem cell research has been a hot topic in the US for a while now. In essence, it is a moral issue for republicans, and the average republican is against furthering stem cell research. In 1996, a bill was passed to ban the use of federal money for any research in which a human embryo is created or destroyed. In 2001, George W. Bush issued an executive order that prevented researchers from creating more embryonic stem cell lines for research.
The average democrat feels that stem cell research is a good thing. In 2009, President Obama issued a loophole executive order that would help expand embryonic stem cell research. Our current administration allows federal funding to go to embryonic stem cell research under the following conditions:
- If the cell line was in existence during the Bush administration
- If the donors volunteered the embryos.
- If the donors clearly knew that the embryos would be used for research purposes and they gave consent.
This executive order allowed some abortion clinics to partner with organizations to work around the pre-set laws in order to allow stem cell research. For Democrats, it seems to be a scientific advancement issue.
What do they do with these body parts?
While I am sure there are other uses for stem cell research, I saw that the majority of these organizations are using the stem cells to test new drugs or to find cures for diseases. Stem cell research enhances the possibility of treating diseases including muscular degeneration, spinal cord injury, stroke, burns, heart disease, diabetes, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Donated organs and tissues are often used to replace ailing or destroyed tissues, but the need for transplantable tissues and organs far outweighs the available supply; thus the reason the parts are on the black market.
Is this legal?
As suggested above, there are legal routes to procure stem cells. However, what Planned Parenthood is doing is illegal.
2. The sale or purchase of human fetal tissue is considered a federal felony. It is punishable by law. Offenders could be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison. They can also be fined up to $500,000 (42 U.S.C. 289g-2).
However, no arrests in this Planned Parenthood discovery have been made. The Huffington Post reports the House democrats are launching an investigation into CMP. They are targeting the fact that the company set up a fake stem cell research company. The House republicans are trying to launch an investigation into Planned Parenthood itself.
Why this matters?
Planned Parenthood has essentially targeted our babies. 79% of it’s clinics are within walking distance of African American and Latino neighborhoods. Check out this powerful visual that illustrates this nationwide. In Fiscal Year 2009-2010, Planned Parenthood’s annual report shows it earned an estimated $154 million from the 329,445 abortions performed.
According to one report, Planned Parenthood refers 1 adoption for every 149 abortions they perform. It breaks down to aborting a baby every 96 seconds. I am curious to know how many minority vs. white patients were referred for abortion.
No matter where you land on this issue, these are just the facts. I posted this so you can form your own opinion.
I personally am pro-choice as it relates to abortion. I know that the medical field has systematically denied Blacks and Latino’s equality in terms of medical treatment. If I were going to donate my stem cells, it would be to further my own community. Since that is not possible, I want to see some arrests, some shutdowns, etc… I am with the republicans on this one.
Check out how Planned Parenthood sells baby body parts.
The woman is a senior official within Planned Parenthood and is President of the Medical Directors’ Council, the central committee of all Planned Parenthood affiliate medical directors.