Video Shows Planned Parenthood Allows Baby’s Infanticide After Failed Abortions
by Steven Ertelt
March 10, 2009
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) – A national pro-life group for college students has released footage of an undercover video taken last year showing a Planned Parenthood staff member telling a pregnant woman than babies are left to die after induced labor abortions where the baby survives the abortion procedure.
Students for Life of America told LifeNews.com on Tuesday that it has released the footage of a member posting as a pregnant woman.
The video shows the student going to a Title X, federally funded Planned Parenthood facility located in Freehold, New Jersey. A Planned Parenthood staffer describes how an abortion would be performed on a 22 week unborn child.
In the footage, the Planned Parenthood nurse describes to the pregnant woman that the abortion would entail delivering her son alive. 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."
Kristan Hawkins, the director of Students for Life of America, says the footage is shocking on multiple fronts.
She says the video proves the practice of leaving babies born alive during abortions to die, which is defined as infanticide, is still being practiced today.
"I was stunned when the Planned Parenthood nurse revealed so comfortably that allowing a baby to die after being born alive is a common practice for abortionists," she told LifeNews.com.
"This is outright infanticide, and this video shows that it is still being practiced routinely in the United States. Obviously, we are not doing enough to protect the lives of infants in this country," Hawkins added.
Hawkins says the footage brings to mind the case of a Florida botched abortion that has been in the news in recent weeks where a baby was born alive on the second day of a two-day abortion procedure, killed, and then hidden from investigating authorities.
The abortion practitioner in the case, Pierre Renelique, saw the Board of Medicine revoke his medical license last month.
This month, unlicensed abortion center staffer Belkis Gonzalez was arrested and jailed on two felony counts related to the death of a baby, named Shanice, who was born alive after the botched abortion in the 2006 case.
According to the arrest warrant, Gonzalez was charged with the unlicensed practice of a health care profession resulting in serious bodily injury, a second degree felony, and with tampering with or fabricating physical evidence, a third degree felony.
Hawkins also says it touches on the ad that abortion survivor Gianna Jessen made during the presidential election, asking why, as an Illinois State Senator, Barack Obama voted 4 times against a bill that would have protected babies born alive during an abortion.
The Born-Alive Infants Protection Act was drafted after Chicago nurse Jill Stanek discovered that babies were being born alive during abortions and left to die in utility closets at Christ Hospital in 1999.
Senator Obama spoke out against the bill in 2002 on the Illinois Senate floor, attacking the bill as burdening "the original decision of the woman and the physician to induce labor and perform an abortion."
Hawkins says her group is urging Congress to immediately investigate Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion chain and recipient of over $300 million federal taxpayer dollars each year.
She also wants Obama to explain and reconsider his opposition to giving human rights to babies born alive during abortions.
View the video here: http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/video.aspx?v=e46UZuaGSU
Related web sites:
Students for Life of America – http://www.studentsforlife.org
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