You probably remember the courageous David Daleiden–the young man who secretly filmed Planned Parenthood executives discussing the sale of aborted baby body parts.
He’s involved in a hearing which may lead to a trial. He’s being charged of covert filming. His defense lawyers argue that covert filming is permitted when investigators are looking into violent crime. They also say it is not covert filming if the conversation is in a public place and can be overheard. David’s most famous film clips are of Planned Parenthood executives sipping white wine and eating at a nice restaurant while calmly discussing prices for babies brains and organs.
In a surprising twist, the defense called as a witness a well known abortionist Dr Forrest Smith. Smith is unapologetic about his trade, honestly admitting that he kills unborn children. As Liane Laurence reports here Smith was initially opposed to David Daleiden, but after meeting him, decided to stand up for honesty at the hearing.
As a long time abortion provider, Smith was able to tell the court in detail about the differing techniques for killing an unborn child. He also explained how the Planned Parenthood abortionists were, in his opinion, intentionally producing live births…
Smith testified that it is almost certain that some of the abortionists featured in the undercover videos deliberately altered abortion procedures in a way that both led to the birth of living babies with beating hearts, and put women at risk. The goal in these cases would be to obtain fresher, more intact organs.
Very simply, the abortionist uses drugs to induce a live birth–killing the baby in the womb just before the woman goes into induced labor to expel the fetus.
Smith testified that he reviewed video footage of a presentation given by Alisa Goldberg at a 2014 Planned Parenthood conference that advocated the use of large doses of misoprostol to complete a second-trimester induced abortion procedure in one day. According to Smith, Goldberg’s presentation suggests that Planned Parenthood abortionists were employing a method that was likely to result in live births.
The accepted method for this type of abortion is to dilate the cervix by inserting laminaria, or seaweed sticks, one or two days before the abortion, depending on the baby’s gestational age. Misoprostol can act as a cervical preparation agent in small doses of 25 to 100 mg to soften the cervix for an induction of a term pregnancy, Smith said.
But large doses of 300 to 400 mg every three to four hours to induce labor for an abortion – as Planned Parenthood abortionists were apparently doing – will trigger “tumultuous labor” that will result in “fetal expulsion,” in which “the fetus comes out without any assistance from the abortion doctor, no instrumentation.”
“In this case clearly the intent is same-day surgery,” he said. “They fully intend to put the uterus into labor.”
Read the whole story here. In a brilliant piece of lawyering Daleiden’s defense team have used the hearing and the publicity attached to it to expose the illegal and macabre world of Planned Parenthood’s baby harvesting industry.