Live Action: Abortion Industry Built On 'Profits From Pain'
Earlier this year, Live Action launched their Inhuman campaign, which highlighted the gruesome details of the late-term abortion industry. In their various investigations across the country, Live Action exposed doctors admitting that they would not care for infants born alive. That's a violation of federal law. Also, the gross misinformation they disseminate to their patients concerning the truth about fetal pain. All of this was made more poignant since these investigative videos were launched at the height of the Kermit Gosnell case in Philadelphia. Gosnell, an abortionist, was charged with performing illegal abortions, along with other felonious acts; he's now serving a life sentence.
Now, Live Action is going after the profits the abortion industry reaps from these desperate women. Apparently, it costs close to $8,000 for a woman 25 weeks into her pregnancy to abort her child. It goes up an additional $1,000 for each week that goes by. The video released yesterday shows Dr. Carmen Landau from their previous investigation from the Southwestern Women's Options clinic. She's an abortionist who received her medical training from communist Cuba.
As the vote for New Mexico's Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Ordinance nears, Live Action serves to remind the voters whom they're really protecting with their ballot.
In a press release, Live Action President Lila Rose said:
As residents of Albuquerque, New Mexico prepare to vote on a groundbreaking fetal pain ordinance on Nov. 19, the pro-life organization Live Action today released a new investigative video that exposes the gruesome particulars of the late-term abortion procedure and the sleazy business side of the abortion industry.
The video, titled "Profits from Pain," features a new investigative recording from the notorious late-term abortion facility Southwestern Women's Options. Live Action exposed this abortion facility's gruesome and negligent practices in this past summer's Inhuman investigation.
In the Nov. 8, 2013 recording, a Live Action investigator schedules a 25-week abortion – a "week-long procedure." When the investigator expresses shock at the abortion's cost – $8,000 – the facility's staffer sympathizes: "Are you still in your chair?" She follows up with a warning: "every week that goes by, the fee goes up by another thousand dollars[.]"
Live Action hopes to alert Americans – who, polls consistently show, vehemently oppose late-term abortion – to the abortion industry's "rabid and extremist" opposition to any and all industry regulations.
"This facility is only one of the worst examples of the abortion industry's complete disregard for basic human rights," Lila Rose, Live Action's president, explained. "Babies shot through the heart with poison, mothers left to deliver their dead children in an empty hotel room."
"If Cecile Richards thought Albuquerque was a winning issue," Rose continued, "she would be trying to make money on it. But Planned Parenthood's fundraising e-mails are silent on this. It takes a truly fringe mentality to advocate for more privileges for abortionists in the face of the blatant negligence and contempt for women on display in Albuquerque. And yet we have senators and congressmen in Washington, bought and paid for by Planned Parenthood, trying to mainstream this gruesome reality."
Rose was referring to a new piece of legislation, the putative Women's Health and Safety Act of 2013, intended to federally nullify all abortion regulations nationwide, from sanitation standards to waiting periods to building code regulations.
The Live Action video shines a light on the ideological chasm between the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Ordinance and the Women's Health and Safety Act of 2013.
"On the one hand," Rose said, "we have a city making history by voting to forbid industrial slaughter of precious children. On the other, we have Planned Parenthood-backed, virulently pro-abortion politicians working to help abortionists carry out this butchery. But what more can we expect from people like Barbara Boxer, who think a baby 'becomes' a human being only when her parents arrive home with her from the hospital?"
California senator Barbara Boxer, one of the sponsors of the abortion expansion bill, famously said in 2010, "I think that when you bring your baby home, when your baby is born ... the baby belongs to your family and has all the rights."
"This," Rose concluded, "is a clear-cut case of good versus evil."
Last week, that "clear- cut" case was made more explicit with their video on "room service abortions," which exposes the Plaza Inn working with Southwestern Women's Options clinic to "enhance revenues for both businesses," according to Live Action.
The Plaza Inn,” Rose elaborated, “is more than willing to give discounts and free transportation to mothers about to have their children poisoned to death and torn apart. But you’ll notice that the hotel refuses to transport these women to the abortion facility at the most dangerous point of the procedure – in the middle of the night, when they might be in labor, delivering a dead baby over the toilet. How many other hotels – in Albuquerque, and across the nation – are profiting from these gruesome procedures? How many are offering discounts for death?”
In the undercover recording, the Plaza Inn staffer admits that under such circumstances, “you guys [SWO patients] actually transport yourselves[.] … I think you wind up going to the hospital[.]”
Live Action reports releasing this second video to show voters the stakes on Tuesday. “It’s already horrifying,” Rose said, “that Albuquerque has a traveling circus of doctors who fly in and massacre late-term, viable, pain-capable babies. And now we know that ‘cottage industries’ are springing up to aid and abet these people in their multi-thousand-dollar child-killing business.”
Rose implored voters to defy the well-funded pro-abortion organizations dumping money into the city. “Groups like Planned Parenthood and NARAL may not be saying much about this vote, but that’s because late-term abortion doesn’t poll well. It never has. But they’re spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to preserve this barbaric business. I pray that voters strongly reject keeping Albuquerque a hub of human rights abuses on Tuesday.”
According to its website, the Plaza Inn, which boasts “the Best in Southwestern Hospitality,” is associated with three other hotels in the region: the Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Colton/Riverside, CA; the Holiday Inn Express in Barstow, CA; and the Palmdale Hotel & Resort in Palmdale, CA.