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Video exposes Houston mega Planned Parenthood where babies are called intact fetal cadavers pulled from freezer

Posted in Aborted Baby Body Parts, Aborted baby born alive, Planned Parenthood Employee, Planned Parenthood Houston, Planned Parenthood sells aborted baby parts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 4, 2015 by saynsumthn

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The Center for Medical Progress has released a 5th video showing the nation’s largest Planned Parenthood abortion facility offering intact fetal cadavers which they refer to as “specimens.”

Center for Medical Progress, posing as buyers for a Biotech company sat with the Director of Research for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, Melissa Farrell, at the abortion-clinic headquarters of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast in Houston, Texas.

Our organization has been doing research for many many many years,” Farrell tells CMP.

At issue is whether Planned Parenthood is violating federal law in selling aborted baby body parts and altering the abortion procedures to do so.

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We deviate from our standard to do that,” Planned Parenthood’s Director of Research says in the video.

Adding that the procedure is “generally standard” but admitting “I’m saying standard loosely.”

She also admits that six of the abortion facility’s doctors abort babies beyond 16 weeks and the “doctors” also do “research.”

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Asked if Planned Parenthood can alter or adjust the procedure to get the specific organ or tissue needed, the Planned Parenthood employee repeatedly replies yes.

Even agreeing to 18-20 week “specimens” that are “intact‘ meaning babies that are delivered or aborted whole.

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“We’re going to potentially have some that will be more or less intact and then some that will not be,” Farrell says.

Yeah if we alter our process and we are able to obtain intact fetal cadavers, then we can make it part of the budget that any dissections are this, and splitting the specimens into different shipments is this, I mean- that’s- it’s all just a matter of line items.”

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Farrell also indicates to the investigators over lunch that the specimen sales from her department contribute significantly to Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast’s overall finances: “I think everyone realizes, especially because my department contributes so much to the bottom line of our organization here, you know we’re one of the largest affiliates, our Research Department is the largest in the United States. Larger than any the other affiliates’ combined.

TEXAS INVESTIGATION

The Texas governor has ordered an investigation into Planned Parenthood and recently a hearing on the matter was conducted in the state.

During the hearing, the state’s attorney general testified their investigators saw fingers and toes in “POC Room”:

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    “Our investigators are working across Texas to gather information and evidence relevant to the case. Last week, after a meeting at a Houston Planned Parenthood clinic, officials there invited our team to take a look around, including a stop at what they call the ‘POC Room.’ POC stands for ‘Products of Conception.’ There, lab technicians receive the remains of aborted children – also known as ‘the products’ – which are washed, examined, bagged, refrigerated, accumulated and every week taken away by a contractor that burns their bodies as medical waste.”

    “As my staffers watched, a technician took an aborted child from a jar, rinsed it in a colander, and placed the body parts in a tray. Fingers and toes, exceptionally tiny but fully-formed, were clearly visible. The remains were eventually deposited in a red plastic bag, about the size of an average grocery sack. According to the people at the facility, they average at least 260 pounds of “medical waste” a week, every week.”

In 2013, Life Dynamics interviewed former employees from a Houston abortion facility unrelated to Planned Parenthood.

The abortion workers claimed the doctor would sometimes abort babies that would come out alive.

A partial transcript from the interview read as follows:

    Clinic Worker: “ Most of the time we would see him where the fetus would come completely out and of course the fetus would still be alive because it was still moving, of course, you could see the stomach breathing and um that’s when he would do his um, he would snip the spine, as they were saying this doctor did and of course the soft spot was one of the spots that he um would take one of the forceps, or what is it called? The dilators and stick it down the soft spot of the fetuses head.”

    Interviewer: “You saw this happen?”

    Clinic Worker: “Oh yes. I think every morning I saw on several occasions. If we had um, if we had 20 something patients, of course maybe 10 or 12, or 13 or 15 would be large procedures – out of those large procedures I’m pretty sure I was seeing 3 to 4 fetus that were completely delivered in some way or another.”

More on that here.

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD PATHOLOGY ROOM

In the Center for Medical Progress video, CMP “buyers” are taken into Planned Parenthood’s back pathology room where they ask to view any fresh specimens i.e. aborted babies.

With a BIG smile on her face, the Planned Parenthood assistant says, “We had a really long day and they are all mixed up in a bag,” she states as she giggles.

