Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton says unborn babies have no constitutional right to life – even up until their due date after nine months of pregnancy.
In the medical animation video below, former abortionist Dr. Anthony Levatino shows what happens to a baby at 25 weeks of development when a woman decides to abort him or her, as Clinton and her supporters at Planned Parenthood continually say is that woman’s “constitutional right”:
As Levatino describes, at 25 weeks, an unborn baby is almost fully developed and could survive outside the womb. Therefore, the abortionist will first kill the baby in utero by injecting him or her with digoxin or potassium chloride, substances that cause cardiac arrest, and then induce the mother’s labor to deliver her baby stillborn. The process occurs over several days.
In April, Clinton responded to The View co-host Paula Faris when asked about her comments that an unborn child has no constitutional rights:
Under our law that is the case, Paula. I support Roe versus Wade because I think it is an important — an important statement about the importance of a woman making this most difficult decision with consultation by whom she chooses: her doctor, her faith, her family. And under the law and under certainly that decision, that is the way we structure it.
Planned Parenthood and its political allies – such as Clinton and most members of the Democrat Party – claim abortion is a woman’s right up until the baby’s due date, and they consistently fight state and federal restrictions on late-term abortions. Although some states have restricted late-term abortions, pro-life organization Live Action observes all states allow abortion into the ninth month for certain exceptions, and eight states allow abortion until birth for any reason (Colorado, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington State).
“While the abortion industry claims that late-term abortions are an insignificant number of abortions and they’re only done because of a disability the baby has or to protect the life of the mother, the evidence says just the opposite,” says Lila Rose, Live Action’s president and founder.
Noting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) report in 2012 that 1.3 percent of abortions were committed at 21 weeks’ gestation and later, Rose adds, “With nearly one million abortions annually in the U.S., abortionists are killing close to 13,000 children every year who are often fully developed and can survive outside the womb.”
Research published by the Guttmacher Institute also finds that most late-term abortions were not done for medical reasons – as the abortion lobby often states. Fetal abnormalities “make up a small minority” of late-term abortions, and those for saving the life of the mother are even less.
According to the study:
Most women seeking later abortion fit at least one of five profiles: They were raising children alone, were depressed or using illicit substances, were in conflict with a male partner or experiencing domestic violence, had trouble deciding and then had access problems, or were young and nulliparous.
“The abortion industry denies the science of fetal development and continues to advocate for aborting fully developed, viable children who can feel the pain of the abortionist’s needle that’s used to kill them,” Rose asserts.