Nurse Who Revealed Killings of Live Aborted Babies Still Being Harrassed

WASHINGTON, DC, July 4, 2001 ( – A pro-life amendment to the Patients’ Bill of Rights legislation that was approved by the Senate on Friday, June 29th, will ensure that babies born alive after botched abortions have the right to life and thus medical care. The amendment passed the Senate 98-0. An identically worded Born-Alive Infants Protection bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives last year. Ironically however, the pro-life nurse who brought the issue to light is still facing disciplinary action by the medical center where she is employed and where she found and reported that the infanticidal abortion procedure was taking place.

Jill Stanek, a nurse at Christ Hospital, went to the authorities when she found that a late-term abortion technique had the mother induced early and the babies, who sometimes were born alive were left to die without medical attention. After Stanek’s revelations it was found that the abortion procedure was practiced throughout the US, leading Congress and the Senate to pass the Born-Alive Protection Act. Stanek testified last year before the U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and is scheduled to give testimony again on July 12, 2001, in Washington, D. C.

In a story by Republican for Fair Media, (distributed by the Illinois Federation For Right to Life) Stanek received her second formal reprimand from her employer, Christ Hospital, who cited Stanek for alleged violations of company policy stemming from her reporting of the abortion procedure.

The Baltimore Sun reports that for reasons unrelated to the pro-life measure, President Bush has said he could not sign the bill in its current form.

See the RFM and Baltimore Sun coverage at:

See the coverage by pro-life Senator Rick Santorum who sponsored the bill: