The Fetal Tissue Sales Stories
The revelation by Life Dynamics -- that abortion mills are
using loopholes in the law to effectively sell aborted babies for research
purposes -- is so shocking that people are having a tough time believing
it. I want to address that disbelief by raising several points:
1. Is the source reliable? I worked for Life Dynamics for over
two years. We don't always see eye to eye, but I can tell you this from
experience: Life Dynamics does not go off half-cocked. I know what
we heard and believed that never went beyond the walls of our building
because we couldn't document it. They do not go public with something they
can't substantiate. Period. Life Dynamics is a very, very, very reliable
2. Does this really defy belief? I abstracted thousands upon
thousands of source documents when I worked for Life Dynamics: legal documents,
coroner reports, health inspection reports, medical board disciplinary
documents, police complaints, medical journal articles -- you name it.
Let's look at each aspect of the allegations and see if any of them are
out of keeping with what has already been amply documented:
- Live births at abortion facilities. This one is almost a no-brainer.
Back in 1981, abortionists were actually bothering to report roughly 300
such live births per year to the Centers for Disease Control. And that's
just the cases they reported, not the ones they kept quiet about.
- Abortion facilities killing babies born live during abortions.
Again, no news here. My first thought upon hearing the interview with "Kelly"
wasn't "I can't believe it!" but "Oh, so that's what
they do with them now." Raymond Showery in Texas was actually convicted
of murder in the slaying of a little girl born live during an abortion.
William Waddill in California was prosecuted and sued after witnesses reported
seeing him strangle a baby born live during a saline abortion. Recently,
late-term abortionist Martin Haskell was accused of killing a baby born
live during a partial-birth abortion. Refugees from the abortion industry
commonly report having seen live infants either killed or left to die.
Think of it -- the abortionist is being paid not just to remove the baby,
but to ensure that it is dead when he removes it. If he says, "Sorry,
this one came out alive; you have to take it to the NICU," he'll
get sued. Is it that outrageous to believe they'd take the attitude "Better
safe than sorry?" After all, nobody is going to do an autopsy
on that baby to see if it was born live. It will go down the garbage disposal,
into the incinerator, or off for medical experiments with the rest of the
- Abortion facilities doing later abortions than the law allows.
Again, no news here. I've lost track of all the abortionists that get caught
doing this. It's a simple matter of fudging the records. And since most
records won't be audited unless somebody reports trouble, who is going
to notice that most of the second trimester abortions are listed as "24
weeks?" National Abortion Federation member Abu Hayat went to jail
in New York for ripping the arm off a 32-week baby during a technically
illegal abortion he was doing in his clinic. Steve Brigham has been caught
doing third-trimester abortions in his office. Suresh Gandotra sent one
patient to the intensive care unit and another to the morgue doing third-trimester
abortions in a freestanding facility only licensed to do abortions through
the second trimester. Remember, folks, a lot of the people doing abortions
now are the same ones that were doing them illegally before Roe.
Why would they balk at breaking a law that they just see as a mere technicality
- Abortion facilities using loopholes in the law to get away with
things that are supposed to be illegal. Lord, I could write a book!
Oh, that's right, I did -- at least part of one. I found stuff like this
when researching Lime 5. Clinics evade informed consent laws that
required that a doctor inform a woman of the risks of abortion by having
the patient listen to a recording of a doctor reading a list of risks.
That hardly constitutes a consultation with a physician! One abortionist
didn't want to spend the extra money to have an anesthetist or nurse-anesthetist
on staff, so he didn't administer general anesthesia. Instead, he ensured
a quiet, cooperative patient by giving her an overdose of local anesthesia
and thus knocking her unconscious. The unfortunate Stacy Ruckman didn't
wake up from her drug-induced coma; she died. Abortionists have the standard
temptation to see how much they can get away with to begin with. Add a
strong profit motive and nothing they do would surprise me.
- Abortion facilities using illegal means to dispose of fetuses.
How about throwing them in the dumpster? Flushing them down the toilet? Running
them through a meat grinder? Putting them down the garbage disposal?
Tossing them into a field and setting fire to them? We're talking about
the same industry that broke the law disposing of fetuses when there was
no profit in selling them, because they were too cheap to pay to dispose
of them in accordance with the law. Are we supposed to believe they'd balk
at getting rid of all those fetuses in a way that actually generates revenues?
