Planned Parenthood Official Endorses Right to Kill Babies Born Alive

By Leah Barkoukis

3/29/2013

Sadly, you read that headline correctly. From The Weekly Standard:

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.

To be clear, sponsor of the bill Republican Rep. Cary Pigman has said his interest in the bill is “solely and strictly to provide care for that infant that is born alive, following any procedure, that it receives full and appropriate resuscitation.”

But Snow thinks politicians shouldn’t be the ones to decide “what constitutes the best medically appropriate treatment in any given situation.” Needless to say, the lawmakers were absolutely stunned:

“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.”

“I think that at that point the patient would be the child struggling on the table, wouldn’t you agree?” asked Oliva.

“That’s a very good question. I really don’t know how to answer that,” Snow said. “I would be glad to have some more conversations with you about this.”

Of course Snow doesn’t elaborate on what exactly she means by “decision,” or rather how the baby should be killed, but she certainly seems to be taking a page from the Kermit Gosnell playbook—hence the type of questioning she received and look of utter shock on many of the lawmakers’ faces.

If a baby is born alive and thus becomes the patient as Rep. Jose Oliva suggests, the pro-abortion mantra ‘my body, my choice’ completely falls apart—since it’s not her body anymore, it’s no longer only her choice.

But perhaps most disconcerting about this video, and as Carol points out, is the “complete absence of any apparent discomfort at the prospect of post-birth abortion — in other words, infanticide.” Planned Parenthood’s position is not just extremely disturbing, it’s absolutely abhorrent.

Leah Barkoukis

Leah Barkoukis is the Townhall.com web editor.

Now Open: KKK Breast Cancer Screening Centers of America

In the the wake of the Susan G Komen Foundation pulling its funding for Planned Parenthood, this news item was generated:

In a Thursday press release, the Democrat-founded KKK proudly announced the opening of the KKK Breast Cancer Screening Center in Sunset Groves, Missouri.

National Director of The Knights, Pastor Thomas Robb, said, “Breast cancer screenings, such as breast exams or mammograms, help detect breast cancer in its earliest, most treatable stage. These breast cancer detection tools can save lives. More than nine out of 10 women who detect breast cancer early live at least five years — and many live much longer.”

“KKK doctors and nurses teach patients about breast care, connect patients to resources to help them get vital biopsies, ultrasounds, and mammograms, and follow up to make sure patients are cared for with the attention they need and deserve.

KKK’s Thomas Robb continues, “Some women may put off breast cancer screenings.They may be afraid of being diagnosed with breast cancer, they might not know they should be screened, they may have a hard time finding the right health care provider, or they may have concerns about the exams. It’s important not to let these fears and concerns get in the way of your health.”

“If you have questions or concerns about breast cancer, the KKK is here to help.”

When questioned by reporters, Robb asserted that none of the $487 Million in Federal funding from the American Taxpayer or the Komen Foundation $780,000 in grants would be used to further the KKK’s other activities of murdering Republican Candidates, burning crosses, and dragging and lynching blacks.

In related news…

  • Jesse Jackson has flown to the St. Louis, Missouri area to stand up against this travesty.
  • On MSNBC, Al Sharpton is bemoaning the use of Federal funding to support an organization that also promotes the lynching of blacks and burning of crosses – no mention was made of Republican candidate murder.
  • Liberals and Progressives nation-wide are demonstrating at the White House and outside the Susan G Komen Foundation offices for their support of these Breast Screening Centers.

Yes, folks, it’s a bit of hyperbole.  But, it is a surreal and apropos picture. The same people who would stand up against the KKK receiving federal funding for Breast Exams would stand with Planned Parenthood – an organization that MURDERS Babies.

It’s simple, they are human babies.  If they are not human babies, what species are they?

They are innocent.  They are vulnerable.  They deserve the utmost protection from the barbaric statists, progressives and liberals that would end their life.

Kudos to the Komen Foundation for ending their tacit sanction of the murder of unborn humans.

Update:

SHAME on Komen for reinstating the funding of a group that murders innocent babies.