Planned Parenthood’s Adorable Aborted Baby Hearts
Planned Parenthood’s Adorable Aborted Baby Hearts
Written By Laurie Higgins   |   10.28.15

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The Center for Medical Progress just released another undercover video exposé of a Planned Parenthood affiliate, this one in Austin, Texas. Dr. Amna Dermish, the sole abortionist at this Planned Parenthood abattoir, performs over 3,000 abortions per year on babies up to 21.6 gestational weeks. This video reveals both the barbarous nature of Dermish’s work and the vitiated state of her conscience.

Dermish offers these gruesome details in the casual tone of the conscience-calloused:

So, what I usually do if it’s a breech presentation [feet first], I’ll remove the extremities first, the lower extremities, and then go for the spine and sort of bring it down that way….I always try to keep the trunk [fetal torso] intact just by function of always trying to aim for the spine to bring it down…. my aim is usually to get the specimens out pretty intact….I can if I need to [convert to breech position].

Dermish admits to having trained under the salad-noshing Dr. Deborah Nucatola who shared that if fetal parts are sought for research, she would perform the abortion herself lest some rookie butcher damage the merchandise:

If there was a trainee, I would basically say, any research case, I’m going to do. As you get better, I’m going to let you do more of those cases. But we really need to try to do this intact.

Dermish also admits with a hearty chuckle that the fact that she “can’t do…an intact calvarium [fetal head]” gives her “something to strive for.” It’s good to know she has professional goals.

In perhaps the most macabre part of this repulsive video, Dermish and a representative from another abortion-provider, Whole Women’s Health (WWH), have this exchange about the particular interests of a colleague of Dermish’s:

Dermish: “One of our POC [point of care] persons is really into organ development….She’ll pull out like kidneys and heart, and like the heart we frequently see at 9 weeks. And she always looks for it.

WWH:Well, it’s cute. It is cute.”

Dermish: It’s amazing! …I have so much respect for development. It’s incredible!”

What’s incredible—as in not credible—is her discordant claim that she respects the amazing, incredible organ development of the babies she kills.

Digoxin is a drug that abortionists inject into preborn babies to stop the beating of their amazing, adorable, incredible hearts while in utero. Abortionists do this to ensure that they don’t violate the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban, but using digoxin renders fetal stem cell tissue unusable for research. Dermish explains that she uses digoxin only after 20 weeks. This means that the second trimester babies between 13-19 weeks are alive when Dermish tears them limb from limb—I mean, “removes” their “extremities.”

Perversely, Dr. Dawn Laguens, executive vice president of Planned Parenthood, describes Dr. Deborah “Crush Above, Crush Below” Nucatola, Dr. Mary “I Want a Lamborghini” Gatter, and Dr. “Strive for an Intact Calvarium” Dermish as “amazing and compassionate and wonderful…doctors.”

Since feminists and their male bootlickers (who instead of protecting children as men should, facilitate their murders) get their panties in a twist over the term “partial-birth abortion,”* I will use their preferred term: dilation and extraction or evacuation. Moreover, in order to avoid any charges of wild-eyed bias, I will go one step further in their direction by using NPR’s clinical description of a D&E/D&X:

“dilation and extraction,” or D&X…involved dilating the woman’s cervix, then pulling the fetus through it feet first until only the head remained inside. Using scissors or another sharp instrument, the head was then punctured, and the skull compressed, so it, too, could fit through the dilated cervix.

So, just to be clear, the baby is pulled halfway out of the mother’s body (i.e., partially born) before he or she is killed. Since 2003, if the head is in and the legs are out when the baby is killed, it’s murder. If the head and legs are in when the baby is killed, it’s “reproductive healthcare.”

Oddly, the physician-review site Healthgrades doesn’t include abortion on the list of procedures Dr. Amna Dermish does even though by her own admission, she performs 300 baby-killing procedures per month. Here’s what Healthgrades lists:

  • Colposcopy
  • Contraceptive Management
  • C-Section
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
  • Vaginal Delivery and VBAC

What with over 3,000 human-kills per year, one wonders how Dermish has time for any of these other procedures (Yes, a living being with human DNA, a human heart, human calvarium, human liver, spine, human lungs, and human extremities is, indeed, a human being).

It’s almost incomprehensible that a nice, polite young woman like Dermish could be capable of such evil acts. This video is a graphic reminder of the human capacity for sin and self-deception. It should also make us acutely aware of natural man’s capacity for rationalization. Most of us engage in it with unbecoming regularity. When a friend, colleague, or family member confronts us with even a petty but real transgression, our first impulse is to rationalize our transgression, to concoct some justification in order to avoid a recognition and admission of our moral failing. Imagine the incentive abortionists have not to acknowledge the enormity of the evil they have committed.

*Progressives oppose the term “partial-birth abortion” because they view it as politicized language, unlike, for example, the politically neutral “reproductive healthcare.” Remember their uber-opposition to the politicization of language next time they imperiously command that everyone in the world change how pronouns are used. Next time they fulminate against using pronouns to denote objective biological sex, remind them how much they detest politicized language.

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Laurie Higgins
Laurie Higgins was the Illinois Family Institute’s Cultural Affairs Writer in the fall of 2008 through early 2023. Prior to working for the IFI, Laurie worked full-time for eight years in Deerfield High School’s writing center in Deerfield, Illinois. Her cultural commentaries have been carried on a number of pro-family websites nationally and internationally, and Laurie has appeared on numerous radio programs across the country. In addition, Laurie has spoken at the Council for National Policy and educational conferences sponsored by the Constitutional Coalition. She has been married to her husband for forty-four years, and they have four grown children...
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