- Abortionists lying. To the patients. To the authorities. To the
public. Remember this is the industry willing to sell an abortion to
the woman who just thinks she's pregnant, even if her test comes back negative
and the ultrasound doesn't show anything in her uterus. This is the industry
that assures women that their fully formed fetuses are just blobs of tissue.
This is the industry that fakes documentation (one chart listed a dead
patient as "pink, alert, responsive") to the point where women
who sue to get their records still can't tell what was done to them, or
by whom. The entire abortion advocacy movement is based on the old, tired
lie about 5,000 to 10,000 women dying in the US every year from criminal
abortions. Are they lying? Are their lips moving? That's your first
clue. It's not that they never tell the truth; it's that you have to verify
eveything they say with independent sources before you can even begin to
believe it. And a lot of them pretend to be independent sources, so you
have to be careful about that as well. The Centers for Disease Control
abortion surveillance activities stand out as a case in point.
- Spies feeding information to Life Dynamics. Where do you think
Life Dynamics gets so much of their stuff from? Between pro life infiltrators
and pro choice people disgusted with what they were seeing, we got stuff
that would curl your hair. This is business as usual. Political movements
always spy on each other. I'm sure that some pro abortion groups have people
attending National Right to Life Conventions with the little fetus-feet
pins on their lapels, trying to find out what those anti-choicers are hiding.
When you examine the individual components of the fetal parts sales
story, you'll see that they're all old familiar themes, things we've seen
documented time and time again. They've come together in a new and disgusting
way, but anybody who has watched the abortion industry closely is not surprised.
When I first saw Haskell's D&X presentation paper, my first thought
was, "How handy they'll find this! Now they don't have to run them
through the garbage disposal; they can gut them live for money." It
was just a matter of time before somebody came forward and documented the
whole sordid mess.
And think about it -- If late abortions are as rare as abortion advocates
say they are, where are they getting the money to fight the PBA bans?
Why didn't they fight other late abortion bans? And why are they sticking
to their guns on this one when it generates so much ugly publicity? The
old adage says to follow the money trail.
By the way, if you have not yet ordered your information on fetal tissue
sales from Life Dynamics, you might want to do so quickly so that you can
be on the cutting edge of the debate. Last time I checked, the premier
issue of LifeTalk Video Magazine, which included the explosive interview
with "Kelly," was free for the asking. Check at Life
Like this link graphic?
to learn how to add it to your web page.
View the Cemetery of Choice Calendar
Send me your feedback!
Explore This Site
Food for Thought
19th Century Abortion Cases and Other Self-Injury
Abortion, Law, and Real Choice
Abortion, Suffering, and the Chinese Widow
The Abortion War and Communication
Another Anti-Choice Fanatic
Are Abortions Used as Birth Control?
The Bad Old Days of Abortion
Botched Abortion Leads to Amputation
Coathanger Abortion: Powerful image, but how true to life?
Comparative Safety - Abortion & Stuff Folks Get Riled About
Diane Sawyer and the Non-Story of Lawson Akpulonu
Did I Deserve the Death Penaltyh
Do Rape Victims Really Need Abortions?
Fetal Diagnoses Leading to Unnecessary Abortions
Freaks Teaches Pro-Life Lesson
Is Childbirth Safety Relevant to Abortion?
Is This the Face of the Enemy?
Is 'Who Decides?' Really the Question?
The "Koop Report" on Abortion
LDI and the CDC
Misplaced Priorities Cost Women's Lives
A Mother's Nightmare
Pro Child/Pro Choice Rings Hollow
Stress and the Abortion Decision
Study - Effect of Abortion Legalization on Sexual Behavior: Evidence from Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Unequal Burden on the Poor?
Unintended Late Abortions
Unplanned Pregnancies that Worked Out
What Real Informed Consent Would Look Like
What's "Adequate Access" to Abortion?
What's the Need for Abortion?
When the POC Really is Just Tissue
Where's the Pro Choice Movement on Elective Amputations?
Who is the Enemy?
Who's Putting the Unborn Ahead of the Born?
Women Who Change Their Minds After the Abortion
Women's Rights are Common Ground
Your Bedroom, the Government, and Abortion Laws
Dirty Prochoice Laundry
Dirty Proabortion Tricks
Legal Abortion Advantages
Live Birth Abortion
Partial Birth Abortion