Okay, so what does selling aborted baby parts have to do with getting a Lamborghini? We will get to that later. But first, we are wondering what the backlash will be to this latest revelation about the sale of baby livers for sports cars. Backlash?
If your Facebook feed is like mine, you will probably see one or more photo(s) or video(s) of abused or murdered kittens or puppies. And, if your friends are anything like mine, they will likely be calling for hellfire and damnation upon the people who allowed such travesty.
Now, consider that there are medical professionals who devise better ways of aborting babies which, while risking the life and health of the mother, increases their profits by harvesting the unborn child’s organs for what could be billions of dollars.
A video has hit the internet in which Planned Parenthood’s Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, describes the sale of body parts from aborted fetuses[ref]LifeNews[/ref].
Quite disturbing is the discussion[ref]LifeNews[/ref] of which body parts bring in the most money.
I’d say a lot of people want liver. And for that reason, most providers will do this case under ultrasound guidance, so they’ll know where they’re putting their forceps. The kind of rate-limiting step of the procedure is calvarium. Calvarium—the head—is basically the biggest part.
We’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, 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.
And with the calvarium, in general, some people will actually try to change the presentation so that it’s not vertex… so if you do it starting from the breech presentation, there’s dilation that happens as the case goes on, and often, the last step, you can evacuate an intact calvarium at the end.
And, how much profit stands to be made? With the price range of between $30 and $100 according to Nucatola[ref]The Washington Post[/ref], and given that Planned Parenthood performed 332,278 abortion procedures in 2009[ref]FactCheck.org[/ref], one could surmise (should 2015 numbers be the same) a profit in the range of $9,000,000 to $33,000,000 for sale of human body parts.
However, given the price list[ref]Clinic Quotes[/ref] below, profits could skew considerably higher:
Some might question, how can this be legal? Well, to (sorta) quote W.C. Fields[ref]Think Exist[/ref]… they found loop-holes. Specifically, 42 U.S. Code § 289g–2[ref]Cornell Law School[/ref] can be vaguely interpreted in certain cases[ref]American Center for Law and Justice[/ref], such as:
- Flexible interpretation of the term valuable consideration
- Affects upon interstate commerce
Additionally, while 18 U.S.C. § 1531[ref]Cornell Law School[/ref] bans partial-birth abortions, there is another loophole. Specifically, there are chemicals which can kill the fetus prior to the abortion procedure, avoiding violations of Supreme Court rulings[ref]Find Law[/ref]. These can include:
- Digoxin (a/k/a Digitalis)[ref]Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists[/ref]
- Potassium Chloride
- Lidocaine[ref]U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health[/ref]
There is, however, the risk of the fetus being “born” alive should the aforementioned fail. In such instances, the physician could be subject to malpractice or other legal adjudication against him- or herself[ref]U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health[/ref]. Given the potential amounts of revenue to be made, it seems likely that many will take the risk.
The full video we mentioned follows. In it, Mary Gatter states that she wants a Lamborghini… which could presumably be easily obtained through the sale of sufficient baby livers…