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New Planned Parenthood Horror: 'Striving' for Baby Brains, Not Using Digoxin

Fittingly, the eleventh video released by the Center for Medical Progress in their undercover series exposing Planned Parenthood’s fetal tissue harvesting activities comes a few days before Halloween.


The ghastly footage shows Planned Parenthood of Austin, Texas, abortionist Dr. Amna Dermish describing an illegal partial-birth abortion procedure to terminate late-term fetuses for the purposes of obtaining intact fetal heads for brain harvesting:

Dr. Dermish admits she was trained by the Senior Director of Medical Services at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Dr. Deborah Nucatola. Nucatola described a partial-birth abortion technique to harvest fetal organs in the first Planned Parenthood video released July 14 by CMP.

My aim is usually to get the specimens out pretty intact,” says Dermish, speaking to actors posing as a fetal tissue procurement company. Dermish admits that she will sometimes use ultrasound guidance to convert a 2nd-trimester fetus to a feet-first breech presentation:

“Especially the 20-weekers are a lot harder versus the 18-weekers, so at that point I’ll switch to breech.”

“That’s what Deb [Nucatola] was telling us, was it really makes a difference for tissue collection at PPLA,” says one of the actors, referencing Nucatola’s technique for organ harvesting. “It’s really nice when it’s, yeah — I trained with her,” replies Dermish.

In reply to a question about harvesting fetal brain, Dermish notes, “I haven’t been able to do that yet,” but exclaims with laughter, “This will give me something to strive for!


Dermish admits on camera that she does not use the chemical digoxin to kill the fetus before 20 weeks — which means “her feet-first, intact extraction abortions are done on living fetuses“:

Using ultrasound guidance to manipulate the fetus from vertex to breech orientation before extracting the yet-living fetus is a hallmark of the illegal partial-birth abortion procedure (18 U.S.C. 1531).

The video also shows Dermish agreeing to a suggested fetal body part price of $50 or $60 per specimen, which is illegal:

The sale or purchase of human fetal tissue is a federal felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $500,000 (42 U.S.C. 289g-2).


Earlier this month in response to the #PPSellsBabyParts controversy, Planned Parenthood announced that it would immediately stop accepting reimbursements for supplying fetal tissue for medical research.

The state of Texas is currently moving to bar Planned Parenthood from receiving taxpayer funding because of Medicaid fraud and abortion-related crimes:

Governor Greg Abbott recently said in an interview that the state of Texas is now in possession of “hard evidence” that Planned Parenthood is engaged in “violations of federal and state law concerning abortion procedures.”

“Less than 4 miles away from the Texas state capitol, Planned Parenthood routinely practices barbaric partial-birth abortions on living, late-term fetuses,” notes CMP Project Lead David Daleiden. “Planned Parenthood’s crimes are not just the result of local bad actors, but are tolerated and even encouraged at the highest levels of the national organization. State-level criminal investigations must press charges, and Congress’ new select committee must pursue a deep and comprehensive accounting of Planned Parenthood’s atrocities against humanity.”


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