A lobbyist for Planned Parenthood told Florida lawmakers this week that what doctors do with babies who were supposed to be aborted but were instead born alive is the doctors’ business — suggesting killing was okay.
“That’s entirely up to the doctor, the woman and the family,” said Alisa Laport Snow, the lobbyist for Florida’s Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates, during a committee hearing in Florida, the Weekly Standard reports.
“So, um, it is just really hard for me to even ask you this question because I’m almost in disbelief,” said Rep. Jim Boyd, to Ms. Snow, as reported by the Weekly Standard. “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 is struggling for life?”
“We believe that any decision that’s made should be left up to the woman, her family, and the physician,” Ms. Snow said, the Weekly Standard reported.
Another lawmaker quoted by Weekly Standard then asked about the fate of a baby who is “alive, breathing on a table, moving. What do your physicians do at that point?”
“I do not have that information,” Ms. Snow said. “I am not a physician, I am not an abortion provider. So I do not have that information.”
And one more lawmaker asked again, just to make sure: “You stated that a baby born alive on a table as a result of a botched abortion that that decision should be left to the doctor and the family. Is that what you’re saying?”
The Weekly Standard reported Ms. Snow said, “That decision should be between the patient and the health care provider.”