The Center for Medical Progress released more than a dozen videos in 2015 exposing Planned Parenthood’s eagerness to profit from the sale of baby body parts.
Now, dozens of the Planned Parenthood executives caught on camera have left the corporation, according to Operation Rescue.
The videos show the executives insisting on higher payments for the body parts and their willingness to adjust abortion procedures to salvage specific parts desired by researchers.
The videos caused an immediate backlash against the abortion industry, with Senate and House investigations recommending investigation by law enforcement.
A pro-abortion lobbyist sued, claiming the videos were deceptively edited, but the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed the case.
Predictably, abortion industry components sued CMP and the undercover journalists who produced the videos, which mostly were made in public places like restaurants. Several cases continue, including in California, where a pro-abortion attorney general is prosecuting the video makers for allegedly violating privacy rules.
But now, a report by Operation Rescue’s Cheryl Sullenger finds that dozens of the executives in the videos are no longer with Planned Parenthood.
“Pretty much every one who had anything to do with the trafficking of aborted babies is gone from Planned Parenthood, including their CEO Cecile Richards,” said Troy Newman, president of Operation Rescue.
Newman was a board member of CMP while the undercover investigation took place.
“This isn’t something that happened right after the videos came out,” he said. “Planned Parenthood wields a great deal of political power, which probably helped them think they could withstand the negative press, but now that it is clear that some of that shielding influence is waning. Resignations are still taking place.”
He said the departures may be influenced by the ongoing FBI investigation.
In December 2015, the Senate Judiciary Committee and the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives referred the Planned Parenthood Federation of American and six regional affiliates to the Department of Justice for criminal investigation.
“I believe they are running from prosecution,’ said Newman. “Planned Parenthood has been in a panic since the first video came out. The best defense is a good offense, and that is why they are suing me and other CMP members in federal court.”
It includes Richards, executive Vice President Dawn Laguens, communications Vice President Kevin Griffis, Vice President Deborah VanDerhei, Chief Medical Officer Deborah Nucatola, Chief Financial Officer Wallace D’Souza, Vice President Vanessa Cullins, Vice President Leslie Kantor, Senior Medical Adviser Carolyn Westhoff, action fund Executive Director Deirdre Schifeling, political outreach Director Wendi Wallace, medicial Directors’ Council chief Mary Gatter, Rocky Mountain executive Savita Ginde, Texas medical officer Darrel Jordan and Southwest medical director Katherine Sheehan.
Operation Rescue noted little attention was given to the issue under President Obama, but after Donald Trump moved into office, the investigations “appeared to show signs of life.”
“Even then, there is information from highly placed sources that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe may have provided cover for Planned Parenthood, delaying the investigation. It is no coincidence that many resignations took place after the firing of McCabe in January 2018,” Sullenger’s report said.
“McCabe and Rosenstein had an interest in killing the Planned Parenthood investigation. Apart from a willingness to cover up wrongdoing by Planned Parenthood, any investigation into the abortion giant would have exposed as fraudulent one of their primary sources in their investigation of Trump,” the report said.
“Fusion GPS was a shadowy political dirty tricks group, which had no expertise in forensic video analysis. It was hired by Planned Parenthood in 2015 to produce a report on the CMP videos that would declare the videos ‘deceptively edited’ fakes,” the report said. The 5th Circuit ruling later left that claim unsupported.
Fusion GPS later worked with Hillary Clinton’s campaign to produce the “fake dossier” about Trump that was submitted as evidence to a Washington intelligence court to obtain warrants to spy on the Trump campaign.
The OR report said: “An honest Planned Parenthood investigation could have discredited Fusion GPS and their manufactured phony reports. That could have derailed the investigation into President Trump that was being conducted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, and may have led to the exposure of the attempted coup to unseat Trump, a sitting duly elected president.”
Newman and other CMP members, including David Daleiden, Albin Rhomberg and Sandra Merritt, “are locked in a legal battle with Planned Parenthood and the National Abortion Federation, their partners in the baby parts scheme.”
“The abortion corporations are fighting to block the release of an estimated 500 hours of undercover video and ultimately punish financially those who exposed their baby body parts business,” he said.
“During the course of those lawsuits, we have seen irrefutable proof that Planned Parenthood sold aborted baby remains for profit. The evidence is indisputable,” Newman said. “Now that it’s time for depositions, where we get to question Planned Parenthood’s abortionists under oath, I have seen more news of additional resignations as of just a few days or weeks ago. They understand that anything they say in the civil case can be used against them in any future criminal case as well.”
Newman said everything is not going Planned Parenthood’s way.
“I predict now that some road blocks have been removed, the investigation into Planned Parenthood’s alleged criminal acts will intensify. And who knows what is yet to be learned through discovery in the Planned Parenthood and NAF suits against us?”
See a CMP video about Planned Parenthood skirting federal law:
The “Lamborghini” executive:
Paying attention to who’s in the room when infants are born alive:
Changing abortion procedures:
Selling body parts a “valid exchange”: