When we think of evil, we think of something violent or demonic, something filled with hatred and wretchedly hungry to devour the good. But what if evil eats a salad at lunch and is polite, speaking rationally with nice table manners? I've just seen a video where evil casually spears lettuce on a fork and calmly, scientifically, discusses the market for the body parts of aborted fetuses, while sipping a glass of wine.Brit Hume has one of the best commentaries on abortion ever on network news.
"I'd say a lot of people want liver," Dr. Deborah Nucatola, senior medical director for Planned Parenthood, says in the video.
She was speaking of the livers of aborted fetuses and then she popped more greens into her mouth and gestured with her fork. She explained to her luncheon companions -- people she apparently thought were buyers of body parts for research but who were secretly recording her -- why ultrasound images are so important.They're important because they help doctors harvest the organs they want without damaging them.
Who wants a crushed liver?
"And for that reason, most providers will do this case under ultrasound evidence," she said, picking up her wine glass, "so they'll know where they're putting their forceps."
This absolutely horrific video was recorded last year by investigators from the Center for Medical Progress, a California-based group that is opposed to abortion. They allege that federally subsidized Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider and abortion rights advocate, is illegally selling body parts in violation of the law. The group said it plans to release other video in coming days.
Planned Parenthood denies the charge, says the video is heavily edited and says that women seeking abortions may volunteer to provide fetal body parts for research that furthers medical science.
What's chilling is the absolute calmness in her voice.
I'm certain Dr. Nucatola -- enjoying a nice lunch of salad and red wine and discussing organ harvests of the unborn -- doesn't consider herself to be evil. Perhaps you don't either.
But I do. I have no other way to see it. (Read more.)
And the second video. To quote:
In the newly released video, which was obtained by the Center for Medical Progress, another top official with Planned Parenthood is caught on camera haggling over the prices of aborted baby parts and admitting that she’ll alter the method of abortion used in order to harvest organs for eventual sale.
“What would you expect for intact tissue?” a prospective buyer of fetal remains asks Dr. Mary Gatter, the medical director for Planned Parenthood Los Angeles, over what appears to be a meal in a public restaurant.Share
“Why don’t you start by telling me what you’re used to paying?” Gatter replies.
At the time the video was filmed, in February of 2015, Gatter was serving as the president of the Planned Parenthood Medical Directors Council. (Read more.)