Planned Parenthood doc: pro-lifers should focus on late term abortion
“If the right-to-lifers are at all smart they will focus right in on the 39 week-old fetus.”
Those are the words of a former Planned Parenthood abortion doctor.
He was the medical director of Planned Parenthood and in 1990 he resigned over a dispute with the abortion giant regarding late term abortions.
Planned Parenthood doctor, Stanton Goldstein performed abortions, and for over five years he oversaw administration at two of Planned Parenthood’s Massachusetts abortion clinics.
“I’m against this referendum as it legalizes abortion up to delivery,” Goldstein told the Boston Globe, “I cannot think of a single reason for aborting a healthy baby,” he said.
The Planned Parenthood abortionist told the Globe that members of the medical community also objected to the proposed amendment which would have allowed late term abortion for reasons of rape or incest.
Goldstein told the AP that he left his job at Planned Parenthood because he could not join the group in backing abortion rights ”at any time in cases of rape or incest or to protect the life and health of the mother.”
In contrast, a Brookline Planned Parenthood abortionist and board member, Dr. James Koch, told the Globe he was okay with the idea of late term abortions but said, “I would perhaps he happier if there were less latitude beyond 24 weeks, with better spelling out of the circumstances under which a termination could take place at that time,” he said.
But then Koch added, the Planned Parenthood board voted unanimously for the amendment of abortions at any time in the pregnancy.
Nicki Nichols Gamble, executive director of the state office of Planned Parenthood, said she agreed with the amendment, while Planned Parenthood’s associate director at that time, Susan Newman, told the Boston Globe, she was also okay with the measure.
“Everybody’s got their own ambivalence,” she said. “Abortion is such a personal thing that people set personal criteria. The one thing we’re united on is it should be a woman’s decision and not the governments.”
Newman, then told the AP that the language, “is not the first choice for a lot of people. But she said the number of abortions performed after the second trimester was ”tiny.”
Newman’s flippant answer appeared to annoy Goldstein, who pointed out to the AP, “If the number of abortions performed after the second trimester is so ‘tiny’ then why are we legislating for it? Is it so ‘tiny’ because it has not been legal up till now?”
As hard as it is to comprehend, some abortionists find killing babies days before birth repulsive. That said, Planned Parenthood doesn’t.
As Goldstein explained to the Associated Press, “I was in an administrative role in an organization that stood for something politically that I could not agree with.”
“It goes too far for me,” he said. “I as a physician believe that a destructive procedure in the third trimester is either unethical or immoral …” he said.
Sadly, Planned Parenthood’s acceptance of late term abortion has never waned.