A Planned Parenthood lobbyist recently said that allowing babies to die on the table after being aborted was between the “Doctor and their patient” and that is exactly what Kermit Gosnell believed and did:
Florida Planned Parenthood lobbyist Alisa LaPolt Snow testified against a ‘Born Alive’ infant protection bill that would give human rights to babies born after a botched abortion. She said doctors in abortion clinics should not be required to take such babies to a hospital, instead leaving the ‘choice’ of what to do up to them and their patients
The bill was introduced by State Rep. Cary Pigman, a board certified Emergency Medicine physician. It has nine co-sponsors.
‘It is just really hard for me to even ask you this question,’ Republican State Rep. Jim Boyd said during the hearing, ‘because I’m almost in disbelief: If a baby is born on a table as a result of a botched abortion, what would Planned Parenthood want to have happen to that child that’s struggling for life?’
Snow replied, ‘We believe that, you know, any decision that’s made should be left up to the woman, her family, and the physician.’
Next in the line of emotional inquisitors was Republican Rep. Daniel Davis.
‘What happens in a situation where a baby is alive, breathing on a table, moving,’ Davis asked. ‘What do your physicians do at that point?’
‘I do not have that information,’ Snow replied. ‘I am not a physician, I am not an abortion provider. So I do not have that information.’
Testifying at the Kermit Gosnell abortion murder trial, employee Stephen Massof said he saw at least one baby take a breath, and another jerk its leg.
Gosnell told his staff that such movements were “spontaneous,” Massof said. Massof estimated that he saw about 100 babies born alive and then “snipped” with surgical scissors in the back of the neck, to ensure their “demise.”
Stephen Massof described how he snipped the spinal cords of babies, calling it, “literally a beheading. It is separating the brain from the body.” He testified that at times, when women were given medicine to speed up their deliveries, “it would rain fetuses. Fetuses and blood all over the place.”
A mutual acquaintance led him to Gosnell’s clinic, where he spent five years before leaving in 2008 over a dispute with other staffers. He was charged with murder three years later, after a 2010 FBI probe of Gosnell’s distribution of painkillers spawned a raid at the clinic, and the more serious abortion case.
Massof smiled oddly Thursday as he gave graphic testimony about conditions at the clinic, which he said deteriorated during his five-year tenure. He made only $200 to $300 a week to oversee a high volume of second-trimester patients going through labor — and, often, delivery. He said he saw at least one baby take a breath, and another jerk its leg. Gosnell told his staff that such movements were “spontaneous,” Massof said.
Massof estimated that he saw about 100 babies born alive and then “snipped” with surgical scissors in the back of the neck, to ensure their “demise.”
Gosnell, who had another clinic in Delaware, typically came in only at night for the final part of the procedure, leaving Massof to monitor the pain-racked or highly sedated women.
“I felt like a firemen in hell. I couldn’t put out all the fires,” he testified.
Gosnell, meanwhile, took in more than $1 million a year, and kept $250,000 in cash under his mattress, prosecutors have said.
“He always led me to believe he was a poor, struggling urban physician and surgeon,” Massof said. “I thought he was hurting financially.”