A Texas-based Planned Parenthood abortionist is shown joking about aborting unborn babies with both sides of the brain intact as a goal to "strive for" in a disturbing new video clip released by David Daleiden of the pro-life group Center for Medical Progress.
In footage from the video, which Daleiden presented during an interview with Live Action President Lila Rose on TheBlaze TV, Dr. Amna Dermish, who reportedly aborts babies up to 24 weeks, is shown speaking to Daleiden, who is posing as an organ buyer.
"If there's a request for fetal brain, they're always wanting both hemispheres," says Daleiden.
"Um, I haven't been able to do that yet -" replies Dermish.
"Oh, to get the calvarium [portion of skull with brain]?" asks the buyer.
"Intact" states Dermish.
"Maybe next time," states the buyer.
"I know, right? We'll just give you something to strive for!" says Dermish, laughing.
Later, Dermish reveals she gets intact organs by manipulating the abortion procedure so the unborn child enters the "breech" position. The unborn baby is kept intact by grabbing the spine during the abortion and then removing it "in alignment."
"Of those two 20-week cases last week, for example, what was the intactness of the specimen like?" asks the buyer.
"It was trunk intact. They're usually - what I'll do - if it's a breech presentation, I'll remove the extremities first- the lower extremities - and then go for the spine and sort of break it down that way ... if it's a breech presentation," explains Dermish.
"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 adds.
"Oh, interesting. So that's what you can grasp," notes the buyer.
"Right, exactly. So you keep it all in alignment ...," says Dermish.
This disturbing footage is the latest in a series of videos released by the Center for Medical Progress showing executives with the abortion provider discussing the sale and procurement of aborted baby parts and describing how they would perform what resembles illegal partial-birth abortions.
Speaking to Rose, Daleiden called the latest clip "perverse."
"The Planned Parenthood abortion providers are far more honest about the true nature of their work than the paid political consultants at the national office," Daleiden said, arguing that executives with the national office "have the luxury of not talking about the baby," but that the actual abortionists often do discuss the baby.
In the wake of the undercover videos, five states have defunded Planned Parenthood, and multiple federal and state investigations into the abortion giant have been launched, Live Action News notes. Additionally, the group's $500 million in annual taxpayer funding has been called into question in light of the shocking footage.
In turn, Planned Parenthood has hotly denied any wrongdoing and filed a restraining order in July seeking to prevent CMP from releasing any more incriminating videos and transcripts.
"The National Abortion Federation has gone to extraordinary lengths to keep David Daleiden's footage of its annual meetings out of the hands of law enforcement and the Congress," said Peter Breen, special counsel with the Thomas More Society, a Chicago-based public interest law firm that is representing CMP.
"We will continue to urge the District Court to allow David to release more undercover videos" to the public, he said, "so that the American people can make their own assessment of the practices of Planned Parenthood and the National Abortion Federation."