Last night, a California court issued a temporary restraining order preventing the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) from releasing any more footage of leaders from StemExpress, the company that provides fetal tissue to researchers.
The 4th video, released Thursday, exposes the organ-harvesting operations at Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM), but does not contain footage with anyone from StemExpress.
As awful as the grisly footage of unwanted baby body parts being picked apart in a petri dish is, it’s Dr. Ginde’s macabre announcement at the end that truly assaults the senses.
— Charmaine (@CharmaineYoest) July 30, 2015
The Center for Medical Progress reports that PPRM does over 10,000 abortions per year and has a contract to supply aborted fetal tissue to Colorado State University in Fort Collins.
In the video, actors posing as representatives from a human biologics company meet with Ginde at the abortion-clinic headquarters of PPRM in Denver to discuss a potential partnership to harvest fetal organs. When the actors request intact fetal specimens, Ginde reveals that in PPRM’s abortion practice, “Sometimes, if we get, if someone delivers before we get to see them for a procedure, then we are intact.”
Since PPRM does not use digoxin or other feticide in its 2nd trimester procedures, any intact deliveries before an abortion are potentially born-alive infants under federal law (1 USC 8).
“We’d have to do a little bit of training with the providers or something to make sure that they don’t crush” fetal organs during 2nd trimester abortions, says Ginde, brainstorming ways to ensure the abortion doctors at PPRM provide usable fetal organs.
Digoxin is a cardiotoxic drug that is injected into the baby’s heart before dismembering or delivering it. It is considered to be a more humane abortion method than literally tearing a live baby apart in the womb.
Unfortunately, as The Federalist points out, that’s not what happens during Planned Parenthood’s “fetal tissue donation” abortions.
In the second video, we find out explicitly from Planned Parenthood’s Dr. Mary Gatter that abortions performed with feticides aren’t viable for fetal-tissue donation. If digoxin is used, it renders the fetal stem cells unusable. (See the footage and the transcript.) Knowing this, Nucatola’s graphic explanation of how to “crush” unborn babies to maximize organ retrieval requires a clarifier. These babies are being strategically maneuvered, crushed, and dismembered under ultrasound guidance—while still alive.