Planned Parenthood Testimony: Officials Admit Babies Left to Die in Abortion
The video was released by The Center for Medical Progress (CMP)
Officials from Planned Parenthood, and others within the abortion industry, have given unnerving testimony revealing the horrific details of babies who survive abortion being left to die or having their organs removed for harvesting.
A video was released by The Center for Medical Progress (CMP) from the unsealed deposition testimony of abortion industry officials.
The testimonies are related to the Planned Parenthood Federation of America v. Center for Medical Progress in the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California.
Obama appointee, Judge William Orrick III, in May ruled in favor of Planned Parenthood, barred much of the testimony and evidence from the jury.
Those testimonies included one from the procurement manager of biomedical company Advanced Bioscience Resources, Inc. (ABR), Perrin Larton.
BCABR harvests organs and fetal tissue before selling them on to taxpayer-funded researchers in the United States.
Larton testified that aborted babies "sometimes, they fall out" of the mother “once every couple of months” when a woman delivers an entirely intact fetus.
Larton added that the fetus remains intact when she receives it in her lab, saying nothing is “done to the fetus” by the abortion clinic before it's handed over.
When Larton was aksed if those babies that “fall out” have a heartbeat, she testified:
“It would depend."
“I can see hearts that are not in an intact P.O.C. [product of conception, the term the abortion industry uses for fetus or baby] that are beating independently” after they are removed from the fetus.
The video also includes a sworn testimony of Dr. Deborah Nucatola, the former senior director of medical services for Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s (PPFA).
She was asked if she “ever had a patient deliver in the operating room a non-viable fetus,” to which she replied, “I’m sure I have.”
Nucatola described a “non-viable” fetus as one “that’s not capable of survival.”
Nucatola testified in repose to how they would determine the viability status of a fetus:
“It depends on where you work."
“The availability of interventions” is one example to determine is a fetus was “capable of survival.”
The video also includes the sworn testimony of CEO of Planned Parenthood of Orange & San Bernardino Counties, Jon Dunn, who testified he was aware of at least one instance a fetus had been born alive during an abortion.
“I know they kept it warm and comfortable for the very brief period that it was alive,” Dunn said.
“I don’t think there was even time to call 911.”
“This is something that every obstetrician/gynecologist deals with on rare occasion,” Dunn also testified. “It is their medical judgment what to do in that circumstance.”
Dunn’s facility in 2017 reached a $7.8 million settlement with the Orange County district attorney’s office following an allegation they profited from the sale of fetal tissue illegally.
The lawsuit followed an investigation into allegations that Planned Parenthood sold aborted fetal tissue for profit.
“This settlement seized all profits from DV Biologics and DaVinci Biosciences, which they acquired by viewing body parts as a commodity and illegally selling fetal tissues for valuable consideration,” District Attorney Tony Rackauckas said.
“How long will public authorities permit Planned Parenthood and their associates to sell living children inside and outside the womb and then kill them through organ harvesting?” asked David Daleiden.
“The DOJ has vigorously prosecuted the sale of eagle body parts. Surely selling human body parts after cutting them out of an infant with a beating heart is at least as grave of a crime.”
When the Senate referred PPFA to DOJ for criminal investigation, it included referrals for ABR and other tissue procurement companies.
While it's unclear how the administration will proceed, it could face growing calls related to ABR after a recent finding from the conservative watchdog Judicial Watch.
The group claimed it obtained records showing that the Food and Drug Administration entered into contracts "to acquire 'fresh and never frozen' tissue from 1st and 2nd-trimester aborted fetuses for use in creating 'humanized mice' for ongoing research."