Planned Parenthood doc negotiating price for fetal tissue: 'I want a Lamborghini'

by Gregory Tomlin, |
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NEW YORK (Christian Examiner) – A second undercover video of a Planned Parenthood doctor negotiating the price of aborted fetal tissue has surfaced, and this one is particularly disturbing.

In the video, Mary Gatter, formerly the president of Planned Parenthood's council of medical directors and now a national adviser for the group, is asked by a woman posing as an employee of a "fetal tissue procurement company" how much it will cost to obtain fetal tissue specimens.

After haggling over the price of the human remains, Gatter says she plans to find out what "others are getting."

"If it's in the ballpark, then that's fine. If it's low we can bump it up," Gatter says after finally settling on the figure of $100 per aborted fetus.

In the conversation, secretly recorded by the Center for Medical Progress, Gatter says she does not want to be "perceived" as selling human tissue, claiming the money would be used to reimburse clinic costs. But then the Pasadena-based abortion doctor says, "It's been years since I've talked about compensation."

She turns to the woman on her right, pats her on the shoulder and says, "I want a Lamborghini."

The actor portraying the employee of the fetal tissue procurement company asks what she said, and Gatter laughs while saying, "I said, 'I want a Lamborghini.'"

Last week, the Center for Medical Progress released its first undercover video on the sale of fetal tissue to fund Planned Parenthood's operations and enrich its doctors. In that video, Dr. Deborah Nucatola is recorded discussing the "per specimen" price of the heart, lungs and liver of aborted fetuses, all while dining on a salad and drinking a glass of wine.

More videos will follow, David Daleiden, who leads the Center for Medical Progress project, told FOX News.

"We'll be doing this for the foreseeable future," Daleiden told FOX News. "Our video evidence and the video evidence that CMP will continue to release over the coming weeks and months is prima facie evidence of criminal activity at the highest levels of Planned Parenthood."

Planned Parenthood is on its heels. After the second video emerged, Eric Ferrero, the group's communications director only said the video was "heavily edited" and, as he said with the video exposing Nucatola, the work of "activists who have been widely discredited."

After the first video was released July 16, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards issued a video statement assuring the abortion provider's supporters the group does not sell fetal tissue.

In the video, Richards said "an organization that opposes safe and legal abortion used secretly recorded, heavily edited videos to make outrageous claimed about programs that help women donate fetal tissue for medical research."

She also claimed:

"I want to be really clear: The allegation that Planned Parenthood profits in any way from tissue donation is not true. Our donation programs – like any other high-quality health care providers – follow all laws and ethical guidelines."

However, the new video featuring Gatter clearly shows the abortion provider previously profited from the sale of fetal tissue and is willing to violate procedures related to the patient's medical consent to donate tissue.

"It was logistically very easy for us; we didn't have to do anything. So there was compensation for this," Gatter says in the video.

When Gatter finally accepts the offer of $100 per specimen from the actors portraying the buyers, she clarifies, "Now, this is for tissue that you actually take, not just the tissue that someone volunteers and you can't find anything, right?"

Gatter's comment seems to imply the aborted fetal tissue is transferred for profit, regardless of whether or not consent has been obtained.


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