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LiveActionNews via Henry Makow.com Posted Fri., Sept. 11, 2015
This week, the Congressional Judiciary Committee conducted its first hearing on the investigation of Planned Parenthood.
Titled “Planned Parenthood Exposed: Examining the Horrific Abortion Practices at the Nation’s Largest Abortion Provider,” this first hearing included four witnesses, one of which was Ms. Priscilla Smith, a Director and Senior Fellow at the Program for the Study of Reproductive Justice at Yale Law School. Her comments before the committee were truly horrifying. (the link at the botton contains the 3 min vid of the hearing)
During the questioning period, Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte read from Justice Kennedy’s dissent in the U.S. Supreme Court Stenberg v. Carhart decision. Kennedy had quoted the testimony of Dr. Leroy Carhart, a famed and brutal late-term abortionist.
Carhart testified that he had personally “observed fetal heartbeat” on an ultrasound screen, even after substantial portions of the baby had been dismembered and pulled apart.
This type of abortion is known as a D&E abortion, or a “dismemberment abortion,” as the baby is literally torn and ripped apart, limb from torso.
D&E abortions are the most popular second-trimester abortion procedures in the nation.
Carhart’s testimony continued:
The fetus in many cases dies, just as a human adult or child would – it bleeds to death.
After reading this, Rep. Goodlatte asked Ms. Smith:
Do you believe this is a humane way to die?
At first, Smith attempted to distinguish between abortions on viable and non-viable babies, but Goodlatte reminded her that Justice Kennedy had written of a baby whose arm was pulled off in an attempted D&E abortion, but was later born alive and lived.
Smith still reverted back to discussing only “pre-viable” babies.
In a chillingly horrifying statement, Smith finally answered:
“Yes, a D&E procedure is a very humane procedure…”
As an abortion activist with decades of experience, Smith is fully aware of exactly what happens during a D&E abortion. And yet she easily declares that it is “humane.”
Anthony Levatino, a former abortion doctor, described D&E abortions for the general public:
“A second-trimester D&E abortion is a blind procedure. The baby can be in any orientation or position inside the uterus. Picture yourself reaching in with the Sopher clamp and grasping anything you can.
…squeeze on the clamp to set the jaws and pull hard – really hard. You feel something let go, and out pops a fully formed leg, about 4 to 5 inches long. Reach in again and again with that clamp, and tear out the spine, intestines, heart, and lungs.
The toughest part of a D&E abortion is extracting the baby’s head. You will know you have it right when you crush down on the clamp and see a pure white gelatinous material issue from the cervix. That was the baby’s brains. You can then extract the skull pieces.
If you have a really bad day like I often did, a little face may come out and stare back at you.”
Congratulations! You have just successfully performed a Suction D&E abortion.