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They then ask for a look anyway and a Planned Parenthood worker tells them, “It varies on gestation, sometimes they come out really intact.”

They tell CMP that they keep the “specimens” frozen.

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The disturbing images of Planned Parenthood poking through the remains if unborn children are horrific as they brag that their tiny organs come out “really really well.

Stating they get “40 to 50 easy” babies per month that are 16-22 weeks.

In addition, the employees discuss how Planned Parenthood Federation of America is “moving away from a standardized policy” regarding fetal tissue donation because PPFA is, “encouraging more participation but they don’t want to get too into the mix of it,” they say.

Earlier this week, a vote in the Senate to defund Planned Parenthood failed to reach the needed 60 votes to move the bill forward. The abortion baby parts business receives half a billion dollars in federal tax money each year.

You can view how your Senator voted here.

Cost of fetal liver from Stem Express who procures babies from Planned Parenthood

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 29, 2015 by saynsumthn

Besides the invaluable cost of a human life, aborted babies are being harvested for their organs. One of the most valued parts if the liver, so I decided to see what a fetal liver actually costs.

After news that Stem Express was in the baby parts industry with Planned Parenthood, I started looking around to see what I could find.

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I have already written a little about them here and here if you’d care to read those posts.

After a little digging online, I happened upon a Stem Express catalog that has been removed.

But, a cached version still exists. For that reason, the screen grabs will look a little distorted than if the actual PDF was available.

What the document contains may explain Planned Parenthood’s desire for the livers of the babies they abort:

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In the 2013-2014 Stem Express Catalog, owner Cate Dyer, CEO brags that they are the largest provider of fetal tissue globally:

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    The addition of new products is not the only area of growth we have experienced. Relocating our main headquarters into a new state-of-the-art facility added 17,000sqft to our workspace. The team has grown by 30%, recruiting people from companies such as Genentech and Telik. We added an on-site procurement center specializing in the collection of leukapheresis and bone marrow. Continuing to be an industry leader in procurement, we realized exponential growth with regard to human tissues such as cadaverous tissue, umbilical cord blood, diseased tissue and tumors. Finally, StemExpress is now the largest provider of maternal blood and fetal tissue globally

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The document goes on to say:

    StemExpress is a global biotechnology company that was founded in May of 2010. We have the largest variety of raw materials available in the industry. Combined with our access to raw material, StemExpress is also your one stop location for fresh, fixed and cryopreserved human primary cells. Our human tissue products range from fetal to adult tissues and healthy to diseased samples.

    StemExpress procures specimens from various hospitals and clinics throughout the United States. We are licensed and/or certified in accordance with local, state and federal requirements. Our IRB approved protocols and consents protect you as well as our donor’s privacy in accordance with HIPAA guidelines. The StemExpress team takes pride in being researcher oriented and our goal is to build strong, responsive, and long-lasting relationships with our clients. By partnering with StemExpress, we can reduce the time your team spends isolating cells or collecting raw materials. Let us take your research to the next level.

And:

    Stemexpress has the largest variety of raw materials available in the industry Human tissues range from human fetal, adult, cadaverous, diseased samples and bone marrow. No other biotechnology company offers the vast variety of tissue types that we procure. All tissues are collected by StemExpress trained Procurement Technicians which allows us to quality control the procurement of the sample from beginning to end.

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In the Center for Medical Progress videos exposing the Planned Parenthood / Stem Express aborted baby parts harvesting scheme, the need for fetal livers came up over and over again.

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In the first video released, Planned Parenthood’s Senior Director of Medical Services Dr. Deborah Nucatola id heard telling what she thought was buyers of a Biotech company, “I’d say a lot of people want liver. And for that reason, most providers will do this case under ultrasound guidance, so they’ll know where they’re putting their forceps. The kind of rate-limiting step of the procedure is the calvarium, the head is basically the biggest part. Most of the other stuff can come out intact. It’s very rare to have a patient that doesn’t have enough dilation to evacuate all the other parts intact.”

