The latest undercover video from Live Action has pro-life Americans concerned that the “post abortion” killings of newborn babies that were apparently standard operating procedure at abortionist Kermit Gosnell's Philadelphia “House of Horrors” may be more common at abortion clinics than previously thought. The video (available at the link below) from the pro-life group, which goes undercover into Planned Parenthood and other abortion clinics to film illegal and horrific activities, shows Washington, D.C., abortionist Cesare Santengelo admitting that if a baby were born alive in his facility during an abortion procedure, he would not use his medical skill to help the baby survive.
In the troubling video clip posted to YouTube April 29, a Live Action undercover actress, posing as a woman who is 24 weeks pregnant, queries Santengelo about the abortion process and what would happen if her baby were somehow born alive. “Hopefully we’ll get this pregnancy out intact, but it doesn’t always happen that way,” Santengelo is seen telling the woman at the clinic. “I try and sever the umbilical cord first, and we wait for that to stop pulsing, and this way the fetus is expired first.”
Asked by the investigator what would he would do if the baby somehow survived the procedure, Santengelo is heard to explain that “legally we would be obligated to help it, you know, to survive.” However, he assures the expectant mom, the baby “probably wouldn’t” survive the violent procedure. “It’s all in how vigorously you do things to help a fetus survive at this point,” he continues. “Let’s say you went into labor, the membranes ruptured, and you delivered before we got to the termination part of the procedure here.... Then we would do things — we would — we would not help it. We wouldn’t intubate.”
Santengelo goes on to liken the struggling newborn to a dying cancer patient — “a terminal person in the hospital.... You wouldn’t do any extra procedures to help that person survive. Like ‘do not resuscitate’ orders. We would do the same things here.”
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