Weekly Standard: Florida Planned Parenthood Lobbyist Argues for Right to Post-Birth Abortion

According to a report today at the Weekly Standard‘s blog, a lobbyist for the Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates argued, in a hearing with Florida legislators, in favor of a right to “abort” a baby born alive as a result of a failed abortion.  In other words, if an abortion results in a child born alive, then the decision whether to let him or her continue to live must be left with the mother and her doctor.  Here is a part of the exchange as reported by the Standard:

“So, um, it is just really hard for me to even ask you this question because I’m almost in disbelief,” said Rep. Jim Boyd. “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 is struggling for life?”

“We believe that any decision that’s made should be left up to the woman, her family, and the physician,” said Planned Parenthood lobbyist Snow.

Rep. Daniel Davis then asked Snow, “What happens in a situation where a baby is alive, breathing on a table, moving. What do your physicians do at that point?”

“I do not have that information,” Snow replied. “I am not a physician, I am not an abortion provider. So I do not have that information.”

Rep. Jose Oliva followed up, asking the Planned Parenthood official, “You stated that a baby born alive 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?”

Again, Snow replied, “That decision should be between the patient and the health care provider.”

Saint Joseph with the Infant Jesus, by Guido Reni, c.1635

Saint Joseph with the Infant Jesus, by Guido Reni, c.1635

The Standard‘s report includes an excerpt from the video, as well as a link to the whole video of the hearing at the website of the Civil Justice Committee of the Florida House of Representatives.

 

3,857 views

Categories:Abortion Politics Pro-Life

3 thoughts on “Weekly Standard: Florida Planned Parenthood Lobbyist Argues for Right to Post-Birth Abortion

  1. MCapuano says:

    This is sick. What kind of person would try to allow this?

  2. Tammy says:

    Has anybody investigated the Planned Parenthood lobbyist Alisa LaPolt Snow? I found a Florida lobbyist’s group website with an Alisa LaPolt Snow as the main team member (http://www.snowstrategies.com/ourteam.php). Is this the same woman? And if that is true, how can she lobby for infanticide with Planned Parenthood, for the rights of medically disabled children, and be on the board of NW Florida’s Catholic Charities?! The different groups she works and lobbies for seem to have seriously opposing viewpoints.

  3. Antonio A. Badilla says:

    If this statement “a lobbyist for the Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates argued, in a hearing with Florida legislators, in favor of a right to “abort” a baby born alive as a result of a failed abortion. ” is not evil, I don’t know what evil is. This is definitely beyond the pale. It is utterly disgusting and it shows how far an inhumane group of poor souls can go with an idea that is just horrific, to say the least.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

STAY CONNECTED


DON'T MISS A THING

Receive our updates via email.