New Planned Parenthood video: Doctor wants intact fetal heads for brain harvesting

New Planned Parenthood video: Doctor wants intact fetal heads for brain harvesting | Washington Examiner

By Paul Bedard 10/27/15 10:56 AM
Complete raw footage from the Planned Parenthood videos surfaced Thursday on the conservative website Got News?, whose editor said he had gotten it from a House staffer despite lawmakers’ pledge to keep it confidential. Editor Charles Johnson released the full footage Thursday even after the National Abortion Federation got a temporary restraining order a day earlier prohibiting any dissemination. An anti-abortion group called the Center for Medical Progress ? which had released the series of videos over the summer depicting Planned Parenthood profiting from fetal tissue donation ? had previously provided the full video under subpoena to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
Complete raw footage from the Planned Parenthood videos surfaced Thursday on the conservative website Got News?, whose editor said he had gotten it from a House staffer despite lawmakers’ pledge to keep it confidential. Editor Charles Johnson released the full footage Thursday even after the National Abortion Federation got a temporary restraining order a day earlier prohibiting any dissemination. An anti-abortion group called the Center for Medical Progress ? which had released the series of videos over the summer depicting Planned Parenthood profiting from fetal tissue donation ? had previously provided the full video under subpoena to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

A new Planned Parenthood video, the 11th in a series of secretly-taped interviews, shows a Texas doctor wishing to conduct an abortion that produces intact fetal heads for brain harvesting.

“I haven’t been able to do that yet,” said the doctor, Amna Dermish of Planned Parenthood Austin. “This will give me something to strive for.”

The video is the latest in the sting produced by the The Center for Medical Progress in the ongoing Planned Parenthood baby parts scandal that has led to the formation of a special investigative committee in Congress because the women’s health group receives federal funding.

The 11th video from the abortion parts series produced by the Center for Medical Progress.

It could also bring renewed pressure on three GOP Senate holdouts on legislative efforts to defund Planned Parenthood.

In the latest video, Dr. Dermish tells the camera that she was trained by the Senior Director of Medical Services at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Dr. Deborah Nucatola.

“My aim is usually to get the specimens out pretty intact,” says Dermish, who said she sometimes uses 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.”

In the transcript provided by the Center, she said, “That’s what Deb [Nucatola] was telling us, was it really makes a difference for tissue collection at PPLA.”

Asked about harvesting fetal brain, Dermish said, “I haven’t been able to do that yet,” but “this will give me something to strive for.”

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