There are statements and issues in the April 20 column, “A Different view of Planned Parenthood” by Travis McMullen that need to be addressed.
Mr. McMullen states that videos implicating Planned Parenthood in the selling of baby parts are fraudulent. However, the analysis by Coalfire, a digital and forensics firm , concluded that the videos were “authentic and show no evidence of manipulation or editing.”
The House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives uncovered financial documents proving Planned Parenthood profited from the sale of aborted baby parts. What’s the going cost? Invoices from Da Vinci Biosciences, an acquaintance of PP, show charges of $350 for the liver of a baby, $500 for thymus and $750 for the brain of a baby. “The sale or purchase of human fetal tissue is a federal felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $500,000 (42 U.S.C. 289g-2). The CDC states that fetal tissue is not needed for research.
These babies who are being killed and dissected for their parts were once living human beings, children of God, whose remains deserve to be treated with respect, not harvested so that employees of Planned Parenthood can get rich off them.
But Planned Parenthood is big business. With each abortion, Planned Parenthood receives money for killing a tiny human being. In Fiscal Year 2013-2014, they earned an estimated $170 million from abortions, approximately 58 percent of their Health Services revenue.
Want to know how much an abortion costs? ONE HUMAN LIFE