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Nucatola went on to say how she would crush the unborn baby above and below the desired organ,” Exactly. So then you’re just kind of cognizant of where you put your graspers, you try to intentionally go above and below the thorax, so that, you know, we’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I’m not gonna crush that part, I’m going to basically crush
below, I’m gonna crush above, and I’m gonna see if I can get it all intact. And with the calvarium, in general, some people will actually try to change the presentation so that it’s not vertex, because when it’s vertex presentation, you never have enough dilation at the beginning of the case, unless you have real, huge amount of dilation to deliver an intact calvarium. So if you do it starting from the breech presentation, there’s dilation that happens as the case goes on, and often, the last, you can
evacuate an intact calvarium at the end. So I mean there are certainly steps that can be taken to try to ensure—

She goes onto to say that the abortionist can “change the presentation” to breech in what some think was describing an illegal Partial Birth Abortion.

Stem Express Fetal Liver COsts

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A look at the outdated StemExpress catalog shows that livers can run $500 to over $2000.00.

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A current (2015) screen grab of the Stem Express fetal liver order page shows the much higher prices:

Stem Express Fetal Liver costs 2015

Below are screen grands from more parts of the Stem Express catalogue:

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More on owner Cate Dyer and the Stem Express beginnings from Sacramento State University:

    The company initially operated out of Dyer’s home in rural El Dorado County. Her initial investment was $9,000. Her first month’s income was $800 –and then the business took off, earning several hundred thousand dollars within 18 months. Dyer predicts that this year the company will double its 2013 revenue. StemExpress, with its sparkling cell-isolation laboratory and cutting-edge blood and bone marrow donation center, is headquartered in a sleek, 19,000-square-foot building in downtown Placerville. Dyer still maintains close ties to her alma mater. Seventy-five percent of her laboratory staff –including cell biologists, microbiologists and a geneticist –are Sacramento State alumni. And she hires Sac State students for summer internships. They are paid and receive college credit for their work.

    Among StemExpress’ clients are Yale, Harvard and Stanford universities and such companies as Genentech and Pfizer.

    “I got really comfortable with tissue and organs, and I loved the human body, loved all of it. I saw organ transplant teams come into the ER when a donor had died. The hospital needed someone to assist in organ collection, and I was good at procurement, so they tagged me to assist with the organ transplant teams. That’s when I got exposed to organ and tissue collection. That was the first ‘light bulb’ for me to start this company.”

    Dyer was employed by a small Bay Area company that specialized in collecting tissue for medical research. “I came in contact with researchers who said they waited six to eight months for adult liver tissue. I couldn’t believe it,” she says. “I asked, ‘Why don’t you get it from the transplant banks if they can’t use it?’ The thing is, the banks spend a lot of money doing that type of collection, and they’re not about to hand it over to a researcher for $500 or $1,000. Transplantable corneas are worth about $24,000 to eye banks, for example. So I became passionate trying to figure out how to change those things. I didn’t know where it would lead. I just saw it as a problem and wanted to fix it.”

Stem Express is now a multi-million dollar company that provides human blood and tissues for researchers all around the world.

Dyer said that samples can get as specific as age, gender and ethnicity, she told a local news outlet.

Planned Parenthood’s baby parts abortion victims shown to the world

Posted in Aborted Baby Body Parts, Abortionist, Carole OpEd, OP-Ed, Planned Parenthood abortionist, Planned Parenthood Employee, Planned Parenthood sells aborted baby parts, Planned Parenthood six digit salary, stem Express with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 28, 2015 by saynsumthn

Normally when I report on a story as huge as Planned Parenthood’s baby parts harvesting, I leave my emotions out of it.

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Having just watch the third undercover video from the Center for Medical Progress, entitled, Human Capital – Episode 1: Planned Parenthood’s Black Market in Baby Parts, I am afraid that this time, I cannot set my emotions aside.

The latest sting video is hard hitting and features Dr. Katherine Sheehan, Medical Director emerita of Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest in San Diego.

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Kate (Katharine) Sheehan made $312,509 plus $4988 in other compensation from the abortion giant in 2010, according to their 990.

In 2012, according to the most recent 990 filed Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest paid Sheehan $323,037 base compensation plus $6,000 in BONUS INCENTIVE COMPENSATION (wonder why?) $5169.00 in deferred compensation and $675.00 on other compensation for a total of $334,881.

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CMP also captures undercover footage of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains’ (PPRM) Vice President and Medical Director Dr. Savita Ginde.

Savitaginde-pic-from-ohio-app2Previous to the three year baby parts investigation Ginde was sued by an abortion claiming the abortion facility forced her to undergo an abortion without anesthesia and then left part of her baby’s body inside of her.

