A new video released by the Center for Medical Progress on Wednesday shows a Planned Parenthood executive appearing to negotiate the price of aborted fetal body parts per “specimen.”
The undercover video depicts a conversation that Dr. Mary Gatter, who has worked as the medical director of Planned Parenthood’s Los Angeles and Pasadena affiliates, had with investigators posing as buyers from a biotechnology company. Gatter was the subject of a previous video released by the pro-life group in which she appeared to haggle over the prices of aborted fetal body parts before saying, “I want a Lamborghini.”
In the new video, when asked about a potential partnership with the “buyer,” Gatter replies, “I did it in L.A. I’m committed to it. I think it’s a great idea.”
The investigator asks Gatter about “compensation” for parts provided, saying that “most people now seem to be doing per specimen.”
“Per specimen, like $75 a specimen?” Gatter asked.
“What we’ve been quoting is $50 per specimen. I think some people are doing more, some slightly less,” the investigator said.
Gatter replied, “Yeah, $50's on the low end, $50 [per specimen] was like 12 years ago.”
The investigator tells Gatter that “what we like about per-specimen is that way we’re not paying for [fetal] material that we can’t use, you know?”
“Yeah, yeah, yeah,” Gatter said.
The investigator then tells Gatter that they are seeking liver, lung, and brain material.
“But you would show up to do this? You would send somebody?” Gatter asked.
“Oh, exactly, we would send a tech,” the investigator said.
Gatter goes on to discuss the gestational ages at which abortions are performed in the clinics before telling the investigator, “Yeah I’d be willing, give me a call.”
David Daleiden, the founder of the Center for Medical Progress, said in a statement, “The fact that Novogenix, StemExpress, and ABR stationed their own workers inside Planned Parenthood abortion clinics to perform the harvesting, packaging, and transport of aborted baby body parts demonstrates that Planned Parenthood had no reimbursable costs under the law.”
“The volume-based sums that Planned Parenthood charged these businesses for baby parts are criminal trafficking and profiteering in fetal body parts,” he added. “The U.S. Department of Justice should take heed of the Congressional investigations’ criminal referrals and prosecute Planned Parenthood to the full extent of the law, and taxpayers must stop being forced to subsidize Planned Parenthood’s criminal abortion empire.”
Profiting from the sale of human body parts — including those of the unborn — is illegal under federal law.
A spokesperson for Planned Parenthood did not immediately respond to TheBlaze’s request for comment. The organization has denied illegal conduct.
Last year, the House Select Panel on Infant Lives, a panel formed in response to the allegations raised by the Center for Medical Progress' videos, issued several criminal and regulatory referrals for tissue procurement businesses and abortion clinics after their investigation.
In December, the Senate Judiciary Committee investigated the allegations raised by the videos and referred several Planned Parenthood affiliates and fetal tissue procurement organizations to the FBI and the Department of Justice for a criminal investigation.
Earlier this week, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, wrote a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director James Comey inquiring about any action taken by the departments in response to the criminal referrals.
In March, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, a Democrat, filed 15 felony charges against Daleiden and his associate Sandra Merritt for their roles in the release of the videos.