[guest post by Dana]
In the aftermath of the Colorado shootout at a Planned Parenthood facility, calls are being made to censor our language because extremists on the left believe that by using softer language, deranged people will not commit heinous crimes such as three days ago.
Whatever reason for #PlannedParenthood attack, I plead with abortion opponents: no more talk of Nazis, mass murderers, child-slaughter, etc.
— Michael Coren (@michaelcoren) November 28, 2015
Colorado’s Gov. Hickenlooper on CNN’s State of the Union show Sunday, immediately jumped right onto the rhetorical bandwagon as well:
Guest host Brianna Keilar asked, “I do want to ask you a final question here. Planned Parenthood, almost immediately, even before we exactly knew the facts or anything about the motivation here. We now know that the shooter referenced ‘baby parts’ when he was arrested. Planned Parenthood is calling this domestic terrorism. Do you agree with that assessment?”
Hickenlooper said, “Certainly it’s a form of terrorism, and maybe in some way it’s a function of the inflammatory rhetoric we see on all — so many issues now, there are bloggers and talk shows where they really focus on trying to get people to that point of boiling over. Just intense anger. Maybe it’s time to look at how do we tone down some that rhetoric. Obviously no one is going to try to reduce free speech in that country but that rhetoric — if people are in some way emotionally unstable or psychologically unbalanced, that intensity of rhetoric sometimes seems to pull a trigger in their brain that they lose contact with what reality is.”
So unsurprisingly, the narrative being touted by the usual suspects is that the murder of three individuals and subsequent wounding of 9 more individuals was a direct result of pro-lifers and their “incendiary rhetoric”. However, please be mindful that not all “incendiary rhetoric” is created equal. For example, we were assured that when Black Lives Matter protesters marched this summer, chanting “pigs in a blanket, fry ‘em like bacon,” the open season on police officers across the country had nothing to do with that or any other “incendiary rhetoric” coming from the group. Further, the mere suggestion that might have something to with it, was attacked as being racist.
But here’s the thing, when we look at what current and former Planned Parenthood employees, as well as procurement specialists have themselves revealed about the organization’s practices, there really is no kind way to describe the barbaric butchery business that is Planned Parenthood:
“We’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I’m not gonna crush that part, I’m gonna basically crush below, I’m gonna crush above, and I’m gonna see if I can get it all intact.”
“We’ve just been working with people who want particular tissues, like, you know, they want cardiac, or they want eyes, or they want neural,” says Dr. Westhoff to a prospective fetal organ buyer. “Certainly, everything we provide–oh, gonads! Oh my God, gonads. Everything we provide is fresh.”
[T]wo lab techs are shown picking through fetal tissue with tweezers in an effort to find the organs of an aborted baby. After one of the techs picks out a pair of intact kidneys someone off-camera laughs and says, “Five stars!”
Oh yeah, the fetus was already in the vaginal canal whenever we put her in the stirrups, it just fell out,” she explains of situations where there has been a great enough degree of cervical dilation to procure an intact fetus.
With suction complete, look for your Sopher clamp. This instrument is about thirteen inches long and made of stainless steel. At one end are located jaws about 2 ½ inches long and about ¾ on an inch wide with rows of sharp ridges or teeth. This instrument is for grasping and crushing tissue. When it gets hold of something, it does not let go.
A second trimester D&E abortion is a blind procedure. The baby can be in any orientation or position inside the uterus. Picture yourself reaching in with the Sopher clamp and grasping anything you can. At twenty weeks gestation, the uterus is thin and soft so be careful not to perforate or puncture the walls. Once you have grasped something inside, squeeze on the clamp to set the jaws and pull hard – really hard. You feel something let go and out pops a fully formed leg about 4 to 5 inches long. Reach in again and grasp whatever you can. Set the jaw and pull really hard once again and out pops an arm about the same length. Reach in again and again with that clamp and tear out the spine, intestines, heart and lungs.
Holly O’Donnell, a former procurement technician at StemExpress, said at Mar Monte’s Alameda clinic in San Jose a co-worker named Jessica brought over the most fully developed baby she had ever seen and said, “I want you to see something kind of cool.”
There she saw the “closest thing to a [fully-developed] baby I’ve seen.”
“It had a face. It wasn’t completely torn up,” she said. “Its nose was very pronounced.”
“She has one of her instruments, and she taps the heart, and it starts beating.”
“I’m looking at this fetus, and it’s heart is beating,” O’Donnell said in astonishment.
“I don’t know if that constitutes it’s technically dead, or it’s alive,” she continued.
Dr. Ben Van Handel, the vice president of Novogenix Laboratories, says on the video “there are times when, after the [abortion] procedure is done, that the heart is still beating.”
O’Donnell said that, after showing her the child’s beating heart, Jessica told her, “This is a really good fetus, and it looks like we can procure a lot from it.”
She then asked O’Donnell to remove the baby’s brain with scissors through the baby’s face.
The video shows Gatter haggling over payments for intact fetal specimens and offering to use a “less crunchy technique” to get more intact body parts.
Q. When you perform an intact D&E, Dr. Westhoff, is the fetus living when you commence vaginal delivery?
A. Although I don’t always check for it, I believe there is usually a heartbeat and that the fetus is living.
Q. And at the time you either cut the umbilical cord or collapse the skull, is the fetus living?
Q. Dr. Westhoff, do you make it a practice either to effect fetal demise by using potassium chloride, as we have heard about, or injecting a toxin into the amniotic sac prior to the time that you effect a surgical evacuation of the uterus?
A. No, Mr. Hut, I usually do not do so.
I remember one day at Planned Parenthood we were standing around in the POC lab talking about how far along Warren Hern performed abortions (he performs them up until the date of birth in Colorado). I remember my boss laughing and saying, “He aborts them so far along they come out crying and looking for their mama.”
There just aren’t any nice words to describe this particular sort of madness. Nor should there be.
UPDATE BY PATTERICO: At this busy time in my life, I just want to express my undying appreciation to Dana for channeling my thoughts of the last couple of days so precisely. I keep intending to do a post that says: we condemn the lunatic’s violence but that doesn’t mean we have to be silent about Planned Parenthood’s atrocities. I’m thankful Dana made the time to make the point and make it well.