‘Like a Harvesting Pod’: Center for Medical Progress Releases New Recap Video of Their Findings

The Center for Medical Progress has released a recap video of their findings ahead of next week’s 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion.

The video, titled “‘HARVEST’ — Planned Parenthood’s Custom Abortions for Better Baby Parts‬,” features previously seen footage of Planned Parenthood abortion providers and business partners appearing to discuss the harvesting of aborted fetal body parts.

In the videos, the Planned Parenthood employees and business partners appear to negotiate the price “per specimen” of fetal body parts with actors portraying buyers from a human biologics company.

“Planned Parenthood senior executives and medical directors told CMP investigators that Planned Parenthood’s abortion providers would be happy to alter their abortion procedures in order to harvest higher-quality baby body parts,” David Daleiden, the founder of the Center for Medical Progress, said in a statement. “The representatives with the most experience harvesting fetal organs, Planned Parenthood’s Senior Director of Medical Services Dr. Deborah Nucatola, and Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast’s Director of Research Melissa Farrell, indicated this already happens at their sites as a routine matter. When Planned Parenthood makes decisions about a woman’s abortion procedure based on what will serve its own tissue procurement needs, it is not treating her like a patient with rights and dignity, but like a harvesting pod.”

A scene from "HARVEST” - Planned Parenthood's Custom Abortions for Better Baby Parts‬. Image source: Center for Medical Progress, YouTube
A scene from “‘HARVEST’ — Planned Parenthood’s Custom Abortions for Better Baby Parts‬” (Image source: Center for Medical Progress)

“The harvest and sale of aborted fetal organs and tissues exists to meet the demand for fresh and undamaged body parts, typically from the 2nd trimester of pregnancy,” Daleiden’s statement continued. “These practical constraints, plus the financial benefits offered by tissue purchasers, create incentives for Planned Parenthood to change their abortion procedures and even use illegal methods like partial-birth abortion to get fresh and intact specimens. In tissue harvesting cases, the absence of feticidal chemicals combined with the active attempt to remove the fetus as intact as possible make it far more likely the fetus may be born alive, only to be vivisected to death for his or her body parts.”

“Planned Parenthood has never provided any justification or explanation for the admissions of their abortion providers in this footage, because it is simply too damning,” he added. “State, local, and federal law enforcement must listen to the broad public mandate for Planned Parenthood to be held accountable to the law and continue their investigations to criminal prosecution.”

During a recent interview on TheBlaze Radio’s The Church Boys podcast, Daleiden hinted that the Center for Medical Progress will “definitely” release more new videos.

The sale of human body parts for profit, including those of the unborn, is illegal in the United States.

Representatives for Planned Parenthood have dismissed the videos as “heavily edited” and have denied illegal conduct.

Following the initial release of the videos, Dr. Dennis Sullivan, the director of the Center for Bioethics at Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio, told TheBlaze that the videos left him with the “unavoidable conclusion” that some fetuses might be “born alive.”

A scene from "HARVEST” - Planned Parenthood's Custom Abortions for Better Baby Parts‬. Image source: Center for Medical Progress, YouTube
A scene from “‘HARVEST’ — Planned Parenthood’s Custom Abortions for Better Baby Parts‬” (Image source: Center for Medical Progress)

“If true, this is a clear violation of federal law,” Sullivan said.

Last week, the Center for Medical Progress released another recap video, titled “’PROFIT’ — Planned Parenthood’s Illicit Moneymaking From Baby Body Parts,” ahead of the House’s approval of a reconciliation bill that would have stopped federal funding for Planned Parenthood had it been signed into law by the president.


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