The Center for Medical Progress has released a fifth undercover video of Planned Parenthood today, despite a concerted effort by pro-abortion judges to prevent them from doing so. In this latest video, Melissa Farrell, director of research for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, takes things yet again one step further than in previous videos.
Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast is, according to the video, one of the largest and "wealthiest" of the organization's many locations. Farrell explains why:
Our organization has been doing the research for many many years. And we've had studies in which the company, or in the case of the investigator, has a specific need for certain portion of the products of conception, and we bake that into our contract and our protocol that we follow this, so we deviate from our standard in order to do that.
Telling you this so then we can get creative about where and when where, and under what conditions can we interject something that is specific to the tissue procurement needs.
Farrell repeatedly speaks of altering the process to accommodate specific "procurement" needs. When asked if Planned Parenthood could "adjust the procedure" if they knew in advance they needed a 'high volume" of a specific organ or brain pieces from a particular stage of development, Farrell responded "Yeah I think we can." She also further elaborated on altering the process:
So if we alter our process and we are able to obtain intact fetal cadavers, then we can make it part of the budget that any dissections are this, and splitting the specimens into different shipments is this. I mean, that's, it's all just a matter of line items.
And again, they are told by Planned Parenthood that they can change the procedure to meet the orders, this time explaining that one of the doctors was an active researcher so knows just what to do:
PP: One of them came from the Family Planning Fellowship at Columbia, an active researcher, and so she's very well-versed in what she needs to do.
Buyer: To just, change up a just a little bit?
PP: Oh yeah.
At another point, Farrell looks through her computer for examples from other companies making requests. This is an important point. She pulls up records of actual, operating procurement companies with actual orders in at the abortion clinic, not undercover actors with hypothetical needs. She found orders for as many as 120 "samples" from up to 22 weeks. That's five and a half months.
At the end of the video, one of the clinic workers is speaking with Farrell seemingly about the ordering and paperwork procedures. They reminisce about they used to be diligent about consent forms, but the clinic worker states, "Yeah, no," it is no longer so necessary because Planned Parenthood bigwigs are 'encouraging more participation' in fetal tissue sales. Farrell notes that this is "cool," then asks an amazing question.
"Any idea why the other affiliates in Texas think it's illegal?"
Truth Revolt can help you there, Planned Parenthood. From Senator James Lankford's (R-OK) floor remarks yesterday:
It's also not legal to be able to change the timing, procedure or method of an abortion to be able to gather organs to be sold. That is very clear in federal law as well. So if the method is changed, if the timing is changed, if the procedure is changed, specifically to harvest organs, that's not legal. And in the videos, over and over again you hear doctors talking about how they changed the method, how they used the ultra sound to turn the child around, how they used a different technique than they would have normally done because they wanted to be able to gather these organs for sale. Those are serious accusations.