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Congress Sees Gruesome Photos of Born Alive Babies Abortionist Killed
Life News ^ | Cheryl Sullenger

Posted on 05/24/2013 6:17:19 PM PDT by Morgana

During a House Judiciary Committee Hearing discussing the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (HR 1797) held on May 23, 2013, Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) courageously displayed photos released by Operation Rescue depicting one aborted baby that was apparently killed after birth at a Houston, Texas, abortion clinic operated by Douglas Karpen.

The photos were provided by former clinic workers who came forward to blow the whistle on Karpen’s (below right) heinous acts.

(WARNING: Video contains graphic footage).

The photos were shown in support of the legislation that would provide nationwide protection for unborn children after 20 weeks when they are known to feel pain. HR 1797 was amended from applying only to the District of Columbia to a national bill after grisly details of babies being born alive then brutally murdered came out during the murder trial of late-term abortionist Kermit Gosnell, who was convicted of three counts of first degree murder in the deaths of three newborn babies.

Rep. Franks asked Dr. Anthony Levantino, a former abortionist and one of the three pro-life witnesses who powerfully testified of the need for this legislation, to estimate the fetal age of the photo that was displayed on a large screen in the hearing room, Dr. Levantino replied that he estimated the baby to be between 24 and 28 weeks gestation, which is beyond the legal limit of up to the 24 week milestone in Texas.

“Now if a healthy baby — otherwise healthy – were born alive at that age, what would be his or her chances of long-term survival?” asked Rep. Franks.

Dr. Levantino remarked without hesitation, “The majority would survive.”

Another bombshell dropped during the hearing came from Dr. Maureen Condic, who is Associate Professor of Neurobiology and Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She testified that the fetus is capable of reacting to pain as early as 8-10 weeks. This is when most abortions in America take place.

“The neural circuitry underlying the most basic response to pain is in place by eight weeks,” she testified. “This is the earliest point at which a fetus can feel pain in any capacity.”

“Her testimony completely blows the pro-abortion arguments out of the water that dispute the fact that babies can feel pain at 20 week,” said Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Policy Advisor for Operation Rescue. “These are the kinds of facts that have been kept from the American public by the pro-abortion lobby, media. We can only wonder how the public will react when they learn that ‘blob of tissue’ they have heard about is literally a tiny baby that is painfully tortured to death during even first trimester abortions.”

Also testifying was nurse and pro-life blogger and speaker Jill Stanek. She testified of her experience as a nurse holding an aborted baby that was born alive and left to die. She also noted other horrific cases of late-term abortionists known to do illegal procedures reminiscent of Gosnell’s horrific abortions. Information from Operation Rescue was cited in a footnote in her written remarks.

“We really appreciate the work of Rep. Franks and the testimony of Mrs. Stanek, who highlighted our documentation of abortion horrors, as well as the powerful testimony of the others who spoke. We constantly endeavor to get information like this into the hands of the public, and we are grateful for their help in doing so. It is hard to believe that anyone seeing those photos would not have second thoughts about abortion practices in this nation. We pray that these hearings will be the beginning of dramatic changes in the nation that will ultimately lead to an end to the barbaric act of abortion.”

Witness Written Testimony:

Dr. Anthony Levatino; Obstetrics and Gynecology, Las Cruces, NM Dr. Maureen Condic; Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, University of Utah, School of Medicine Ms. Jill Stanek, RN; Mokena, IL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyP5EtewVuo&feature=player_embedded


TOPICS: Conspiracy
KEYWORDS: abortion; congress; prolife

1 posted on 05/24/2013 6:17:19 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

Were any abortion-loving Dems or RINOs in the room while the photos were shown?


2 posted on 05/24/2013 7:06:10 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Morgana
Another bombshell dropped during the hearing came from Dr. Maureen Condic, who is Associate Professor of Neurobiology and Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She testified that the fetus is capable of reacting to pain as early as 8-10 weeks. This is when most abortions in America take place.

Well, duh.

The "study" that established that babies don't feel pain until 20 weeks was conducted by abortionists. They obviously have a conflict of interest, since they lose profits when women learn real facts about abortion. Scientifically, the idea that pain nerves are suddenly plugged in like electrical cords at 20 weeks is ludicrous. Proper fetal development depends on nerves carrying messages between the extremities and the brain. The nerves are *always* connected.

The nervous system begins to form at 3 weeks (post-conception), about the same time a heartbeat starts. I see that as an excellent time to cut off luxury abortions.

I do not know if Dr. Condic was referring to time after conception, or time after last menstrual cycle. That makes a difference of about 2 weeks. A woman who is 8 weeks pregnant as determined by her menstrual cycle has an unborn baby who is about 6 weeks old. In any case, there is no reason to allow second or third trimester abortions. Even most abortions to save the life of the mother (e.g. for ectopic pregnancy) take place within the first trimester.

3 posted on 05/24/2013 7:17:23 PM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: Morgana

Sad, but the American people as a whole equate this murder as essential to preserve their “sexual libertine” proclivities.


4 posted on 05/24/2013 8:12:01 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: Morgana

Rep. Franks spoke well. i’m unsure of his position on the subject but his statements were spot on


5 posted on 05/24/2013 10:08:48 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Were any abortion-loving Dems or RINOs in the room while the photos were shown?

They sort of take a “no comment” position when such photos are shown.


6 posted on 05/24/2013 10:21:37 PM PDT by boycott (CAL)
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To: boycott
They sort of take a “no comment” position when such photos are shown.

Maybe the cognitive dissonance between their claims to be the most caring, compassionate people in the world and the reality of what they promote when they support "abortion rights" renders them speechless.

7 posted on 05/25/2013 5:39:11 AM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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