While Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, was giving her first interview to ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” and claiming her organization has “broken no laws,” The Center for Medical Progress was gearing up for the release of yet another disturbing video depicting Planned Parenthood’s sale of aborted baby body parts.
CMP video number three is graphic, as it features an ex-procurement technician named Holly O’Donnell describing how she stumbled upon the procurement company StemExpress in search of a job as a phlebotomist. O’Donnell recalls, “I thought I was going to be just drawing blood, not procuring tissue from aborted fetuses.” The video also shows graphic footage from inside a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic while technicians discuss the “value” of what they have just salvaged in the termination of an 11-week-old unborn child.
David Daleiden, the voice heard in some of the videos and project lead at The Center for Medical Progress, has said, “There’s going to be at least ten, possibly a dozen more videos to come in the coming days and weeks.” Yet amazingly, Cecile Richards sticks to her script, claiming to not fear what is yet to be revealed. She praises her company for the wonderful work they do in “medically under-served communities in America like Lancaster, PA, where women come for their basic well-women visits.”
It’s interesting that Cecile Richards chose to highlight Lancaster as one of the “medically under-served communities” that Planned Parenthood “helps.”
According to census data available for Lancaster, PA, 91 percent of the population is white, compared to nearly 5 percent black and 9.5 percent Hispanic. Interestingly, Lancaster’s median household income is over $56,000 a year, and approximately 10.5 percent of people there live below the poverty level. Lancaster would be an exception to Planned Parenthood’s rule of strategically placing its facilities in desperately impoverished ethnic communities.
A more accurate picture of the majority of the “medically under-served communities” Planned Parenthood serves would be cities like York or Reading. In York, PA, the black and Hispanic populations combined account for 56.5 percent of the total population. Unlike Lancaster, York’s median household income is a little over $30,000 a year, and almost 40 percent of York’s residents live below the poverty level.
Reading, PA, where again, blacks and Hispanics combined make up 71.4 percent of the population, is another prime example of the community demographic upon which Planned Parenthood preys. In Reading, the median household income is a little less than $27, 000 a year, and like York, nearly 40 percent of residents live below the poverty line. Both York and Reading have Planned Parenthood facilities strategically placed within walking distance of the city’s most densely populated black and Hispanic neighborhoods.
One would think that with such a clear picture of healthcare need and Planned Parenthood’s readiness to help, these Pennsylvania communities would be on Cecile Richards’ mind… not Lancaster.
However, if one were trying to conceal Planned Parenthood’s insatiable drive to exterminate minority communities, then one might need to steer clear of examples such as York, Reading, or New York City for that matter. Cecile Richards and her team know that providing well-women visits or cancer screenings for white women in Lancaster paints a better picture than aborting and dismembering black and Hispanic babies in York or Reading.
Richards told George Stephanopoulos that women who abort their babies in a “handful of states” are allowed to “donate” the “tissue” they pay Planned Parenthood to extract. It now appears that Planned Parenthood then sells their “donations” to companies willing to pay top dollar. What a picture of the “compassionate healthcare” Richards claims her organization provides!
Incidentally, Holly O’Donnell in CMP’s most recent video describes her work for StemExpress as anything but compassionate. “They were just looking for someone who could get as much money, as many samples… it’s a pretty sick company,” she said. This “sick company” is one of Planned Parenthood’s partners, making its mark in medical and social history.
At this point, many Americans have seen enough. But according to The Center for Medical Progress, this is only the beginning. One might think that Planned Parenthood would confess their wrongdoing and suffer the consequences, but there is just too much at stake for them — chiefly the millions of tax-payer dollars they stand to lose.