11/14/13. Late-Term Abortion Clinic Shoots Babies Through the Heart With Poison to Kill Them. Steven Ertelt, lifenews.com
Residents of Albuquerque, New Mexico will vote on Tuesday on a measure that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. As a new undercover videos shows, the notorious late-term abortion facility Southwestern Women’s Options kills unborn babies by shooting them through the heart with poison.
With the vote days away, the pro-life group Live Action today released a new investigative video that exposes the gruesome particulars of the late-term abortion procedure and the sleazy business side of the abortion industry.
The video, titled “Profits from Pain,” features a new investigative recording from Southwestern Women’s Options. The November 8 recording shows a Live Action investigator scheduling a 25-week abortion, which she is told is a “week-long procedure.”
When the investigator expresses shock at the abortion’s cost – $8,000 – the facility’s staffer sympathizes: “Are you still in your chair?” She follows up with a warning: “every week that goes by, the fee goes up by another thousand dollars[.]”
Lila Rose, the head of Live Action, tells LifeNews today that her group hopes to alert Americans – who, polls consistently show, vehemently oppose late-term abortion – to the abortion industry’s “rabid and extremist” opposition to any and all industry regulations.
“This facility is only one of the worst examples of the abortion industry’s complete disregard for basic human rights,” Lila Rose, Live Action’s president, explained. “Babies shot through the heart with poison, mothers left to deliver their dead children in an empty hotel room.”
“If Cecile Richards thought Albuquerque was a winning issue,” Rose continued, “she would be trying to make money on it. But Planned Parenthood’s fundraising e-mails are silent on this. It takes a truly fringe mentality to advocate for more privileges for abortionists in the face of the blatant negligence and contempt for women on display in Albuquerque. And yet we have senators and congressmen in Washington, bought and paid for by Planned Parenthood, trying to mainstream this gruesome reality.”
Rose was referring to a new piece of legislation, the putative Women’s Health and Safety Act of 2013, intended to federally nullify all abortion regulations nationwide, from sanitation standards to waiting periods to building code regulations.
“On the one hand,” Rose said, “we have a city making history by voting to forbid industrial slaughter of precious children. On the other, we have Planned Parenthood-backed, virulently pro-abortion politicians working to help abortionists carry out this butchery. But what more can we expect from people like Barbara Boxer, who think a baby ‘becomes’ a human being only when her parents arrive home with her from the hospital?”
California senator Barbara Boxer, one of the sponsors of the abortion expansion bill, famously said in 2010, “I think that when you bring your baby home, when your baby is born … the baby belongs to your family and has all the rights.”
“This,” Rose concluded, “is a clear-cut case of good versus evil.”
11/14/13. Late-term abortion worker explains stabbing babies’ skulls in undercover video. Ben Johnson, lifesitenews.com
A worker at an Albuquerque late-term abortion facility told an undercover reporter that stabbing an unborn child’s skull with a needle is “the most humane” way to assure the baby’s demise.
The unnamed counselor works at Albuquerque’s Southwestern Women’s Options, one of the few facilities in the nation to perform abortions in the third trimester.
The process lasts one week and costs $8,000. “Every week that goes by, the fee goes up by another $1,000,” a worker explained.
A counselor then explained the process of abortion to an undercover reporter with Live Action.
The injection “is going straight into the sac, straight into the” – she pauses noticeably – “pregnancy.” Depending on how the baby is situated, the needle will pierce “the baby’s bottom” or, most likely, “through the head, the cranium.”
When the mother asked if the child could feel pain, the counselor balked.
“I don’t know if it’s developed enough to feel it,” she said. “I don’t think so,” she offered. “It might be.”
When the reporter asked how the abortion worker felt about the possibility that her victims felt intense pain, the woman responded the regimen is “necessary for the procedure to happen and, ultimately, um, safest, and kind of the most, kinda, humane way to do it.”
The process, she admitted, results in “a dead baby.”
Scientists agree the neurological circuitry necessary for the child to feel pain – which begins developing at four-to-eight weeks – is completed by week 20, or week 24 at the latest.
The site’s abortionist, Dr. Carmen Landau, said many of her patients come to SWO because it is one of the few places that will perform an abortion so late in the pregnancy.
“People come from all over the country and all over the world into our clinic,” Landau said, “because in most places you cannot get an abortion after 24 weeks.”
“This facility is only one of the worst examples of the abortion industry’s complete disregard for basic human rights,” said Lila Rose, Live Action’s president.
Part of the video had previously been released in June as part of Live Action’s series Inhuman, exposing late-term abortionists.
The new release precedes next Tuesday’s election on the city’s proposed Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Ordinance, which would bar abortions after 20 weeks on the grounds of fetal pain. Polls show the measure enjoys substantial popularity in the normally socially liberal city.
“If Cecile Richards thought Albuquerque was a winning issue, she would be trying to make money on it,” Rose said. “But Planned Parenthood’s fundraising e-mails are silent on this.”
Rather than raise money, the nation’s largest abortion provider has quietly pumped $300,000 into the city to fight the new regulation. A pro-life website has reportedly been hacked, redirecting e-mails of its supporters to a pro-abortion organization.
On the video, Landau said the state of New Mexico doesn’t have “a lot of [abortion] restrictions.”
A similar nationwide 20 week abortion ban passed the House of Representatives in June. Five months later, it has been introduced in the U.S. Senate.
Rose called the Albuquerque election “a clear-cut case of good versus evil.”