She’s more concerned with the “rights” of these savages to rip babies from the womb and sell their parts for cash. What really bothers her is they’re allegedly being harassed. Oh, how awful.
Critics of Planned Parenthood on Tuesday released a second secretly recorded video related to fetal parts, putting the group on the defensive and spurring fears on the left of a new ACORN scandal.
The new video shows Dr. Mary Gatter, a Planned Parenthood official, apparently negotiating the price of fetal tissue for medical research. The Center for Medical Progress, which is behind the video, says it shows Planned Parenthood illegally profiting off the sale of fetal organs.
Planned Parenthood rejects that claim. In both videos, the officials in question say they are looking for compensation for expenses, not profit.
But there are also embarrassing statements in both videos that are painting the organization in an unflattering light.
At one point in the latest video, Gatter jokes, “I want a Lamborghini,” when negotiating prices. She also refers to using a “less crunchy” technique for keeping fetal body parts intact. In the first video, the group’s senior director of medical services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, is heard candidly describing the uses of fetal organs in between sips of wine and bites of salad.
Sure, yukking it up over mangled babies while expressing desire for a Lamborghini is very concerning. Now they’re having ACORN flashbacks.
“We saw what happened with ACORN, and it happened so fast and it happened without enough pushback from Democrats, and our goal is to make sure that doesn’t happen again,” said Heidi Hess, campaign manager for Credo.
“It does have that feeling,” Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said when asked about the comparison to ACORN. “When people come and secretly tape you, it’s a pretty low form of harassment in my opinion.”
Nowhere does she express any concern over dead babies.
Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) are planning to force a vote on defunding Planned Parenthood as part of the highway debate.
Planned Parenthood spent $105 million in federal funds in 2012, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office. That is part of roughly $1 billion in spending overall for the group.
That sure is a lot of taxpayer money, and you may lose your breakfast when you find out how much they’re getting now.
Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, received $528.4 million in taxpayer funding, according to its2013-2014 annual report, which runs from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014.
The report shows that Planned Parenthood received $528.4 million in “government health services grants and reimbursements” during a one-year period, the latest figures available.
That means it received an average of $1,447,671 in taxpayer funds per day and an average of $60,320 every hour.
Which begs the question: With so much corporate support, why do they need our money and why aren’t these companies being harassed about their support?
Here are the 41 companies that have directly funded Planned Parenthood.
- American Cancer Society
- American Express
- Bank of America
- Bath & Body Works
- Ben & Jerry’s
- Deutsche Bank
- Fannie Mae
- Johnson & Johnson
- La Senza
- Levi Strauss
- Liberty Mutual
- March of Dimes
- Morgan Stanley
- Susan G. Komen
- United Way
- Wells Fargo
Maybe they should hear from Americans about their support for Murder, Inc.