Strong Arm Needed For Abortion

by TOM MCLAUGHLIN April 7, 2017

 "Calling them babies is creepy," said Arizona abortionist Dr. DeShawn Taylor, referring to what she surgically removes from women. She admitted on a video released four weeks ago that she routinely did abortions on healthy babies up to 24 weeks. She also admitted that late-term babies born alive after her abortion attempts are sometimes killed, but that depends on who is in the room at the time.

Rather than dismember a late-term baby in utero, she tries instead to deliver it intact so as to salvage organs and other tissue for possible sale: "It's not a matter of how I feel about it coming out intact," she says, "but I gotta worry about my staff and people's feelings about it coming out looking like a baby."

It comes out looking like a baby, Dr. Taylor, because it is a baby.

The investigative journalists recording Dr. Taylor said they wanted to buy baby parts for biomedical research and were interested in intact bodies not "mashed" by the usual abortion procedures. Dr. Taylor said she prefers to deliver the body intact because it requires a lot of strength to tear off pieces. Here's how she described it: "I remember when I was a [Family Planning] Fellow and I was training, I was like, Oh, I have to hit the gym for this," because ripping off legs and other parts required strong biceps in the arm holding the forceps.

She was laughing as she said this. I was horrified, as anyone with an ounce of humanity left in them would be. The video is politically explosive. Though it was released four weeks ago, you won't see it on NBC, CBS, ABC, or CNN. Formerly medical director for Planned Parenthood, Arizona, Dr. Taylor now owns her own abortion clinic in Phoenix, where she happily reports her "market share" is up.

Sometimes the baby is born alive in spite of Dr. Taylor's attempts to kill it during the abortion. "In Arizona," she said. "if the fetus comes out with any signs of life, we're supposed to transport it. To the hospital."
The investigative journalist asked, "Is there any standard procedure for verifying signs of of life?"

"Well, the thing is," said Taylor, "I mean the key is, you need to pay attention to who's in the room, right?" Then she laughed again. I cringed. She obviously implied that she kills the living child if no one who might object is present to see her. That's murder - homicide - because once a baby is entirely outside its mother's body, it's legally a human being. Ask abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell. He's serving life in prison for doing what Taylor laughs about.

Infanticide and conspiring to sell body parts are both felonies. So how did authorities react? Three weeks after releasing the video, the two investigative journalists who made it, David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, were indicted in California on fifteen felony counts. Attorney David French, writing in National Review, described the charges as: "recording alleged ‘confidential communications' between complete strangers at public conferences and at public restaurants."

French points out that animal rights activists secretly recorded conversations about the mistreatment of ducks at a California farm and reported it to authorities who then investigated the farm. In another case it was a secretly recorded conversation about mistreatment of chickens, and again California responded with an investigation. At no point were the animal rights advocates admonished for secretly recording conversations, much less indicted for it. I guess we can assume that ducks and chickens are more important than babies in California.

Pressured by citizens in Texas who watched Daleiden's videos about similar Planned Parenthood practices in that state, Houston District Attorney Devon Anderson empaneled a grand jury to indict PP, which does 350,000 abortions a year nationwide. Since grand jury proceedings are secret, we cannot know what Anderson presented to jurists behind closed doors, but rather than indict PP for selling baby parts, they turned around and indicted Daleiden for exposing it. A year ago, I published a column documenting this. The charges were later dropped, but Houston's Planned Parenthood still has not been brought to justice as of this writing.

See a pattern here? Daleiden's investigative journalism exposed things so horrible, the left cannot bear to leave them out there unchallenged. They know their charges against Daleiden serve only to harass him, to cost him money and time, and to discourage him from doing any more investigating. Democrat Attorney General Kamala Harris raided Daieiden's home and confiscated his computer, his hard drives, and the rest of his unpublished videos. Then she was elected to the US Senate. New Attorney General Xavier Becerra, also a Democrat, brought the charges. According the Washington Free Beacon, both received over $45,000 from Planned Parenthood and NARAL - the National Abortion Rights Action League.      

Help Us Grow with flower Contributing Editor Tom McLaughlin is a (now retired) history teacher and a regular weekly columnist for newspapers in Maine and New Hampshire. He writes about political and social issues, history, family, education and Radical Islam.  Email him at


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