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Planned Parenthood Lobbyist Stumped When Asked If Doctors Would Save Baby Born During Botched Abortion

During testimony in front of Florida lawmakers, a Planned Parenthood lobbyist testified that she was unsure whether the organization would save the life of a baby born as the result of a botched abortion.

The lawmaker asked, “If a baby is born on a table as the result of a botched abortion, what would Planned Parenthood want to have happen to that child who’s struggling for life?”

Alisa LaPolt Snow replied, “We believe that any decision that’s made should be left up to the woman, her family, and the physician.”

Planned Parenthood has attempted to clarify the comments saying that in the “extremely unlikely event” of a botched abortion, they would provide appropriate care to both the mother and the baby.

Marc Thiessen said he was amazed by her comments, saying, “When you have a child who has been born alive and is struggling on the operating table for life … It’s murder, it’s infanticide.”

Sally Kohn agreed, saying, “There’s no question this woman gave a ridiculous answer, but it’s also a ridiculous question. The reality of abortion is emotional enough, we don’t need to be dealing with the sort of made up fear mongering, horrific hypotheticals.” She points out that a federal law has been in place since 2002 which protects babies born in that circumstance.

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