Congressional Hearing Takes Place Amid Rapid Developments in Planned Parenthood Scandal

By Cheryl Sullenger

Washington, DC – The House Judiciary subcommittee investigating Planned Parenthood will hold its second hearing today, October 8, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern. It will be webcast live at

Wednesday, the House voted 242-184 to establish a select committee that will have broad powers to subpoena documents and call witnesses and will have great latitude to investigate not only the subject of fetal tissue trafficking, but abortion practices in general.

Today’s hearing comes on the heels of a Federal Court ruling earlier this week that allows the Center for Medical Policy, which conducted an undercover investigation of Planned Parenthood’s involvement in the illegal sale of aborted baby remains, to honor a subpoena from the House Oversight Committee for the complete undercover videos taken at National Abortion Federation annual meetings.

Other recordings that were taken by the CMP at Planned Parenthood facilities and meetings were never at issue in the case and some of that footage has already been released in the form of 10 summary videos that show Planned Parenthood engaged in negotiations for top dollar in exchange for fetal organs. These videos prompted four Congressional investigations, as well as investigations in a number of states.

Previously, the NAF sued the CMP, David Daleiden, and board member Troy Newman to block the release of the video. The NAF was granted a temporary injunction by San Francisco Federal Court Judge William H. Orrick III, preventing the release of video related to the NAF to any third party. At first, this included law enforcement and Congress.

However, on October 6, Judge Orrick finally issued an order that allowed the CMP to honor the Congressional subpoena so the raw footage could be released to Congress, clearing the way for all the evidence involving the illegal sale of aborted baby remains to be fully evaluated.

“We are encouraged that Congressional committees can how hear the whole truth that clearly shows Planned Parenthood and the NAF working together to traffic aborted baby remains,” said Newman. “We believe the videos contain enough evidence to launch criminal investigations into Planned Parenthood’s side business selling baby parts.”

“The National Abortion Federation is a criminal organization that has spent years conspiring with Planned Parenthood on how to violate federal laws on partial-birth abortion and fetal tissue sales,” noted David Daleiden, who led the investigation.

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The news that Congress can finally have access to the CMP’s raw video follows the release of a careful forensic analysis of the videos done by Coalfire Systems, Inc. at the request Alliance Defending Freedom. This report that shows the videos are authentic. Full videos posted by the CMP’s channel were edited to remove only extraneous immaterial footage such as bathroom breaks, and traveling in the car on their way to a Planned Parenthood event or facility.

The Coalfire Systems report essentially debunked a dubious “analysis” done by leftist political cronies of Planned Parenthood that claimed the CMP videos were “altered.”

Meanwhile, new video footage released during an interview with David Daleiden by Lila Rose for The Blaze shows abortionist Amna Dermish of Planned Parenthood Greater Texas in Austin, nonchalantly describing how she manipulates the child into “breech” position in order to ensure intact body parts that can then be sold to biologics companies. In the short video clip, Dermish noted that she tries to keep the torso of the baby intact by grasping the baby’s spine and pulling the baby’s remains from the womb. Dermish conducts abortions up to 24 weeks gestation.

Altering an abortion procedure for the purpose of ensuring intact fetal remains for sale or donation is illegal.

Today’s Congressional hearing will feature testimony from the following people:

• Dr. Anthony Levatino, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Las Cruces, New Mexico
• Ms. Susan Thayer, Former Planned Parenthood Manager, Storm Lake, Iowa
• Ms. Caroline Fredrickson, President, American Constitution Society
• Ms. Luana Stoltenberg, Davenport, Iowa

“We look forward to hearing testimony from Dr. Levatino, who is a former abortionist that is now pro-life, and from our good friend Susan Thayer, who exposed Planned Parenthood’s practice of fraudulently billing government programs,” said Newman. “We are gratified that Planned Parenthood’s dirty little secrets are being exposed and look forward to criminal prosecutions that are sure to result.”

Safety Claims Questioned: Spokane Planned Parenthood Tears Hole in Abortion Patient’s Womb

By Cheryl Sullenger

Spokane, WA – For the third time this year, an ambulance was called to a Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Spokane, Washington. The incident took place on September 16, 2015.

According to the 911 recording obtained by Operation Rescue show that the Planned Parenthood caller hesitated when asked by the 911 dispatcher what happened.

“Um, uh, uterine perforation,” the Planned Parenthood caller said.

A uterine perforation is a hole torn in the woman’s womb when the sharp suction cannula that is used to dismember the baby is thrust too deep into the uterus. This can be a life threatening injury depending on the severity of the tear, whether other internal organs were damaged, and the amount of internal bleeding that occurs. Uterine perforations can usually be repaired, but may result in hysterectomies in severe cases.

Other medical emergencies this year at the Spokane Planned Parenthood took place on January 7 when a woman was transported due to “abdominal pain” and on April 15 when a hemorrhaging woman was sent by ambulance to a hospital emergency room.

