According to Liberty Counsel, whose attorneys are defending Merritt against Planned Parenthood’s civil lawsuit seeking millions of dollars as punishment for her undercover investigation work with David Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), the industry’s shadowy underbelly is growing darker by the day.
For example, a former board director for the CMP testified during the civil trial in San Francisco’s Federal District court that the scalps of babies provided by the abortion industry are being harvested for research in treating baldness.
Albin Rhomberg told the court that pro-life sidewalk counselors first discovered that the abortion industry was trafficking baby body parts in the early 2000s, before the CMP’s undercover investigation began. Rhomberg said that the staff at the abortion facility would arrive in the morning followed later by the abortionists. Then in midmorning, a new group of people arrived carrying containers, sometimes with ice and other tools and equipment. A few hours later, a FedEx truck arrived at a regular time and departed with “special refrigerated gel-pack containers.”
Rhomberg explained, “There were these rumors that they were collecting the bodies [of aborted babies] for sale or for distribution in some way. In some cases, the people noticed that the parts went out before the mother went out. She would come—[at] times, come staggering out later, typically throwing up in the bushes and being helped out of the place, after the baby parts had already gone into the FedEx truck.”
After talking with the FedEx drivers and conducting online research, Rhomberg discovered that Advanced Bioscience Resources was purchasing the baby parts, and they were likely being resold to those conducting a study on baldness.
“They were scalping the babies and taking their scalps and grafting them on to immune-suppressed mice, and then using various pharmaceuticals on these humanized mice to test the effect upon preventing or, I suppose you might say, treating baldness,” said Rhomberg.
These gruesome details are not being lost on the jury. As Liberty Counsel reports, jurors were visibly moved while watching an undercover video of Dr. Deborah Nucatola sipping wine and eating salad at a restaurant while explaining how she would “crush above” and “crush below” a baby’s thorax during an abortion procedure in order to obtain intact organs. Nucatola went on to describe how she uses ultrasound guidance to flip the baby to a feet-first breech position in order to extract the baby intact and harvest whole, fresh organs.
Liberty Counsel Founder and Chairman Mat Staver said, “The disturbing truth about the gruesome killing of innocent babies was revealed in court. Babies are killed every day and their organs are harvested for profit. While the mother is still recuperating, the baby’s liver, heart, and lungs are being rushed to the buyer. How this can happen in America is beyond belief. God help us.”
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