(CNSNews.com)-- Nationally syndicated radio talk show host Sean Hannity commented on the recent videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s harvesting of aborted baby parts, saying that “no nation with a conscience and soul should allow [this] to happen.”
On his August 4 show, Hannity interviewed David Daleiden, project leader for the Center for Medical Progress, which released the controversial videos.
After explaining that no chemicals can be used during the abortion process in order to preserve the fetal tissue for harvesting, and that therefore most of the infants are likely born alive, Daleiden said: “We’re not just talking about partial birth abortions even, or selling tissue, but we’re talking about straight up infanticide.”
“This is not about pro-life or pro-choice at this point. This is a level of depravity and grotesqueness, that I just have a hard time watching them at this point. I can’t believe what I’m seeing and hearing,” Hannity responded.
Here is a transcript of the exchange between Hannity and Daleiden:
Hannity: “The whole, every single tape is worse than the previous one. I mean, now they’re talking about taking out intact full babies. Are any of those babies born alive?”
Daleiden: “Probably most of them are. And the reason for that is when you’re talking about harvesting organs and tissues from aborted babies, there can’t be any chemicals used in that abortion process to kill the fetus beforehand. Because you’re needing to preserve the viability of the cells in those different tissues and organs, so they can’t be poisoned with anything before you do the harvesting.
“So typically in a later second trimester abortion procedure, the abortionist would use a chemical like digoxin or potassium chloride and an injection to kill the baby beforehand, before taking it out. But if it’s a case that you’re going to be harvesting tissues or organs from, you have to withhold that feticide, you have to withhold the chemical.
“And so, if you’re withholding the feticide, you’re not doing anything to kill the baby before you do the abortion, but at the same time you’re trying to do the abortion in such a way to get the baby out as intact as possible. That’s a perfect storm to have a born alive infant. So then we’re not just talking about partial birth abortions even, or selling tissue, but we’re talking about straight up infanticide.”
Hannity: “I mean you describe this whole thing to me, and I listen to these people on tape, and to them there’s like a callousness, a hard heartedness that’s built into them. I wonder if they know what they’re even talking about here, when they’re talking ‘Oh we’re going to harvest the lungs and the livers and the hearts and oh yea, we can get intact specimens.’
And you’re saying that these kids may be born alive. And then I assume once they come out of the womb, then they kill them. And they make them stop breathing and then they take their parts.
"It sounds like a horror movie to me, and yet these people speak and joke about it, and sip wine, and talk about buying Lamborghinis with the money and eating their foo-fooey salad!
“It just... it’s almost too much for me to comprehend. So gruesome!”
Daleiden: “Yea, that pathological laboratory on the second floor of the Planned Parenthood clinic in Houston, that room was a little slice of hell. A little slice of hell on earth.”
Hannity: “How many more videos are coming?”
Daleiden: “This was number five, so we’ve officially got seven to go, give or take.”
Hannity: “And they’re just as gruesome as these?”
Daleiden: “I think that they are just as disturbing as the first five, yea.”
Hannity: “Unbelievable. Well, you’ve done a great job in awakening the nation to something that I think no nation with a conscience and soul should allow to have happen.
“This is not about pro-life or pro-choice at this point. This is a level of depravity and grotesqueness, that I just have a hard time watching them at this point. I can’t believe what I’m seeing and hearing.”