CMP Statement on Planned Parenthood’s Refusal to Produce Senior Director of Medical Services for House Committee

In the reply of their top attorney to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, refusing to provide Senior Director of Medical Services Dr. Deborah Nucatola to brief the committee on fetal body parts harvesting, Planned Parenthood displays the same contempt for the law against selling baby parts that they did during our nearly 3-year-long investigative journalism study.

Roger Evans, the author of the letter, is the head of the same Litigation and Law Department that Dr. Nucatola says “really doesn’t want us to be the middle people for this issue, right now” of harvesting fetal organs. Roger Evans gave a presentation to Planned Parenthood affiliates at their March 2015 National Meeting encouraging them to supply fetal tissue in exchange for remuneration. He has been helping Planned Parenthood evade the law on fetal tissue trafficking for over 15 years, and if Planned Parenthood is so confident they follow the law on baby parts sales, they should willingly provide the conference recording of his presentation to the three Congressional committees now investigating.

The Center for Medical Progress follows all applicable laws in the course of our investigative journalism work, and we look forward to showing the public more clear evidence that Planned Parenthood routinely profits from the sale of baby parts and changes the abortion procedures it uses on pregnant women in order to do so. Congress and state authorities are right to continue to hold Planned Parenthood accountable for these atrocities against humanity.