Is Planned Parenthood Committing Murder? A Tale of Four Babies

Full video of the House Judiciary Committee Hearing (4:48)

By Cheryl Sullenger

Washington, DC — On Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee convened a hearing to investigate allegations that Planned Parenthood may be engaged in criminal activity related to the selling of aborted baby remains, altering abortion procedures to ensure sellable organs, and intentionally killing babies born alive during abortions in order to harvest their organs. These allegations were brought by evidence presented in a series of undercover videos released by the Center for Medical Progress.

The question of whether or not Planned Parenthood is committing murder – by far the most serious charge – has been generally obscured by the public focus on whether or not Planned Parenthood is profiting from the sale of aborted baby parts and on Planned Parenthood’s dubious “analysis” that has given abortion supporters the ammo they desired to question the veracity of the videos.

The murder allegations really boil down to a tale of four babies.

The first baby was a little boy born at a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in San Jose, California. We learned about him during one of those CMP videos at the heart of Wednesday’s hearing. In that video, Holly O’Donnell described her experience at Planned Parenthood while in the employment of the biologics firm StemExpress. He was born during a second trimester abortion and brought to the pathology lab so his organs could be harvested. But there was a problem, at least for Ms. O’Donnell. The baby boy’s heart was still beating. Nevertheless, O’Donnell was ordered to cut open the baby’s face and harvest his brain.

The second baby, known to us as Baby A or the Abrams Baby, may have played no part in the hearing, but is important to consider nonetheless. His mother wound up in a run-down abortion clinic in a poor urban neighborhood of West Philadelphia operated by a then little-known abortionist named Kermit Gosnell. The mother was given an abortion, but her son was born alive and moving. One of Gosnell’s employees later told authorities that Gosnell cut the baby’s neck, but the baby continued to struggle until he finally died. Later, Gosnell joked, “This baby is big enough to walk me to the bus stop.”

The third and fourth babies were also born during abortions, one in Sioux City, Iowa, and the other in Los Angeles, California. Just like the two previous babies, they survived their abortions and were born alive with tiny hearts beating in their chests. However, their stories ended much differently than the first two. Thankfully, caring people rescued these tiny baby girls, who survived to be adopted and raised into adulthood.


Those abortion survivors, Gianna Jessen and Melissa Ohden, offered testimony before the House Judiciary Committee that was convened to investigate Planned Parenthood’s alleged illegal selling of aborted baby remains, and spoke emotionally about how glad they are that they survived and have been able to experience the gift of life.

“I have long believed that if my birthmother’s abortion would have taken place at a Planned Parenthood, I would not be here today,” stated Ohden. “Completing over 300,000 abortions a year provides them with the experience to make sure that ‘failures’ like me don’t happen.”

It was Jessen who asked perhaps the most important question of the day. After describing the abortion she survived and the impact it has had on her life and health, she asked, “If abortion is about women’s rights, then what were mine?”

The significance of what happened to the four babies should not be ignored.

A baby born alive is protected by law, yet it is the dirty secret of the abortion cartel that when living babies are born at abortion clinics, they are either intentionally killed or left to die.

When authorities in Philadelphia discovered Kermit Gosnell’s “House of Horrors” abortion clinic, he was rightfully convicted of three counts of first degree murder for killing Baby A and two others, and is currently serving life in prison.

Yet, Jessen and Ohden testified that had they been killed instead of rescued after having been born alive during abortions, they would have simply become another abortion statistic just like the baby born with a beating heart at the Planned Parenthood clinic in San Jose. They would have received no justice.

O’Donnell’s recorded statements along with other admissions of Planned Parenthood executives as revealed by the CMP videos only bolster the case for murder.

When David Daleiden, the project lead for the Center for Medical Progress was asked by Fox News anchor Shannon Bream if he was accusing Planned Parenthood of murder, his answer was unequivocal.


