In background documents sent to reporters on Tuesday, Planned Parenthood's public relations firm calls the organization's harvesting of human organs a "humanitarian undertaking."

"Aborted pregnancy tissue donation and research are humanitarian undertakings that hold the potential to cure disease, save lives, and ameliorate suffering," according to the "backgrounder" distributed by Camino Public Relations, which has a longstanding relationship with Planned Parenthood Federation of America. 

Another background document seems to suggest that David Daleiden of the Center for Medical Progress, the group that performed the undercover investigation of Planned Parenthood, should not be trusted because he has "written articles for opposition outlet The Weekly Standard and Human Life Review."

Elizabeth Toledo of Camino Public Relations confirmed to me Tuesday night that Camino is working for Planned Parenthood. Toledo, former VP of Communicatins at Planned Parenthood, reiterated that Planned Parenthood only seeks reimbursement for donating what she called the "products of conception" for research.

“It’s not like someone comes and say like 'I’d like to buy an arm,' or something like that. It really doesn’t work that way," Toledo told me. "They take the products of conception and they send it to whoever. It’s just not the kind of gruesome process" that critics suggest it is.

Toledo confirmed that Planned Parenthood will "donate" human remains to for-profit as well as non-profit entities.

In the undercover video released Tuesday, Deborah Nucatola, Planned Parenthood’s senior director of medical research, says: “I’d say a lot of people want liver. And for that reason, most providers will do this case under ultrasound guidance so they’ll know where they’re putting their forceps.”

Nucatola added: “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.”