Abortion and Planned Parenthood are two subjects that historically go hand-in-hand. The family planning provider has long been known for specializing in abortions, and as the debate continues to heat up around the pro-life v. pro-choice agenda, all eyes are turned and fingers are pointed towards Planned Parenthood.
The Center for Medical Progress is a pro-life group based out of California, whose undercover video footage has previously recorded top-level Planned Parenthood leaders negotiating the harvesting and sale of the hearts, lungs, livers and brains of aborted fetuses for financial benefit. In 2015, the group gained national and political attention for their efforts.
In their most recent video posted on March 29, 2017, one of CMP’s undercover investigators meets Dr. DeShawn Taylor, who is a former medical director of Planned Parenthood Arizona.
An undercover investigator poses as “Robert Sarkis,” along with his “associate,” who are representatives for “Biomax Procurement Services,” a company who uses human tissue and stem cell collection for medical purposes.
Dr. Taylor and the investigators are introduced at a networking reception for those in the “industry.”
As the pair chat about their work and what they’re looking for in a “partnership,” the investigator asks what procedure they use in Dr. Taylor’s clinic to verify signs of life in a baby who survives an abortion.
She responded by saying, “In Arizona, if the fetus comes out with any signs of life, we’re supposed to transport it. To the hospital.” She continues, “The key is, you need to pay attention to who’s in the room, right?”
Through their introduction, we learn that Dr. Taylor has been in the business of aborting babies for a long time. She was even trained by Dr. Deborah Nucatola, the Senior Director of Medical Services for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, who was hosting the networking event.
The investigator opens up a discussion about how the stem cell and tissue collection his company is interested in must be healthy and not “traumatized,” probing Dr. Taylor for her method of abortion:
“I don’t do inductions, like my technique is a disarticulation [dismemberment] technique so…it’s not a matter of how I feel about it coming out intact, but I got to worry about my staff, and people’s feelings about it coming out looking like a baby.”
She goes on to explain some of the issues with “it” coming out intact, and how she’s up against the comfort of her employees as well as the state of Arizona with each abortion she performs. Dr. Taylor then makes clear her thought process and heart behind performing abortions.
“We have the people who do our paperwork for the fetal death certificates, they email us calling them ‘babies.’ Baby this, baby that, baby so-and-so, and I’m like, that’s creepy!”
For Dr. Taylor, it’s not a matter of killing babies, because to her it’s “creepy” to even think of them as such.
The video shows Dr. Taylor saying that she performs elective abortions up to 24 weeks gestation.
According to fitpregnancy.com, at 24 weeks a baby has developed waking/sleeping patterns, it’s growing real hair, and forming unique hand and footprints. “If born now, your baby would have about a 50 percent chance of surviving.”
Based on these facts about fetal development, Dr. Taylor’s elective abortions performed at 24 weeks are essentially a battle to the death.
“My biceps appreciate when the dig[oxin] works,” she explained. “I remember when I was a [family planning] fellow and I was training, I was like, Oh, I have to hit the gym for this.”
She explains to the investigator that 20 weeks is when she is performing a “D&E” (dilation and evacuation dismemberment) abortion.
CMP’s undercover work has prompted political action over the years, including further congressional investigations of Planned Parenthood as well as continued efforts to stop all federal funding of the family planning affiliate.
The video of Dr. Taylor was released just one day after CMP Project Lead, Dave Daleiden, and CMP member Sandra Merritt were charged with 15 felony counts of invasion of privacy as a result of their undercover videos.
The most disturbing part of this whole mess is that the undercover journalists who exposed Planned Parenthood’s sickening dealings in selling baby body parts are the ones who are under fire—not those committing infanticide.
“As it turns out, Planned Parenthood officials trying to sell dead babies on camera is not compelling proof that Planned Parenthood officials sell dead babies. When a Planned Parenthood official says, in effect, ‘Why, yes, we sell baby organs—now how much will you pay for a liver?’ that is, according to our justice system and the media, still insufficient evidence that Planned Parenthood actually does the thing they admitted to doing.
“Instead, the video is only evidence that the sinless angels at Planned Parenthood are being ruthlessly victimized by the bullies who shot the video.”