As residents of Albuquerque, New Mexico prepare to vote on a groundbreaking fetal pain ordinance on Nov. 19, Live Action today released a new investigative video that exposes the gruesome particulars of the late-term abortion procedure and the sleazy business side of the abortion industry.
The video, titled “Profits from Pain,” features a new investigative recording from the notorious late-term abortion facility Southwestern Women’s Options. Live Action previously exposed this abortion facility’s gruesome and negligent practices in this past summer’s Inhuman investigation.
In the Nov. 8, 2013 recording, a Live Action investigator schedules a 25-week abortion – a “week-long procedure.” When the investigator expresses shock at the abortion’s cost – $8,000 – the facility’s staffer sympathizes: “Are you still in your chair?” She follows up with a warning: “every week that goes by, the fee goes up by another thousand dollars[.]”
Live Action hopes to alert Americans – who, polls consistently show, vehemently oppose late-term abortion – to the abortion industry’s “rabid and extremist” opposition to any and all industry regulations.
“This facility is only one of the worst examples of the abortion industry’s complete disregard for basic human rights,” Lila Rose, Live Action’s president, explained. “Babies shot through the heart with poison, mothers left to deliver their dead children in an empty hotel room.”
“If Cecile Richards thought Albuquerque was a winning issue,” Rose continued, “she would be trying to make money on it. But Planned Parenthood’s fundraising e-mails are silent on this. It takes a truly fringe mentality to advocate for more privileges for abortionists in the face of the blatant negligence and contempt for women on display in Albuquerque. And yet we have senators and congressmen in Washington, bought and paid for by Planned Parenthood, trying to mainstream this gruesome reality.”
Rose was referring to a new piece of legislation, the putative Women’s Health and Safety Act of 2013, intended to federally nullify all abortion regulations nationwide, from sanitation standards to waiting periods to building code regulations.
Protect ABQ Women & Children, a local group actively raising awareness of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, provides extensive resources at its website. Included among these is a fact sheet that lays out in stark detail why Albuquerque is known as “late-term abortion capital of the U.S.”:
- Abortion is legal for any reason through all nine months of pregnancy in New Mexico – until the day of birth.
- Albuquerque is home to the largest late-term abortion facility in the country and is considered the late-term abortion capital of the nation.
- Out-of-state doctors travel to our city each week to target the lack of commonsense laws and regulations on abortion in New Mexico and profit from the lucrative and dangerous late-term abortion industry.
- Abortion clinics that perform surgical abortion, including dangerous late-term abortion, are not classified as ambulatory surgical centers.
- The New Mexico Department of Health has no oversight over abortion clinics in New Mexico – making abortion clinics less safe and accountable than nail salons.
With these disturbing facts in mind, Live Action’s new video shines a light on the ideological chasm between the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Ordinance and the Women’s Health and Safety Act of 2013.
“On the one hand,” Rose said, “we have a city making history by voting to forbid industrial slaughter of precious children. On the other, we have Planned Parenthood-backed, virulently pro-abortion politicians working to help abortionists carry out this butchery. But what more can we expect from people like Barbara Boxer, who think a baby ‘becomes’ a human being only when her parents arrive home with her from the hospital?”
California senator Barbara Boxer, one of the sponsors of the abortion expansion bill, famously said in 2010, “I think that when you bring your baby home, when your baby is born … the baby belongs to your family and has all the rights.”
“This,” Rose concluded, “is a clear-cut case of good versus evil.”
Click here to watch Live Action’s new investigative video.