Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Planned Parenthood & Post-Birth Abortions

Gary L. Bauer
Campaign for Working Families

Last week legislators in the Sunshine State succeeded in exposing the ugly reality of Planned Parenthood -- it is in the business of destroying children.

The Florida House Civil Justice Committee debated a bill requiring medical attention for babies who survived failed abortions. Alisa LaPolt Snow, representing the Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates, testified against the legislation. Her comments were shocking to those who are still in the dark about how extreme Planned Parenthood is. Please read this exchange:

Rep. Jim Boyd: "So, um, it is just really hard for me to even ask you this question because I'm almost in disbelief. 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?"

Ms. Snow: "We believe that any decision that's made should be left up to the woman, her family, and the physician."

Rep. Jose Oliva: "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?"

Ms. Snow: "That decision should be between the patient and the health care provider."

Rep. Jose Oliva: "I think that at that point the 'patient' would be the child struggling on the table, wouldn't you agree?" (Here Mrs. Snow realizes that she is walking into a trap. She "punts.")

Ms. Snow: "That's a very good question. I really don't know how to answer that."

Even after a baby is born, Planned Parenthood's representative still cannot see the humanity of that child struggling on the table. As shocking and disgusting as her response was, she was merely echoing President Obama's position.

As an Illinois State Senator, Barack Obama repeatedly opposed similar legislation. During a 2008 debate at Saddleback Church, Obama could not tell Pastor Rick Warren when babies had the rights guaranteed by the Constitution. Even for a supporter of abortion, "at birth" would seem like an obvious answer. But for pro-abortion extremists, the choice to terminate a life extends beyond birth into the realm civilization calls infanticide.