Video of a Florida subcommittee hearing held Wednesday shows a Planned Parenthood official making the case for post-birth abortion rights.
The Florida House Civil Justice Subcommittee was considering a bill that would require a abortionists to provide medical assistance to an infant born alive.
In the video highlighted by The Weekly Standard Friday, Alisa Laport Snow, a lobbyist representing Florida’s Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates, explained that if an infant is born alive as a result of a botched abortion, the mother and her physician are the ones to decide what to do with the child.
Watch the segment courtesy of 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?” Florida state Republican Rep. Jim Boyd asked Snow.
“We believe that any decision that’s made should be left up to the woman, her family and the physician,” Snow responded.
Florida state Republican Rep. Daniel Davis followed asking Snow what Planned Parenthood physicians do when a “baby is alive, breathing on a table, moving.”
Snow denied having information about that.
“I am not a physician, I am not an abortion provider. So I do not have that information,” she replied.
Another Republican, Rep. Jose Oliva asked Snow to reiterate her position.
“You stated that a baby born on a table as a result of a botched abortion that that decision should be left to the doctor and the family,” he said. “Is that what you’re saying?”
“That decision should be between the patient and the health-care provider,” Snow replied.
Oliva followed up saying he thought “that at that point the patient would be the child struggling on the table, wouldn’t you agree?”
“That’s a very good question. I really don’t know how to answer that,” Snow replied. “I think — I would be glad to have some more conversations with you about this.”
Full hearing video available here, the exchange with Snow begins at the 39-minute mark.