Planned Parenthood Abortionist: “Pay Attention To Who’s In The Room” To Deal With Infants Born Alive
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PLANNED PARENTHOOD ABORTIONIST: “PAY ATTENTION TO WHO’S IN THE ROOM” TO DEAL WITH INFANTS BORN ALIVE
Longtime Planned Parenthood Arizona Medical Director, Trained by PPFA Senior Director of Medical Services, Discusses Custom Abortions to Harvest Baby Parts
News Release From Center for Medical Progress
LOS ANGELES, March 29--New undercover video shows Dr. DeShawn Taylor, previous Medical Director of Planned Parenthood of Arizona and longtime abortion provider at Planned Parenthood Los Angeles, graphically describing how to deliver intact fetuses in late-term abortions to harvest high-quality body parts, and indicating possible cover-up of infanticide.
The footage is never-before-released material obtained by The Center for Medical Progress, whose undercover videos recorded top-level Planned Parenthood leaders negotiating the harvesting and sale of the hearts, lungs, livers, and brains of aborted fetuses for financial benefit.
At a networking reception at a Planned Parenthood conference, CMP investigators posing as buyers from a biotech company are introduced to Dr. Taylor by Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Senior Director of Medical Services.
(Editor’s Note: Nucatola is now in Honolulu as “Hawaii Medical Director, Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands.”)
Dr. Taylor confirms she does elective abortions on healthy fetuses and pregnant women up to 24 weeks. When the investigators ask her about obtaining intact fetal organs, Dr. Taylor replies, “It’s not a matter of how I feel about it coming out intact, but I gotta worry about my staff and people’s feelings about it coming out looking like a baby.”
She continues, “We have the people who do our paperwork for the fetal death certificates, they email us calling them ‘babies’. Baby this, baby that, baby so-and-so, and I’m like, that’s creepy!”
Dr. Taylor explains to the investigators, “In Arizona, if the fetus comes out with any signs of life, we’re supposed to transport it. To the hospital.” When one investigator then asks, “Is there any standard procedure for verifying signs of of life?” Dr. Taylor replies, “Well, the thing is, I mean the key is, you need to pay attention to who’s in the room, right?”
Dr. Taylor then laughs as she repeats what the Arizona law requires, and says, “It’s a mess. It’s a mess.”
Dr. Taylor acknowledges that the feticidal chemical digoxin cannot be used in an abortion where fetal body parts will be harvested for sale, but she remarks that in a standard dismemberment dilation and evacuation abortion, “My biceps appreciate when the dig[oxin] works,” to kill the fetus before the procedure. “I remember when I was a [Family Planning] Fellow and I was training, I was like, Oh, I have to hit the gym for this,” she says, describing the force she feels in her biceps when performing a dismemberment abortion with forceps.
Dr. Taylor also mentions she was trained by Dr. Nucatola. In CMP’s first-released video in July 2015, Dr. Nucatola discussed the per-specimen pricing of fetal tissue and harvesting intact hearts, lungs, livers, and brains using partial-birth abortions.
CMP Project Lead David Daleiden notes, “This footage shows a longtime Planned Parenthood abortion doctor willing to sell baby parts for profit, use criminal abortion methods to get more intact body parts, and even cover up infanticide. This doctor was trained by Planned Parenthood’s Senior Director of Medical Services, and encouraged by her to participate in the fetal body parts market. This footage is just a preview of the damning and incriminating admissions of Planned Parenthood leaders on our further unreleased tapes, being censored by an unconstitutional gag order from a federal judge in San Francisco.”
Daleiden continues, “The only difference between Planned Parenthood’s barbaric abortion business, and that of the notorious Dr. Kermit Gosnell, is that Gosnell was not so careful as to ‘pay attention to who’s in the room.’ Elected officials must stop forcing taxpayers to subsidize Planned Parenthood’s criminal abortion business, and the Department of Justice must immediately open a full investigation and prosecute Planned Parenthood to the fullest extent of the law.”
