According to Fox News, Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards sent a letter to the director of the National Institutes of Health, outlining a new policy.
The new policy is that Planned Parenthood will no longer accept compensation for the body parts of aborted babies. In her letter, Cecile tried to frame the narrative to make Planned Parenthood look like a victim, saying that “In order to completely debunk the disingenuous argument that our opponents have been using – and to reveal the true political purpose of these attacks – our Federation has decided, going forward, that any Planned Parenthood health center that is involved in donating tissue after an abortion for medical research will accept no reimbursement for its reasonable expenses.”
Cecile’s colorful “woe is us” language can’t hide the fact that Planned Parenthood is basically admitting wrong doing. They are hoping this empty gesture will help to sweep this scandal under the rug. If everything they have been doing has been legal and lawful, then why would they all of a sudden introduce this new shift in policy?
In a statement to Fox news, David Daleiden from the Center For Medical Progress wrote, “This proves what CMP has been saying all along – Planned Parenthood incurs no actual costs, and the payments for harvested fetal parts have always been an extra profit margin.” He also called Cecile’s letter “and admission of guilt.”
This policy change from Planned Parenthood will hopefully let lawmakers know that they are on the right track and ultimately fuel the investigation further. It’s one thing to not sell aborted baby parts, but even more important is putting an end to the killing of unborn babies.