LOS ANGELES — Newly-released undercover footage from the Center for Medical Progress captures a Planned Parenthood abortionist laughing about how much force is required to dismember babies when chemical agents aren’t used, and joking that she first thought she needed to go to the gym just to get in shape to perform a dilation and evacuation procedure.
“Research shows that Dig (short for Digoxin) doesn’t make the procedure easier in someone who is well trained, but I have to tell you anecdotally my biceps appreciate when the Dig works [to kill the baby],” DeShawn Taylor of Planned Parenthood Los Angeles stated, flexing her arm and giggling.
“It does not take me any longer to complete the procedure, but it takes more force,” she explained. “I remember when I was a fellow and I was training, I was like, ‘Oh, I have to hit the gym for this. I need to hit the gym.'”
When asked at what gestation dismemberment abortions become especially difficult, she replied 20 weeks (five months).
The Center for Medical Progress had posed as a fetal organ procurement company at an abortion services networking event, and had been introduced to Taylor by Deborah Nucatola, Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s senior director of medical services.
“[I]n order to get you an intact calvarium, the patient is going to have to go into labor,” Taylor advised. “Because generally, especially in a breech presentation, everything’s going to come out and the head is going to get trapped.”
During the conversation, Taylor also stated that she has to be careful for her staff’s sake that the baby is crushed enough that he or she doesn’t look like a person when removed from the womb.
“It’s not a matter of how I feel about it coming out intact, but I gotta worry about my staff and people’s feelings about it coming out looking like a baby,” she outlined.
But Taylor also noted that she herself doesn’t like when the aborted infants are referred to as babies.
“We have the people who do our paperwork for the fetal death certificates, [and] they email us calling them ‘babies.’ Baby this, baby that, baby so-and-so, and I’m like, that’s creepy!” she exclaimed.
The abortionist likewise outlined during the discussion that if the baby comes out with any signs of life, they are required by law to be transported to the hospital. When asked if she has a protocol for identifying those signs, she replied, “Well, the thing is, I mean the key is, you need to pay attention to who’s in the room, right?”
The full, unedited footage is posted below.
The video was released just one day after David Daleiden of the Center for Medical Progress was charged with 15 felonies by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who alleges that Daleiden broke the law in recording the undercover conversations without consent.
“This footage is just a preview of the damning and incriminating admissions of Planned Parenthood leaders on our further unreleased tapes, being censored by an unconstitutional gag order from a federal judge in San Francisco,” Daleiden said in a statement on Wednesday.
“The only difference between Planned Parenthood’s barbaric abortion business, and that of the notorious Dr. Kermit Gosnell, is that Gosnell was not so careful as to ‘pay attention to who’s in the room,’” he remarked. “Elected officials must stop forcing taxpayers to subsidize Planned Parenthood’s criminal abortion business, and the Department of Justice must immediately open a full investigation and prosecute Planned Parenthood to the fullest extent of the law.”