The CEO of the Planned Parenthood abortion business today opposed the bill that would stop infanticide and require physicians to provide appropriate medical care and treatment for newborns who are alive after abortion. Leana Wen claims infanticide doesn’t happen there for the bill is unnecessary.
When also complained the doctors would be punished under the bill for providing failing to provide medical care for newborns who survive abortions.
Today, the Senate will vote on a bill that criminalizes doctors for a practice that doesn’t exist in medicine or reality.
We must call this out for what it is: a direct attack on women’s health and rights.#ProtectProviders
— Leana Wen, M.D. (@DrLeanaWen) February 25, 2019
While the Planned Parenthood CEO claimed infanticide after abortion “doesn’t exist in medicine or reality,” CDC figures prove otherwise.
Data reports from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) show the incidence of born-alive abortion survivors who are killed in the U.S. According to Congressional testimony:
Data that the CDC collects also confirms babies are born alive after attempted abortions. Between the years 2003 and 2014 there were somewhere between 376 and 588 infant deaths under the medical code P96.4 which keeps track of babies born alive after a “termination of pregnancy.”
The CDC concluded that of the 588 babies, 143 were “definitively” born alive after an attempted abortion and they lived from minutes to one or more days, with 48% of the babies living between one to four hours. It also admitted that it’s possible the number is an underestimate (B).
We know it is an underestimate because these are just reported numbers from hospitals, not abortion facilities. Gosnell is only one abortionist who was responsible for “hundreds of snippings” of born-alive babies, yet he did not report even one. His numbers alone exceed the “definitive” numbers of the CDC.