The lead investigator behind the undercover Planned Parenthood videos said abortion clinics ship fully intact fetuses to procurement company, Stem Express.
A Press Release issued by Stem Express, announced the court order.
David Daleiden of the Center For Medical Progress responded immediately, “The Center for Medical Progress follows all applicable laws in the course of our investigative journalism work,” he said in the statement published on the pro-life group’s website.
Later, he explained to CNN why Stem Express is scared about what is in those videos.
Daleiden said that the videos show Stem Express officials talking about receiving intact fetuses from abortion clinics in what he said may be violating a federal law.
“In relation to the order from the California court that came down just a few days ago…We’re of course ready to attest any infringement or attempt to suppress or silent our free speech rights and our rights under the first amendment to publish.”
“The company, Stem Express, which is one of the Biotech companies that Planned Parenthood is partnered with to harvest their fetal tissue and sell it. Stem Express is trying to suppress a specific video recording of a meeting with their top leadership where their leadership admitted that they sometimes get fully intact fetuses shipped to their laboratory from the abortion clinics that they work with and that could be prima facie evidence of born alive infants. So that’s why they’re trying to suppress that video tape…”
In the Center for Medical Progress’ latest Planned Parenthood video, buyers ask Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM) Vice President and Medical Director, Dr. Savita Ginde about getting “intact specimens” and she points out that the abortion business does a lot of procedures on babies in the second trimester (17 to 18 weeks) using the D+E procedure where parts are big enough to remove by hand.
She said that in those babies the abortionist can sometimes see the whole brain come out.
Ginde also reveals that in PPRM’s abortion practice, “Sometimes, if we get, if someone delivers before we get to see them for a procedure, then we are intact.”
The Born Alive Infants Protection Act requires physicians to work to save the child if the baby survives the abortion.
Former nurse and pro-life blogger Jill Stanek testified to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2001 in support of the “Federal Born-Alive Infants Protection Act” (BAIPA)
Stanek spoke about her employment as a nurse at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois where she held a tiny, 21-week-old baby boy in her hands.
A portion of her testimony was published in a report from Americans United for Life which you can read here.
The baby had survived an abortion and was going to be left alone in a filthy utility room because his parents did not want to hold him as he died, and the attending nurse was too busy to bother with him.
The infant weighed about half a pound and was around ten inches long. “He was too weak to move very much, expending any energy he had trying to breathe,” Jill recalled.
Jill intervened. “I could not stand the thought of this suffering child dying alone in the soiled utility room, so I cradled and rocked him for the 45 minutes that he lived,” she testified.
“Toward the end, he was so quiet, I couldn’t tell if he was alive unless I held him up to the light to see if I could see his heart beating through his chest wall,” she said.
To her horror, Jill discovered that babies who were born alive as a result of failed abortions were routinely left alone to die on the cold metal countertop in the hospital’s utility room.
Distraught and filled with disbelief.
Jill remained at the hospital fighting the fight from the inside, until she was terminated in 2001 for reasons related to her public outspokenness to its abortion practices.
On August 5, 2002, President George W. Bush invited Jill to his signing of the Born Alive Infants Protection Act, which protects live aborted children from infanticide.
Years ago, Planned Parenthood was criticized after their lobbyist told lawmakers in Florida that that allowing babies to die on the table after being aborted was between the doctor and their patient.
Florida Planned Parenthood lobbyist Alisa LaPolt Snow testified against a ‘Born Alive’ infant protection bill that would give human rights to babies born after a botched abortion.
She said doctors in abortion clinics should not be required to take such babies to a hospital, instead leaving the ‘choice’ of what to do up to them and their patients
Snow replied, ‘We believe that, you know, any decision that’s made should be left up to the woman, her family, and the physician.’
Daleiden said that more Planned Parenthood videos be will released as the restraining order only applies to conversations with Stem Express officials.