VIDEO: Two Arizona abortion clinics welcome felony sex-selection abortions of baby girls
PHOENIX, June 6, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The third undercover video in a series on sex-selection abortions in America shows two more abortion clinics willing to perform the procedure in Arizona - where abortions targeting baby girls are a class 3 felony.
The footage shows two National Abortion Federation (NAF) clinic members, Camelback Family Planning in Phoenix and the Tucson Women’s Center in Tucson, promising to perform a sex-selective abortion and coaching a woman to lie on official paperwork to conceal the reason for the procedure.
“Don’t tell us that, because we don’t want to know,” says a counselor named Barb when told the baby would be aborted for being the wrong gender. She goes on to describe at length how the potential patient should simply falsify the information on the required form.
“Oh, I initialed everything without reading!” says the woman. “No, that’s fine, that’s better,” Barb replies.
Referring to the clinic’s abortion doctor, Gabrielle Goodrick, Barb says, “You can tell her, she’s gonna tell you the same thing, just: Don’t let it be known! She’s really good about that. You’ll like that about her.”
At the Tucson clinic, the surgical assistant Francisco initially refuses and tells the woman, “We could lose our license.” After some hesitation, he agrees to cover up her sex-selective abortion. “I’ll just forget about it,” he says. “But just be sure not to mention it [to the abortionist]. Don’t even mention it to him.”
NAF is the professional trade group for abortion doctors and clinics in the U.S. and Canada. Many NAF board members are current or former Planned Parenthood officials, and Planned Parenthood representatives frequently play a prominent role at NAF annual meetings.
Sex-selective abortion is a felony in Arizona. No one may knowingly perform a sex-selective abortion in Arizona, or solicit or accept money to do so.
Live Action has sent the full footage from the Arizona clinics to the state Attorney General, Tom Horne, and to local law enforcement.
Live Action president Lila Rose urges Arizona authorities to enforce the state’s sex-selection ban: “Sex-selective abortion is a global search-and-destroy mission against little girls that is spreading at an alarming rate. While we wait for Congress to pass the Prenatal Non-Discrimination Act to ban sex-selective abortion in the U.S., state authorities should vigorously enforce Arizona’s law. The clinics supporting sex-selective abortion should be investigated, prosecuted, defunded, and delicensed immediately.”
Today’s video is the third release in Live Action’s “Gendercide” project, documenting Planned Parenthood and NAF’s support for sex-selective abortion in America.