Two more videos have been released by the Centre for Medical Progress and they keep getting more and more horrific. What Planned Parenthood is getting away with is criminal. They should be shut down immediately and their leaders thrown in prison.
The sixth video documents how women are not even being informed or giving consent about aborted fetal tissue being supplied to buyers. Holly O’Donnell said that when she came to work each day, she and her StemExpress coworkers had access to Planned Parenthood’s logs and patient records
so they could plan what kinds of “supply” they would be able to procure that day. Even patients coming to the clinic for a simple pregnancy test could be considered part of their agenda for the day. “Pregnancy tests are potential pregnancies, therefore potential specimens,” O’Donnell said. “So it’s just taking advantage of the opportunities.”
O’Donnell described the women she worked with as “cold” and uncaring about the patients who were oftentimes throwing up and crying in the clinics. She said she’s seen women who expressed doubt about having an abortion, and every time a woman would ask her what to do, she’d advise them to run away from the clinic — despite getting in trouble for doing so. “I’m not going to tell a girl to kill her baby so I can get money, and that’s what this company does,” O’Donnell said.
At Mar Monte’s Alameda clinic in San Jose a co-worker named Jessica brought over the most fully developed baby she had ever seen and said, “I want you to see something kind of cool.” There she saw the “closest thing to a [fully-developed] baby I’ve seen.”
“It had a face. It wasn’t completely torn up,” she said. “Its nose was very pronounced. She has one of her instruments, and she taps the heart, and it starts beating.” “I’m looking at this fetus, and its heart is beating,” O’Donnell said in astonishment. “I don’t know if that constitutes it’s technically dead, or it’s alive,” she continued.
Dr. Ben Van Handel, the vice president of Novogenix Laboratories, says on the video “there are times when, after the [abortion] procedure is done, that the heart is still beating.” O’Donnell said that, after showing her the child’s beating heart, Jessica told her, “This is a really good fetus, and it looks like we can procure a lot from it.”
She then asked O’Donnell to remove the baby’s brain with scissors through the baby’s face. “I can’t even describe what that feels like,” O’Donnell said. “That was the moment I knew I couldn’t work for the company anymore…even if it was the cure for some disease.”
Wow. What can anyone say? But we must say something. We must speak out. And many already have been speaking out. Rush Limbaugh could barely control himself on his radio broadcast about this diabolical butchery:
In case I didn’t make myself clear, I… (disgusted sigh) It’s just tough. The point about the latest video from Planned Parenthood is that the brain harvested from the aborted baby was taken while the baby was still alive, folks. That’s why the StemExpress woman is marveling. She’s holding it. She’s holding it in her hand. It’s actually a baby. It’s a baby.
She says (summarized), “It’s a fetus! I can’t believe it. You just tap it and its heart starts beating.” Not for long. (disgusted sigh) Not for long because Planned Parenthood was right there to harvest the brain. It’s just… I don’t know, folks. I just… I don’t know how to talk about this anymore. (long pause) As I say, it’s just unspeakable.
Lila Rose, President of Live Action, said this:
Today we learned of another life cut short by Planned Parenthood, a fully formed baby still intact with a heart still beating as technicians carve his little face in order to harvest a brain. It is difficult to even speak of such horror, and yet our nation allows and even funds these atrocities against our weakest children. This little one is among the hundreds of thousands of lives extinguished every year by Planned Parenthood, a corporation that taxpayers are forced to fund with over a half billion dollars a year while the abortion giant harvests, traffics and profits from the illegal sale of baby organs. It is time for people of decency to fully embrace the humanity and dignity of these innocents and demand an end to these barbaric acts of violence and cruelty. It is time to protect women and children by defunding and shutting down the abusive and criminal enterprise that is Planned Parenthood.
Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum was quick to condemn all this:
When will this horror show end! What we are seeing day after day is the destruction of innocent little babies. This is murder! Who are we as a society if we continue to let this go unpunished? Planned Parenthood is committing heinous crimes. They must not just be defunded, they must also be prosecuted.
