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Planned Parenthood in St. Paul States Willingness to “Break the Baby’s Neck” if Born Alive

By Debra Braun, Education Director, Pro-Life Action Ministries

St. Paul, MN, June 27, 2017 – Planned Parenthood abortionists in St. Paul, Minn. would “break the baby’s neck” if the child was born alive, according to a new video ( just released by Pro-Life Action Ministries. This would be a violation of both federal and Minnesota law.

In the video, a former Planned Parenthood client says that when she went to Planned Parenthood earlier this year for a late-term abortion (at 22 weeks, 1 day), she asked the two abortionists, “If you guys were to take him out right now while he’s still, his heart rate is still, you know, going, what would you guys do?” According to the woman, one of the abortionists looked at the other one, then looked back at the client, “and she told me that we don’t tell women this, and a lot of women don’t even ask this question, but if we was to proceed with the abortion and the baby was to come out still alive and active, most likely we would break the baby’s neck.”

This would be a clear violation of Minnesota’s “Born Alive Infants Protection Act,” which, similar to federal law, requires that, “All reasonable measures consistent with good medical practice . . . shall be taken . . . . to preserve the life and health of the born alive infant.”

The video also describes how on the first day of this two-day procedure, the abortionist searched for the baby with a long needle to inject digoxin and how the baby survived that injection. The woman had started to have a change of heart following this injection, after reading the information given to her by Pro-Life Action Ministries’ sidewalk counselors on her way into Planned Parenthood. That information included the story of another woman who changed her mind, stopped a late-term abortion and gave birth to a healthy baby.

In the new video, the woman said she requested an ultrasound on the second day to see if her baby was still alive and when it revealed that he was and she learned what PP abortionists would do if aborted alive, the woman demanded that the dilators be removed so that she could go home and keep her baby. “The more I was telling them no,” the woman said, “it was more like they were trying to sell me something, like a seller that pushes you and pushes you until you buy their item or their product. That’s how it felt, as if they were trying to sell me this abortion.”

Since the video was recorded, the baby has been born at full-term. He is doing very well. The woman’s identity has been concealed so that she will not be subject to retaliation from Planned Parenthood.

“Planned Parenthood in Minnesota must be investigated,” said Brian Gibson, Executive Director of Pro-Life Action Ministries. “How many other laws are they willing to, and most likely, violating? We have no idea since there are no inspections, no compliance checks and no investigations when these ugly realities come to light.”

Gibson continued, “This video adds to the considerable evidence that Planned Parenthood must be defunded.”

These St. Paul abortionists are not the only Planned Parenthood abortionists willing to kill born-alive infants. In a recent release by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) ( another PP abortionist strongly implies that she would kill a baby born alive if she could get away with it. DeShawn Taylor, former Planned Parenthood Arizona Medical Director, was asked by CMP undercover investigators, “Is there any standard procedure for verifying signs of life?” Taylor responded, “Well the thing is, I mean the key is, you need to pay attention to who’s in the room, right? And like, you know, because the thing is the law states that you’re not supposed to do any maneuvers after the fact to try to cause [fetal] demise. So it’s really tricky. It’s really tricky, so most of the time we do dig [digoxin], and it usually works. And then we don’t have to worry about that because Arizona state law says if any, if there’s signs of life, then we’re supposed to transport them. To the hospital.”

Former St. Paul Planned Parenthood client testifies that the abortionists there told her they would “break the baby’s neck” if born alive. This would be a violation of federal and Minnesota law. If you’ve had a similar experience that you would like to tell us about or are hurting from a previous abortion, we can help you. Please call 651-797-6370 and leave a confidential message.

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