Planned Parenthood Told Me I Could Birth 22-Week Baby and Let Him Die

Opinion   |   Kristan Hawkins   |   May 2, 2013   |   10:19AM   |   Washington, DC

This week Live Action put out a new undercover video exposing America’s inhuman late-term abortion industry. This latest one has DC abortionist Cesare Santangelo on tape saying of a baby born alive during an abortion, “We would not help it.”

The sad truth is that these undercover videos from Live Action are simply showing business as usual for the abortion industry and their Goliath, Planned Parenthood. Cesare Santangelo, along with his ally, Kermit Gosnell, both murder children for profit. They have both been proven to violate the law.

For 92% of 18-24 year olds, these videos are shocking and go against our beliefs that abortion should never be legal in the 3rd trimester. This isn’t mainstream. This isn’t choice. This is murder and exploitation.

The videos that have come out are personal to me. In 2008, when I was pregnant with my first son, I had a nurse at a federally-funded New Jersey Planned Parenthood tell me that my son could be aborted at 22 weeks by simply birthing him and letting him die. She told me on tape that “It does happen, where it’s still alive…but it wouldn’t be able to survive on its own, so eventually the baby does die.”

This is illegal. Birthing babies and refusing to give them medical attention that they would receive at the hospital just down the street – it’s barbaric. How can we allow this to happen in our civilized nation?

Today, I call on the Washington, D.C. Attorney General, Irvin Nathan, the U.S. Attorney for Washington, D.C., Ronald Machen, the D.C. Department of Health, and City Council to see to it that Dr. Santangelo and his Washington Surgi-Clinic’s licenses are revoked and are duly investigated and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.



What happens inside this facility every day is illegal. It’s murder, it’s exploitation of women, it’s inhuman. The overwhelming majority of Americans do not support this. It’s time to protect women and babies from predators like Dr. Santangelo and Kermit Gosnell.

It’s time to stop the killing.

Kristan speaking at the Live Action “Stop the Killing Rally