Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Irish Family Planning Association to immediately distance itself from its parents group, The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF). Deputy McGrath was speaking after undercover footage emerged showing Planned Parenthood’s Senior Director of Medical Services engaged in selling the organs of aborted children for profit; an action which is deemed a felony crime under US law:
“The video that has emerged in recent day’s highlights some of the more grotesque ethical and legal nightmares associated with the abortion industry.
Here we have the Senior Medical Director of the largest abortion provider in the world casually trading in human body parts with no sense of the horrific nature of her comments.
The IFPA which is a member of Planned Parenthood International must immediately condemn these actions and make it explicitly clear that it does not support the manipulation of abortion procedures for the purposes of maximising monetary profit by trading in human body parts.
In light of these extraordinary revelations it is astonishing, put perhaps not surprising to witness the complete absence of condemnation from the likes of Amnesty International Ireland and the Irish Council of Civil Liberties.
Where are their strident and clamorous voices now when we have clear evidence of a most brutal traffic in human body parts occurring under the auspices of an agency that they have both heaped praise on in the past?
I am also calling on the Minister for Health to immediately clarify the exact position of the IFPA on this issue since it has been on the receiving end of millions in State funding over the last number of years.
Is he going to do this or is he going to support another whitewash of illegal abortion practices like that carried out by the HSE investigation into the IFPA last December,” concluded Deputy McGrath.