Harry Reid: Effort to Defund Planned Parenthood Shows GOP Has 'Lost Its Moral Compass'

By Susan Jones | August 4, 2015 | 11:48 AM EDT

This baby girl was born in Feb. 2007 after just under 22 weeks in the womb. (AP File Photo)

(CNSNews.com) - "The Planned Parenthood bill isn't going anywhere in the Senate," Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said on Monday, shortly before an attempt to defund the organization fell seven votes short of advancing.

"Senate Republicans are not being fair to American women," Reid said in a floor speech.
 
"It's our responsibility in the Senate to assure that American women have access to care.  It's our obligation to protect our wives, our sisters, our daughters, our granddaughters -- protect them from the absurd policies of a Republican Party that's lost its moral compass."

On Tuesday, a pro-life group released yet another undercover video, showing Planned Parenthood's director of research discussing the transfer of "intact fetal cadavers" to people posing as buyers. The research director says intact fetal cadavers are part of the budget -- "just a matter of line items."

The video also shows Planned Parenthood personnel going through bloody baby body parts in the pathology laboratory to find organs of interest to the "buyer."

"Are there any fresh specimens from today that we can still look at?" one of the "buyers" asks.

A lab worker, laughing, says "You're not going to see nothing intact today," referring to the aborted babies. "We had a really long day, and they're all mixed up together in a bag."

The video shows them going through body parts in a dish.

One of the lab workers says the most advanced pregnancy aborted on that particular day was 20 weeks' gestational age.

But the director of research told the "buyers" there are least six abortionists who do second-trimester abortions, and she said some of those doctors also "have projects and they're collecting the specimens and they do it in a way that they get the best specimens."

The research director says intact fetal cadavers are part of the budget -- "just a matter of line items."