Trump Slams Democrats: “We’re Tired of Taking Lectures From a Party That Thinks Babies Can be Killed After Birth”

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jan 17, 2022   |   10:15AM   |   Washington, DC

Former President Donald Trump headlined a rally with tens of thousands of pro-life conservatives in Arizona over the weekend. During his speech, Trump slammed Democrats for supporting abortion and even going beyond that — defending infanticide.

“We’re done taking lectures on science from a party that tells us men and women, women are men, and the babies… and this is a fact, the babies can be killed even after birth,” Trump said.

“They used to talk late-term, now they’re talking about… just go check out your governor of Virginia, your former governor of Virginia, and it’s all just fine with them, babies can be killed after birth,” he added.

This isn’t the first time Trump has railed on Democrats for their extreme abortion stance. He made similar comments in 2019:

Virtually every top Democrat also now supports late-term abortion. [Booing] Ripping babies straight from the mother’s womb, right up to the moment of birth. [Booing] And if you look at Virginia, the governor of Virginia, he was even talking about essentially, you would say an execution. He was talking after the baby is born, the doctor will talk to the mother and they’ll make a decision as to whether or not that baby lives. This is a radical Democrat idea! That’s why I’ve asked Congress to prohibit extreme late-term abortion because Republicans believe that every child is a sacred gift from God.

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Although some liberal media outlets inaccurately portrayed Trump’s comments as false, Trump is accurately summarizing what Northam awkwardly said back then, that there was a right to choose after birth:

It’s done in cases where there may be severe deformities. There may be a fetus that’s nonviable. So, in this particular example, if a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen. The infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.

In fact, as of 2019, 19 states do not have laws requiring medical care for babies born alive after botched abortions, according to research by Americans United for Life.

The news outlets argued that abortions on viable, late-term unborn babies are rare, and babies who survive those abortions are extremely rare. Relying on the claims of abortionist Daniel Grossman, the New York Times stated that abortionists do not kill infants who survive abortions, though they may not resuscitate the baby.

But a wealth of evidence supports Trump’s claims. There are personal testimonies from medical staff who have witnessed babies being abandoned to die after they survived abortions, as well as testimonies of abortion survivors themselves.

Reports by the Centers for Disease Control indicate that there are infants born alive after botched abortions 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).

Data from other countries suggest the same. In 2018, for example, the Canadian Institute of Health Information reported 766 late-term, live-birth abortions over a five-year period. In Western Australia, at least 27 babies survived abortions between 1999 and 2016, according to the state’s health minister.

In addition, several nurses’ testimonies contradict what the abortionist told the New York Times.

Earlier this year, North Carolina state Rep. Pat McElraft said she saw newborns who survived abortions being left to die in buckets when she worked as a phlebotomist in a hospital in Jacksonville, according to North Carolina Health News.

“I was on a break and went in to visit with the pathologist in the pathology lab and I asked him, I said, ‘What are all these little pigs doing in these buckets?’ He told me, ‘Pat, look again,’ and I did. They were perfectly formed little human babies in those buckets,” she said.

Nurse Jill Stanek also testified about seeing babies born alive after botched abortions when she worked at a Chicago hospital in the late 1990s. She said she held one little baby boy for 45 minutes until he died; the horrors she saw later prompted her to became a pro-life advocate.

These horrific infanticide cases are drawing attention to the radical positions of the Democratic Party on abortion and infanticide. Calling Trump a liar deflects the criticism, but the evidence is on the former president’s side.