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Kirsten Powers: Crush Planned Parenthood


KIRSTEN POWERS

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USA Today
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Media/Opinion
Date:
7/22/2015

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ABSTRACTKirsten Powers: Crush Planned Parenthood SUBSCRIBE NOW to get home delivery News Sports Life Money Tech Travel Opinion Weather Icon Humidity Precip. Winds Open settings Settings Enter City, State or Zip Cancel Set Close settings Full Forecast Crosswords Your Take Investigations Video Stocks Apps Best-Selling Books Classifieds College Corrections Interactives Newsletters Photo Galleries Portfolio Tracker Scores Race Together Video Network Web to Watch Your Take Newsstand Audio More News Sports Life Money Tech Travel Opinion Weather Crosswords Your Take Investigations Video Stocks Apps Best-Selling Books Classifieds College Corrections Interactives Newsletters Photo Galleries Portfolio Tracker Scores Race Together Video Network Web to Watch Your Take Newsstand Audio Search User Sign in with Facebook Sign in with Google Sign In FAQ You are logged in as Log out Sign In FAQ Get the news Log In or Subscribe to skip Sign in with Facebook Sign in with Google Sign in FAQ 24600 4059 17 Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Kirsten Powers: Crush Planned Parenthood Caught in stomach-turning video, all it can apologize for is the tone. Post to Facebook Kirsten Powers: Crush Planned Parenthood Caught in stomach-turning video, all it can apologize for is the tone. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1ROh0qo {# #} Cancel Send Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 293 Join the Nation's Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Kirsten Powers: Crush Planned Parenthood Kirsten Powers 11:23 a.m. EDT July 22, 2015 Caught in stomach-turning video, all it can apologize for is the tone. Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards. (Photo: Teresa Kroeger, WireImage) 24600 CONNECT 4059 TWEET 17 LINKEDIN 293 COMMENT EMAIL MORE Planned Parenthood head Cecile Richards apologized last week for the uncompassionate tone her senior director of medical research, Deborah Nucatola, used to explain the process by which she harvests aborted body parts to be provided for medical research. Nucatola had been caught on an undercover video talking to anti-abortion activists posing as representatives of a biological tissue procurement company. The abortion doctor said , “I’d say a lot of people want liver,” and “a lot of people want intact hearts these days.” Explaining how she could perform later-term abortions to aid the harvesting of such intact organs, she said , “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.” A second undercover video released Tuesday shows another Planned Parenthood official talking about using a “less crunchy” way to perform abortions while preserving salable fetal tissue. This is stomach-turning stuff. But the problem here is not one of tone. It’s the crushing. It’s the organ harvesting of fetuses that abortion-rights activists want us to believe have no more moral value than a fingernail. It’s the lie that these are not human beings worthy of protection. There is no nice way to talk about this. As my friend and former Obama White House staffer Michael Wear tweeted , “It should bother us as a society that we have use for aborted human organs, but not the baby that provides them.” Richards worked to discredit the video by complaining it was “heavily edited.” But the nearly three-hour unedited video — a nauseating jo.......