An undercover video was released today allegedly showing a Planned Parenthood senior executive negotiating the price of aborted fetal body parts.
The video, released by the Center for Medical Progress, adds to allegations that Planned Parenthood is profiting from fetal tissue donation. It follows the release of an earlier undercover video with another Planned Parenthood executive that sparked congressional investigations and calls for federal defunding of the organization.
Planned Parenthood maintains that it is not profiting from the sale of fetal tissue. The video released today shows Dr. Mary Gatter, president of Planned Parenthood’s Medical Director’s Council, saying she doesn’t want to “lowball” the price of an aborted fetal part.
Gatter and the investigators eventually agree on a $100 price tag per specimen, but Gatter says she has to ask Planned Parenthood Federation of America “for a waiver” before moving forward.
According to the Center for Medical Progress, Gatter was medical director at Planned Parenthood Los Angeles until 2014, and she now oversees their Pasadena affiliate. Gatter holds additional leadership and advisory positions at the national level of Planned Parenthood.
Gatter said she “wouldn’t object” to asking the surgeon to use a “less crunchy” abortion technique that would increase the odds of an intact specimen, which would violate patient protocol.
At the end of the negotiations, Gatter tells investigators, “I want a Lamborghini.”
Last week, another senior executive at Planned Parenthood was caught on camera by the Center for Medical Progress. In that video, actors portraying potential buyers from a “human biologics company” met with Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s senior director of medical services.