In 2009″ Planned Parenthood bragged that their “clinical research” was enhanced by Ginde writing in a PPRM publication:

    PPRM’s leadership role in advanced reproductive health care and clinical research has significantly grown with the appointment of Dr. Savita Ginde as medical director in 2004. Prior to PPRM, she conducted numerous clinical research trials within the reproductive health care specialty and, fortunately for us, continued this practice upon joining our team.

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Adding:

    The Clinical Research division is currently working to increase PPRM’s participation in clinical trials and behavioral and environmental studies. Our goal is to become a research leader within Planned Parenthood Federation of America and to continue providing high quality care to our clients.

In 2010 alone Savita Ginde, as the Medical Director of Planned Parenthood took in over $269,000 in salary.

By 2012, that amount rose to $270,327 in reportable compensation for only 20 hours a week of work plus $21,335 in OTHER COMPENSATION!

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In the CMP video, you see abortionist Savita Ginde standing in the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic pathology laboratory, where fetuses are brought after abortions.

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This is where my ability to remain without emotion kicks in.

What they show in the next view moments behind the walls of the Planned Parenthood lab brings back haunting memories for me. That is because years ago, I found and later buried the remains of several aborted children from a local abortion clinic.

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I realize the CMP video is exposing the gruesome industry of trafficking in baby parts, but, I must stop here and focus on these children.

To Planned Parenthood these children are just “specimens” whose organs get them additional dollars in their already profitable industry.

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That attitude is emphasized by a former Stem Express employee in the CMP vid.

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Holly O’Donnell is a licensed phlebotomist who tells CMP that she unsuspectingly took a job as a “procurement technician” at the fetal tissue company and biotech start-up StemExpress in late 2012 after responding to an ad.

“Stem Express is a company that hires procurement techs to draw blood and dissect dead fetuses and sell the parts to researchers,” the former employee states.

The owner, Cate Dyer, she used to be a procurement tech and then she went and started her own business. And now she’s making a lot of money based off the poor girls who half the time don’t even want to get abortions.” O’Donnell adds.

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In a previous post on how aborted baby organs are implanted in animals I note that, Cate Dyer, CEO and founder of Stem Express, has claimed that all “donors”, that is the pregnant women seeking the abortion and not the unborn child whose kidney’s were taken, are, “properly consented through an Institutional Review Board (IRB) consent, and donors are made aware of the potential use of any sample that we collect.”

In addition, I detail the IRB’s rules on fetal tissue research which governs the industry.

The IRB review boards states on the HHS website, “The fetus has a unique and inextricable relationship to the mother. It cannot consent to be a research subject. These circumstances have aroused lengthy public debate on the ethics of fetal research, and led to special federal regulations that guide IRB deliberations about fetal research. The fetus may also be an indirect subject of research when women who may be pregnant participate. Research involving pregnant women is also regulated.”

IRB Fetal Research

However, in detailing how to obtain aborted fetal tissue, the IRB says the following should be followed:

    The decision to terminate a pregnancy and procedures of abortion should be kept independent from the retrieval and use of fetal tissue.
    The timing and method of abortion should not be influenced by the potential uses of fetal tissue for transplantation or medical research.
    Payments and other forms of remuneration and compensation associated with the procurement of fetal tissue should be prohibited, except payment for reasonable expenses occasioned by the actual retrieval, storage, preparation, and transportation of the tissues.

Addressing the possibility of research on a live fetus where the mother has already decided to have an abortion, The IRB says that, “The National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects wrestled with this problem and concluded that there is no difference between the moral status of a fetus destined for abortion and that of a fetus to be carried to term. Therefore, only those research procedures that would be acceptable for a fetus going to term may be performed in anticipation of abortion.”

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Read more on that here.

O’Donnell emphasized to CMP that the partnership Stem Express has with Planned parenthood gives them a financial benefit.

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The 24-year-old phlebotomist said she had no idea she would be procuring organs from aborted fetuses.

The harder and the more valuable the tissue, the more money you get,” O’Donnells says in the video.

So, if you can somehow procure a brain or a heart you’re going to get more money…I guess that’s an incentive to try and get the hard stuff,” she said.

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But, she said that she did not want to lose the job and even though she passed out in shock when she first saw the area where the babies are dissected, she went along with it for the job.

She then describes her first day at a “Concord clinic” where she met the staff and looked over in a corner where there was a “little white tray with pie dishes on it.”

