PASADENA, CA – One week after the first allegation that Planned Parenthood sells fetal body parts, there’s another one.
Dr. Marry Gatter, President of Planned Parenthood's Medical Directors' Council, was secretly recorded by actors pretending to be with a non-profit that connects researchers with folks who want to donate tissue. They asked her: “What would you expect for intact [fetal] tissue?” What sort of compensation?
Dr. Gatter replied: “Well, why don’t you start by telling me what you’re used to paying.”
The sale or purchase of human fetal tissue is a felony (that could put you in prison for 10 years), and Planned Parenthood just had to defend itself for this same thing last week, when a similar recording popped up.
In a response video to the first allegations, Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards said: “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, follows all laws and ethical guidelines.”
In the latest video, Dr. Gatter says several times that “it's not about the money,” but it also is fairly clear that she's not considering the so-called “specimens” to be a donation.
“You know in negotiations whoever throws out the figure first is at a loss, right?” she says before throwing out a price of, “$75 a specimen.”
Governor Greg Abbott released a statement saying "Today’s new grotesque revelations necessitate that Texas expand its investigation into this abhorrent practice.”
Seven state governments have opened investigations into Planned Parenthood's alleged sale of fetal body parts.