An undercover video resurfaced this week of a New York abortion worker telling a woman to drown her baby in a toilet if the baby is born alive before the abortion is complete.
The 2013 investigation by Live Action is gaining attention again as Congress debates a bill to protect newborn babies from infanticide.
“Our investigators exposed this New York abortion facility, which says they will put a born-alive baby in a jar of ‘solution’ to drown her,” Live Action founder Lila Rose tweeted Wednesday. “They also say to ‘flush’ the baby down the toilet, or ‘put it in a bag’ if she’s born alive.”
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The undercover investigation involved an investigator seeking an abortion at 23 weeks of pregnancy at Emily’s Women’s Center in the Bronx. At the time, abortions were legal for any reason up to 24 weeks in New York. In January, however, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a new law allowing unborn babies to be aborted for basically any reason up to birth.
In the video, the abortion clinic worker explained that an abortion at 23 weeks – about six months – would be a two-day procedure. Then woman asked what would happen if, while at home after the first day, she would give birth to a living baby.
“If it comes out, then it comes out,” the worker said. “Flush it … or put it in a bag” and bring it back to the abortion facility.
Asked how common 23-week abortions are, the worker said they see women at her stage “every day.”
The worker also told the woman not to call a hospital if something went wrong. At another point, the worker said the reason is because the hospital could force her to give birth to a live baby.
The U.S. Senate plans to vote Monday on legislation that would stop infanticide and require appropriate medical care for babies who are born alive after a failed abortion. Pro-abortion Democrats have been trying to block the legislation for weeks. The largest abortion chain in America, Planned Parenthood, also is lobbying to keep infanticide legal in such cases.
U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse, the Nebraska Republican who is the sponsor of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, told LifeNews that he appreciates the upcoming vote.
“A lot of Senators spend a lot of time telling people how they fight for the little guy. Well, here’s the chance for them to prove it,” Sasse said. “We’re going to have a vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act and everyone is going to have to put their name by their vote.
“It’s cowardly for a politician to say they’ll fight for the little guy but only if the little guy isn’t an actual 7-pound baby who’s fighting for life. It shouldn’t be hard to protect newborn babies – let’s pass this legislation,” he said.
National polling shows Americans — including people who are “pro-choice” on abortion — oppose abortion up to birth and infanticide. Doctors indicate abortions are never needed to protect a woman’s health. At the same time, women are admitting publicly to having late-term abortions on healthy babies during healthy pregnancies.