Today pro-life group Live Action released a new undercover video showing Planned Parenthood’s flagship Margaret Sanger Center late-term abortion clinic on Manhattan Island in New York City help a pregnant mother determine if her baby was female so she could have a sex-selection abortion.
The video is second in a new series titled “Gendercide: Sex-Selection in America,” exposing the practice of sex-selective abortion in the United States and how Planned Parenthood and the rest of the abortion industry facilitate the selective elimination of preborn baby girls.
Since Live Action released its first video on Tuesday, Planned Parenthood has maintained to the press, “Gender bias is contrary to everything our organization works for daily in communities across the country.”
Planned Parenthood has a funny way of doing that. In the new video, Planned Parenthood social worker Randi Coun advises an LA actor posing as a pregnant mother of various tests to determine the gender of her baby in the late first or early second trimester.
“So if you were to have what’s called a CVS test, which is, do you know what that is?” Coun asks, referring to the genetic Chorionic Villus Sampling test. “It’s done between 11 and 13 weeks, so it is a test that you could do now.”
CVS tests have a risk of miscarriage of about 1 in 100, which Coun did not mention, and are typically done to test for genetic disorders.
Incredibly, Coun also reassures the woman late-term abortions are as safe as early, which is contrary to known facts about late-term abortions as well as Planned Parenthood’s own acknowledgement that “[t]he risks increase the longer you are pregnant,” certainly at 6 months.
But “an abortion at any stage up to 24 weeks is considered a safe procedure,” Coun claims. “It’s not that it’s unsafe, or that there’s a lot more risk involved, it’s just there’s more steps involved and it’s just a little more complicated.”
Planned Parenthood’s Margaret Sanger Center commits abortions up to 24 weeks of pregnancy and is the organization’s national headquarters. Photo, left, is of a preemie born at 24 weeks.
“I can tell you that here at Planned Parenthood we believe that it’s not up to us to decide what is a good or a bad reason for somebody to decide to terminate a pregnancy,” Coun adds concerning the woman’s request for a sex-selective abortion. Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards yesterday opposed a ban on sex-selective abortions on the grounds that it would “limit [a woman’s] choices as she makes personal medical decisions,” which sure sounds to me like endorsement of sex-selective abortions.
Here’s the video…