Earlier this week, Operation Rescue reported a botched abortion at the Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Houston, Texas, on August 4. That represented the 10th abortion-related medical emergency at that facility, which was featured in a video released by the Center for Medical Progress earlier that same day. The Planned Parenthood official who contacted 911 in that case was featured in the CMP video describing how easy it is to harvest fetal eyeballs.

During a September 29, 2015, hearing before the House Oversight Committee, Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards testified, “I’m proud to be here today speaking for Planned Parenthood, a leading provider of high-quality reproductive health care in the United States.”

“The thirteen women that were transported this year from just two of Richard’s abortion clinics might dispute her claim of ‘high-quality’ care,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman, who also sits on the board of the Center for Medical Progress. “Planned Parenthood has butchered one woman after another, many of whom are lucky to be alive. Others, such as Tonya Reaves, were not so lucky and ended up on a cold slab in the morgue.”

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Out of the dozens of medical emergencies documented by Operation Rescue so far this year, 64% of them took place at Planned Parenthood abortion facilities.

While Planned Parenthood conducts 40% of all abortions in the U.S., Operation Rescue’s data shows that it is responsible for 64% of the abortion injuries that require emergency hospitalization that have been documented by Operation Rescue so far in 2015 alone.

“Planned Parenthood’s claim to be a ‘high quality’ abortion business has been debuked. The facts speak for themselves,” said Newman.

Operation Rescue calls for the defunding of Planned Parenthood and for the criminal prosecution of Planned Parenthood employees who have broken the law.

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Planned Parenthood Worker Featured in Shock Video Calls 911 for Bleeding Abortion Patient

By Cheryl Sullenger

Houston, TX – Even as Planned Parenthood’s CEO Cecile Richards, was testifying before the House Oversight Committee on her organization’s funding and participation in the sale of aborted baby tissue, Operation Rescue received 911 records related to a medical emergency the Houston Planned Parenthood facility that was featured in the videos released by the Center for Medical Policy.

According to the Houston Coalition for Life, which posted a photograph of the incident on its Facebook page, this was the tenth ambulance to be seen at the high volume Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Houston since the beginning of the year.

The abortion-related medical emergency took place on August 4, 2015. In an audio recording of the 911 call obtained by Operation Rescue through a Freedom of Information Act request, the Planned Parenthood caller identified herself as “Tram.”

This is Tram Nguyen, who is the Director of the Ambulatory Surgery Center, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, in Houston, Texas. Nguyen is featured in the Center for Medical Progress video released on August 4, 2015 – ironically the same day as the botched abortion – titled “Intact Fetuses ‘Just a Matter of Line Items’ for Planned Parenthood TX Mega-Center.”


During the emergency call placed by Nguyen, she explained to the 911 dispatcher the condition of the patient.

“We have a patient who just had a medical procedure and she’s experiencing bleeding and needs to be transported to Ben Taub per our physician orders,” she said. “She has I.V. access so we need an ACLS-equipped ambulance, please.”

In the CMP video, Nguyen is shown in the abortion clinic’s P.O.C. room (Products of Conception) discussing intact fetal “specimens.”

“It varies based on gestation, sometimes they come out really intact,” she told CMP actors posing as representatives of an organ procurement company. She continued to help the actors identify parts of a large aborted baby that was one of a set of twins that were 20 weeks (five months) gestation.

Nguyen also commented on the ease of harvesting the eyeballs from aborted babies.

“So all of it, yeah. Orbits [eyeballs] are so easy, like, 95% of the time,” she said.


“We have heard over and over from Planned Parenthood about the supposed ‘high quality health care they provide, yet the fact that one woman after another has been transported to the hospital suffering from hemorrhaging or some other life threatening complication is evidence that soundly refutes Planned Parenthood’s claim,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue and Board Member for the Center for Medical Progress. “Abortion is certainly not health care, and the frequency with which this facility sends women to the ER makes it a ‘bottom of the barrel’ abortion mill.”

Operation Rescue supports the defunding of Planned Parenthood and the Congressional investigations into Planned Parenthood’s trafficking in aborted baby body parts.

“It just isn’t about the babies who are dying, although that should be a compelling enough argument for defunding, but it is also about the women who suffer from shoddy procedures and end up in an ER or in the morgue. Some can never bear children again,” Newman explained. “Women will be better off if Congress took the half-billion dollars annually that currently goes to Planned Parenthood ad relocated it to community clinics that offer legitimate health care services and do not profit from abortion or the sale of their dead babies’ remains after the fact.”

Operation Rescue encourages pro-life supporters to join a nationwide protest of Planned Parenthood on October 10. To find a protest in your area or for more information visit

Below is the CMP video featuring Ngyuen released on the same day this medical emergency took place.