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Planned Parenthood will stop taking reimbursement for baby body parts used for medical research to quell the controversy sparked by an undercover investigation.
According to a letter posted online Tuesday, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards told Francis Collins of the National Institutes of Health of the move while denying her organization has been engaged in any improper activities.
But the procurement of body parts will continue.
“The participation by a handful of our affiliates in supporting women who choose to make fetal tissue donation has always been about nothing other than honoring the desire of those women and contributing to life-saving research and cures,” she wrote.
“In order to debunk the disingenuous argument that our opponents have been using – and to reveal the true political purpose of these attacks – our federation has decided, going forward, that any Planned Parenthood health center that is involved in donating tissue after an abortion for medical research will follow the model already in place at one of our two affiliates currently facilitating donations for fetal tissue research.”
Richards again claimed, in the letter, “opponents of safe and legal abortion have turned patently false claims about our role in fetal tissue donation into fodder to advance their extreme political agenda.”
However, two different expert investigations have concluded that the videos are substantially accurate.
“Planned Parenthood adheres to the highest legal, medical and ethical standards,” Richards wrote. “The outrageous claims that have been made against Planned Parenthood, which have been widely discredited and debunked, are the worst kind of political interference in women’s health.”
Her letter did not address why Planned Parenthood, when the first videos appeared, apologized.
Considering they like to sell parts of unborn fetuses I think they would. They seem to be all about money anyways. If they are willing to sell dead babies then im sure they would be willing to sell dead adults.
originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: Swills
My personal opinions regarding PP aside, I cannot understand how lawsuits like this are allowed to exist. They are so obnoxiously frivolous that they should be thrown out immediately.
What I have issues with is monetary reimbursement for fetal parts. It calls into question what story people are being given in order to sign off on baby parts being sold.
If you want to donate with no monetary gain then you are on more stable footing.
Secondly you are changing your argument. First it was they dont do this now your argument is for research.
Before we go further we need to move this to another thread / its own thread so we dont derail the topic.
the planned parenthood affiliates did in fact get money in return for selling the body parts, as the head of planned parenthood explained, citing the 1993 law.