As published on Secular Pro-Life’s Blog on May 14, 2013.
“This idea of an infant being born alive in the process of a botched abortion and people not making efforts to resuscitate — I think that’s a myth they like to propagate. It’s just not something that really happens.” So said Jessica Arons, an abortion advocate at the Center for American Progress, in Sunday’s CNN piece on Kermit Gosnell.
The next day, Gosnell was convicted of three counts of murder in the deaths of born-alive infants at his “clinic.”
“The type of abortion where an infant would be delivered, those only happen in hospital settings and they’re incredibly rare,” Arons said. I’ve heard statements like those of Ms. Arons from the abortion industry and their supporters more often than I can count.I’ve also received her statement in the form of a question, by people around the world, more times than I can count. “Late term abortions only happen in hospitals and they’re rare, right?”
WRONG. Although the exact figure of late term abortions and late term abortion survivors is not clear, the truth is that late term abortions happen more often than most people want to think. We know that Gosnell’s abortion facility is not the only “house of horrors” in this country. Live Action’s recent Inhuman investigation has shed further light on the normalcy of the abortion industry’s practices, including late term abortions and infanticide. Try as abortion supporters might to deny the hard truth, I am not a myth.