Under the federal Born Alive Infants Protection Act, any child born in the United States, including one that is born alive as a result of a “failed” abortion, is guaranteed the rights and legal protections of citizenship, and entitled to life-saving medical care.
This undercover investigation took place just blocks from the White House, in a prominent late-term abortion clinic in our nation’s capital.
Listen to how abortionist Dr. Cesare Santangelo tells a 24-weeks-pregnant undercover investigator what he will do if her child survives the late-term abortion.
“Hopefully we’ll get this pregnancy out intact, but it doesn’t always happen that way,” Santangelo says. “I try and sever the umbilical cord first, and we wait for that to stop pulsing, and this way the fetus is expired first.”
But, what if the baby survives the abortion? Santangelo’s response:
Technically – you know, legally we would be obligated to help it, you know, to survive. But, you know, it probably wouldn’t. It’s all in how vigorously you do things to help a fetus survive at this point. Let’s say you went into labor, the membranes ruptured, and you delivered before we got to the termination part of the procedure here, you know? Then we would do things – we would – we would not help it. We wouldn’t intubate. It would be, you know, uh, a person, a terminal person in the hospital, let’s say, that had cancer, you know? You wouldn’t do any extra procedures to help that person survive. Like ‘do not resuscitate’ orders. We would do the same things here.