A pro-life organization is calling for a murder investigation of Planned Parenthood following the latest video from the Center for Medical Progress. And it's not alone.
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In video number seven (see below), released this week, whistleblower Holly O'Donnell recalled helping cut open the face of an aborted baby to take out the brain, when she worked inside a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in San Jose, California. (See earlier story)
O'Donnell was a "procurement" technician for California company StemExpress, which bought baby parts from Planned Parenthood to sell for research. She told CMP that a second worker made the baby's heart start beating.
"So she has one of her instruments and she just taps the heart and it starts beating," O'Donnell says on the seventh video. "And I'm sitting here, and I'm looking at this fetus, and its heart is beating and I don't know what to think."
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Such actions are "Gosnell-like," says Cheryl Sullenger of Operation Rescue, referring to the jailed abortion doctor, Kermit Gosnell, who is in prison after being convicted of murdering infants born alive during abortions.
"It's absolute no different then what Kermit Gosnell did," Sullenger says, "except instead of snipping the backs of their necks, they're cutting open their faces so they can harvest brains."
As O'Donnell is describing the intact fetus, the seventh video shows graphic footage of an intact fetus, still moving in a petri dish. CMP attributes that footage to pro-life organization Center for Bio-Ethical Reform, and it's unclear from the video where that footage was filmed.
"What O'Donnell says took place at the Alameda Clinic was not an abortion," Ian Tuttle writes at National Review Online. "By law, it was an execution."
Tuttle was responding to a second NRO commentary, by David French, who writes that if the baby's heart was beating as O'Donnell claims, then the clinic is breaking both federal law and California law.
According to French, California law states: “The rights to medical treatment of an infant prematurely born alive in the course of an abortion shall be the same as the rights of an infant of similar medical status prematurely born spontaneously.”
"But that’s not what happened," French writes. "StemExpress wanted to 'procure a brain,' so the baby had to die in gruesome fashion."
The NRO writer then describes O'Donnell's first-hand account of slicing the fetus under the chin and through the mouth.
U.S. Rep. Mia Love (R-Utah) was brought to tears Wednesday night (see below), when Fox Business host Lou Dobbs asked her reaction to the undercover videos.
"This is not about a right or a left issue, this is right or wrong," she said, "and whether we are going to stand up for those who cannot speak for themselves, or if we're going to just turn a blind eye and pretend that this is not happening."
Sullenger says Operation Rescue is asking authorities across the country, wherever such "harvesting" is going on, to investigate Planned Parenthood.
"And we want that investigation to be a criminal murder investigation," she says, "because killing these babies, with little heartbeats in their chests, is murder in anybody's universe."