Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

No Longer in the Dark Keep Questioning Planned Parenthood

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

No Longer in the Dark Keep Questioning Planned Parenthood

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"They covered child sacrifices with loud noises of flutes and drums so the cries of the wailing would not reach the ears of the people," wrote the Greek historian Plutarch (AD 46-120) of religious practices in ancient Carthage.

For most Democrats and "mainstream" journalists, not much has changed.

Posing as buyers of fetal tissue, the Center for Medical Progress, a pro-life group in California, secretly recorded:

* Dr. Deborah Nucatola, senior director of medical services for Planned Parenthood, admitting she uses partial birth abortions to supply intact body parts. (Partial birth abortions are illegal.)

* Dr. Mary Gatter, president of Planned Parenthood's Medical Director's Council, offering to use a "less crunchy technique" to get more intact body parts, haggling over payments. (She wants a Lamborghini, she said.)

* Dr. Savita Ginde, medical director of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, describing how it can make the most money from fetal organs. (The sale or purchase of human fetal tissue is a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.)

"We don't want to get called on selling fetal parts across states," Dr. Ginde admitted.

* Melissa Farrell, research director for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, saying she can deliver fully intact fetuses. (If babies were killed after being born alive, that would be murder. Texas has opened a criminal investigation.)

Planned Parenthood and its apologists responded with misdirection, deception and outright lies:

* The videos have been "heavily edited."

So has every news report ever broadcast. The Center for Medical Progress provides to any journalist who asks the entire footage of each interview.

* The videos are "dishonest" because the center deceived Planned Parenthood execs, said the editors of The New York Times.

The "ambush" interview is a hoary technique of investigative journalism, which The New York Times has applauded in the past. Law enforcement agencies use deception in stings. The Center for Medical Progress has complied with every applicable law, said project lead David Daleiden. …

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