In yet another shocking video release by pro-life investigative journalists, a Planned Parenthood abortion doctor is again speaking about the selling of aborted baby body parts. The latest release by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), highlights a conversation they held with Planned Parenthood of Orange & San Bernardino Counties, Medical Director Dr. Jennefer Russo, who performs abortions up to 24 weeks, earning nearly $300,000 annually according to a 2013 990.
The pro-life undercover journalists posing as a for-profit fetal tissue company confirmed that Planned Parenthood was working with the for-profit biotech company, Da Vinci Biosciences, to harvest the organs of aborted fetuses to sell nationally and internationally. They also discovered that the relationship between Planned Parenthood and Da Vinci Biosciences, LLC, and its sister company, DV Biologics, LLC dated back years uncovering a document which showed how they contributed to the abortion business as far back as 2008.
Invoices obtained by CMP reveal that critical organs harvested from babies aborted by Planned Parenthood bring the Biotech company hundreds of dollars per “specimen.”
The conversation transcript below between CMP, posing as a buyer of fetal tissue, and Dr. Jennifer Russo of Planned Parenthood, reveals DaVinci was their procurement company:
BUYER: Robert Sarkis with BioMax we do fetal tissue procurement.
PP: Oh, okay.
BUYER:So the problem we’ve been having is that pretty much all the California affiliates are already partnered up with a tissue procurement service.
BUYER:So Deborah has said you guys are working with a private biotech in Irving or something- I don’t know.
PP: Yeah – its DaVinci.
As the discussion progresses more information is revealed including how DaVinci takes “the whole specimen” i.e. aborted preborn baby, because, as the Planned Parenthood abortionist details to CMP, they are not using digoxin, the chemical used as feticide in later 2nd-trimester abortions to kill the fetus and prevent a live birth. Russo suggests that the reason they do not use the chemical is “because of a nationwide shortage of dig[oxin, feticide].”
BUYER: do they [DaVinci] take the whole specimen though?
PP:Yeah. They take the whole specimen and they, it’s only certain gestations – like – no dig[oxin, feticide], only certain gestational ages because of the dig I think.
PP: And then normally their staff will come get it…
The two also discuss the process of converting the “fetus” to breech and the use of guided ultrasound in the removal of the baby. This method was discussed in detail in the first CMP undercover video, with Planned Parenthood’s Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola. In that conversation the Planned Parenthood medical director described a procedure which CMP suggested sounded eerily similar to an illegal partial birth abortion.
When asked about using this same procedure to harvest more intact body parts, Orange County’s Russo confesses, “Yeah, we like to do that too.”
Planned Parenthood later asks the CMP “buyer” what gestational ages he is looking for and he tells them “anything 16 weeks and above.”
PP: “You’re looking ideally for an intact specimen?”
Buyer: “As intact as possible…”
Russo indicates to CMP how they prefer to compress the baby’s head during the abortion. Once again, you can listen as the Planned Parenthood abortionist casually discusses how they kill the preborn child and obtain their “specimens”:
BUYER: So, about your larger case, you said sometimes, you’re converting to breech beforehand and then, are those coming out fairly intact, or what is that?
PP: We usually do like a compress the calvarium [head] and then –
BUYER: But it is breech first? So you’re getting like the whole thoracic [chest] cavity?
PP: That’s pretty rare.
BUYER: Oh its rare.
PP: We don’t usually have that much dilation to be able to do that. But, when we do we do.
BUYER: When you can you do.
BUYER: And when that happens do you get a pretty intact specimen or what would you say?
PP: Yeah. But the calvarium [head] is not intact.
BUYER: That’s the tricky part the calvarium [head]. That’s what Deborah had told us that sometimes that’s something that can contribute a lot to getting more intact specimens is if you’re converting to breech beforehand and then you have dilation as the case goes on, and so then even in that case you can sometimes get an intact cal[varium] and everything.
PP: I think most of us have trained to not have fully intact specimens.
BUYER: Oh you’re purposely trying like not to. Yeah.
PP: Even though we use dig et cetera, but that’s how we were trained. So, it happens sometimes but its pretty rare.
BUYER: Yeah that’s where it gets tricky.
PP: Right. But we try.
In their release, CMP suggests that when the abortionist uses ultra sound guidance and resulting in an intact fetus to satisfy the requirements of their procurement company, it could be possible that in some cases the child could be born alive:
“Without a feticidal procedure like digoxin, it is possible for a fetus extracted intact during an abortion to be born alive.” they state.