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Matt Vespa


June 13, 2013 - 8:01 am

Today, Live Action released another investigative video centering on Dr. Carmen Landau of New Mexico. This is part of the organization’s prolonged investigation into the late-term abortion industry. For the past two months, the organization has exposed the lurid details that pervade this underreported sector of American medicine. In fact, it’s shown the nation that late-term abortionists are murdering babies that are viable outside the womb, which is a violation of federal law.

In the case of Dr. Landau, she likens killing a child to a “flu shot.”

According to Live Action’s press release:

the video features newly released recordings from Dr. Carmen Landau, of Southwest Women’s Options in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and a counselor employed at the same facility.

When asked by the Live Action investigator, “Is it a baby?,” the counselor answers:

Well what – how – what do you consider a baby?  It’s definitely a fetus. … Um, it depends what the term “baby” means to you, and how you perceive it.

When asked if the possibility of the pre-born baby feeling pain bothers her, the New Mexico counselor replies:

I feel that it’s, um, necessary for the procedure to happen and, ultimately, um, safest, and kind of the most, kinda, humane way to do it, you know?

Abortion doctor Carmen Landau tells the investigator that the injection that will kill her baby is “like any shot, you know, like a flu shot, or a vaccine, really.” Contrary to a large body of evidence, she alleges that babies in the womb do not feel pain or anguish from a poisonous injection, claiming that “it’s not like you and I [sic] where when we get a flu shot, we’re kind of, ‘Ugh!’ – not – that – that – that experience of anxiety and suffering is not – it [the baby]‘s not capable of.”


Lila Rose, President of Live Action, says she hopes to educate the nation on the true nature of abortion.

“These babies,” said Rose, “whom Carmen Landau calls ‘not a thinking being,’ are unique and precious human persons. They feel, they dream, they grow…and when an abortionist tries to kill them with a needle or with forceps, they react. They fight for their lives, just as any of us would.

“Our investigation has exposed the disturbing willingness of abortionists to engage in illegal and inhuman acts,” Rose said, “including misleading pregnant women, pushing them into abortion, and even infanticide. This is horrible, but Americans should know just as well the horrifying practices that are still legal, that we allow to happen every day.”

The first half of Live Action’s latest video details abortionists’ estimation of the humanity of the unborn child. Abortionist Laura Mercer assures the investigator that her 24-week baby “doesn’t even look like a baby yet.” Live Action provides several images of premature babies born as early as 23 weeks.

LeRoy Carhart, the subject of Live Action’s previous Inhuman video, is quoted as follows:

Well, in my heart and my mind, you know, life begins when the mother thinks it begins, not when anybody else thinks it begins. For some women, it’s before they conceive; for some women, it’s never. Even after they deliver, it’s still a problem, not a baby.

Here’s another “problem.” Would you trust a doctor who received medical training in Cuba?  That’s where Landau got her credentials. A New York Times article from 2007 reported:

U.S. authorities have suggested, however, that it is unclear whether Americans who receive Cuban medical training can meet licensing requirements in the United States. The graduates will have to pass two exams to apply for residency at American hospitals, then eventually pass a third.

However, the piece also noted that some graduates of the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) have received residencies in American hospitals, but questions still remain. Cat Wise, of PBS Newshour, wrote in 2010  that “because many medical supplies, like advanced diagnostic equipment, are in short supply, students learn medicine the old-fashioned way: listening closely to a stethoscope, relying on their hands to feel for abnormalities.”

So we have physicians — from schools that lack proper medical tools — conducting these grisly procedures.  That sounds safe.  Furthermore, you can’t really call ELAM a medical school since it’s tinged with communist philosophy.  As Marc Lacey of the New York Times wrote back in 2006:

Cuban-trained doctors must be able not only to diagnose an ulcer and treat hypertension but also to expound on the principles put forward by “el comandante.”

It was President Castro himself who in the late 1990s came up with the idea for this place, which gives potential doctors from throughout the Americas and Africa not just the A B C’s of medicine but also the basic philosophy behind offering good health care to the struggling masses.

The Cuban government offers full scholarships to poor students from abroad, and many, including 90 or so Americans, have jumped at the chance of a free medical education, even with a bit of Communist theory thrown in.

Landau, who’s cited towards the end of the ’07 Times article, admitted that Cuba “is a highly flawed system…after six years here I could go on and on regarding things that I think should be different.” She went on to praise Michael Moore’s Sicko, which was released at the time, as a film that would help start discussions about reforming American health care. In the meantime, she’ll abort some babies.

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Related: Pelosi: Late-Term Abortions Are ‘Sacred’

Matt Vespa is a web editor at and occasional writer for Hot Air, RedState, and Townhall Magazine.

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We've all said it before: there are many more Gosnell's out there. You can't evolve into the culture of death we have and not have them. I can only hope she doesn't reproduce herself. We don't need any more nihilists.
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There have been 3,106 abortions in the US today.
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There was a certain political group sometime back that thought you could do anything to anyone if you could provide medical cover. That mindset is with us still.
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Another plug for And Then There Were None, which helps people in the abortion industry to get out.
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Two separate issues here. One is the abortion procedure. The other is the issue of foreign medical graduates. These are totally distinct.

There are many fine graduates from foreign medical schools here in the US. Ask why that is, why do we not produce enough out of our own schools? That is a legitimate issue yet if you dig hard enough you will find that a doc from India, wherever are the elite and US policy is to bring them here. I know and work with these people. No problem there.

So Cubans, whatever the issues with the government, are not less stupid that you. Some of them want to come here. That in itself should not be a barrier. We ought to encourage people with ability.. Maybe this person was not the best choice.

I have worked with very skilled Cuban Americans. This has nothing to do with the abortion issue. Kermit Gosnill is 100% American.

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Well Carman, if it's "just like a flu shot" why don't you do the whole world a favor and roll up your sleeve and let another Cuban trained "doctor" give you an adult-sized dose of it. After all you are just an "over-sized" bunch of cells.
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Ah, yes. Life unworthy of life. Not the babies, mind you. The abortionists.
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Well, if you're assuming the baby is a hostile virus then yeah, she's not far off. It does beg the question though how the hell these people sleep at night.
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