It was discovered earlier this year that the pathology firm hired by Planned Parenthood to review fetal tissue from the abortion clinic had not been filing its required pathology reports with the state. In fact, the officials in the Department of Health and Senior Services responsible for monitoring such reports were not even aware they were not being submitted.
Senator Onder says the State of Missouri needs to ensure that abortion clinics are complying with the law. "I don't believe sufficient oversight has been going on. Information uncovered during our committee hearings
signaled a need to close loopholes being exploited by the Department of Health, Planned Parenthood, and the abortion industry. We need to be assured that we know what's happening with these fetal remains and that the law is not being broken in that area."
In the most recent video from The Center for Medical Progress, a doctor from Planned Parenthood of Texas described how she would perform her abortions up to 22 weeks to preserve the most saleable remains. "My aim is usually to get the specimens out pretty intact," said Dr. Amna Dermish.
She explained how she "flips" the child in the womb. "I'll remove the extremities first, and then go for the spine, and sort of bring it down that way. I always try to keep the trunk intact." Dr. Dermish said she had yet to deliver an intact calvarium (or skull), but then said with
a laugh, "Well, this will give me something to strive for."
Later in the video Dr. Dermish says that "one of our persons is really into organ development. She'll pull out kidneys, and heart, and she'll always look for it." The other woman in the video, an official at Whole Women's Health, responded with a laugh, "Well, it's cute. It's cute."
One of the most revealing videos was reported by Life News
from a recent conference of the National Abortion Federation. Renee Chelian, the owner of the Northland Family Planning abortion clinic chain in Michigan, shared her dirty laundry on the subject of disposal of the remains of unborn children.
"Nobody wants to talk about dead bodies," she said. "There was a point when Stericycle fired us, and I had 5 months of fetal tissue in my freezers...I was contacting everybody that I could...We started working with hospitals, who didn't really want to be seen with us. We met them, in like Denny's restaurants...They were terrified of a public relations nightmare."
"The garbage disposal was an option," Chelian continued. "There was a point that I actually hired someone from another clinic to come in and take 20 bottles and put it into my garbage disposal...It's funny--I mean, it's funny in a really sick way."
We applaud Senator Onder for working to prohibit the ghastly and ghoulish trashing and trafficking of baby body parts. We encourage you to contact your state senator and urge them to support Senator Onder's bill, Senate Bill 644. You can do so by using this link:Your State Senator