A Planned Parenthood affiliate in Southern California that received a major coronavirus bailout earlier this year has a history of association with fetal harvesting scandals, as well as an incident in which an infant survived an abortion only to quickly die within the institution’s medical facilities.
Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties was the recipient of a $7.5 million loan from the Paycheck Protection Program, a feature of the federal economic stimulus package passed earlier this year. That was the largest loan among $80 million received by Planned Parenthood outlets across the country.
The Small Business Administration, which was tasked with distributing the PPP loans, said in May that those funds had been improperly awarded to Planned Parenthood and that the organization would have to return the money.
PPOSBC, meanwhile, has a history of involvement with several scandals involving the sale of aborted fetal remains, while one of the nonprofit organization’s officials has admitted under oath that at least one baby survived an abortion in their facilities only to die shortly thereafter.
Video of a sworn deposition of Jon Dunn, the president and CEO of PPOSBC, was released late last month by the Center for Medical Progress, an anti-abortion group known for its explosive series of undercover videos that revealed Planned Parenthood officials appearing to admit participating in the trafficking of aborted baby body parts, a federal crime.
In the footage of Dunn’s deposition, the executive is asked if he has “ever had born alive cases” at his affiliate.
Though Dunn initially responded that “to the best of [his] knowledge, no,” he subsequently admits: “One time maybe 20 years ago, I don’t honestly remember, there was such a situation, and I was made aware of it.”
“The fetus wasn’t viable and expired very quickly,” Dunn said. “Staff were upset about it, but there was nothing that could be done. The fetus was not anywhere near viable.”
“I have only a vague recollection of it,” he continued. “I know they kept it warm and comfortable for the very brief period that it was alive. I don’t think there was even time to call 911. It was a matter of seconds.”
Dunn’s testimony, given in May of 2019, occurred several months after Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam defended the act of potentially allowing babies who survive third-trimester abortions to die….
An undercover video recorded by the Center for Medical Progress and released in 2016 showed a conversation between undercover CMP activists and Jennifer Russo, the medical director at PPOSBC. In that video, Russo confirmed that her abortion clinic had a professional relationship with local biotechnology company DaVinci Biosciences to supply the latter with fetal tissues….
The above comes from a July 17 story on Just the News.