Vanessa Cullins, the Vice President of External Medical Affairs, expressed concern an undercover video that if authorities and the public found out they were trafficking in fetal body parts “it could destroy your organization and us.”
Cullins thought she was talking to a prospective buyer in the fourth episode in a new documentary web series and 10th video released by The Center for Medical Progress, a pro-life group. It features several top-level Planned Parenthood executives discussing the organization’s lucrative and illegal practices involving the trafficking of aborted baby body parts.
“This is important,” Cullins says. “This could destroy your organization and us, if we don’t time those conversations correctly.”
The video also sheds light on conversations with Dr. Carolyn Westhoff, Senior Medical Advisor for PPFA; Dr. Vanessa Cullins, Vice President for External Medical Affairs for PPFA; and Deborah VanDerhei, the National Director for the Consortium of Abortion Providers (CAPS) at PPFA. Westhoff also expresses the same concern as Cullins over what would be a public relations nightmare if the public ever learned of their activities, which the media have simply ignored.
“We’ve just been working with people who want particular tissues, like, you know, they want cardiac, or they want eyes, or they want neural,” says Dr. Westhoff to a prospective fetal organ buyer. “Certainly, everything we provide–oh, gonads! Oh my God, gonads. Everything we provide is fresh.” Westhoff continues, “Obviously, we would have the potential for a huge P.R. issue in doing this.”
Westhoff goes on to offer to introduce the would-be buyers to “national office abortion people” from Planned Parenthood. The video flies in the face of the statements made by PPFA President Cecile Richards.
“From email black-outs to contorted oxymorons like ‘donation for remuneration,’ the lengths to which Planned Parenthood leadership will go to cover-up their illegal sale of aborted baby parts are nothing less than the desperation of a guilty conscience,” notes David Daleiden, Project Lead for CMP. “Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards openly admits they receive ‘$60 per tissue specimen,’ and their contracts with StemExpress offer payments per fetus ‘determined in the clinic to be usable.’ Planned Parenthood runs their abortion and baby parts business in open disregard for the law and should be prosecuted immediately. Their taxpayer funding should be reassigned to Federally Qualified Health Centers, which provide more and comprehensive health services at locations outnumbering Planned Parenthood 20 to 1.”