Breaking news: Planned Parenthood admits infanticide

Thumbnail image for breaking.jpgStudents for Life of America has just released video on YouTube (and Eyeblast in the likely event YouTube yanks the video) of a counselor at the Freehold Planned Parenthood in NJ describing the induced labor abortion procedure to a prospective client, so she thinks.

The SFLA press release states...

In the footage, the PP nurse describes to the pregnant woman that the abortion would entail delivering her son alive and, after the woman asks if the baby can be born alive, the nurse admits that "it does happen, but it wouldn't be able to survive on its own so eventually the baby does die."...

As evidenced in the SFLA video, the practice of allowing babies born alive during abortions to die, which is defined as infanticide, is still being practiced today....

[It] further validates the undercover video SFLA obtained of infamous late-term abortionist, George Tiller, in March 2008 stating, "Let's say you have 15 or 16, you had one slip out with a heartbeat; that is not a viable fetus, but that is born alive or has a heartbeat."

Surprising to me was the nurse also stated the 21-week pregnant mother had no other options than induced labor abortion. I have repeatedly said this procedure is much more prevalent than anyone knows, and this nurse's admission indicates it is now even the late-term abortion of choice in some mills.

The SFLA video spotlights Barack Obama's opposition not only to the IL Born Alive Infants Protection Act, but also providing abortion survivors independent medical assessments.


Comments:

How do we get this out to all websites?

Posted by: maria at October 30, 2008 1:11 PM


You mean abortion is legal before viability? REALLY? NO WAY!

At 21 weeks, a fetus is not viable. An abortion at 21 weeks is an abortion, not "infanticide." It's an abortion whether it's done by D&E, ID&E, or induction. The fetus has no chance of survival, regardless of procedure.

Posted by: reality at October 30, 2008 1:42 PM


I first saw this story on Hot Air this morning.

http://hotair.com/archives/2008/10/30/planned-parenthood-admits-infanticide-happens/

I forwarded it to Fr. Pavone at Priests For Life.

Posted by: Scott at October 30, 2008 1:47 PM


reality at October 30, 2008 1:42 PM

Neither do you reality.

One day, you're simply going to die, and you can't do a thing about it.

Oh, and that's not a threat - that's reality.

Posted by: Chris Arsenault at October 30, 2008 1:54 PM


Looks like Born Alive infants do not get protection. Isn't actual recording great?
these are very dishonest people in he abortion trades. spread the wealth spread the death

Posted by: xppc at October 30, 2008 1:56 PM


Hey, sorry Anon @ 1:56 was me

Sierra, why in the world would God be ashamed of someone who is working to save His children?

Also, please explain how this is a lie. Just because you disagree with the truth doesn't make it any less true.

Posted by: lauren at October 30, 2008 2:00 PM


reality: let's talk about what viability REALLY is. If we define viability as surviving on one's own, then many of us aren't viable. A baby at 5 months is not viable. A child at 2 years old isn't really viable. Older people requiring assistance are not viable. Is that what we've come to?
The baby or "fetus" as you define it, is perfectly viable in his/her or "it's" natural environment of the womb. Just as a 2 year old is viable with an adult's assistance. If we are to argue your definition of viability, then the logical end of it would be that toddlers abandoned by parents don't deserve protection from the state because they are not viable on their own. I don't think many people would agree with that.

Posted by: elisa at October 30, 2008 2:02 PM


Reality, 1:42p, said: "The fetus has no chance of survival, regardless of procedure."

First, s/he's not a fetus after delivery. Look it up in a dictionary, although I'm guessing by your choice of words you don't own one.

Second, who's the one deciding if the baby "has no chance of survival"? I'll answer that: the abortionist, the one being paid to kill the baby. You see no problem there, Reality? Get real. You need to change your name to HeadStuckInSand.

Posted by: Jill Stanek at October 30, 2008 2:06 PM


Jill, I'm going to start using that instead of "reality" because it's much more fitting.

Posted by: Bethany at October 30, 2008 2:09 PM


Great points, Elisa. Another thing to consider is that in our natural state, none of us are viable on the moon or in outer space. None of us are viable at the bottom of the ocean. We're viable where we are because that's where we're supposed to be. The unborn isn't viable because it isn't supposed to be outside the mother's womb. A womb is exactly where a non-viable fetus should be, just like planet Earth is where you and I should be.

Posted by: Bobby Bambino at October 30, 2008 2:13 PM


Elisa @ 2:02,
Amen.
. . . . . . . . . . .
Jill @ 2:06,
LOL!

Posted by: Janet at October 30, 2008 2:14 PM


One entry found for viability.
Main Entry: vi·a·bil·i·ty
Pronunciation: v--bil-t-
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural -ties
: the quality or state of being viable : the ability to live, grow, and develop

(Medical dictionary)

Colloquially, it would be defined by one's ability to survive, not on one's own, but in general. A 5 year old can survive, and can be adopted out; a fetus can't.

Posted by: HumanAbstract Author Profile Page at October 30, 2008 2:48 PM


Erm, Human I think you might have just beat yourself on that one.

"The ability to live, grow, and develop"

What part of that definition excludes anyone at any stage of human development?

Posted by: Lauren at October 30, 2008 3:17 PM


The thing that the "These aren't viable babies" people are pointing out is that these are very borderline cases. I found survival rates here:

22 weeks: 0-10% survival rate
23 weeks: 10-35% survival rate
24 weeks: 40-70% survival rate
25 weeks: 50-80% survival rate
26 weeks: 80-90% survival rate
27 weeks: greater than 90% survival rate

This page addresses errors in estimating gestational age: "The accuracy of ultrasound in predicting gestational age gets worse as the pregnancy advances. By 20 weeks, ultrasound is accurate only to within plus or minus two weeks, and by the third trimester, its accuracy falls to plus or minus 3 weeks."

Ultrasound is the most common method of "verifying" gestational age in abortion practice. So a "22 week" baby with an estimated 10% or less change of survival may just as readily be a 20 week baby with no chance or survival, or a 24 week baby with a 40-70% chance of survival.

And remember, also, that this particular facility has a 22-week cut off. Other facilities openly advertise elective abortions to 26 weeks -- babies that have an 80-90% chance of survival, and who may actually be three weeks older than estimated. They might be as old as 29 weeks, with a greater than 90% chance of survival.

Of course, of you wrap them in a towel and stick them in a closet, they have a 0% chance of survival.

Posted by: Christina at October 30, 2008 5:12 PM


Christina,
The web site you linked to is fascinating. Thank you for the information.

Posted by: Janet at October 30, 2008 5:25 PM


Leah, It was meant to be a joke. (I think his/her choice of name lends itself to some chiding, don't you?)

Posted by: Janet at October 30, 2008 7:08 PM