Undercover investigators exposed another abortion facility’s willingness to abort a later-term, healthy unborn baby again this week.
The undercover call by Priests for Life and Abortion Free New Mexico involved the Presidential Women’s Center, an abortion facility in West Palm Beach, Florida.
“Pro-abortion extremists demand that late term abortions must remain legal in America for women whose lives are placed at risk if they don’t have access to them. This undercover investigation turns the tables on this pro-abortion fear mongering,” said Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life and Tara Shaver of Abortion Free New Mexico in a joint statement.
Posing as a woman who is 22 weeks pregnant, the investigator asks if she can schedule an abortion for a healthy, unborn baby. When the caller asks, “There doesn’t have to be anything wrong with the baby?” to have an abortion, the receptionist responds with a quick “No.”
The receptionist tells the woman that they will abort unborn babies up to 22.5 weeks of pregnancy no matter what the reason; and the cost of the abortion is $3,650.
She also tells the woman that she will have to undergo an ultrasound and other pre-screening tests.
“The screening, however, is not to determine what life threatening complication mandates the procedure, instead the abortion staffer reveals, ‘We want to make sure you’re healthy, that’s why we do the screening,’” Pavone and Shaver said.
The pro-life groups urged lawmakers to end the brutal practice of late-term abortions. They asked pro-life advocates to call their U.S. Senators and ask them to support the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which prohibits abortions after 20 weeks when strong scientific evidence indicates unborn babies can feel pain.
“It’s time to move beyond the lies and disinformation being peddled by pro-abortion extremists,” Pavone and Shaver said. “U.S. elected officials rely on accurate information and this investigation exposes that late term abortions are being obtained by healthy women carrying healthy babies who by 20 weeks gestation are fully capable of feeling pain.”
In the past few months, the pro-life groups have released about a dozen videos exposing the late-term abortion industry in Washington, D.C., New Mexico, Washington state and other areas of the country. The calls reveal how quickly women can schedule appointments to abort healthy unborn babies as late as 32 weeks, far past the point of viability.
One undercover recording by the group raised questions about whether one late-term abortion clinic is reporting cases of suspected sexual abuse of minors to authorities, while another exposed how abortion facilities help women get taxpayer-funded late-term abortions.
The videos reinforce what abortionist themselves have said. Several late-term abortion practitioners have admitted that women do have late-term abortions for “purely elective” reasons.