NEW ORLEANS - Today, the Center for Medical Progress
released a video
including clips from various abortion industry leaders at the National Abortion Federation conferences in 2014 and 2015.
Within the video, Dr. Ann Schutt-Aine, director of abortion services for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, the Houston-based organization that is seeking a license to sell abortions in Louisiana, said the following:
"If I'm doing a procedure, and I'm seeing that I'm in fear that it's about to come to the umbilicus [navel], I might ask for a second set of forceps to hold the body at the cervix and pull off a leg or two so it's not PBA (partial-birth abortion)."
As explained by the Bioethics Defense Fund's Dorinda Bordlee, "If a baby is killed after the navel is outside the body of the mother, then it meets the
definition of a partial-birth abortion
in violation of both state and federal law. Dr. Schutt-Aine explains in the video that if the baby is starting to exit the womb intact, then she will force the upper torso of the baby to remain in the womb with a second pair of forceps and then dismember the living baby to cause death by 'pull(ing) off a leg or two.'"
Benjamin Clapper, Executive Director of Louisiana Right to Life, said the following on the release of the new video: "The comments by Dr. Schutt-Aine of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast within the new video from the Center for Medical Progress are both honest and heinous. On the video she
explains how she purposely avoids violation of the Partial-Birth Abortion law by engaging in the dismemberment of a living human being in the womb. She shows a complete and total lack of regard for the living human beings who are brutally ripped limb from limb at the hands of Planned Parenthood abortion providers like herself.
ouisiana's 2015 Act 264, signed by Gov. John Bel Edwards, prohibits 'dismemberment' abortions, and the U.S. Supreme Court has called this act 'brutal.' Yet this is just the kind of purposeful action that awaits the women and children of Louisiana if Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast succeeds in its efforts to open an abortion business so it can sell 2,844 more abortions each year at its Claiborne Avenue location. This is more reason why Attorney General Jeff Landry's vigorous and ongoing defense of the Louisiana dismemberment ban is so vital to the common decency of our state and its citizens."