Pro-life leader suggests Planned Parenthood CEO deceitful in claiming affiliates do not harvest baby parts
A Texas pro-life leader has accused the CEO of as Planned Parenthood affiliate of lying when he claimed that the Planned Parenthood centers he runs do not participate in the harvesting of aborted baby parts.
The claim follows the latest release from the Center for Medical Progress showing the callous way a Texas Planned Parenthood abortion doctor removes an unborn child so she can extract the baby’s organs.
The clip was originally published on the Glenn Beck Program, hosted by Live Action’s president, Lila Rose. Rose showed the shocking video during an interview she conducted with CMP’s lead investigator David Daleiden.
Daleiden told Rose that the footage showed a conversation between him and Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas’ (PPGT) Austin abortionist Dr. Amna Dermish.
According to the CMP head, Dermish performs abortions up to 24 weeks, and describes how she manipulates the unborn baby into a “breech” position in order to obtain get the organs she desires intact.
“I don’t routinely convert to breech but I will if I have to,” Dermish is heard telling CMP in the tape.
As with other videos, the goal of each Planned Parenthood abortion doctor is to kill the unborn child while preserving as many of the infant’s organs as possible. This enables them to potentially increase the profit from each abortion by selling the tissue they extract.
Dermish callously tells Daleiden how she removes the baby “trunk in tact” adding that the “20 weekers” are more difficult.
“I always try to and keep the trunk intact, just by function. I always try to aim for a spine to bring it down,” she says.
The Center for Medical Progress has released several under cover tapes accusing Planned Parenthood of breaking the law by profiting off the sale of aborted baby body parts. This has spurred testimony on Capitol Hill prompting citizens and lawmakers to call for Planned Parenthood to be defunded of their almost $528 million dollars in federal tax monies annually.
The clip below was streamed live on Oct 8, 2015
John Pisciotta, Director of Pro-Life Waco, told Saynsumthn that the PPGT affiliate, which Dermish is associated with operates Planned Parenthood centers Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, and Waco. PPGT’s CEO is Ken Lambrecht.
“The Waco Planned Parenthood clinic no longer performs abortions but still counsels for abortions to be performed at sister facilities in Dallas, Fort Worth and Austin,” Pisciotta stated.
Although the clip does not state clearly that Dermish’s abortion “technique” is used to harvest the child’s organs, it follows the other under cover videos where that was the motive. In the clip, Dermish describes how she tries to keep the baby’s trunk [ or torso] intact and to keep the calvarium or head in tact.
Pisciotta quotes from the clip:
Buyer: “If there’s a request for fetal brain, they’re always wanting both hemispheres.”
Planned Parenthood Abortionist: “Um, I haven’t been able to do that yet—”
Buyer: “Oh, to get the calvarium?”
Planned Parenthood Abortionist: “Intact.”
Buyer: “Maybe next time.”
Planned Parenthood Abortionist: “I know, right? We’ll just give you something to strive for!” [laughing]
“The new video brings Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas into the spotlight of the fetal tissue harvesting scandal, along with Planned Parenthood of the Gulf Coast headquartered in Houston,” notes Pisciotta.
Pisciotta said that what he heard in that clip was enough to convince him that PPGT’s CEO Ken Lambrecht lied when he said in a July 29 statement that PPGT has never been involved in the harvesting and sale of fetal organs:
“The health centers and ambulatory surgical centers affiliated with Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas have never participated in fetal tissue donation or research, though we recognize it is a standard practice within the medical community,” Lambrecht said in a press release.
Lambrecht earns a hefty six-digit salary from Planned Parenthood to redirect any bad publicity and keep the dollars rolling in.
A 2013 990 from PPGT shows the CEO made over $300,000 from the abortion harvesting business that year.
Pisciotta’s suggestion that the PPGT CEO lied about their affiliate’s role in the harvesting scheme is yet another reason that Planned Parenthood cannot be trusted and should be defunded and closed for their horrific practices of killing babies and scavenging their bodies for parts.
MORE ON AMNA DERMISH
Dermish who was trained by another Planned Parenthood abortionist exposed by CMP, Deborah Nucatola, has stated that she now trains others to perform abortions as well:
“It is also a decision that cannot and should not be made by anyone other than the woman herself with the support of her physician. Because of this I remain determined to not only provide abortion care, but to speak out on behalf of these women, to train others to provide, and to stand in solidarity with my colleagues.“
But, the Medical Director for Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas in Dallas, Darrel Jorden, who once testified on a state law requiring abortion doctors have the same standards as other surgical centers, said at the time that the Planned Parenthood Austin doctor did not have admitting privileges. Whether that doctor was Dermish was not specified in his testimony.
“I never questioned whether or not I would provide abortions–it was always a given. As an obstetrician-gynecologist, I see abortion as another part of the comprehensive care that I can provide my patients…”
Dermish is currently schedule to address an American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) educational event later this month at St. David’s Women’s Center of Texas in Austin, where she will address, of all things ETHICS “Ethics CME – Amna Dermish, MD Legal and Ethical Considerations in Pregnancy Termination.”
(NOTE: Other Planned Parenthood abortionists exposed by CMP were referenced in an ACOG letter supporting telemed abortion (read here.)