Former St. Paul Planned Parenthood client testifies that the abortionists there told her they would “break the baby’s neck” if born alive. This would be a violation of federal and Minnesota law.
We missed this story when it first broke, but the latest news from the Senate makes this story very relevant… again.
Back in June a video surfaced of woman who was 22-weeks pregnant and had recently visited her local Planned Parenthood in St, Paul, Minnesota. The woman sat down with investigators and told them a terrifying story. When she asked the Doctor what would happen if her baby were born alive, the Doctor told her that he “would break the baby’s neck” if it was born alive.
The woman arrived prepared to have an abortion but the experience was unsettling that after a day or so of thought, she began to changed her mind and told the clinic workers that she simply wanted an ultrasound instead.
Thankfully, the ultrasound showed that her preborn baby was still alive, and that her little boy was strong and active. She told the two abortionists:
Since he’s still alive and still active, if you guys were to take him out right now while he’s still… his heartrate is still going, what would you guys do? She looked at him [the other abortionist] and she looked back at me and she was quiet just for a little bit […] And she told me, “We don’t tell women this […] but if we was to proceed with the abortion and the baby was to come out still alive and active, most likley we would break the baby’s neck.”
Federal law states that “the words ‘person, ‘human being,’ ‘child,’ and ‘individual,’ shall include every infant member of the species homo sapiens who is born alive at any stage of development.” Minnesota state law agrees: “A born alive infant as a result of an abortion shall be fully recognized as a human person, and accorded immediate protection under the law. All reasonable measures consistent with good medical practice, including the compilation of appropriate medical records, shall be taken by the responsible medical personnel to preserve the life and health of the born-alive infant.”
Shocked that the Planned Parenthood abortionist would have broken her baby’s neck and disturbed by the details of what abortion is, the mother told them to remove the dilators. The abortionists told her that there was a possibility her baby’s heart was going to stop anyway, though their basis for this is unclear, and they urged her to go through with the abortion. The woman says it was as if they were trying to sell her the abortion like a pushy salesperson would sell a product. Deciding saving her son’s life was worth any risk, she had Planned Parenthood staff remove the dilators and, thankfully, her son is now born. She had checkups every week throughout her pregnancy, and her son is perfectly fine.
“I couldn’t ask for more of a blessing than ever that what they told me about the shot and how he wasn’t gonna make it more than 48 hours and things like that, it wasn’t true,” the woman explains on tape.
Earlier this week Congress had an opportunity to make sure that nothing like this would ever happen again, and they (of course) screwed it all up.
The Senate failed to pass legislation Monday evening that would prevent doctors from performing abortions on women who are 20 weeks pregnant or more.
Fifty-one lawmakers voted for the measure and 47 vote against it, but the bill failed to pass the Senate requirement of 60 votes necessary for a debate on the bill.
“There’s a disconnect between science and the law,” GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said at Monday night’s hearing on the bill before the vote. “I just don’t see how this makes us a better nation,” he added.
Also known as Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, the bill sought to make it illegal for a person to perform or attempt to perform an abortion after 20-weeks gestation of pregnancy. Transgressors would face fines and up to five years in prison. The legislation did include exemptions for rape victims however, but only if the woman received medical treatment or counseling at least 48 hours before the abortion.
“While we are grateful that this was brought to a vote, it is disappointing that the U.S. Senate could not pass the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act today,” March For Life President Jeanne Mancini said in a statement after the vote.
President Donald Trump also expressed his disappointment that the bill did not pass. “It is disappointing that despite support from a bipartisan majority of U.S. Senators, this bill was blocked from further consideration,” the president said in a statement. “I urge the Senate to reconsider its decision and pass legislation that will celebrate, cherish, and protect life.”
“Research shows that a woman seeking an abortion at 20 weeks (five months) is 35 times more likely to die from an abortion than she was in the first trimester,” President of Americans United For Life Catherine Glenn Foster said in a statement, noting her organization’s disappointment over the failed vote.
Planned Parenthood wrote on their website that “nearly 99 percent of abortions occur before 21 weeks.”
Seventy-six percent of Americans want significant abortion restrictions, including making abortion illegal after three months of pregnancy, a recent poll showed. More than 60 percent of Americans are also in favor of banning abortions after 20 weeks in pregnancy and six in 10 Americans oppose using tax dollars to pay for abortions.
Perhaps the most maddening part of the failure was that the bill was based almost solely on SCIENCE, something the Democrat Party pretends to care about. The bill relied on on research that unequivocally proves that after 20-weeks gestation pre-born babies most certainly feel pain… but apparently Democrats don’t actually care about science… and neither do some Republicans.
Two Republicans — Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska — continued their support for abortion by crossing the aisle to vote with the Democrats against the bill. Meanwhile, three Democrats — Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Bob Casey Jr. of Pennsylvania, and Joe Donnelly of Indiana — broke ranks and voted with Republicans in favor of the legislation. The vote split along similar party lines in 2015, the last time the Senate considered similar legislation. Among the Democrats opposing the legislation were several from states that voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election: Jon Tester of Montana, Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters of Michigan, Sherrod Brown of Ohio, Doug Jones of Alabama, and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota.
It’s sad, it’s disgusting, and it’s more evidence of how corrupt our nation has become. Killing the most innocent among us for convenience sake is simply a travesty of untold proportions.