On March 7, 2017, Live Action released the newest video in the Abortion Corporation series. In it, former Planned Parenthood manager Sue Thayer reveals that Planned Parenthood is fully aware of the humanity of the preborn children they abort. She explained how Planned Parenthood staffers were gradually desensitized to the abortion process, and how they would sift through organs and body parts after the abortion was finished.
In one horrifying instance, Thayer explains that they found twins, but did not tell the mother.
Thayer also explains what happened to the bodies of the babies they aborted: they were flushed down a sink. “I just remember standing there thinking, ‘All those babies are in the Des Moines sewer system,’” she said. Other babies were placed into “little red bags with a twist tie” and put in the freezer. Some may say that this callous and careless treatment of human remains is an anomaly that only happened at Thayer’s clinic.
But they would be wrong.
Babies were routinely kept in freezers at Planned Parenthood facilities across the country. An undercover video from the Center for Medical Progress found babies stored in freezers at a Houston Planned Parenthood. The staffer told the CMP investigators that they did, indeed, have “fresh specimens,” but “[w]e had a really long day and they are all mixed up in a bag.” The babies’ remains were kept frozen. This, according to Melissa Farrell, Director of Research for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, is the standard.
After the physician has confirmed the tissue correlates with gestational age, tissue is placed in a biohazard container and gets discarded into a single container and then is placed in the freezer. Anything after 16 weeks is immediately placed in the freezer after the procedure. And it is all sent away once a week for incineration. So that’s kind of the scope.
An unannounced inspection for a South Carolina Planned Parenthood also found the bodies of aborted babies kept in a freezer. The staffers told inspectors that “individual products of conception” are placed into small red biohazard bags, and then placed into the large bag inside the freezer. Incidentally, this location was found to have multiple other violations — 21 in total — and made to pay a $7500 fine.
In Philadelphia, Planned Parenthood was caught storing the bodies of aborted babies in a janitor’s closet. All three of Ohio’s Planned Parenthood clinics were found to be breaking the law by throwing aborted babies into landfills.
This is not just a Planned Parenthood issue, either; it’s endemic throughout the abortion industry.
Renee Chelian was caught in another undercover CMP video, speaking to a National Abortion Federation conference about disposing of aborted babies. Chelian, who owns Michigan’s Northland Family Planning, told the room full of abortionists and abortion clinic owners that her clinic would have up to five months worth of bodies frozen in the freezer. She talked about how Detroit abortion clinics would put the bodies down garbage disposals, bemoaning the possible PR nightmare that could cause. Chelian joked about using bonfires to get rid of the bodies, which is horrifying in and of itself, but even more horrifying is that abortionists actually have used bonfires.
Chelian revealed that she found a crematorium willing to cremate the bodies, but it wanted the clinic to take the ashes and dispose of them properly, which she complained about: “And I was like, ‘I dunno. Do they have to?’ And they were like, ‘Well, we can’t just dump them, somebody has to be responsible for them,’ which also made me really worried I was just gonna have to open some room somewhere where I just had bottles of ashes.” Chelian’s audience of abortion workers laughed.
Abortion industry staffers were also kicked out of funeral homes for their callous and disrespectful attitude towards the bodies they were handling.
When the bill got pa– well, actually, getting ready for this, I started visiting funeral homes, who ultimately started talking about how much a body weighs, before they could figure out how much it was gonna cost, and then we had to go from pounds to ounces, and they were like, “We don’t even know how to charge for this.” And they showed me a body bag, and I was like, “Dude, we need to go to like, a Tupperware container.” [audience laughter] In which case, we started talking about the freezer jars we use, which really freaked them out, because all the fetal tissue was mixed together, after we do a POC check, and they were, they just wanted me to leave. And when a funeral home wants you to leave, it says a lot about the population you’re handling. You really [inaudible].
All of this happens despite the fact that the abortion industry knows full well that these are human beings. Sue Thayer’s testimony proves that. The workers see the little arms and legs; they see the babies’ tiny organs, their faces and their eyes. And yet they still treat these remains with callous indifference, storing them in freezers and closets, dumping them into garbage disposals or landfills like trash.
But what do we expect when we consider the violence and inhumanity of abortion itself?
Editor’s Note: If you’ve begun an abortion and are regretting your decision, the 24-hour, nurse-staffed hotline (877-558-0333) at Abortion Pill Reversal may be able to give you information on reversing your abortion. If you are making a decision about abortion, see Clinic Quotes, 10 Reasons Not to Have an Abortion, Abortion Procedures, and What to Do if Your Boyfriend (or Anyone) is Pressuring You to Have an Abortion. You can also check out Stand Up Girl and Option Line or Pregnancy Line to find local resources, help, and trained people to talk to in your area. Men involved in a pregnancy situation can check out Abortion and Men and Abortion Exploits Women.
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