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Abortionist testifies that babies likely born alive for organ harvesting

Dr. Forrest Smith, an obstetrician-gynecologist and a California abortionist, told San Francisco’s Superior Court las month that some Planned Parenthood abortionists are tweaking abortion procedures to allow a baby to be born alive so they can sell its organs for research.

How we got here: The case was triggered by the Center for Medical Progress’ release of several, secretly-recorded videos by pro-life investigators David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt that showed abortion doctors and staff discussing their efforts and techniques to preserve fetal organs and sell them afterward. Merritt and Daleiden are charged with 14 felony counts for filming without consent.

Smith testified that at first, he vowed “to take down” Daleiden when he appeared on TV in 2015 but changed his mind after meeting the investigator and seeing the videos. He said he realized he “didn’t know the half of what was going on.” He also said that based on Alisa Goldberg ‘s 2014 Planned Parenthood conference he reviewed, the organization is using a larger dose of misoprostol than he knew to accelerate the abortion process and have it done in one day, instead of four. This method, according to him, can lead to live births.

“There’s no question in my mind that at least some of these fetuses were live births,” Smith said.

“In this case clearly the intent is same-day surgery. They fully intend to put the uterus into labor … very few people in abortion, outside of Planned Parenthood, do that,” he said, according to LifeSiteNews. If misoprostol was used in such doses without drug digoxin, which “induces fetal demise,” there’s “no question” that the baby would have been born alive, he said.

Worth noting: Smith argued that abortionists featured in CMP’s videos appeared to be circumventing the ultimate sign of life – a beating heart. “All testimony we have seen, no breathing, no movement, no cord” or the “cord clamped,” or “arms, legs torn off, the assumption is: that is fetal demise. But that’s completely wrong,” he said. A“lack of pulsation of the fetal cord” is not fetal demise.