In a newly-released undercover video from the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), abortionist and former Medical Director for Planned Parenthood of Arizona DeShawn Taylor suggests that born alive babies from abortion procedures are sometimes allowed to die rather than being sent to the hospital as the law requires
Investigators for CMP collected footage from a reception at a Planned Parenthood conference, posing as as buyers from Stem Express, a biotech company. In their discussion surrounding late-term abortions and intact fetuses in order to harvest body parts, Dr. Taylor explains that babies who are born alive are supposed to be transported to the hospital by law. When pressed, she explains their actions with the living babies depend on “who’s in the room,” suggesting the babies are sometimes left to die.
Taylor explains to the investigators, “In Arizona, if the fetus comes out with any signs of life, we’re supposed to transport it. To the hospital.” When one investigator then asks, “Is there any standard procedure for verifying signs of of life?”
Taylor replies, “Well, the thing is, I mean the key is, you need to pay attention to who’s in the room, right?”
Taylor then laughs as she repeats what the Arizona law requires, and says, “It’s a mess. It’s a mess.”
Taylor, who provides abortions up to 24 weeks, says on camera that intact aborted babies are often troubling for her staff, since they come out “looking like a baby.”
“It’s not a matter of how I feel about it coming out intact, but I gotta worry about my staff and people’s feelings about it coming out looking like a baby,” she tells the undercover reporter.
The abortionist also complains about how “creepy” it is when babies she’s killed are called “babies.”
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