Planned Parenthood Announces They’ll Stop Taking Money for Baby Body Parts

But they're still harvesting organs from aborted children.

Planned Parenthood Federation President Cecile Richards testifies before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sept. 29.

By Anika Smith Published on October 13, 2015

The Wall Street Journal has breaking news on Planned Parenthood this morning:

Planned Parenthood Federation of America said it is immediately stopping taking reimbursements for procuring fetal tissue for medical research, an attempt to tamp down controversy that has led to Republican investigations in Congress and efforts to end federal funding.

Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards said in a letter Tuesday to the National Institutes of Health that the organization’s affiliates will no longer accept any reimbursements for costs associated with procuring tissue from abortions. Fetal tissue has been provided by affiliates in California and Washington state, and the Washington clinics haven’t been taking any money for it, she said. The Oregon affiliate has been providing placental tissue for reimbursement. Planned Parenthood didn’t disclose the amount it will forgo with its new policy.

Those numbers might have been nice. They’re exactly what Congress has requested (and not received) from Planned Parenthood earlier this month.

Make no mistake, Planned Parenthood is feeling the heat from the Center for Medical Progress videos. But the profit motive, while disgusting, was not the most horrifying revelation. That these abortion procedures may be changed in order to “procure specimens,” that they are probably conducting illegal partial-birth abortions, that some children may be born alive and cut open for their body parts: this is what horrifies many on both sides of the abortion debate, and this is what Planned Parenthood still needs to address.

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