Thursday, October 30, 2008

This Video Won't Last Long on YouTube...

Whenever a video of undercover footage exposing what really happens inside an abortion clinic is posted on YouTube, it's usually yanked soon after for no reason.

So I'm sure this video, just released by Students for Life of America, won't last long either:



(If it's no longer available on YouTube, you can also see it here on Eyeblast.)

Here's the press release Students for Life issued about the video:



Tax-Funded Planned Parenthood Staffer on Infants Left to Die after Induced Labor: "It does happen."



October 2008 undercover video shot by Students for Life uncovers truth about babies born alive during abortions


Arlington, VA - Today, Students for Life of America (SFLA) released undercover footage of a nurse at a Title X, federally funded Freehold, New Jersey Planned Parenthood facility describing how an abortion would be performed on a 22 week unborn child. View the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnlHNbAh6xY. Incase this video is removed by Youtube, you may also view it on Eyeblast at the following link: http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/video.aspx?v=e46UqG8zSU.

In the footage, the Planned Parenthood nurse describes to the pregnant woman that the abortion would entail delivering her son alive and, after the woman asks if the baby can be born alive, the nurse admits that "it does happen, but it wouldn't be able to survive on its own so eventually the baby does die."

This footage is shocking on multiple fronts and is relevant given the current presidential race. In August, an abortion survivor, Gianna Jessen, was featured in an ad asking why, as an Illinois State Senator, Barack Obama voted 4 times against a bill that would have protected babies born alive during an abortion called the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act.

The bill was drafted after Chicago nurse Jill Stanek discovered that babies were being born alive during abortions and left to die.

The SFLA video includes an audio clip of Senator Obama speaking out against the bill in 2002 on the Illinois Senate floor attacking the bill as burdening "the original decision of the woman and the physician to induce labor and perform an abortion."

In the 3rd presidential debate on October 15, 2008, Obama said that he voted against the bill because it would have infringed upon Roe v. Wade and was medically unnecessary, claiming protections were already in place. However, the law he is referring to did not have the specific protections that would have provided medical care to babies born alive during abortions.

As evidenced in the SFLA video, the practice of allowing babies born alive during abortions to die, which is defined as infanticide, is still being practiced today. Senator Obama argues that to let these babies live is "to burden the original decision of the woman." The video released today further validates the undercover video that SFLA obtained of infamous late-term abortionist, George Tiller, in March of 2008 stating, "Let's say you have 15 or 16, you had one slip out with a heartbeat; that is not a viable fetus, but that is born alive or has a heartbeat." View that video here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrPGm3dsWrk.

Kristan Hawkins, SFLA's Executive Director remarked, "I was absolutely stunned when the Planned Parenthood nurse revealed that allowing a baby to die after being born alive is a common practice for abortionists. It begs the question of why a presidential candidate will not support human rights protections for babies born alive during an abortion procedure. This is outright infanticide, and a candidate for President defends it!"

Students for Life of America is urging Congress to immediately investigate Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion chain and recipient of over $300 million federal taxpayer dollars each year. In addition, they are asking Senator Obama to explain and reconsider his opposition to giving human rights to babies born alive during abortions.

To speak with Kristan Hawkins, please contact her at 240-678-9620 or kristan@studentsforlife.org.


[Cross-posted at Generations for Life]

1 comment:

GrannyGrump said...

For those clinging to the idea that, "Well, these are 22 week babies at the oldest, they couldn't survive even if you did provide care," I looked at the margin of error in estimating gestation age -- as well as the fact that while this facility's cut-off is 22 weeks, others do elective abortions as late as 26 weeks.

These 22 week babies might actually be 24 week babies with a 40-70% survival rate.

Though, of course, if you wrap them in a towel and stick them in a closet, they have a 0% chance of survival.