Patterico's Pontifications

10/17/2015

Planned Parenthood Abortion Survivor: “I do not care if I have to crawl to heaven; I will not surrender”

Filed under: General — Dana @ 3:40 pm

[guest post by Dana]

It was telling, but unsurprising, that Planned Parenthood and its organ harvesting scandal was not brought up during the Democrat debate the other night. To the candidates, and perhaps the moderators as well, abortion through the ninth month is fine and dandy because it is a woman’s right to choose, no matter who else might be horribly impacted by that choice. Such as Gianna Jessen:

Jessen was the victim of a failed saline abortion at seven and a half months’ gestation, during which she burned alive in her biological mother’s womb for 18 hours.

After she was rushed from the clinic to the hospital, doctors said she wouldn’t live. But she did.

Jessen was later diagnosed with cerebral palsy, which doctors told her was a result of the lack of oxygen she suffered during the abortion attempt.

The doctors said she would never walk or even hold up her own head. But she did.

“So much of it is mindset,” Jessen said. “I do not care if I have to crawl to heaven; I will not surrender.”

Here is Jessen’s riveting testimony before a House Judiciary Committee:

Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards studiously ignores the existence of people like Gianna Jessen. Hence, after Jessen’s testimony, Richards continued to deny and look the other way when questioned by Rep. Ron DeSantis at a House hearing:

“If a child survives an abortion attempt, should it be given nourishment and medical care?”

“I’ve never heard of such a circumstance happening,” Richards replied.

Pressed by DeSantis, Richards continued:

“Yes, I mean, I certainly … I can say that at Planned Parenthood, I am aware of no instance where—we don’t provide abortions after viability. So … but it certainly, in my experience at Planned Parenthood, we haven’t ever had that kind of circumstance.”

“But you would say that medical care would be in order at that point? Forget about Planned Parenthood. Just generally?” DeSantis asked.

“Well I’d say, again, I want to be responsible for Planned Parenthood and what we do there, and certainly in that situation in—which, again, has never occurred that I know of, a baby born … that baby should, as the mother, should get appropriate medical care from the physician. And would,” Richards said.

Which is, of course, so ironic given that Planned Parenthood stood firmly against the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act which “require[s] any health care practitioner who is present when a child is born alive following an abortion or attempted abortion to: (1) exercise the same degree of care as reasonably provided to any other child born alive at the same gestational age, and (2) ensure that such child is immediately admitted to a hospital.”

Sadly, the harvesting season never ends at Planned Parenthood butcheries. And unarguably, they are most certainly not in the business of saving the lives of babies. Especially the full-term, intact ones.

Watch Jessen’s testimony. She is an inspirational woman of courage who fully understands the preciousness of life. Crawling to heaven, that’s something reserved for the mightiest among us.

–Dana

Trump Evades Further Questioning on 9/11 Happening Under Bush

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 12:47 pm

This story has sparked a lively debate at Hot Air Headlines, and I thought readers here might enjoy it. The other day, The Donald made a big point of reminding us that 9/11 happened on George Bush’s watch. Now, reporters are predictably trying to keep the issue alive — and apparently, Mr. Tell-It-Like-It-Is is dodging the question:

Trump regularly speaks with reporters at campaign events and often takes multiple questions in an impromptu manner, making his silence Friday all the more noticeable.

When asked by CNN after a rally at a local high school here if he thought the attacks were George W. Bush’s fault, Trump, after pausing to listen to the question, walked away.

Minutes later, he again declined to say anything when asked to react to Bush’s response on Twitter, ignoring at least half a dozen questions on the matter before driving away in his motorcade. He did respond to questions about the crowd size at his campaign event Friday and why he was campaigning in Massachusetts.

Discuss.


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