TUCSON, Ariz., July 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An undercover video of a lunch meeting between Planned Parenthood official, Deborah Nucatola, M.D., and a man and a woman posing as buyers for a biologics company shows a discussion of how a dismemberment abortion is modified to meet customers' needs, states AAPS executive director Jane M. Orient, M.D., who viewed the recording.
"The abortionist uses ultrasound to guide placement of forceps so as not to crush the organs to be procured," Orient says. "According to Nucatola, who does abortions herself, livers and hearts are in great demand. Lungs and legs are also being requested."
The fetus may be rotated into a breech position to facilitate recovery of an intact calvarium (head), the largest part, as cervical dilation increases during the procedure, Nucatola said.
The team "huddles" before the day's work begins, Nucatola explained, to plan the most efficient way to meet demand for parts.
Allegations about trafficking in fetal body parts have been around for years, Orient said. Concerns were raised by Life Dynamics in 2000, but the practice apparently was just driven further underground.
American Life League states that the sale of human body parts is illegal throughout the U.S. It called for an investigation and immediate suspension of the $400 million in funding that Planned Parenthood receives annually from Medicaid.
"Developing human beings, capable of feeling pain, are apparently being torn apart and sold piece by piece," Orient stated. "The truth about this practice needs to be exposed. Lawbreakers need to be prosecuted, and all public funding needs to be withdrawn from any entities connected in any way with this horrendous enterprise."
The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) is a national organization representing physicians in all specialties, founded in 1943 to preserve private medicine and the patient-physician relationship.
SOURCE Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)