Cardinal says Planned Parenthood videos illustrate ‘throwaway culture’

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July 30, 2015

Jane Patnaude of Elk Point, South Dakota, prays at the Planned Parenthood facility in Sioux City, Iowa, after attending a “Women Betrayed” rally in Sioux City July 28. Demonstrations were held in 65 cities across the country calling for an end to federal funding of Planned Parenthood. (CNS photo/Jerry L. Mennenga, The Catholic Globe) See BETRAYED July 30, 2015.

Jane Patnaude of Elk Point, South Dakota, prays at the Planned Parenthood facility in Sioux City, Iowa, after attending a “Women Betrayed” rally in Sioux City July 28. Demonstrations were held in 65 cities across the country calling for an end to federal funding of Planned Parenthood. (CNS photo/Jerry L. Mennenga, The Catholic Globe)

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Boston Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley said that Planned Parenthood officials’ videotaped descriptions of how fetal tissue and organs are procured for researchers during abortions illustrates what Pope Francis calls today’s “throwaway culture.”

The officials also discuss what the organization charges for the body parts, which opponents of Planned Parenthood said violates federal law and the organization said are customary handling fees paid by research labs.

Cardinal O’Malley, in a July 29 statement, said Pope Francis calls abortion “the product of a ‘widespread mentality of profit, the throwaway culture, which has today enslaved the hearts and minds of so many.'”

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