LEXINGTON, KY– “It is a shame that the person embodying one of the ugliest moments in the ongoing Roe v. Wade debate has expanded her influence to have an impact in both Indiana and Kentucky,” said Kent Ostrander, executive director of The Family Foundation. “Dr. Deborah Nucatola is now the medical director of Lafayette Planned Parenthood in Lafayette, IN and she is currently facing criticism for allegedly doing unlicensed surgical abortion procedures at that facility.”
Complaints for the unlicensed procedures have already been filed with Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill and with the Indiana State Department of Health.
Dr. Deborah Nucatola made national news in 2015, when she was Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Senior Director of Medical Services. In an undercover video, filmed in California, Nucatola discussed selling body parts of aborted children, over a salad lunch, with investigators posing as human tissue buyers. In the video, Nucatola is seen explaining how to use ultrasound guidance during an abortion to move the unborn child into breech orientation in order to preserve the organs desired by a tissue buyer. She said, “We’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I’m not gonna crush that part, I’m gonna basically crush below, I’m gonna crush above, and I’m gonna see if I can get it all intact.”
Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Planned Parenthood of Kentucky merged two years ago to form Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (PPINK), but it is uncertain as to how much influence she will have in the joint state operation of the new organization. In filed documents, she is listed as “medical director” for all four abortion-providing Indiana Planned Parenthoods and she may hold that position for the new abortion-providing Planned Parenthood office in Louisville that opened in March, after Gov. Beshear authorized abortions there earlier this year.
“Whether she is the hands-on medical director of the Louisville Planned Parenthood or not, her gross insensitivity to the sanctity of human life and her lack of basic human decency makes her an unwelcome neighbor of the Commonwealth,” said Ostrander.
FYI, Nucatola is listed as the Medical Director on the license applications of Indiana’s four abortion-providing Planned Parenthood centers. Copies of those applications are available – see contact info above.