I know a thing or two about this because I wrote the laws Planned Parenthood is breaking – the Partial Birth Abortion Ban and the Born Alive Infant Protection Act. I can understand why President Obama and his Justice Department sit on their hands and let these crimes continue. It was Barack Obama who voted against the Illinois state version of the Born Alive Infant Protection Act,” he said. “Barack Obama clearly doesn’t have a problem with the murder of an innocent child born as a result of a botched abortion. This is sickening and state authorities must take action if the federal government will not.”
And of course all this harvesting, buying and selling of baby parts – and now, even infanticide – is on top of the core business of PP: baby killing. As Becky Yeh writes, some 7 million unborn babies have been slaughtered by PP over the years:
In July of 1970, Planned Parenthood Center of Syracuse became the first free-standing abortion facility in the nation, just one day after New York legalized abortion. That year, Planned Parenthood reported an estimated 100 abortions.
As the passage of abortion legislation dominoed across the country, Planned Parenthood’s abortion numbers spiked the following years, reaching approximately 5,000 in 1973. The Roe v. Wade decision that year paved the way for abortion-on-demand across the country, propelling Planned Parenthood forward as America’s largest abortion chain. In 40-plus years, Margaret Sanger’s corporation grew to become a billion dollar enterprise, killing over 320,000 preborn babies every year.
Based on calculations from 1970, Planned Parenthood has killed over 7 million preborn lives.
And American taxpayers subsidise this appalling baby killing. But, Australians might say, at least we are not paying for this. Yes we are. As Miranda Devine reminds us, “we provide more than $30 million in foreign aid to the international arm of Planned Parenthood, for ‘reproductive health’ activities in the Pacific and Asia.”
She says, “NSW MP Fred Nile wants funding stopped: ‘The Australian Government is aiding the organisation’s unethical, inhumane practice of utilising foetal tissue as a commodity and for monetary gain.’ But the response of the government is just business as usual.”
So we too are involved in all of this. We too are subsidising slaughter on a mass scale. And we too, at least indirectly, are all implicated in taking live babies, slicing open their heads with a scissors, and extracting their brains. You now know.
But the good news is, this is even forcing longstanding pro-aborts to reconsider their position. Consider one such pro-abortion advocate, Ruben Avarrette, writing in the Daily Beast. The title is explosive: “I Don’t Know if I’m Pro-Choice After Planned Parenthood Videos.” He writes:
For the last 30 years, I’ve supported abortion rights. This year may be different.
The only thing I hate more than talking about abortion is writing about it. It’s no accident that, in 2,000 columns over a quarter-century, I have never—ever—written about abortion. I’ve avoided the topic like a root canal.
But that is getting harder to do with the release of what are now five gruesome, albeit edited, undercover videos by The Center for Medical Progress depicting doctors and other top officials of Planned Parenthood discussing, and even laughing about, the harvesting of baby organs, as casually as some folks talk about the weather.
It’s jarring to see doctors acting as negotiators as they dicker over the price of a fetal liver, heart, or brain, and then talk about how they meticulously go to the trouble of not crushing the most valuable body parts. This practice is perfectly legal, and for some people, it is just a business. With millions of abortions each year in America, business is good….
David Daleiden, head of The Center for Medical Progress, issued an unsurprisingly stronger statement: “Planned Parenthood’s system-wide conspiracy to evade the law and make money off of aborted fetal tissue is now undeniable. Anyone who watches these videos knows that Planned Parenthood is engaged in barbaric practices and human rights abuses that must end.”
I agree with that assessment, and I’m pro-choice. At least I thought I was until recently. These days, each time, I express concern, outrage, disgust, or horror over another video—which should come with warnings that they may produce nightmares—some supporter of the organization responds by attacking me and insisting that I was never really pro-choice to begin with.
He concludes: “For those of us who are pro-choice, the Planned Parenthood videos are a game changer. As to whether that means I’ll change my view, I’m not sure. I’m on the bubble. Ask me in a few weeks, after the release of more videos.”
Well, this piece was written a week before the most recent video was released. If he can claim to still be pro-abortion after watching video seven, then he is not a human being, but a heartless piece of stone. So is anyone who can still support baby killing after watching these videos. And at least another five videos are forthcoming.
These videos most certainly are a game changer. They change everything. No civilised society can ever go down this path with a clear conscience again. No one can ever say, “But we didn’t know”. You now know – you now fully know. So what is your response? More business as usual?