The ethical question regarding abortion survivors has troubled even some abortion advocates.
In the Stanford Law & Policy Review, several abortionists revealed the shocking way that they handled late-term abortions. While performing late-term abortions during the 1990s, they resorted to extreme measures to confirm that the baby was killed while still in the womb, Sarah Terzo with Live Action News reported.
“We use urea to be certain that we effect fetal death. It is unsettling to all personnel to deliver these fetuses when they are not stillborn,” the abortionists wrote.
Their remark about the “unsettling” experience of seeing an aborted baby born alive raises the question of how frequently infants survive abortions. There are countless narratives by abortion clinic workers and mothers testifying to the horrors that occur when a child is born alive.
LifeNews previously published a series of documented cases of abortion survivors who were killed outside the womb.
One such startling case occurred September 21, 1989 when a University of Cincinnati student witnessed a later-term D&E abortion. Yvonne Brower was writing a paper on abortion, and had been given special permission to watch an abortionist at work. After seeing a child born alive, Brower called the police.
The police report revealed what happened that night:
She stated that by 11 o’clock she had already observed two “D&E” three-day procedures on two patients. She stated on the third patient, however, the abortion was different …. The patient’s water was already broken and she spontaneously gave birth prematurely before the proper D&E procedure could be done. She stated that the baby was delivered feet first very quickly through the birth canal. The head was on its way out when Dr. Haskell reached over and got his scissors and snipped the right side of the baby’s common carotid artery.
But this failed to kill the baby. The police report continued:
The complainant stated that the baby was still moving when she looked at it once again …. it was breathing shallow breaths, as was evidenced by the chest moving up and down. She stated that she could also observe the baby’s hand having slow, controlled, muscular movements, unlike the short jerky twitchy motions she had seen and learned to expect when the baby was already dead before it came out of the birth canal.
We do know that some babies have survived abortions, but we don’t know how many children are killed outside of the womb in American abortion clinics. However, stories told by abortion workers paint a clear picture that children sometimes are born alive and then are cruelly killed. Inside or outside of the womb, these horrifying stories reveal that every baby deserves to be protected under the law.