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Disturbing Video Surfaces Shows NY Abortion Clinic Assuring Woman Baby Will Be Killed If Born Alive

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With the issue of late-term abortions being debated in legislatures across the country, pro-life advocate Lila Rose shared an undercover video shot in 2013 showing a woman identified as a New York abortion facility worker promising a would-be client that a baby breathing following a procedure would be drowned.

Rose, president of Live Action, tweeted on Wednesday, “Our investigators exposed this New York abortion facility, which says they will put a born-alive baby in a jar of ‘solution’ to drown her. They also say to ‘flush’ the baby down the toilet, or ‘put it in a bag’ if she’s born alive.”

In the video accompanying the tweet, a woman investigator can be heard asking what would happen if an aborted baby showed signs of life.

The abortion facility employee answered, “The solution would make it stop.”

“It’s not going to be moving around in the jar,” she added. “That’s the whole purpose of the solution.”

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The investigator then wondered if the solution was “toxic,” and was told it was.

Later in the video, the two discussed what happened if the baby came out of the womb at home during the course of a two-day abortion procedure.

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The worker instructed her client to “flush it” or “put it in a bag” and bring it back to the facility.

According to the University of California San Francisco Benioff Children’s Hospital website, two-day procedures are performed during the second trimester (15 to 23 weeks) of the pregnancy.

On the first day, “cervical softening and dilating is performed with medication and small dilating sticks.” The woman then goes home and returns the next day for the abortion surgery.

Last month, New York took center stage in the push to remove protections for the unborn.

On the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion nationwide, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the “Reproductive Health Act” into law.

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The legislation permits abortions up to the time of birth for the broadly termed “health” of the mother and revokes the requirement for medical care for babies born alive after a failed abortion, according to the Liberty Counsel.

The law also decriminalized killing an unborn child in the womb in cases not involving an abortion.

Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam managed to make headlines while advocating for similar legislation in his state, which ultimately was narrowly defeated by the legislature.

Northam said if a baby were born alive under the provisions of the proposed law, “the infant would be kept comfortable,” while a discussion ensued between the mother and her physicians about whether to keep the child alive, according to CNBC.

President Donald Trump spoke powerfully about the issue of late-term abortion during his State of the Union address this month, calling for Congress to take action to protect the unborn.

“To defend the dignity of every person, I am asking the Congress to pass legislation to prohibit the late-term abortion of children who can feel pain in the mother’s womb,” Trump said.

“Let us work together to build a culture that cherishes innocent life,” he added. “And let us reaffirm a fundamental truth: all children — born and unborn — are made in the holy image of God.”

Amen.

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Randy DeSoto has written more than 1,000 articles for The Western Journal since he joined the company in 2015. He is a graduate of West Point and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths" and screenwriter of the political documentary "I Want Your Money."
Randy DeSoto is the senior staff writer for The Western Journal. He wrote and was the assistant producer of the documentary film "I Want Your Money" about the perils of Big Government, comparing the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Randy is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths," which addresses how leaders have appealed to beliefs found in the Declaration of Independence at defining moments in our nation's history. He has been published in several political sites and newspapers.

Randy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in political science and Regent University School of Law with a juris doctorate.
Birthplace
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Nationality
American
Honors/Awards
Graduated dean's list from West Point
Education
United States Military Academy at West Point, Regent University School of Law
Books Written
We Hold These Truths
Professional Memberships
Virginia and Pennsylvania state bars
Location
Phoenix, Arizona
Languages Spoken
English
Topics of Expertise
Politics, Entertainment, Faith




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