On Tuesday July, 14th a video “exposing” Planned Parenthood as acting illegally went live. This caused the hastag #PPSellsBabyParts to trend in the #1 position on twitter (a fact that went unnoticed on mainstream news in favour of Kylie Jenner’s hair).
Planned Parenthood released a statement shortly thereafter.
“In health care, patients sometimes want to donate tissue to scientific research that can help lead to medical breakthroughs, treatments and cures for serious diseases. Women at Planned Parenthood who have abortions are no different. At several of our health centers, we help patients who want to donate tissue for scientific research, and we do this just like every other high-quality health care provider does — with full, appropriate consent from patients and under the highest ethical and legal standards. There is no financial benefit for tissue donation for either the patient or Planned Parenthood. In some instances, actual costs, such as the cost to transport tissue to leading research centers, are reimbursed, which is standard across the medical field.
A well-funded group established for the purpose of damaging Planned Parenthood’s mission and services has promoted a heavily edited, secretly recorded videotape that falsely portrays Planned Parenthood’s participation in tissue donation programs that support lifesaving scientific research. Similar false accusations have been put forth by opponents of abortion services for decades. These groups have been widely discredited and their claims fall apart on closer examination, just as they do in this case.”
So there we have it. Planned Parenthood has said they don’t profit and they are doing nothing illegal. That means there is 0% chance that anything illegal is happening. Our legal system always deems a person Not Guilty when they plead so, right? As long a person says they aren’t guilty we know that too be true. Planned Parenthood would have no incentive whatsoever to say they aren’t guilty when they are.
It doesn’t matter that their statement does not address Dr. Nucatola saying:
“They want to break even. And if they do a little better than break even, and do so in a way that seems reasonable, they’re happy to do that.”
It also doesn’t matter that they don’t address Dr. Nucatola describing a partial birth abortion as a way to get parts in a better condition than the torn up parts that occur when someone in training preforms an abortion which actually breaks TWO federal laws. One being that you cannot change the method of carrying out the abortion for the purpose of obtaining parts for sale or donation the second being the partial birth abortion ban.
Speaking on the partial birth abortion ban Dr. Nucatola said;
The [partial birth] abortion ban is a law, and laws are up for interpretation.
Clearly we have no evidence of any illegal activity happening anywhere at Planned Parenthood. This is simply an attack video and we need to take Planned Parenthood at their word. Case closed, now lets all stick our fingers in our ears and ignore anyone who says anything else.