South Carolina has a long history of grotesque abortion stories — from aborting a baby who lived 21-days to documenting an abortionist grinding up babies’ bodies in a common sink disposal.
The most recent disgusting revelation involves all three abortion facilities in South Carolina, but most prominently Planned Parenthood in Columbia, S.C. According to the duly authorized investigation by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), the PPFA staff has been illegally cooking the bodies of aborted babies who were then dumped in garbage landfills.
It is bad enough that the law requires the babies’ bodies to be cremated or donated for scientific research. But the DHEC citation of Planned Parenthood noted that there had been 23 shipments of aborted babies that had been “steam sterilized.” In my book that is nothing more than cooking the bodied of aborted babies and that is illegal in South Carolina.
Planned Parenthood got caught and heavily fined for illegally disposing of the “products of conception,” the technical name for aborted babies. Now the abortion giant is fighting to keep from paying the fine while shrieking that the government is on a politically motivated “witch hunt.” Never mind that DHEC uncovered the nauseating “health care” practices in the state’s abortion industry.
Begun in September of 2015, the South Carolina House Legislative Oversight Committee continues its investigation of the three free-standing abortion facilities in the state. The purpose of the investigation is to determine if any abortion facility traffics in baby body parts as some Planned Parenthood facilities have been caught doing in other states.
To deflect attention from the other illegal practices that have been unearthed, Planned Parenthood officials and supporters smugly crow that the probe has shown no evidence that the local abortion businesses trafficked in the bodies and body parts of aborted babies. Be that as it may, the investigation is shining a cleansing light on the pit-of-hell practices that go on in the state’s abortion businesses.
As a result, DHEC is recommending tightening abortion clinic regulation to include mandatory ultrasounds to determine gestational age before an abortion. The current regulations require an ultrasound if the baby’s guesstimated age is 12-weeks or older.
Another positive to come out of the investigation is the DHEC recommendation to require hospital emergency rooms to report post-abortion complications. That is a positive step forward because we know that women have serious complications that are not documented and the abortion facilities are not held responsible.
Planned Parenthood along with two other private abortion businesses and two waste disposal companied face fine of up to $51,000. Only Planned Parenthood, the most lucrative abortion business in the country, is contesting the fines.
Back in September when Melissa Reed, the Vice president of Planned Parenthood South Atlantic told reporters the South Carolina investigation of abortion facilities was a politically motivated “witch hunt,” the story of Hansel and Gretel came to my mind. The hideous witch in the Brothers Grimm Fairytale killed an cooked children.
I think Ms. Reed protests too much.
LifeNews Note: Holly Gatling is the executive director for South Carolina Citizens for Life.