New Planned Parenthood Statement Defends Pro-Infanticide Remarks
by Steven Ertelt | Tallahassee, FL | LifeNews.com | 4/2/13 1:16 PM
The Florida affiliate of the Planned Parenthood abortion business has released a new statement defending the remarks its lobbyist made that drew national condemnation for essentially endorsing infanticide.
The pro-life bill, HB 1129, ultimately cleared the House Criminal justice Subcommittee. The bill would require that medical care be given to newborns, likely to be premature, who survive botched abortions. The care would be given at a hospital and not at the abortion clinic.
Planned Parenthood has been condemned for what many see as promoting infanticide by opposing a bill in the state legislature that would provide medical care and legal protection for babies who are born alive after failed abortions. According to its lobbyist, “any decision that’s made should be left up to the woman, her family, and the physician.”
Now, the abortion giant ha released a new statement that fails to condemn the remarks or revise its position against the legislation. In fact, Planned Parenthood assures the public that its abortion practitioners will provide appropriate medical care for newborns lucky enough to survive an attempt on their life via abortion.
The statement says:
Last week, a panel of Florida state legislators demanded speculation about a vague set of extremely unlikely and highly unusual medical circumstances. Medical guidelines and ethics already compel physicians facing life-threatening circumstances to respond, and Planned Parenthood physicians provide high-quality medical care and adhere to the most rigorous professional standards, including providing emergency care. In the extremely unlikely event that the scenario presented by the panel of legislators should happen, of course Planned Parenthood would provide appropriate care to both the woman and the infant.
But that’s not what an undercover video showed in May 2009.
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A national pro-life group released footage of an undercover video 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.
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.”
Babies have been left to die before at abortion clinics — such as this one in Florida.