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Planned Parenthood executive calls fetal organ harvesting “donation for remuneration”

September 15, 2015

The Center for Medical Progress (CMP) has released the tenth video in an investigative series on Planned Parenthood’s selling of aborted fetal tissue. The video includes comments from Deborah VanDerhei, the National Director of the organization’s Consortium of Abortion Providers, describing the harvesting of fetal body parts as “donation for remuneration.” The video also highlights conversations with Dr. Carolyn Westhoff, Senior Medical Advisor for PPFA; Dr. Vanessa Cullins, Vice President for External Medical Affairs for PPFA; and Deborah VanDerhei, National Director for the Consortium of Abortion Providers (CAPS) at PPFA.

“We’ve just been working with people who want particular tissues, like, you know, they want cardiac, or they want eyes, or they want neural,” says Dr. Westhoff to a prospective fetal organ buyer. “Certainly, everything we provide–oh, gonads! Oh my God, gonads. Everything we provide is fresh.” Westhoff continues, “Obviously, we would have the potential for a huge P.R. issue in doing this.”

“What I hope happens out of [these videos],” says ERLC president Russell Moore, “is not just that we act in public justice and defund Planned Parenthood but also that we start to shape and form consciences to do away with the violence of abortion.”

Other videos in CMP's investigative series: 

Fetal Body Parts Vendor Say Intact Fetuses “Just Fell Out” During Abortions (September 1, 2015)

Planned Parenthood Uses Partial-Birth Abortions to Sell Baby Parts (July 14, 2015)

Second Planned Parenthood Senior Executive Haggles Over Baby Parts Prices, Changes Abortion Methods (July 21, 2015)  

Human Capital, Episode 1: Planned Parenthood’s Black Market in Baby Parts (July 28, 2015)

Planned Parenthood VP Says Fetuses May Come Out Intact, Agrees Payments Specific to the Specimen (July 30, 2015)

Intact Fetuses “Just a Matter of Line Items” for Planned Parenthood TX Mega-Center (August 4, 2015) 

• Human Capital, Episode 2: Inside the Planned Parenthood Supply Site (August 12, 2015)

Human Capital, Episode 3: Planned Parenthood's Custom Abortions for Superior Product (August 19, 2015)

• StemExpress Wants “Another 50 Livers a Week,” Financial Benefits for Abortion Clinics (August 25, 2015)

Recent ERLC articles on abortion and Planned Parenthood: 

Planned Parenthood and the Atrocity of Corpse-Selling – Russell Moore

Planned Parenthood at the Cross – Russell Moore

Planned Parenthood Vs. Jesus Christ – Russell Moore

#DefundPP: From Hashtags to Healing – Daniel Darling

Outraged at Planned Parenthood? Here are 6 Things You Can Do Now – Daniel Darling

10 Numbers You Should Know About Planned Parenthood – Joe Carter

The sale of fetal body parts: gruesome—and shockingly legal – Joe Carter

How to contact your legislators about Planned Parenthood – Justin Taylor 

ERLC and Focus on the Family are hosting the first ever Evangelicals for Life event next year in Washington DC on January 21-22nd, featuring Russell Moore, Roland Warren, David Platt, Eric Metaxas, Kelly Rosati, Ron Sider and others.

Joe Carter

Joe Carter has an MBA from Marymount University and is the editor of the NIV Lifehacks Bible and the co-author of How to Argue Like Jesus. He and his wife, Misty, have one daughter. Read More