Does life in the 21st century mean that in order to be a woman she must include the act of murder?
I was dazed when I heard that Alisa LaPolt Snow, a lobbyist for the Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates, testified before a committee in the Florida House of Representatives last week against legislation crafted to protect the life of an infant born alive after a botched abortion.
Found at the PPA website is the following opinion of the abortion mill organization regarding HB 1129 “Infants Born Alive”:
This legislation is politically motivated and inflammatory language. It inserts politics where it doesn’t belong by implying doctors and women who end a pregnancy can’t be trusted. Legislation should not be created with the intent of coercing, shaming, or judging a woman or doctor. It is important that abortion remain a safe and legal medical procedure for a woman to consider with her doctor, if and when she needs it.
Snow’s macabre rationalization had one legislator utterly dumbfounded. He asked, "So, um, it is 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 is struggling for life?"
Snow answered that her organization "believes that any decision that's made should be left up to the woman, her family and the physician."
Another legislator followed up, asking Snow, "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.”
That prompted the legislator to incredulously ask, “I think that at that point the patient would be the child struggling on the table, wouldn’t you agree?”
Snow nervously responded, “That’s a very good question. I really don’t know how to answer that. I would be glad to have some more conversations with you about this.”
So inept and ghoulish was this woman’s testimony that on April 1, 2013 Planned Parenthood issued the following statement:
Last week, a panel of Florida state legislators demanded speculation about a vague set of extremely unlikely and highly unusual medical circumstances. Medical guidelines and ethics already compel physicians facing life-threatening circumstances to respond, and Planned Parenthood physicians provide high-quality medical care and adhere to the most rigorous professional standards, including providing emergency care. In the extremely unlikely event that the scenario presented by the panel of legislators should happen, of course Planned Parenthood would provide appropriate care to both the woman and the infant.
The abortion mills of Planned Parenthood are in the hot seat because they and all the other abortion rights absolutists are reading the sickening headlines about Kermit Gosnell, the Philadelphia abortion doctor on trial for his life. He faces seven counts of first-degree murder of infants born during illegal late-term abortions killed when he “snipped their necks with surgical scissors.”
A woman’s right to choose should be before she spreads her legs, not after the fact. The wrong choice drives them to abortion, infanticide, prostitution and self-destruction.
Hell, meet handbasket.