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“Even for researchers, the sight of an unborn child’s head in a delivery box is too grisly”

by | Sep 2, 2015

By Dave Andrusko

PPvideostill9reEach time you watch an undercover video released by the Center for Medical Progress, you ask yourself, “Can it get any worse?”

And, unfortunately, with each successive video in which Planned Parenthood officials or those running the companies that harvest and sell baby body parts from Planned Parenthood clinics tell their horrific stories, the answer is yes, it can.

Yesterday’s video, according to CMP, shows its team of investigators in separate conversations with “Dr. Katharine Sheehan, the long-time medical director of Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest until 2013; Perrin Larton, the Procurement Manager for ABR [Advanced Bioscience Resources]; and Cate Dyer, the CEO of rival fetal tissue procurement company StemExpress.”

The most ghastly quote comes from Larton (who is smiling and giggling her way through much of the conversation), talking about late abortions:

Yeah. The whole point is not to have a live birth. And so the doctors have all– unless it’s somebody who has had 6 pregnancies and 6 vaginal deliveries. ….[T]hey put lams [laminaria] in and she comes in the next morning and I literally have had women come in and they’ll go in the OR, and they’re back out in 3 minutes, and I’m going “What’s goin’ on?” “Oh yeah, the fetus was already in the vaginal canal whenever we put her in the stirrups, it just fell out.”

“It” being the intact aborted baby.

There is a great deal of discussion in the video, the ninth in the series, about ABR’s long-standing relationship with Planned Parenthood Pacific Southwest. We learn that ABR charges $340 to “procure” a second-trimester fetal tissue “specimen” and that there is considerable snipping between the rival procurement companies.

Number nine was proceeded last week by a jaw-dropping video that was deeply unsetting even as compared to what we’ve have seen the past couple of months. Dyer was a main figure once again.

Over lunch with undercover investigators from the CMP, she employed the kind of dehumanizing language that we’ve come to see is routine for people who traffic in intact baby body parts.

For example, asked by the investigator, “What would make your lab happy?” Dyer responded “Another 50 livers a week.”

The “buyer” responds, “Ok, you can handle that?” Dyer enthusiastically answers

Yea. Just so you guys know, on the collection side for us, we’re also- as you see Megan out there in the clinic, we’re working with almost triple digit number clinics. So, it’s a lot on volume and we still need more, than what we do. So, it’s a lot. So, I don’t think you’ll hit a capacity with us anytime in the next ten years. I think you’ll feel solid with that standpoint. So, I think, with that you’ll feel like doing an agreement with us. It will be consistent growth and our growth has been consistent, and it’s going to continue to grow from that standpoint.

(Later Dyer adds, “Planned Parenthood has volume, because they are a volume institution.”)

But we’ve not reached the bottom of the pit yet. Consider this exchange. It speaks volumes about everybody involved in this ghastly enterprise, including the academic labs that experiment on the tissues and organs of aborted babies.

Dyer: As you probably know, one of the issues with neural [brain] tissue, it’s so fragile. It’s insanely fragile. And I don’t even know—I was gonna say, I know we get requests for neural, it’s the hardest thing in the world to ship.

Buyer: You do it as the whole calvarium [skull].

Dyer: Yeah, that’s the easiest way. And we’ve actually had good success with that. … Yeah! [laughter] Tell the lab it’s coming!

Buyer: Yeah.

Dyer: So they don’t open the box and go, ”Oh God!” [laughter] So yeah, so many of the academic labs cannot fly like that, they’re not capable.

Buyer: Why is that? I don’t understand that.

Dyer: It’s almost like they don’t want to know where it comes from. I can see that. Where they’re like, “We need limbs, but no hands and feet need to be attached.” And you’re like? Or they want long bones, and they want you to take it all off, like, make it so that we don’t know what it is.

A moment later, Dyer says

And their lab techs freak out, and have meltdowns, and so it’s just like, yeah. I think, quite frankly, that’s why a lot of researchers ultimately, some of them want to get into other things. They want to look at bone marrow, they want to look at adipose- sort of adult human, kind of adult based sampling.

Indicating, as NRLC President Carol Tobias observed, that “even for researchers, the sight of an unborn child’s head in a delivery box is too grisly.”

CMP has explained that there are more videos to come. Just wondering but could Planned Parenthood’s noticeable decline in approval ratings have anything to do with the videos which show the unvarnished truth about the largest abortion provider in the United States?

If so–and remembering that the networks are virtually embargoing any further discussion of the videos–I wonder what might happen if not half the public knew about the videos (as one survey indicated was the case), but 75%?

Stay tuned.

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