Planned Parenthood Argues in Favor of Infanticide in Cases of Failed Abortions (VIDEO)

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Politicians in Florida are currently debating whether or not to pass the Infants Born Alive Act, which would require that physicians give medical attention to children born alive after a botched abortion.

Since Planned Parenthood has a dog in the abortion fight, they sent along Alisa Laport Snow, a lobbyist representing the Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates, to testify on behalf of the organization. Ms. Snow stated several times that they believe that the decision to end the life of a child born alive should be left to the woman, her family, and her physician. 

Legislators in the committee hearing couldn’t seem to believe their ears, because they kept asking her to restate it.

"So, um, it is just really hard for me to even ask you this question because I’m almost in disbelief," said Rep. Jim Boyd. "If a baby is born on a table as a result of a botched abortion, what would Planned Parenthood want to have happen to that child that is struggling for life?”

"We believe that any decision that's made should be left up to the woman, her family, and the physician," said Planned Parenthood lobbyist Snow.

Rep. Daniel Davis then asked Snow, "What happens in a situation where a baby is alive, breathing on a table, moving. What do your physicians do at that point?”

"I do not have that information," Snow replied. "I am not a physician, I am not an abortion provider. So I do not have that information.”

Rep. Jose Oliva followed up, asking the Planned Parenthood official, "You stated that a baby born alive on a table as a result of a botched abortion that that decision should be left to the doctor and the family. Is that what you’re saying?"

Again, Snow replied, “That decision should be between the patient and the health care provider.” 

There are not a lot of numbers available for how often this happens, likely because providers that are unscrupulous enough to kill a newborn baby aren’t the kind of people that would report it. It does happen though, as evidenced by Kermit Gosnell, the Pennsylvania abortionist currently on trial for killing newborns at his “house of horrors” abortion clinic. Does Planned Parenthood support that monster?

The fact that Planned Parenthood would even theoretically consider ending the life of a breathing, wriggling newborn is disgusting. No matter where you stand on abortion, I’d like to think that we could all agree that killing babies is wrong.

Do you think Planned Parenthood is hurting or helping the pro-choice crowd by opposing the Infants Born Alive Act?

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Rosas... RosasMummy

I think abortion is a really complex issue and I am definitely pro choice. However I do think that we all pretend a newborn is somehow magically different from a 5 or 6 months pregnancy. It's not. It's all killing babies. At one point the baby is totally dependent on the body of the mother to survive, which is y it's a grey area and I am pro choice, but in terms of the baby as an individual there is no difference between a newborn infanticide and an abortion

nonmember avatar Sarah

I will only say that "born alive" does not mean the same as "viable". Whether or not the abortion occurred, the baby may have fatal defects--very likely the reason that the mother chose an abortion in the first place. It may be in extreme pain--why should it have to live out the next few hours/days in agony? I'm just saying that there are circumstances where it could be more humane to let it go. You wouldn't let your pet suffer like that--why subject your own baby to it? Nobody can foresee all potential cases, which is why this probably shouldn't be legislated, and should, as she said, be up to the family & physician.

nonmember avatar blue

Wow. Just wow. Why is an abortion clinic the only place, that can legally allow a baby to just lay there and die? How is there not a law preventing this? She is really squirming ans it's disgusting.

nonmember avatar blue

Just to add. Abortion, is the baby being killed (or whatever word one would like to use) INSIDE the mother. A baby outside, should be considered and IS murder. This is NOT complex, let's not be PC about this. Once a baby is breathing air outside a womb, it's a premeditated murder.

Craft... CraftyJenna

Consider though how rare such an instance would be- a failed abortion rare enough, but an abortion on a women far enough along for the fetus to be viable at all is illegal most places, isn't it? This law sounds like nitpicking on a situation that is not actually a problem. PLUS, if you have a miscarrage at say, 20 weeks, and the baby comes out alive, drs in the hospital will not take life saving measures, because the baby doesn't have a chance until after 22w, and then it's slim. But you are not writing articles about those drs refusing to save "living" babies because you don't consider them murderers. 

nonmember avatar Common.Sense

They didn't "argue in favor" of anything.... They just said it wasn't their call to make, which is true. We put down animals who are writhing in horrific pain, so what makes, say, a baby aborted because it was a harlequin baby (google it if you dare) any different? Some babies have conditions that lead to very short and horrifically painful life, and parents will try to spare them that by terminating the pregnancy... If it didn't take the first time, who am I, or anyone else, to tell somebody to let their harlequin baby or anencephalic baby (again, google if you dare) suffer needlessly because some strangers don't understand? Abortion is a decision that lies solely with the woman involved, and we all need to BUTT OUT.

curly... curlycues

Literally the most skin-crawling stomach-tightening thing to hear coming out of a persons mouth. If anyone said that about an ADULT human, we would call them psychopaths. The callous trivial way one would speak if one were seriously demented. Think about it, I'm sure most of you have seen a documentary where a mass murderer casually talks about killing someone with no feeling or emotion. This is the same thing. I am a woman and pro-life but that aside, I just can't understand where there is no human compassion for a baby born ALIVE.

zandh... zandhmom2

Is it me or did that woman do a horrible job of trying to explain PP position on this? I just felt like she was talking but not really saying anything or making sense with her point of view.

nonmember avatar Angie

I don't understand the difference: end the life right before the baby leaves mom's body, or two minutes later after its out of mom's body. The idea that one is fine and the other is murder makes no sense to me. Whether the baby is still inside mom or not doesn't fundamentally change that baby!

zandh... zandhmom2

I forgot to say that I think if a baby is born, no parent or doctor (esp. a doctor who has taken an oath to do no harm) should have the right to murder it.

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