Following the release of new undercover footage from the Center for Medical Progress depicting a Planned Parenthood abortionist discussing babies born alive after botched abortions, Students for Life of America president Kristan Hawkins responded with the statement below:
“If Congress needed a wake-up call as to why they need to defund Planned Parenthood – and I would argue they do – then they should to take the time to watch this latest video from the Center for Medical Progress. Should they not do everything in their power to defund an organization who would even consider breaking the law by refusing medical attention to a child born alive after a botched abortion depending on who is the room during an abortion? And what about the mother – was she ever told that there is a possibility of her child being born alive and made to suffer without comfort or acknowledgement of their humanity?
“There is no amount of good that Planned Parenthood can do that would ever suffice for taking the lives of innocent babies, betraying their patients – mothers, sisters, wives, girlfriends, and skirting the law by whatever means possible in order to make more money. Our elected officials need to everything they can, whatever it takes, to strip Planned Parenthood of our tax dollars. Attorney General Jeff Sessions should immediately pursue the criminal charges recommended to him by Congress against Planned Parenthood and their business partners. There is no excuse whatsoever that this horrific organization should be funded with the hard-earned dollars of Americans.”