July 2015 Newsletter

The July 2015 Newsletter content includes topics on Aborted Baby Parts, The Church of  Cannabis, and Honor Guards.

Planned Parenthood on the Hot Seat

“Planned Parenthood has made a business out of destroying that which God has created. It performs over 327,000 abortions a year, all while receiving roughly $500 million in annual funding from the taxpayer dollar. The one-sided relationship between Planned Parenthood’s ever-growing bank account and American taxpayers must be severed.”
– Representative Diane Black (R-TN-06), U.S. House of Representatives

The above quote by Representative Diane Black, of Tennessee’s Congressional District 6, was made in Congress on July 21st as she (with 80 original cosponsors) introduced H.R. 3134, the Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015 to enact a one-year moratorium on all federal funding for Planned Parenthood (PP), so Congress and the states could investigate current charges.

H.R. 3134 has two parts: Subsection (a) installs a moratorium, but Subsection (b) allows PP to continue abortions that result from rape or incest or “place the woman in danger of death.”

What should Congress investigate?
Congress will not investigate the legality of abortion, since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion in 1973. However, Congress must confirm (a) the authenticity of the videos released by The Center for Medical Progress, (b) the procedures PP uses, (c) whether PP is harvesting baby parts and (d) selling them. If they are, (e) who buys them, and (f) how are they used?

Video No. 1. On July 14th the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) released a video of two prolife activists having lunch with Planned Parenthood senior director of medical research Deborah Nucatola. The video was made last year on July 25, 2014 with “police quality undercover cameras” in a Los Angeles restaurant.

The two prolife activists had worked three years to build a cover identity as representatives of Biomax Procurement Services that was interested in fetal research. On YouTube, CMP, reportedly, posted the entire video, and a shorter version that went viral.

Between sips of wine, Dr. Nucatola explained how carefully she performs an abortion to crush the body, while protecting designated organs. She said it this way: “We’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver … so I’m not gonna crush that part; I’m gonna basically crush below, I’m gonna crush above, and I’m gonna see if I can get it all intact.”

When asked about prices for organs and tissue, she said, “You know, I would throw a number out, I would say it’s probably anywhere from $30 to $100, depending on the facility and what’s involved. It just has to do with space issues, are you sending someone there that’s going to do everything … is there shipping involved? Is someone going to be there to pick it up?”

Selling baby parts was an issue years ago. In 1999, a 24-hour tissue collection service at abortion clinics was funded by federal taxes via the National Institutes of Health, a Division of Public Health, operating under the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Prices were based on gestational age and condition. A kidney was $100-$125; a brain $150-$999 (30 % discount if fragmented); ears and eyes $50-$75. The full list is online and on page 2 herein.

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