“Atrocities against humanity”? Allow people to see the videos and judge PPFA’s behavior for themselves

By Dave Andrusko

PPFAvideo11bThe last two days we’ve posted on the eleventh undercover video released by the Center for Medical Progress. The outrage you experience at reading what the abortionist from the Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas at Austin said is magnified many times over if you actually watch her, listen to her, and observe her revealing body language.

But to someone like Michael Barajas of the Houston Press, it’s hard to suppress a yawn. “ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER ANTI-ABORTION STING VIDEO” perfectly captures his “been-there, seen-that, lies, lies, lies” attitude.

Really? That’s all there is to it? Let’s see.

Barajas takes especial interest because, he says, this is the second CMP video that features someone from Texas. He quotes from a spokeswoman from Planned Parenthood, who offers up the usual “false claims” based on “a manipulated conversation” response.

Barajas writes

Anti-abortion activists will likely point to a couple of exchanges from the 12-minute video as evidence of, as the Center for Medical Progress puts it, “Planned Parenthood’s atrocities against humanity.”

Barajas then offers this:

At one point, the undercover activist tells the clinic workers that researchers want fetuses at a later gestation — “that just happens to be, like, the sweet spot,” he explains, saying researchers “don’t want to be playing ‘find the liver! Oh, it’s in eight pieces.’” At another point, the guy brings up researchers’ requests for intact fetal brains, to which [abortionist Amna] Dermish says, “I haven’t been able to do that yet.” “Maybe next time!” he responds, laughing, to which Dermish says, “Well, this will give me something to strive for.”

Two things. First, the quote is truncated and the sentiments about not having to look for a liver tracks very closely what tissue procurement companies say is why they want intact fetal organs. And as you watch the video, neither Dermish nor the other abortion representative who was part of the conversation [Andrea Ferrigno, identified as the Corporate Vice President, Whole Woman’s Health, also in Texas] need prompting to laugh.

Second if Barajas watched the entire video he would find lots of examples of brutally insensitive language, the kind that will upset 99% of the population, including most pro-choicers. To cite just two examples. Dermish says

One of our POC persons is really into organ development.

Buyer: Oh really?

Dermish: Yeah, she’ll pull out like kidneys, and heart and like heart we frequently see at 9 weeks and she always looks for it.

(POC refers to “products of conception–unborn babies.)

At that juncture, Ferrigno, who has had little to say, chimes in, “Well it’s cute. It is cute.”

And then there is the jaw-dropping exchange after the buyer asks about “the intactness” of the “specimen.” [To understand what Dermish is saying, a “breech presentation” means the baby’s feet or bottom comes out first rather than the normal head first–a “cephalic presentation.” “Calvarium” refers to the baby’s skull.)

Dermish: It was trunk intact, so usually what I do, if it’s a breech presentation, I’ll remove the extremities first, the lower extremities, and then go for the spine and sort of bring it down that way, and then—

Buyer: You said if that’s a breech presentation?

Dermish: If it’s a breech presentation, yeah, yeah. And if it’s cephalic I’ll try and get the cal[varium] first, but if I’m struggling getting the cal, usually it’s a function of how good my dilation is, often times it’s hard to get around the cal. Especially the 20 weekers are a lot harder versus the 18-weekers, so at that point I’ll switch to breech, so.

Buyer: Good. I was just curious what we might be working with.

Dermish : I always try and keep the trunk intact just by function of always trying to aim for the spine to bring it down.

CMP calls examples such as these ”Planned Parenthood’s atrocities against humanity.” My strong suspicion is upon listening to Dermish, virtually anyone not working for the Abortion Industry might agree.

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