7th Planned Parenthood Video Shows Baby Born Alive: There is No Defense Left

By Amelia Hamilton Published on August 19, 2015

At five minutes and fifty-nine seconds into the video, I cried.

After six videos from the Center for Medical Progress, I have heard and seen such horrifying things that I made it almost 6 minutes into this seventh video, third in the Human Capital series, without reaction.

The descriptions of a “huddle” in which the employees look at a list of abortions to be done that day to determine what to harvest didn’t surprise me. When Procurement Manager Perrin Larton described a baby that “just fell out” because it was already in the vaginal canal, I was disgusted, but I didn’t cry. I made it through Melissa Farrell and Dr. Nucatola talking about altering the process to ensure that the brain is saved. I was angry that they would turn a baby in the womb, forcing it out breech to serve their bottom line, but I wasn’t surprised. I listened with growing horror as former StemExpress employee Holly O’Donnell described the first time she saw an aborted baby with a heartbeat.

I made it through things that would have made me cry in earlier videos, but that I’ve now come to expect.

But, at 5:59 I cried.

At 5:59, I saw footage of a living baby in a pie plate, waiting to have its life ended. I saw a baby with a heartbeat, a baby who was moving. I saw its little legs stretching and kicking as it would have done in the womb. I thought about how the mother must have felt her baby moving inside the womb, and probably didn’t know it would still be moving after the abortion. She can’t have known that they would put scissors through the baby’s chin to end her life while preserving the parts that would yield the most profit. And, so, I cried.

O’Donnell goes on to describe a similar case in which a co-worker, Jessica, said they would procure a brain and, she realized “that’s means we’re going to have to cut the head open.” She recalls the co-worker cutting under the baby’s chin, through the mouth, then ordering O’Donnell to finish the job. “I can’t even describe what that feels like,” she said.

What did I just do? And that was the moment I knew I couldn’t work for the company anymore. That — even if it was good, even if that could have been the cure for some kind of disease — even if it was, I still wish I wouldn’t have done it. I don’t want to be that person. 

She picked the baby up and put his remains into a biohazard container. His legs didn’t quite fit, because he was so big, so she re-positioned him and closed the lid. “That was the hardest experience,” she said, “I remember holding that fetus in my hands when everybody else was busy, and I started crying — it’s just really hard knowing you’re the only person who is ever going to hold that baby.” 

O’Donnell is clearly heartbroken, she clearly feels guilt over what she has done. One gets the sense that, by exposing what StemExpress and Planned Parenthood do, she is making amends to that child while she fights to see that it never happens again.

We should all be heartbroken. We should all have an incredibly difficult time with what our eyes are seeing at 5:59.  We should all accept once and for all that abortion is not OK.

There is no defense left for what is happening. They are changing the procedure to ensure that the most valuable parts are intact. They are profiting from selling off the body parts of these babies whose lives they were paid to end. They are killing babies with scissors — babies who were born alive — and dissecting them for profit.

There are those still throwing around that 3% number. Only 3% of what Planned Parenthood does is abortion. Even if that were true (and it is not) what kind of defense is that? “They only end lives 3% of the time” is hardly a ringing endorsement for any organization, and it is certainly no defense. Unless Planned Parenthood plans immediately to reduce that number to zero, they need to be defunded. Those other services can be seen to by myriad other providers. It is time for this to end.

Abortion end lives, and permanently damages the lives it leaves intact, the lives of the mothers and the technicians.

There is no defense left.

Warning: This video contains disturbing testimony and imagery.

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