Doctor testifies about removal of living aborted baby’s organs

Fetal tissue research is not a new thing in the 21st century. Fetal organs have been used for experiments even before abortion became legal. In 1973 the State of Connecticut submitted a written interview to the Supreme Court as evidence in an abortion-related case. Dr. Baker (a pseudonym) was asked about medical events at the Yale-New Haven Medical Center.

Q: Was there a case where some type of surgical procedure was performed on a baby after induced abortion?

A: I did not actually observe the operation itself.

Q: Can you tell us anything about it, to the extent that you know?

A: A baby was aborted by hysterotomy. Then it was taken to another room with a medical student.

Q: Did you first observe the baby being taken out of the mother?

A: Yes.

Q: What, if anything, happened then that you observed?

A: It was taken out of the room. Then this medical student followed it.

Q: Do you know why it was taken out of the room?

A: Well, they wanted to get something out of it.

Q: How did you know they were trying to get something out of it?

A: That’s what they said. I just overheard it. They were going to get some kind of abdominal organ, I think it was the liver. I was not very sure.

Q: You overheard from whom, a nurse?

A: From a doctor.

Q: Was this the doctor that was presumably going to take this liver or whatever it was?

A: Yes, and the obstetrician that was performing the operation.

Q: When it was taken out of the room, did it have any movements?

A: It had some movements.

Q: Doctor, prior to the infant leaving the room, did it do anything noteworthy? Any noteworthy bodily functions?

A: Some form of movements of the arm.

Q: Was there any excretions at all?

A: Excretions, urine, yes.

Q: Tell us about that. Can you give us the details?

A: Well I would say when they picked this fetus up by the feet I could see that he urinated, he was a male infant.

Q: It was urinating?

A: Yes

Q: You’re sure of that?

A: Yes.

Q: What, if anything, did they do with the baby afterwards that you observed? They took it out of the room?

A: They just took it out of the room immediately.

Q: Then what, if anything, happened that you observed?

A: Nothing else. It was taken out of the room and I didn’t see it.

Q: Did a medical student accompany it out of the room?

A: The medical student went out.

Q: Then what, if anything, occurred?….

A: The lady doctor proceeded to open the abdomen of the fetus.

Q: You did not see this yourself?

A: No.

Q: This is based on what type of information, if any?

A: On what the medical student told me.

Q: Can you describe how the medical student appeared when he returned?

A: He was sort of pale, he said he felt sort of sick in his stomach. That’s why he left the room and went back to the operating room where I was.

Q: Do you recall what, if anything, the medical student said?

A: He just said that he couldn’t stand it.

Q: Did he show any fear at the sight of blood prior to this incident?

A: No.

Curt Young The Least of These: What Everyone Should Know about Abortion (Chicago, Illinois: Moody Press, 1984) 103-104

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