And then I see someone come in with a bottle of something and there was blood in it…Then they went over to the sink and they emptied it out on a strainer and put it on the pie dish and light it up. And I’m like looking and what’s going on…

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And my trainer comes over and she puts on gloves and she grabs some tweezers and she’s picking the parts away from the vaginal tissue…

So, I’m looking and I don’t know what’s going on. I had no idea this is what was going to be happening especially my first day, And she’s literally she has tweezers and she’s like okay well this is a head, this is an arm, this is a leg. And she hands them over to me and oh here you go can you show me some of the parts I just showed you?”

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So, I did what she said and the moment I took the tweezers I put them in the dish – I remember grabbing the leg and I said this is a leg and the moment I picked it up I could just feel like [inaudible] and pain. Like I never felt like that before like shoot up through my body.And I started to…I blacked out.

“They got the smelling salt. woke up in the recovery room and looking around- was really embarrassed. You know, who faints at their first job? And one nurse looks at me and is like, Oh – you’re new huh? And, I’m like yeah. Don’t worry it still happens to a bunch of us…Some of us don’t ever really get over it.

“And, I remember leaving that day like what have I gotten myself into,” O’Donnell stated.

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Although I can relate to what she saw having a similar shocking reaction to the body parts I found of aborted babies (shown to the left), I was reminded of an old episode of Quincy.

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In the TV series centered around a medical examiner who solves crimes, Quincy played by Jack Klugman was in a rush to get through a scheduled police training session using cadavers.

Without preparation or warning, Quincy quickly removes the sheet from the dead victim causing each officer to faint at what they see.

But, this is not fiction, this is real.

Tragically, the behind the scene images of aborted babies shown in the CMP video are a haunting reminder of what I saw so many years ago.

And so….we must remember who the real victims of this Mengele-like operation are: Unborn Children!

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Shortly after the first Planned Parenthood videos from CMP were released showing their top medical directors bragging about crushing above or below specific human organs or using a “less crunchy” technique to procure “whole specimens” I wrote an Op-Ed reflecting on the horror where I ask, “When it comes to Planned Parenthood’s ghoulish crimes, are we all guilty?”

Writing in part:

    I am sitting at my desk, taking a moment of reflection over the past week, what I have witnessed, listened to and read. I am disturbed – even haunted and somehow – I am not surprised.

    The news of Planned Parenthood’s grisly baby parts operation has been a daily source of news, social media posts, blogs, and videos. I have been caught up in it all, and now…I reflect.

    I think about what is happening in this nation – of 42 years of legalized abortion on demand.

    As I ponder what has taken place this last week, I am not shocked that babies are being chopped up and sold for parts like an old car in a junkyard.

    I am not shocked, because every day, more than 3,000 beautifully formed, innocent babies are snuffed out in their mother’s wombs by abortion.

    What shocks me more than hearing what groups like Planned Parenthood are doing with their remains is the lack of concern for these tiny humans on a daily basis.

Continuing:

    Are we not moved to tears by the mere ripping apart, in early suction abortions, of their innocent arms, legs lungs and kidneys on a daily basis? Can we not envision the horror of the abortionist’s knife grasping the limbs, torso, and head of the second trimester unborn child in a D&E abortion?

    We have to ask ourselves these tough questions.

    Which is more evil? An abortionist who finds ways to profit from every aspect of the bloody procedure or an apathetic sideliner who scolds him for unethical business practices instead of for his murderous actions? Have we become so accustomed to abortion that the real crime of it – the taking of a valuable human life, created in the image of God – is not the overall cause of our outrage?

Yes – Planned Parenthood MUST be defunded, investigated, and exposed.

Yes- the harvesting of human baby body parts is a gruesome industry.

But, we can never forget where those “parts” come from.

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They are removed from a human baby who is brutally executed for convenience and then chopped up inside a death mill and sold for spare parts.

Is this really what “feminism” and “choice” and “empowerment of women” has come to?

Is this what America wants to go on record being in favor of?

As I wrote in my Op-Ed, Nazi Holocaust survivor Eva Kor once pointed out that despite the evils of Hitler’s regime, good people stayed silent:

    Hitler was a terrorist who rose to power because good people said nothing, she said.

    “The key word here is terrorist. Terrorists have no respect for human life,” she said. “In Germany, not all Germans were Nazis. There were many good Germans — but nobody spoke up.”

Who will speak up for these babies?

