One full week later, ChristianPost.com reports, “Planned Parenthood clarified . . . that it is not in favor of killing babies who survive a botched abortion.” Are you reassured?
YouTube has an audio recording of a 2001 exchange in the Illinois Senate between a sponsor of a bill to protect infants born alive in an “abortion” and a colleague who worries that such the bill’s requirement of a second physician would be too burdensome for the abortionist. It’s chilling to listen in light of the Gosnell allegations. The second senator, who voted against the bill, is now president of the United States. In 2008, according to FactCheck.org, Barack Obama said he would have supported a similar federal law that was enacted in 2002 and accused his critics of “lying.” Are you reassured?
Last year the Journal of Medical Ethics published a paper by two academics who argued that “what we call ‘after-birth abortion’ (killing a newborn) should be permissible in all the cases where abortion is [allowed], including cases where the newborn is not disabled.”