The House Judiciary Committee’s goal is to determine if Planned Parenthood is breaking the law in order to defund the abortion giant of the half-billion of Federal tax dollars it receives annually. But if defunding Planned Parenthood is the focus, we miss the point of the CMP videos. Those at Planned Parenthood responsible for the killing of living babies birthed during abortions must be prosecuted for murder or else we own Kermit Gosnell an apology. Planned Parenthood must not be held above the law, especially when it comes to the heinous crime of murder.

Read Gianna Jessen’s Testimony
Read Melissa Ohden’s Testimony

  • Why is it when an American dentist kills a lion they call it murder but yet these little babies who are born alive these same liberals call it a choice to kill these children.

  • Mark_Trail

    Yes, the most powerful testimony yesterday was from Gianna Jessen and Melissa Ohden, when they remarked that if they’d been delivered alive at a Planned Parenthood abortion facility, the chances of them being there to testify would be virtually nil. Living survivors of the abortion holocaust would be compared to survivors of Nazi death camps who gave testimony at Nuremberg.

    At Nuremberg, the conclusion against human experimentation was, “The purpose of medicine is the curing of the patient, not the advancement of medicine.” This means that only in the very most tangential way is any medical procedure on a living human person to be used for advancing medical knowledge.

    Consent of the patient to try experimental procedures is a firm and absolutely necessary requirement before any experimental procedure is used. In the context of the sting videos, the changing of the abortion procedure to make the harvesting of baby parts “more viable for research” constitutes, in every instance, an illicit use of medical procedures, as per the verdict against Nazi doctors at Nuremberg. It is an experimental procedure on a living human being, not consented to by the mother, only chosen by the abortionist him or herself.

    The overall conclusion of Nuremberg, loudly and worldwide, against unauthorized and unethical human experimentation was, “Never again!” I believe it was Melissa Ohden who testified yesterday that her purpose in testifying against abortion was to make abortion unthinkable. We civilized human beings still think of Nazi human experimentation on living human beings as unthinkable. Pray to God that the world may we see the light coming out of the darkest of corners, again.

  • Gayle Wilbanks

    Melissa has asked the crucial question. In the furor over women’s rights, what happens to the rights of all those tiny women (and don’t forget the tiny men)?

  • Belinda

    These people are murders. This is awful!!!! We thought that the Germans were barbaric when they killed so many people… these people are no different. How can they justify this for scientific research.They are monsters and will pay when they meet God. Every life whether it is in the womb or not, is alive. There are so many couples that would love to have a child. Why cant they quit killing babies and give the child a good home. This woman that is arguing for Plan Parenthood is a nut and has lost all reason and is just as guilty of murder as the doctors, nurses and mothers that take part in the murder of babies.

  • Belinda

    Sheila Jackson Lee acts like she is for abortion! Take abortion out of Plan Parenthood and have all the health services she talked about. What is the problem with that? At least if they offered the other services… every unborn child would have rights too.

  • Scarlett

    This entire thing sickens me, as it does the other people who have posted. I have only one comment to add….Researchers are bound by a code of ethics; the first of which is there should be no harm done to a human being in the course of research….of course, we know PP isn’t ethical, nor are they doing “research”….they’re murdering babies and profiting from selling their parts. Let’s get real Americans.

  • patgo

    When I was growing up, I never dreamed I would spend the next forty-five years (and counting) recoiling at the horror of abortion, frequently, during a typical week. I have never been able to accept the very idea that people can be that cruel. It just makes me sick.

  • Not only is Planned Parenthood committing murder, but so too is every person performing an abortion.

    The “parents” involved are also guilty of conspiracy to commit murder, plain and simple.

    The outrage over the sales of body parts shows the hypocrisy of many involved.

    “Go ahead and kill the unborn, either vacuuming them to pieces, killing them with heavy saline solutions or cutting them up in the womb. That is fine and good. But don’t dare sell the body parts, as that would be horrible.”

    While there may be instances that such processes might be necessary, murder is still murder.

    Showing outrage over body parts sales, while defending a woman’s “right” to kill her unborn child is the worst of hypocrisy and blantant evil.

    So yes, Planned Parenthood is guilty of murder as well.

  • Cinnamon Girl

    Please refer to them as Nazis, not Germans. (Nazis were predominantly Germans, but not the other way round.)