You can read the entire Op-Ed here and you can visit my blog post where I witnessed the bloodied remains of aborted babies here.

Houston Planned Parenthood target of pro-life sting under possible investigation!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on July 28, 2015 by saynsumthn

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From the Texas Tribune:

    Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast in Houston has participated in fetal tissue donation, partnering with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 2010 for a study on causes of miscarriages.

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    The Houston facility has also conducted clinical trials in the area as part of research on contraception, HIV testing and the human papillomavirus vaccine.

    Soon after the first undercover video was released, state leaders ordered investigations into Planned Parenthood.

    That investigation has included visits to the Houston clinic by representatives of the Department of State Health Services and the attorney general’s office, Planned Parenthood officials said Sunday. The investigators requested information about the clinic’s practices regarding fetal tissue donations, Tafolla said.

    A spokesman for the Health and Human Services Commission, which oversees the state health department, declined to comment on the investigation. A spokeswoman for the attorney general’s office on Monday also declined to comment on the probe but confirmed that investigators had visited the Planned Parenthood clinic in Houston.

1993: Clinton signs fetal tissue research law

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on July 20, 2015 by saynsumthn

President Bill Clinton was a supporter of fetal tissue research.

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A 1994 scholarly article entitled, “Issues of Property, Ethics and Consent in the Transplantation of Fetal Reproductive Tissue” authored by Heather J. Meeker gives some background:

1. The Federal Moratorium
The federal government currently controls the extent of fetal tissue transplantation solely through its allocation of research funding. Federal law explicitly defers regulation of the use of fetal tissue to the states. However, in 1988, the Reagan administration injected its anti-abortion political philosophy into the field of science funding by taking a stand against fetal tissue implantation. In that year, the National Institutes of Health (“NIH”) began a voluntary moratorium, banning the use of tissue from elective abortions in fetal tissue research. It did so with the explicit intention of delaying further research pending discussion of the legal and ethical issues involved. In September of the same year, an NIH Advisory Committee voted unanimously to recommend that the moratorium be lifted. However, the moratorium remained in place, despite the Advisory Committee’s recommendation.60 President Bush never lifted the ban while he was in office. Although the Reagan/Bush moratorium was a lightning rod for controversy, it did not halt all fetal tissue research. Because the moratorium only applied to federally funded research, private research could-and did-continue during the moratorium. In addition, an exception to the moratorium that permitted funding for fundamental scientific research allowed the NIH to spend $45 million on fetal tissue research while the moratorium was in place. Also, the moratorium did not affect research in Europe and Britain-where Gosden’s team developed its new procedure.

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In January 1993, on his second day in office, President Clinton lifted the moratorium on federally funded fetal tissue research.

Listen to his speech on the here.

Congressional hearings on the regulation of fetal tissue research soon followed.In March 1993, Congress passed the National Institutes of Health Revitalization Act. This Act amended the Public Health Service Act to authorize research on human fetal tissue transplantation without regard to whether the tissue is obtained from a spontaneous or induced abortion. It is unlikely that the debate concerning federal funding of fetal tissue transplants is over. The current administration has merely sidestepped the issue by lifting the NIH moratorium. States are still free to legislate against the use of fetal tissue, and, as demonstrated by the federal moratorium, NIH funding of fetal tissue research may be only as healthy as the tenure of the current administration. The influence of politics on federal funding of research addressing human reproduction was underscored quite recently. On December 3, 1994, in the wake of a resounding Democratic electoral defeat, President Clinton ruled out using federal money to support work on human embryos specifically created for research purposes. The President, citing “profound ethical and moral questions” associated with the subject, refused to follow the contrary recommendation of a National Institutes of Health panel.69 Nevertheless, the President’s order did not specifically bar federal support for research carried out on left-over embryos from IVF clinics.

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Bill Clinton was the most radically pro-abortion president at the time he served his two terms in office.

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Listen to his speech here.

In fact one of his first acts as President was to lift several bans on abortion through executive order on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion on demand in the United States.

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Bill Clinton vetoed pro-life measures like a ban on the horrific partial birth abortion procedure which allows an abortionist to partially deliver the unborn child before stabbing the baby in the neck and sucking out their brains:

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Bill Clinton approved the abortion drug: RU486:

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And did even more to open the flood gates of abortion:

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Abortion Gag rule pulled Clinton 1993

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Read more.