Why this isn’t a recoup of expenses for donating baby tissue to research is evident in this video. If you regularly donate to research then you would have a price list printed out that sets the cost of providing that donation to research. Here we see prices being bargained for.
Secondly it is against the law to alter your usual method of abortion in order to gain value from body parts. For the second time this violation of law is exposed.
After the last Baby Body Parts Sales video we were promised that there were more to come and the next shoe seems to have dropped today. Life News has released a second video, this one with Mary Gatter, a senior medical director with PP in California. In a lunch meeting with individuals posing as representatives of a biotech firm, Gatter is asked numerous questions about the possibility of purchasing fetal organ tissue from Planned Parenthood clinics and her responses are once again rather ghastly in the cavalier tone she takes. Just as a trigger warning (if you’ll pardon the use of the phrase here) you should really bail out on reading this article if you have a weak stomach or are easily upset.
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.
The video shows Gatter haggling over payments for intact fetal specimens and offering to use a “less crunchy technique” to get more intact body parts.
Actors posing as buyers ask Gatter, “What would you expect for intact [fetal] tissue?
“Well, why don’t you start by telling me what you’re used to paying!” Gatter replies.
Toward the end of the discussion there doesn’t seem to be a firm price established, and the “biotech firm reps” are actually the ones arguing for paying PP a higher price, presumably to ensure that they get the best parts. Gatter seems to agree that she should get the highest price possible and then, unprompted, tosses out a comment which will probably be the “stop the presses” moment from this interview.
“Let me just figure out what others are getting, and if this is in the ballpark, then it’s fine, if it’s still low, then we can bump it up. I want a Lamborghini.”
She laughs after repeating the Lamborghini line, so it’s unclear how serious that comment is (if at all) but even if I assume she’s joking that’s far beyond the range of even gallows humor considering the topic at hand.
But even lacking contextual bookending, there are some seriously disturbing topics being discussed in the video above and beyond the rather sickening tone taken during the lunch discussion. Gatter seems to clearly acknowledge, for example, that changing the medical procedure used to perform the abortion for the purpose of “salvaging” more usable tissue is illegal, but she finds that argument to be “specious” and is willing to discuss with both the doctor and the patients the possibility of doing just that anyway. There are other examples of such dancing along the legal lines throughout the conversation.
As to the pricing, Gatter is obviously aware that it’s illegal to sell human body parts from the procedure and brings that up. But she also points out that “there are costs associated” with the procedure. I assume this is the standard company line, coloring it as a “reimbursement” rather than a price tag, but I’d love to have some of the lawyers in the audience help me out with that one. How is there a difference? Everyone who does business of any sort obviously has costs associated with their business model. (And I apologize for using the word “business” in this gruesome context, but I’m asking strictly about the legal definitions here.) You factor those costs in when determining the price of your product. If you’re not supposed to be selling human body parts as per the law, taking money and delivering the parts sounds like “selling” to me.
I keep coming back to the Lamborghini line over and over in my mind, though. What possible other context could there be? It sounds like part of a script you’d write for the villain in a Superman movie.
The Left’s response is that the videos are edited and the resulting discourse is taken out of context. Almost everything you see on TV is edited. When you make a movie it is edited. Your nightly news show contains edited excerpts, as Rush explains:
EARNEST: I haven’t spoken to the president about the actual videos. I have read the reports and I’m confident that he has, too, raising significant concerns about the way in which those videos were selectively edited to distort the — not just the words of the individual speaking but also the position of Planned Parenthood.
RUSH: So what outrages Obama is the way the videos were edited, not what happened? But rather that somebody might be criticizing Planned Parenthood?
By the way, the full unedited video is available. It’s been posted if you want to watch it. So, the full unedited video can be seen by anybody who wants. It’s three hours. If you want to watch it, it’s three hours long.
But selectively edit? Josh, you ever heard of 60 Minutes? Have you ever heard of ABC? You ever heard of CBS? You ever heard of NBC? There isn’t a news organization around that doesn’t selectively edit. Everybody edits. Usually for time, but in the case of Drive-By Media — they’re the ones that edit, like doctor a 911 tape from George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin case, NBC, remember that, Josh? You talk about selective editing in order to make Zimmerman look like something he wasn’t.
This is obscene to claim that what the president’s alarmed about is selective editing when the entire three-hour tape is viewable. The President’s offended that somebody dared embarrass Planned Parenthood. Because, I’ll tell you, you may not remember this. It was not very long ago. It was either in a TV ad or in a public appearance. President Obama actually said, “God bless Planned Parenthood.” Sick. It’s just sick.