Admit they “strive” to extract “intact” heads to sell
An eleventh undercover video was released Tuesday by the Center For Medical Progress, again capturing officials at Planned Parenthood admitting to selling aborted body parts, and laughing about it.
This time an abortion doctor for Planned Parenthood in Austin, Texas. discusses harvesting the “intact” heads of late term aborted babies for research.
“My aim is usually to get the specimens out pretty intact,” the doctor, Amna Dermish, tells the actors posing as potential fetal tissue buyers.
Dermish also admits that she sometimes alters the abortion procedure in an effort to preserve the fetus for harvesting.
She states that she sometimes ultrasound guidance to convert a 2nd-trimester fetus to a feet-first breech presentation: “Especially the 20-weekers are a lot harder versus the 18-weekers, so at that point I’ll switch to breech.” Dermish states.
The use of the technique means that the fetus is in many cases still living when extracted. It is identical to partial-birth abortion procedures, which were banned by Congress years ago.
When asked by the reporters about harvesting fetal brains, Dermish laughs and tells them “I haven’t been able to do that yet… This will give me something to strive for!”
Dermish also discusses the value of fetal body parts, affirming the reporter’s declaration that the usual price is $50 or $60 per specimen. Again, it is illegal to buy or sell human fetal tissue.
Dermish also describes the brutal technicalities of carrying out the abortion while attempting to keep the fetus intact in order to sell it on to researchers.
“It was trunk intact, so usually what I do, if it’s a breech presentation, I’ll remove the extremities first, the lower extremities, and then go for the spine and sort of bring it down that way,” Dermish notes.
“I always try to keep the trunk intact,” she continues. “Always trying to aim for the spine to bring it down. It just makes the procedure easier.”
“One of our POC persons is really into organ development,” she adds, noting “She’ll pull out kidneys, and heart and like heart we frequently see at nine weeks and she always looks for it… just for fun.”
Again laughing about the gory procedure for some bizarre reason, the Whole Woman’s Health official with Dermish states “It’s cute.”
Pro-life advocates reacted to the latest video with horror.
“Less than 4 miles away from the Texas state capitol, Planned Parenthood routinely practices barbaric partial-birth abortions on living, late-term fetuses,” CMP head David Daleiden said of the video.
“Planned Parenthood’s crimes are not just the result of local bad actors, but are tolerated and even encouraged at the highest levels of the national organization. State-level criminal investigations must press charges, and Congress’ new select committee must pursue a deep and comprehensive accounting of Planned Parenthood’s atrocities against humanity.” Daleiden added.
Also commenting on the new video, Representative Marsha Blackburn, who is leading the panel investigating Planned Parenthood, expressed disbelief and disgust.
“Is this how babies should be treated? To be harvested for their heads?” said Blackburn. “As a grandmother, each video absolutely breaks my heart. But we now have a select panel that will examine the sale of baby body parts. As I’ve said before, this is going to be an information based, fact-finding endeavor to bring all the facts into the light of day as we work to protect the dignity of human life.”
Here is the full unedited footage: