Any chance that federal funding for Planned Parenthood might be off the table in future healthcare reform negotiations just got dashed today.
The Center for Medical Progress just released another hidden camera video which reveals gruesome, outrageous tactics and comments made by Planned Parenthood staff.
CMP was sued in court for scurrilous charges over its previous dozen videos last year, but charges were dropped after a judge declared them baseless. So now they’re back at it with the latest video.
In it one staffer admits they have to “pay attention to who’s in the room” before verifying whether an aborted baby is still alive so they don’t have to take it to the hospital.
Our federal tax dollars at work, folks.
Here’s more from Breitbart…
A new video released by Center for Medical Progress (CMP) reveals a former Planned Parenthood abortionist allegedly discussing how she performs elective abortions on healthy unborn babies up to 24 weeks of pregnancy, and the situation she encounters if a baby is aborted showing some signs of life.
Dr. DeShawn Taylor was a longtime abortion provider at Planned Parenthood Los Angeles and was previously a medical director at Planned Parenthood of Arizona. Taylor is introduced to the CMP undercover journalists in the video by Dr. Deborah Nucatola, the Planned Parenthood chief medical officer who was heard in the now famous initial CMP video in which she was allegedly heard discussing the sale of aborted baby body parts while eating a salad and drinking wine at lunch.
In the latest CMP video, Taylor is heard explaining to the journalists that Nucatola trained her.
During a reception at a Planned Parenthood conference, Taylor describes to CMP’s undercover journalists–posing as buyers from a biomedical company–how she delivers intact fetuses during late-term abortions. In the video, a CMP journalist indicates that intact bodies will allow for the harvesting of organs and body parts that are more valuable for scientific research.
At one point in the footage, the abortionist explains the difficulties abortionists encounter when a baby comes through the procedure with signs of life: “In Arizona, if the fetus comes out with any signs of life, we’re supposed to transport it. To the hospital.”
When asked if there is “any standard procedure for verifying signs of life?” Taylor responds by saying, “The key is, you need to pay attention to who’s in the room, right?”
Taylor chuckles and says, “It’s a mess. It’s a mess.”
She goes on to say, “Arizona is so conservative, I just don’t even want to send a full fetus to, for cremation or any of that.”
The abortionist explains to the undercover journalists that she performs Dilation & Evacuation (D&E), also known as dismemberment abortions, and takes into consideration the feelings of her staff members who might be upset at the sight of a whole baby coming out during an abortion. “Part of the issue is, it’s not a matter of how I feel about it coming out intact,” she says, “but I got to worry about my staff, and people’s feelings about it coming out looking like a baby.”
She also tells the journalists that those handling fetal death certificates in the state refer to the fetus as a “baby,” and appears to say that she finds it “creepy” when fetal remains are repeatedly referred to as “babies:” “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!”
Also in the footage released by CMP, the abortionist says that using digoxin (referred to as “dig”) as a feticidal agent makes the procedure less physically strenuous for her. “My biceps appreciate it when the dig works,” she says. “I remember when I was a Fellow and I was training,” she continues, “I was like, oh, I have to hit the gym for this.”