Abortion activist defends killing babies ‘two minutes after birth’: Video
Pro-lifers have often equated abortion with infanticide – and a new video shows an abortion advocate now openly supporting the murder of children outside the womb.
During a recent pro-life educational event at Ohio State University, a feminist showed up to hold a one-woman counter-demonstration. The young people took the opportunity to ask the woman – holding a sign that read, “A Woman's Health is a Woman's Choice” – about when it would be wrong to end the life of a human being.
“Eight months?” a man off-camera asks. The woman said abortion may be medically necessary at that late date.
“Two minutes after birth?” he followed up. She again said she would be opposed to outlawing “abortion” – the murder of a newborn baby outside the womb – two minute after (s)he had been born.
After clarifying that he was talking about a newborn baby who could pose no threat to the mother, the woman doubled down.
"You're asking me whether I blanketly believe it's wrong to kill a newborn baby after that baby's been taken from its mother's womb,” she said. “And I'm saying to you, I have no idea what medical necessities or medical issues would arise that would necessitate that."
When he asked what kind of medical necessity could require killing a baby, she replied: "You're asking me to make a medical opinion. I'm not a doctor."
Mark Harrington, executive director of Created Equal, a campus-focused pro-life organization based in Columbus, said the woman's views are the logical conclusion of abortion – and are becoming disturbingly widespread.
“Why would this defender of abortion refuse to condemn killing babies after birth? Because she knows there is no morally relevant difference between a child immediately before and after birth,” Harrington said in an email sent to his entire distribution list. “Thus, if it were acceptable to kill her inside the womb, it would also be permissible afterward.”
Harrington's group travels nationwide, especially on college campuses, displaying photographs of abortion victims and educating people about the realities of abortion-on-demand.
“Tragically, this protester is not alone,” he added. “We're encountering this at a growing rate.”
The indifference to newborn life seems to have become part of the talking points of the nation's largest abortion provider. Last year, Alissa LaPolt Snow, a lobbyist for the Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates, told Florida legislators three separate times that she did not believe babies born alive as a result of botched abortions should automatically be allowed to live. Rep. Jim Boyd, a member of the Civil Justice Subcommittee, asked, “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?”
Snow replied, “We believe that any decision that’s made should be left up to the woman, her family, and the physician.”
Like the woman in the video, Snow went on to say that she was not a doctor, and thus the decision about whether to commit infanticide should be left up to the abortionist.
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Harrington drew a straight line between extremist abortion advocacy against saving newborns and the growing cultural indifference to life.
“Once again we see that the worldview accepting the barbarity of abortion has ramifications for born humans, too,” he said. “If fewer and fewer Americans ground their morality in God, in what will they root it? Their personal arbitrary sense of right and wrong. We have our work cut out for us.”