Former organ harvester interviewed (warning: viewer discretion advised)
An undercover team from the nonprofit Center for Medical Progress got into a medical lab and showed a technician combing through parts of a recently aborted baby. Actors pretending to be from a biotech company discuss what they are seeing with technicians and doctors, and the money issue is as much a part of the conversation as how well-formed that kidney is.
Much of the video consists of an interview with a young woman who found a job online as a phlebotomist. She soon found that part of her duties involved sorting through baby parts.
More damning, perhaps, is a segment in which an actor playing a "buyer" stands around discussing business options with Planned Parenthood medical personnel. As they hover over a "pie dish" containng bloody specimens from an 11-and-a-half week old fetus, he states there are “three or four samples” they could have taken out of the "11-6."
“If we were doing like 50 to 75 [dollars] per specimen, that’d be like 200 to 300 [total], and we’d be comfortable with that,” the buyer says. “But stuff like this, we don’t want to be like just a flat fee of like 200, and then it’s like-“
“No, and I think a per-item thing works a little better, just because we can see how much we can get out of it,” says Dr. Savita Ginde in response.
Watch the video above, with care.
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