During a webcast Tuesday evening called “Stop Baby Parts Trafficking,” David Daleiden, the director of the Center for Medical Progress, said that the organization’s videos have exposed “three basic revelations” about Planned Parenthood.
First, he said, “Planned Parenthood sells the body parts of the fetuses they abort” and they make money from those sales.
Second, Planned Parenthood “changes the abortion procedure” in order to obtain intact specimens.
Finally, Planned Parenthood’s trafficking of fetal body parts is not an “isolated incident,” but “goes up to the highest levels of the national organization.”
Profiting from the sale of fetal organs is a felony in the United States. Throughout the controversy, spokespersons for Planned Parenthood have denied illegal conduct.
Daleiden said that when Planned Parenthood faced allegations that it was trafficking aborted fetal body parts 15 years ago, “nobody made them own that reality.”
He detailed his “emotional” reaction when he learned that the organization is trafficking aborted fetal body parts, and revealed that he suffered from nightmares upon the discovery.
Daleiden said that the irony of Planned Parenthood’s trafficking in fetal body parts is that unborn children “are not considered equal enough to deserve protection,” but it is “precisely their humanity that makes them valuable.”
He said the videos shatter the “out of sight, out of mind mantra” that fuels the abortion industry by “giving the microphone to the actual abortion practitioners in our country.”
He added that he hopes the videos “trigger a lot more honesty” about abortion and the nation’s largest abortion provider.
David Bereit, the national director of 40 Days for Life, moderated the webcast. He said over 11,000 people tuned in.
The webcast was primarily sponsored by the Center for Medical Progress, 40 Days for Life, the Thomas More Society and the Life Legal Defense Foundation. Many other pro-life organizations signed on as co-sponsors.
The 10th undercover video by the Center for Medical Progress, the fourth instalment of its Human Capital series, was released Tuesday morning.