Video: Planned Parenthood defends infanticide / post-birth abortion

The Weekly Standard reports.

Excerpt:

Florida legislators considering a bill to require abortionists to provide medical care to an infant who survives an abortion were shocked during a committee hearing this week when a Planned Parenthood official endorsed a right to post-birth abortion.

Alisa LaPolt Snow, the lobbyist representing the Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates, testified that her organization believes the decision to kill an infant who survives a failed abortion should be left up to the woman seeking an abortion and her abortion doctor.

“So, um, it is just really hard for me to even ask you this question because I’m almost in disbelief,” said Rep. Jim Boyd. “If a baby is born on a table as a result of a botched abortion, what would Planned Parenthood want to have happen to that child that is struggling for life?”

“We believe that any decision that’s made should be left up to the woman, her family, and the physician,” said Planned Parenthood lobbyist Snow.

Rep. Daniel Davis then asked Snow, “What happens in a situation where a baby is alive, breathing on a table, moving. What do your physicians do at that point?”

“I do not have that information,” Snow replied. “I am not a physician, I am not an abortion provider. So I do not have that information.”

Rep. Jose Oliva followed up, asking the Planned Parenthood official, “You stated that a baby born alive on a table as a result of a botched abortion that that decision should be left to the doctor and the family. Is that what you’re saying?”

Again, Snow replied, “That decision should be between the patient and the health care provider.”

What I find the most disturbing is that Planned Parenthood receives taxpayer money, thanks to their supporters in the Democrat party.

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3 thoughts on “Video: Planned Parenthood defends infanticide / post-birth abortion”

  1. This testimony puts the lie to abortion being merely about a woman’s right to choose what happens to her body. If they supported abortion solely because the baby is a parasite, causing a reluctant mother trauma (either physical or emotional) while growing in the womb, then Planned Parenthood should not care what happens to a child once it can survive outside of the mother.

  2. Sadly, this doesn’t surprise me. If a baby can be classified as a “parasite” inside the womb, and therefore is okay to kill, then why not outside as well? It’s not like a born baby stops requiring care from the mother. They need an additional 18 years of care before they’re considered able to live on their own.

    Abortion supporters also state abortion is necessary because if unwanted unborn babies weren’t killed, they’d “take up too many resources.” The same could be said about unwanted born babies, as they take up resources too.

    I’m a bit disturbed that there isn’t more outrage and coverage about this. Sadly, this would probably be bigger news if she was talking about killing puppies, kittens or baby seals.

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