ARLINGTON, VA, October 31, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Yesterday, 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. In case 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 an abortion at such a late stage would entail delivering her son 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."
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."
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. 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. No one should defend this practice."
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 and his co-sponsorship of the extreme pro-abortion “Freedom of Choice Act.”