Pro-Life Student Group Releases Full Tape of Abortion Speaker at NEA-Based Event

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Mar 19, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Pro-Life Student Group Releases Full Tape of Abortion Speaker at NEA-Based Event

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by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
March 19
, 2008

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A pro-life student group has released the full copy of the tape it made of late-term abortion practitioner George Tiller, who spoke at a pro-abortion event hosted at the National Education Association’s building. During the speech abortion advocates applauded Tiller for showing pictures of babies who became victims of abortions.

Members of Students for Life of America released the video footage on YouTube from the March 9 Feminist Majority Foundation event on Wednesday.

It shows Tiller openly discussing children who "slip out" accidentally during an abortion and are "born alive" or with a "heartbeat."

Tiller, who currently faces 19 criminal charges for illegal late-term abortions in the state of Kansas, stated "If the baby is born alive, that is sloppy medicine."

The video reveals Dr. Tiller showcasing graphic pictures of children with fetal abnormalities that he aborted to make the case for late-term abortions as a necessary medical procedure.

He also admitted to performing abortions on children the day before the mother’s due date.

The video also features a pro-life student asking Tiller about the Born Alive Infants Protection Act, a federal bill signed into law in 2002 that protects born children from murder and illegalizes infanticide.

Tiller complained about the law during the speech.

"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. Then you have to take that non-viable fetus and rush it directly to the hospital against the woman’s wishes," he said.

SFLA director Kristan Hawkins taped the event with a colleague.

"What is most disturbing about this video is the point when Dr. Tiller shows footage of children he has aborted," she told LifeNews.com.

"One had an extra arm: could not that child have survived and received corrective surgery? Was violently killing the child the only way to go?" she asked.

Hawkins also felt Tiller engaged in hypocrisy by showing images of babies victimized by abortion when abortion advocates routinely criticize pro-life groups for doing the same thing.

"Pro-lifers are regularly condemned for displaying pictures of aborted babies, but here the pro-abortion crowd and the NEA are more than happy to showcase these graphic images, and even gave Dr. Tiller’s presentation a standing ovation," she said.

Marla Mercer, a West Virginia teacher and former member of the National Education Association also told LifeNews.com she’s upset the NEA hosted the event.

"As a pro-life teacher, I can say this illustrates why I am no longer a member of the NEA," she told LifeNews.com.

"The NEA should not be involved in this issue," Mercer added. "There is no way any of my money will ever be used to advance the radical pro-abortion agenda of … the NEA."

ACTION: Send your complaints to the National Education Association. Go to https://www.nea.org/aboutnea/contact.html for contact information.

Related web sites:
Students for Life of America – https://www.studentsforlife.org