The sale or purchase of human fetal tissue is a federal felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison or a fine of up to $500,000 (42 U.S.C. 289g-2). In December, after over a year of comprehensive, nationwide investigation, the Senate Judiciary Committee and the House Energy & Commerce Committee’s Select Investigative Panel referred Planned Parenthood Federation of America, several of the largest Planned Parenthood affiliates in the country, and three of their fetal parts business associates to the FBI and U.S. Department of Justice for criminal prosecution.
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Planned Parenthood Can Break the Law, But Undercover Journalists Can’t Expose It
by Jay Hobbs, Life Site News, March 30, 2017
One of the quickest moral tests for a person or a society is what’s tolerated and what’s considered taboo. In California, the state’s attorney general is failing that test with flying colors.
In the Golden State, you can flout federal law in the most gruesome way imaginable and still be tolerated—as long as your name is Planned Parenthood. Expose a practice as foul as selling baby body parts, however, and you’ve crossed the line of “tolerability.”
In an announcement Tuesday afternoon, California indicated 15 felony charges against undercover journalists David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, whose three-year project blew the cover off Planned Parenthood and others’ clandestine and illegal sale and transfer of body parts it harvests from aborted babies.
Calling the “right to privacy” a “cornerstone of California’s Constitution,” the state’s attorney general, Xavier Becerra went on to state California “[will] not tolerate the criminal recording of confidential conversations.”
What the Golden State will tolerate, however, is Planned Parenthood not only selling the body parts its pulls from the babies it kills in abortion, but—by its own admission—illegally altering its abortion procedures to make sure it delivers a better, more intact “specimen” to its dealers.
Starting in July of 2015, Daleiden and Merritt released the first of an ongoing string of videos they filmed undercover as part of a three-year project investigating Planned Parenthood’s complicity in the illegal trafficking of aborted baby body parts.
Wednesday morning, just hours after California announced its charges against Daleiden and Merritt, their organization, the Center for Medical Progress, released yet another video capturing Planned Parenthood officials engaging in unthinkable criminal activities.
The latest videos show Dr. DeShawn Taylor—a former medical director at Planned Parenthood of Arizona and long-time abortion provider at Planned Parenthood Los Angeles—admitting that when a baby is born alive during an abortion, she sometimes breaks state laws requiring an abortionist to transport the baby to a hospital.
Dr. Taylor’s mentor was Dr. Deborah Nucatola, former Senior Director of Medical Services for Planned Parenthood’s national operation who has since relocated to Hawaii as the abortion giant’s Great Northwest and Hawaiian Islands medical director.
Nucatola was filmed in the Center for Medical Progress’ first release July 14, 2015, openly admitting and discussing in detail Planned Parenthood’s involvement in the illegal harvesting and resale of aborted baby body parts.
The Center for Medical Progress’ ongoing releases led to a yearlong investigation by a House panel, which produced a final report Jan. 4, 2017. While making various conflicting statements calling the validity of the videos into question, Planned Parenthood also apologized publicly for its complicity in the criminal activity.
When a Houston, Texas, district attorney was entrusted with convening a grand jury to follow up on the revelations in 2016, she instead indicted Daleiden and Merritt and had them arrested on charges that—amazingly enough—included purchasing fetal organs.
The district attorney, Devon Anderson, later dropped the charges when it became clear that her department was colluding with Planned Parenthood at the time. Anderson, a Republican whose political career was underwritten by Planned Parenthood, then lost her 2016 re-election bid.
Writing at National Review on Wednesday morning, Wesley J. Smith said the new action—which includes a warrant for arrest against Daleiden and Merritt—“crosses the border of legitimate law enforcement to using the law as a weapon of power.”
Calling attention to what he calls California’s “radical pro-abortion regime,” Smith also points to a 2015 law that requires pro-life medical clinics offering free ultrasound—which receive no government funding whatsoever in California—to post signage promoting taxpayer-funded abortions.
While the law is likely headed to the U.S. Supreme Court on grounds that it violates the First Amendment rights of free speech and free religious expression of pro-life Californians, it’s also served as a template for other states, including Hawaii, where Nucatola’s Planned Parenthood affiliate is pushing a virtually identical law.
If California legislators and prosecutors have their way, they may need to create more room in their already-overcrowded prisons. Not to make space for the criminals in the abortion industry, however, but for the pro-lifers who expose and oppose them.
How’s that for tolerance?