Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – There’s a bill making its way through the Florida legislature that would require abortionists to provide medical care to an infant in the event of a botched procedure. Planned Parenthood was there to oppose this. I watched this video in horror and shock, not believing what I was seeing on the screen. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
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Mike: There’s a bill making its way through the Florida legislature that would require abortionists to provide medical care to an infant in the event of a botched procedure. Planned Parenthood was there to oppose this. I watched this video in horror and shock, not believing what I was seeing on the screen. I watched it on the day of our risen Lord, which was yesterday, Easter, and I’m thinking to myself: How does this happen? Who is making these people? These people are diabolical. This woman, I’ll play the video for you, is basically going to say that if in an infant survives a botched abortion, it is the woman or the family’s choice on whether or not “it” would receive medical care.
Just envision this, ladies and gentlemen. There is a live, living, crying, kicking, screaming human being lying on a medical table. It is the position of Planned Parenthood, or at least it was in this hearing, that it is the decision of the mother as to whether or not the child receives medical attention. Do you remember the story of Jill Stanek and the Illinois Born Alive Infant Protection Act? Remember, they had the exact same thing happening in Illinois and the nurses were being traumatized. They couldn’t do it anymore. There were nurses saying: I can’t do this. You’re asking me to take babies and hide them away in broom closets so they can cry themselves to death. I can’t do this. Someone finally decided to do something about it. Remember, the only person that opposed the BAIPA in the Illinois Senate was then-Illinois Senator Barack Obama. Here’s the video.
Rep. Jim Boyd: It’s just really hard for me to even ask you this question because I’m almost in disbelief. If a baby is born on a table as a result of a botched abortion, what would Planned Parenthood want to have happen to that child that’s struggling for life?
Alisa Lapolt Snow: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Well, we believe — we believe that any decision that’s made should be left up to the woman, her family, and the physician.
Boyd: Okay. Davis and then we’ll come back to you.
Rep. Daniel Davis: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I believe you were in the committee room whenever I asked Representative Pigman the question about what happens in a situation where a baby is alive, breathing on a table, moving. What do your physicians do at that point?
Snow: I do not have that information. I’m not a physician, I’m not an abortion provider, so I do not have that information.
Boyd: Go ahead, sir.
Davis: I understand that you’re not a physician, but you do represent —
Davis: — physicians who do perform this activity. Can you tell me what happens when a baby is alive on the table? At that point, what do they do with the baby that is struggling to live?
Snow: I don’t know. As it’s been reference earlier, we don’t know even how prevalent this situation is.
Boyd: All right. We’ll go to Representative Oliva . . . [Mike: You’re not gonna get an answer. You already got the answer.]
Rep. Jose Oliva: Along the same lines, you stated that a baby born on a table as a result of a botched abortion, that that decision should be left to the doctor and the family. Is that what you’re saying?
Snow: That decision should be between the patient and the healthcare provider.
Oliva: I think that at that point, the patient would be a child struggling on a table.
Snow: That’s a very good question. I really don’t know how to answer that. I think I would be glad to have some more conversations with you about this.
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Mike: Let’s have some more conversations about that. The cavalier attitude: Uh, you know, like, I don’t really know, like, the answer to that. I mean, it’s like a fetus, like, sir, man, you know. Like, it’s not really like it has rights or anything. It’s the woman’s decision, man, sir, you know. Good grief. Just conjure this image up in your mind of this event actually transpiring, and of adults in the room debating over whether or not they’re going to provide care or assistance, life support, to an infant child, a society that cannot or will not protect the most innocent of all lives but will go to the moral wall to protect the alleged right of homosexuals to marry. I’m not comparing the two, I’m just giving you — there’s an analogy to be made here. Why should gays marry? It’s the moral thing to do, the right thing to do. It’s time has come. Come on, Mike, get with it. Has the time also come to ignore innocent human life kicking and screaming and hoping, I guess, that there are kind, tender souls in the room that will not let it expire? Good freaking grief! You want to talk about having our priorities out of whack.
I actually received this video from a friend of mine, and his caption was “I want to be beamed off this planet now.” Ladies and gentlemen, you cannot leave. When you are confronted with diabolical and sinister evil like this, you cannot leave the planet. This has to be answered. That’s the fourth time I’ve watched this thing now. Every time I watch the first three minutes of it, I just stare in disbelief like: This didn’t just happen. You’ve got to see the young woman who is as unconcerned — the legislators, to their credit, in Florida, are staring at her and they are in shock. They’re mortified. They cannot believe what they are hearing. The young woman is just as cheery and happy and eager to answer their questions in the best manner that she can, as if she is talking about an agriculture product. [mocking] “After you chop the sugar cane off and it’s just lying there, what do you do with it?” — “Well, that’s up to the sugar cane grower, your honor.”
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