Planned Parenthood Videos: Does Obama Still Trust Doctors to Save Babies Who Survive Abortions?
In the wake of the series of undercover Planned Parenthood videos that show the Democratic Party’s important constituency group engaging in Nazi-style harvesting of body parts from aborted children, including those that reportedly survive the abortion only to murdered for their organs, it is time to ask President Barack Obama if he still stands by his belief, expressed in a 2002 speech in the Illinois Senate against a bill to protect babies who survive abortions, that he trusts doctors to indeed try to save the lives of babies that survive abortions.
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OBAMA: Let me just go to the bill, very quickly. Essentially, I think, as — as this emerged during debate and during committee, the only plausible rationale, to my mind, for this legislation would be if you had a suspicion that a doctor, the attending physician, who has made an assessment that this is a nonviable fetus and that, lets say for the purposes of the mother’s health, is being — that — that labor is being induced, that that physician (a) is going to make the wrong assessment and (b) if the physician discovered, after the labor had been induced, that, in fact, he made an error, or she made an error, and, in fact, that that physician, of his own accord or her own accord, would not try to exercise the sort of medical measures and practices that would be involved in saving that child. Now, if — if you think that there are possibilities that doctors would not do that, then maybe this bill makes sense, but I — I suspect and my impression is, is that the Medical Society suspects as well that doctors feel that they would be under that obligation, that they would already be making these determinations and that, essentially, adding a — an additional doctor who then has to be called in an emergency situation to come in and make these assessments is really designed simply to burden the original decision of the woman and the physician to induce labor and perform an abortion. Now, if that’s the case – and –and I know that some of us feel very strongly one way or another on that issue – that’s fine, but I think it’s important to understand that this issue ultimately is about abortion and not live births. Because if these children are being born alive, I, at least, have confidence that a doctor who is in that room is going to make sure that they’re looked after. Thank you, Mr. President.”
Speech excerpt via The Weekly Standard, August 23, 2012.
This August the Center for Medical Progress released a video with eyewitness statements by a former Stem Express employee, Holly O’Donnell, who spoke of helping to harvest the brain of a late stage male fetus whose heart was still beating that was aborted fully intact by a doctor at a Planned Parenthood facility in San Jose, California.
A reporter should ask President Obama or his press secretary whether Obama stands by his statement:
“…if these children are being born alive, I, at least, have confidence that a doctor who is in that room is going to make sure that they’re looked after…”