Planned Parenthood and its allies have offered a bizarre defense against Carly Fiorina’s recent comments in which she describes “a fully formed fetus on the table, its heart beating, its legs kicking, while someone says, ‘We have to keep it alive to harvest its brain.’”
They say that the living baby seen in the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) video (at the 6-min mark), aborted at 18 weeks and left to die in a stainless steel bowl, is not the baby whose brain was harvested in a PP clinic. No, they cut open the face of a different baby to get his brain.
The important facts are not in dispute. According to eyewitness testimony, StemExpress technician Holly O’Donnell was instructed to cut through the face of a baby aborted at a PP clinic and “procure” the brain. This baby’s heart was still beating after the abortion took place.
O’Donnell’s testimony is entirely consistent with on-camera statements by more than 10 senior-level managers employed either by PP or one of the brokers who work directly with PP. Several of them specifically referenced harvesting brains and/or procuring body parts from intact human fetuses. According to these witnesses, intact abortions are better for harvesting body parts.
To avoid poisoning the tissues, a feticide is not used, so these abortions can and do result in live births.
In a court of law, the consistent testimony of more than 11 witnesses is known as “proof beyond a reasonable doubt.”
To illustrate fetal development at the time of that baby’s demise, the CMP report included stock video from the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform (CBR). This video featured a baby in a stainless steel bowl, shortly after he was aborted. Like the baby O’Donnell observed at the PP clinic, this baby’s heart was still beating.
In the heat of the presidential debate, Ms. Fiorina didn’t clarify that the baby in the bowl was not the same baby as the one whose face was cut open at the PP clinic.
Some have claimed that the baby in the bowl was not aborted, but miscarried. This claim is false — women who miscarry don’t go to abortion clinics — but the faux controversy is intended to distract us from the horrific scene described by Ms. O’Donnell.
So, when you peel away the obfuscation, PP’s only defense is this: “No, the baby in that video isn’t the same one we killed; we cut open the face of a different baby!”
So, which is worse, (a) simply confusing which human was dissected for parts and which was left to die in a bowl, or (b) actually cutting through a human face to get a brain?
Carly Fiorina is right. This is about the character of our nation.