The president of Planned Parenthood on Thursday apologized for the “tone and statements” of its chief medical officer, whose candid comments about fetal organ removal have generated heavy attacks against the organization.
I’m a bit confused. If they don’t do this, and don’t sell the stuff, why did the good doctor agree to meet with folks posing as buyers looking for organs?
“Our top priority is the passionate care that we provide. In our video, one of our staff members speaks in a way that does not reflect that compassion,” president Cecile Richards said in a video statement released Thursday afternoon.
“This is unacceptable, and I personally apologize for the staff member’s tone and statements,” she said.
A video of Dr. Deborah Nucatola, senior director of medical services, openly discussing the demand for fetal organs such as livers, lungs and “intact” hearts now has more than 1.5 million views since it was released Tuesday.
The secretly recorded video, which depicts Nucatola sipping wine over lunch, was created by anti-abortion advocates who posed as buyers from a medical research company.
Planned Parenthood had a record income of $1.3 Billion in 2013. According to national reports, Planned Parenthood receives 45% of its income from American taxpayers. We should never give them any of our tax money let them operate on their own.
Here is the video apology:
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H/T – Planned Parenthood