Pro-life advocates exposed once again this week how easy it is to abort a viable, pain-capable unborn baby in America.
The latest investigation by Abortion Free New Mexico and Priests for Life revealed how an Englewood, New Jersey abortion facility will abort healthy unborn babies up to 24 weeks.
“In too many states across this nation these abortions occur daily and are killing babies who can feel pain and are viable human beings,” said Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, and Bud and Tara Shaver, founders of Abortion Free New Mexico, in a statement.
A caller posing as a woman who is 22 weeks pregnant contacted the Metropolitan Medical Associates in Englewood to ask how late she could abort a healthy unborn baby. The receptionist tells her that they do abortions up to 24 weeks.
“When the undercover caller clarifies, to make absolutely sure that she can have the abortion even though she and the baby are healthy, the abortion worker tells her that ‘It just has to be something that you want,’” the pro-life advocates said.
The receptionist also tells the woman that they have appointments available as early as the next day, and the abortion would cost $2,600 up to 23 weeks of pregnancy.
The New Jersey abortion facility also has a poor reputation for meeting basic health and safety standards. According to the pro-life groups: “In 2009, Metropolitan Medical paid $1.9 million in an out-of-court settlement brought by a woman who suffered a botched abortion there and later had to undergo a hysterectomy. On the premises, state health inspectors found a rusted crochet hook used to remove IUDs, as well as dirty forceps and a quarter-inch of dirt and debris under the examining tables. At the time, the business was performing 10,000 abortions a year.”
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In the past few months, the pro-life groups have released a number of audio recordings exposing the late-term abortion industry in Washington, D.C., New Mexico, Washington state, Florida 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 (now about 22 weeks).
“It is imperative that congressional leaders take these facts into account and vote for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act in order to protect these helpless babies,” Pavone and the Shavers said.
The calls reinforce what abortionist themselves have said. Several late-term abortion practitioners openly admitted that women do have late-term abortions for “purely elective” reasons.
One undercover recording by the group raised questions about whether a late-term abortion clinic in New Mexico 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.
Another call asked about aborting a late-term unborn baby with Down syndrome. During the call, a New Mexico abortion clinic staffer coached the woman about how to apply for a taxpayer-funded abortion through Medicaid.
LifeNews Note: 24-week-old unborn baby pictured below.