by: JD Heyes
Thursday, November 14, 2019
A jury in San Francisco has begun deliberations in what is deemed the “blockbuster trial of the century” involving an undercover media operation that recorded Planned Parenthood officials admitting they allegedly sold aborted fetal parts and tissue while negotiating for higher fees.
As reported by Lifesite News, the federal trial “wrapped up” on Wednesday in a case involving the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Center for Medical Progress “which pits David Daleiden and his pro-life investigators against the abortion giant that receives a half-billion dollars in public money annually.”
As Natural News reported in December 2015, the series of undercover videos showed Planned Parenthood official Deborah Nuctola talking about how the organization uses partial-birth abortions to supply intact body parts to human biological firms.
In another, Mary Gatter, the abortion mill’s medical director’s council president, haggled over payments for intact fetal specimens.
n still another, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains’ Vice President and Medical Director, Savita Ginde negotiated on pricing for harvested body parts as she discussed how to avoid legal consequences and possible criminal charges.
In a fourth video, Melissa Farrell, Director of Research for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, admitted that Planned Parenthood had been selling body parts illegally for a number of years.
A subsequent investigation by congressional Republicans turned up “more than enough evidence to indict Planned Parenthood for its illicit body part trafficking, which has garnered obscene profits for the abortion provider,” Natural News reported separately.
And for a time, it seemed like that might happen. Then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions hinted that charges could be filed if the congressional probe turned up evidence that would warrant one. (Related: Planned Parenthood loses big in court, now ‘one step closer’ to getting defunded.)
“It depends on the substance of those congressional findings, but they certainly can provide a basis for starting an investigation,” Sessions told Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) in November 2017. “Verifying the findings of the Congress could provide a basis for charges.”