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Pro-infanticide lobbyist also represents pediatric health groups

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TALLAHASSEE, FL, April 9, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Alisa LaPolt Snow, the Planned Parenthood lobbyist, has an unusual client roster for someone who has publicly defended infanticide. Many of her clients are health care providers who care for suffering infants with lingering illnesses.

According to National Institute on Money in State Politics, her firm, Snow Strategies, has represented a host of clients who try to save babies' lives.

One of them, Golisano's Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida, advertises that it provides hurting children medical care tempered with “the loving touch.”

The Children's Rehab Network, another Snow Strategies client, notes that since 1991 its employees have worked “to help stabilize and improve a medically fragile child's condition and to assist the family as much as possible.”

The website records that LaPolt Snow's services have been retained by the Alliance for Pediatric Therapies, Brightstart PediatricsPediatria: Health Care for KidsCaring Hearts, and Cradling Hands PPEC Care, among others.

Many of her clients are Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care (PPEC) centers, which “allow Medicaid eligible children from birth through age 20 with medically-complex conditions to receive continual medical care in a non-residential setting” for up to 12 hours a day.

Many of the organizations listed overlap with her own online client list.

Planned Parenthood is not listed on either list.

The children Snow's clients labor to save are the ones most likely to be aborted, particularly late in pregnancy when the chance of a live birth following a failed abortion is highest.

The UK Daily Mail reported nearly a decade ago that the abortion rate was skyrocketing, because mothers were aborting children for birth defects as treatable as cleft palates or deformed feet.

An estimated 90 percent of all children diagnosed with Down syndrome are aborted every year.

“It is very troubling that a lobbyist who publicly defended infanticide also consults for legitimate, child-focused health care providers,” Stephen Phelan, director of communications at Human Life International, told LifeSiteNews.com. “Her clients would do well to find a political consultant who actually shares their belief that the children they serve have a right to life.”

“I hope that these organizations will distance themselves from anyone who believes, with Planned Parenthood, that some children can be legally killed shortly after birth, for any reason whatsoever, which is precisely what Ms. Snow argued,” he said.

One of the clients Snow lists on her website is lobbying in Tallahassee now. Ted Granger, executive director of the United Way of Florida, is leading Children’s Week at the Capitol this week.

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Pediatric care groups are not the only unlikely connection the lobbyist has. Snow's official biography states that the Planned Parenthood lobbyist “serves on the board of Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida-Tallahassee.” Matthew Archbold of Creative Minority Report has written that the charity confirmed that she sat on the board until January.

LaPolt Snow made headlines while testifying on behalf of the Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates against a bill to compel doctors to provide life-saving care to babies born alive during botched abortions. During the hearing late last month, she told Florida legislators that “any decision that’s made” about whether to try to save the newborn's life “should be left up to the woman, her family, and the physician.”

She reiterated her position a number of times during the exchange.

The former journalist boasts of exploiting “her political connections at the Capitol to make things happen for her clients.”

Her partner, Christopher Snow, “worked for nine years in the governor’s Office of Policy and Budget, where he eventually became Gov. Jeb Bush’s on-staff point person on all property and casualty insurance issues,” according to his official biography.

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