Sting video: ‘just sit on the toilet’ if baby comes, abortion worker tells 27-week pregnant mom
ALBUQUERQUE, NM, June 30, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An abortion worker at a notorious late-term abortion facility in New Mexico tells a 27-week-pregnant mom to “just sit on the toilet” in her hotel room, and not to look down, if she should feel the urge to pass the body of her baby during the multi-day abortion procedure in the latest undercover sting video released by the pro-life group Live Action.
“If we can't catch it [delivery of the dead baby – the final stage of the abortion procedure] early enough, which has happened...then you'll want to unlock the door to the hotel room, get your cell phone, and just sit on the toilet,” the unnamed counselor at Southwestern Women's Options in Albuquerque, New Mexico tells an undercover investigator with Live Action. “You don't have to look at anything...you can stay on the phone with us until the doctor and nurse get there.”
When the woman asks what the abortion clinic will do with the body of her baby, the counselor responds, “We wrap it up, and we bring it back to the clinic.” The counselor repeatedly urges the woman not to look into the toilet. “Don't look down. Don't look,” she says.
At 27 weeks a baby is fully formed. Most babies born at this age in the United States will survive if they receive medical attention.
Abortionist Dr. Carmen Landau echoes the counselor's advice, telling the Live Action investigator to "sit on the toilet" and "unlock the hotel room."
"Just sit there," Landau says, "and you would not move until we come and get you."
The video is the sixth video in Live Action’s latest undercover investigation series, Inhuman: Undercover in America's Abortion Industry. The videos depict employees at some of the nation’s most notorious late-term abortion facilities describing in graphic detail how late-term abortions are performed.
Previous videos have shown abortion workers at various clinics admitting that they would not work to save babies who are born alive during the abortion process, as has happened in the past. The federal Born Alive Infant Protection Act was passed to ensure that such babies receive medical attention after stories emerged of babies routinely being born alive and then left to die by abortionists.
In one video abortion Leroy Carhart, one of four late-term abortionists portrayed in a documentary that premiered at the Sundance Festival recently, told the Live Action investigator that after he killed her baby it would soften “like meat in a crock pot” before she expelled the baby’s body three days later.
In the lastest video, the abortion workers describe how they will inject the baby's heart with digoxin to ensure "fetal demise," and how the mother will eventually pass a "mass," i.e., her fully formed baby's body.
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Live Action President Lila Rose condemned Southwestern Women's Options and what she calls the "abortion ethos."
"If these abortionists truly cared about women's health, they would keep their patients at the facility throughout the horrific multiday lateterm abortion,” she said. “But that would be too expensive for an industry obsessed with making money at the expense of human life, so women are left in a hotel room to endure a grueling, traumatic ordeal alone."
Southwestern Women's Options was a subject of another previous Live Action video in which Dr. Landau likened the lethal injection that kills the fetus to "a flu shot, really."
The new video also presents an abortion counselor offering misleading information on whether the 27-week preborn child will feel the lethal abortion injection. "[If the baby]'s bottom down, it'll insert through the baby's bottom, [and] if it's head down, it'll be inserted through the cranium."
"I don't know if it's developed enough to feel that," she says. "It might be."
The Live Action video references K.S. Anand, an expert on fetal pain, and the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (BJOG), showing that preborn children at 20 weeks and older definitely feel pain – likely more acutely than older children do.
The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a ban on abortion past 20 weeks based upon the wealth of information suggesting that unborn children can feel the pain fo the abortion by that point.
"Abortion corporations like Southwestern Women's Options and Planned Parenthood will say and do anything to 'close the deal,'" Rose said. "Leaving a woman alone on the toilet in a hotel room and saying, 'Call us and we'll come get you' – at a time when seconds can make the difference between life and death – is profoundly irresponsible and negligent. We must never forget that abortion is a business first and foremost – a business willing to destroy a helpless, voiceless child for literally thousands of dollars.
“We cannot be surprised when they send women off in the middle of a dangerous procedure for 'roomservice abortions.' But we can be disgusted, and we can demand an end to it."
Dr. Curtis Boyd, who coowns Southwestern Women's Options, also runs Southwestern Women's Surgery Center in Dallas, Texas. The facility offers abortions up to 24 weeks, the state's legal limit.
Texas became an abortion battleground in June, with Governor Rick Perry calling a special legislative session to address allegations by former abortion clinic workers that Texas abortionist Douglas Karpen routinely murders babies born alive during abortions.
Live Action said it has sent letters including the complete New Mexico footage to elected officials in both New Mexico and Texas. Recipients include Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst and the 20 state representatives who called for an investigation into the Karpen facility.
The pro-life group is demanding investigations in both states of Curtis Boyd and his staff.
"We're hoping prolife officials like New Mexico's Governor Susana Martinez will put an end to the inhuman and brutal practices going on in these facilities," Rose said. "And as Texas legislators seek to vote on a bill that would protect paincapable babies from an agonizing death, we pray that they will put an end to Curtis Boyd's bloody handiwork as well."