Trade with aborted babies’ body parts? Not a problem for the European Commission.

Thomson-ReutersA-sign-is-pictuFollowing the scandal around Planned Parenthood’s illegal trade with body parts of aborted babies, the Commission has many questions from MEPs asking it to clarify its relationship with the controversial baby butchers’ federation. But despite growing criticism, the Juncker Commission remains imperturbable in its support of the abortion syndicate.

In its answer to a written question submitted by MEP Marijana Petir from Croatia, Public Health Commissioner Neven Mimica openly acknowledges that “the Commission is aware of the allegations related to the tissue donation programme of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, which is a member association of International Planned Parenthood Federation.” However, he opines that this is not a reason for the Commission to cut funding to IPPF, because “the Planned Parenthood Federation of America is not a recipient of European Union funding”.

So it’s all no problem, is it? If for example an international corporation were involved in corruption and illegal arms trade in Africa or the Near East, this would not prevent the Commission from doing business with, or handing out subsidies to, that corporation in Europe. After all, the daughter company involved in the illegal activities in Africa is not identical with the mother company to whom the Commission is speaking. Absolutely no connection between them!

In prior responses to MEPs’ Questions the Commission claimed that the handing out of taxpayers’ money to Planned Parenthood, which amounted to 20.4 million Euro between 1994 and 2014,  is in some way necessitated by the “International Conference on Population and Development Programme of Action and the achievement of Millennium Development Goal 5 on maternal health and universal access to reproductive health”, and that suspending EU funding for the baby butchers “could result in risking women’s and their babies’ lives, as adequate support during pregnancy and childbirth might no longer be available, or in an increase in unwanted pregnancies due to unavailability of family planning”.

This is double nonsense, and it doesn’t become true only because the Commission keeps repeating it. Neither the ICPD Programme of Action nor MDG5 require the EU to fund abortions in third countries. Excluding Planned Parenthood from EU funding would make the funds in question available for service providers who offer life-saving health care instead of abortion.

The Commission’s claim that Planned Parenthood’s commerce in body tissues of aborted babies is in fact legal because it is for “a tissue donation programme for medical research which is legal in the United States” and “as for any such programme the cost of transporting samples is paid by the scientific unit carrying out the research” has long been disproven. In other words, the Commission is misinforming the Parliament. In actual fact the research facilities buying from Planned Parenthood paid a price in addition to themselves harvesting and transporting the aborted babies’ body parts.

The Juncker Commission’s complicity in, and covering up of, Planned Parenthood’s disgusting commerce is a hypocrisy that would make Tartuffe blush for shame.