They’re not selling aborted fetal tissue. They’re donating aborted fetal tissue!
Planned Parenthood states that the “price range” refers to the cost to donate tissue. “At several of our health centers, we help patients who want to donate tissue for scientific research, and we do this just like every other high-quality health care provider does — with full, appropriate consent from patients and under the highest ethical and legal standards,” Ferrero notes. “In some instances, actual costs, such as the cost to transport tissue to leading research centers, are reimbursed, which is standard across the medical field.”
I say it should be the same with murder victims. It’s okay to donate their body to science, but only if the killer consents, of course.
In all seriousness, I suspected something like this was the case, which is why I didn’t say anything earlier, and I also suspect Planned Parenthood is telling the truth. It’s another reminder that the legalized murder of babies is plenty bad enough. The donation of aborted tissue is disgusting, yes, but expected under the twisted logic used by Planned Parenthood.
I suspect that most people’s outrage against the idea of Planned Parenthood making a profit as opposed to donating is more visceral than thought out. Thought out, it amounts to the same thing. Planned Parenthood is hoping to get something – the creation of better medicine and improved healthcare – and is willing to exchange aborted fetuses to get it. Saying “with permission” just adds another abortionist, the mother, into the mix.
What they’re hoping to get is quite noble sounding, of course, but I still think that most people would object to the idea if they thought it through. Pose the question like this:
Let’s say that it’s possible, but by no means certain or even likely, that we can get improved medicines, but only if Planned Parenthood donates aborted fetuses. Is this okay?
My gut intuition is that most people would say no, with only the really radical ones withholding. Some smarter folk may spot the trick, but on its own it at least exposes the inconsistency of a pro-choice worldview.
In any case, the real problem is not the sale of aborted fetuses, but the fact that we have a society that considers it okay, indeed, part of the “highest ethical and legal standards”, to donate tissues from murder victims to scientists for study. It’s yet another example (as if we needed one) of society turning human beings into commodities. THAT’S the real story here, not possibly trumped up charges against an organization that can hardly be more evil than it already is anyway.