During a speech Friday at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., David Daleiden, the founder of the Center for Medical Progress, alleged Planned Parenthood is engaged in the “criminal sale of aborted baby parts.”
“I started the Center for Medical Progress to do citizen journalism that would shine a strong and clarifying spotlight on contemporary bioethical issues that impact human dignity,” Daleiden said. “The sad and horrifying reality is that in the United States of America, in 2015, there are for-profit companies and tax-payer funded abortion clinics where everyday people harvest and sell the body parts of aborted children.
The Center for Medical Progress has released a series of undercover videos that have raised allegations that Planned Parenthood is trafficking aborted fetal organs, a felony in the United States. Throughout the controversy, spokespersons for Planned Parenthood and StemExpress have denied illegal conduct.
Daleiden said the videos expose Planned Parenthood executives “callously discussing how to use illegal partial-birth abortion procedures to harvest the hearts, lungs, livers and brains of live babies for profit.”
The project led investigators from the Center for Medical Progress into the “deepest, darkest levels” of the “barbaric trade in body parts that Planned Parenthood is corporately engaged in.”
He said the “medical services” described by Dr. Deborah Nucatola, one of the executives in the videos, matches “line by line the clinical and legal description of partial-birth abortion.”
“To anyone who would say that these videos don’t show Planned Parenthood corporately engaged in federal-level felonies, I would just say that you’re not listening hard enough.”
He added that the “paradox” of the videos is that unborn children are not legally protected, but “it is precisely their humanity” that makes them valuable to Planned Parenthood.
“Little human beings are being hurt, killed and sold every day in the land of the free and the home of the brave by Planned Parenthood.”
“Planned Parenthood’s flagship location in the capital of our free country is one of the locations recently partnered with the biotech company StemExpress to harvest and sell baby body parts,” Daleiden said. “In the same city where the Declaration of Independence safeguards the inalienable rights of all human beings created equal, in the same city where Abraham Lincoln governed a free country to bring liberty to human beings who were treated like property. In this same city, little human beings are still being bought and sold.”
In addition to D.C., Daleiden alleged that Planned Parenthood is selling aborted fetal body parts “in California, in Texas, in Michigan, in Oregon, in Colorado, in New York, in Utah, in Washington, in Wisconsin, and in any number of other locations that we don’t yet know about because their leadership is too scared to admit it.”
“It is unconscionable that Planned Parenthood, the biggest abortion business in America, that regularly harvests and sells baby parts for profit is subsidized by 528 million taxpayer dollars every year,” Daleiden said. “It is unconscionable that they continue to hold themselves out as a legitimate, mainstream medical organization when their entire business model is built around destroying and exploiting our unborn brothers and sisters.”
“The worth of every human being is far more than the sum of his or her body parts,” he added.
“The equal protection of the law should apply to all members of the human family: old or young, black or white, able or disabled, gay or straight, born or unborn. Those are the values of human dignity and human equality that should be reflected in our laws, or lawmakers and our law enforcement.”
“Together, we will hasten the day when there is no longer a price tag put on human life,” he concluded.