In yet another explosive video from the Center for Medical Progress, it becomes clear that abortion providers at Planned Parenthood check boxes on a literal form declaring an "intent" to perform legal abortions, but often out of laziness or the chance to sell fetal body parts, still actually perform late-term abortions, which were banned in 2003.
How many more CMP videos do we need to show Planned Parenthood is a lazy, immoral, dishonest organization which collects millions of tax dollars under the guise that they provide healthcare for women, while they casually and brutally perform illegal abortions? Did I mention with the support of taxpayer dollars?
This video features Suzie Prabhakaran, who is the vice president of Medical Affairs for Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida. She explained to undercover CMP investigators that abortionists often use a chemical called digoxin, injected into the baby, to stop its heart in the womb before extracting the lifeless body.
The only problem is, if digoxin is used, the baby's vital organs cannot be harvested. To get around this, Prabhakaran admits abortionists skip the digoxin injections but indicate "on a form their 'intent' to commit a dismemberment abortion rather than a partial-birth abortion."
David Daleiden, CMP's project lead said:
Planned Parenthood medical directors and abortion doctors feign compliance with the federal partial-birth abortion law on paper, knowing full well that 'what ultimately happens doesn't matter' so long as no one is scrutinizing what they actually do to women and children in the operating room. And the fact that Planned Parenthood has a 'dismemberment' 'checkbox' on their abortion forms should tell the public and policymakers everything they need to know about this barbaric abortion business.
Now, the fact that Planned Parenthood does dismemberment abortions should come as no surprise --how else did people think it was done? But feigning a legal abortion then actually doing a partial-birth abortion especially so that Planned Parenthood can harvest organs and make money (money the House Oversight Committee found they don't even need) is like Kim Kardashian robbing a Louis Vuitton store at gunpoint, maiming the scared clerk, then selling her stolen wares online.
One of the most surprising aspects of CMP videos has always been the laissez faire attitude of the abortion providers. In the very first undercover video, Deborah Nucatola, senior director of Medical Services for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, alluded to their nonchalant attitude regarding the partial-birth abortion law. "The Federal [Partial-Birth] Abortion Ban is a law, and laws are up to interpretation. So there are some people who interpret it as 'it's intent.' So if I say on Day 1 I do not intend to do this, what ultimately happens doesn't matter."
In 2015, spurred by the onslaught of similar CMP videos which uncovered not only ghoulish abortion practices but found Planned Parenthood was illegally harvesting baby parts for profit, the House Oversight Committee found Planned Parenthood did not need taxpayer subsidies to operate -- the organization received enough money from other sources to function solely on its own.
Since then, Republicans have been fully aware they should, even for the sake of merely using tax dollars wisely, defund Planned Parenthood. Despite several attempts, including now with a majority in Congress and a GOP president, Republicans remain unable to strip one of the most immoral, dishonest federally-funded organizations to function in the United States' short existence of funds it doesn't even need.
While these CMP videos are as eye-opening as they are morbid, asking Planned Parenthood to stop doing what they're doing is like expecting a lion not to hunt and devour a young antelope in the wild -- it's what they do.
It's obvious Planned Parenthood is still breaking the law, now it's up to the GOP to actually do something about it.
Nicole Russell is a contributor to the Washington Examiner's Beltway Confidential blog. She is a journalist in Washington, D.C., who previously worked in Republican politics in Minnesota. She was the 2010 recipient of the American Spectator's Young Journalist Award.
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