Groups may be interested in this video [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLs0sGZksDs ] produced by the Judiciary Committee to highlight their work investigating Planned Parenthood and featuring the two abortion survivors who testified before the Judiciary Committee last week.
As you may know, late yesterday Planned Parenthood issued a statement opposing the two pro-life bills scheduled for the floor this week — http://chrissmith.house.gov/uploadedfiles/ppfa_opposition_to_born_alive_abortion_survivors_protection_act.pdf
Shortly thereafter the White House followed suit issuing a Statement of Administration Policy (SAP) vowing to veto both bills.
The SAP explains opposition to the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act saying the act “would impose new legal requirements related to the provision of abortion services in certain circumstances, which would likely have a chilling effect, reducing access to care.”
In other words, the President either believes that killing babies after they are born is a reasonable part of an abortion or he fears that abortion providers like Planned Parenthood would stop doing abortions before they would be willing to comply with a requirement to save the babies that survive them.
Either way it demonstrates extreme callousness toward infants who survive abortions.
Please see the Press Release below from Caucus Co-Chair Chris Smith (R-NJ) responding to the statements by the President and Planned Parenthood —
Planned Parenthood Exposed – House Judiciary Investigation
Press Release below from Caucus Co-Chair Chris Smith (R-NJ) responding to the statements by the President and Planned Parenthood — http://chrissmith.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398406
[ed. Recall that Obama, as a legislator in Illinois, voted TWICE AGAINST the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban.]
Obama Truly Is the Abortion President: Backs Planned Parenthood’s extreme opposition to protecting babies who survive abortion
Congressional Pro-life Caucus Co-Chair Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04,) issued the following statement regarding the President’s extreme opposition to protecting babies who survive abortion:
“Late yesterday the President demonstrated that his subservience to Planned Parenthood is absolute and without question,” said Smith. “Blindly following the orders of Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the country, the President issued an extreme unequivocal statement that he would veto the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, a bill that simply says a child that survives an abortion must be given the same care as any other premature baby born at the same gestational age and forbidding acts of lethal violence against such babies.”
Today, the House will take up the rule for debate on the bill, H.R. 3504, as well as a separate bill, H.R. 3134, to stop Planned Parenthood from receiving taxpayer funds. Votes on passage of both bills are expected Friday.
“We are talking about babies that have been BORN ALIVE and are separate from their mothers,” Smith said. “Yet President Obama’s extreme obsession with promoting abortion doesn’t stop with killing unborn children. Even abortion survivors are not safe from this President and Planned Parenthood. Can we not treat these tiny infants as a person—as patients? According to the Abortion President and the largest abortion provider in the nation, the answer is a resounding NO.
“These extreme statements demonstrate just who we are dealing with in the White House, but the question remains. Will Members of the House and Senate follow the lead of the abortion giant, Planned Parenthood? Or will they at least draw a line at infanticide and vote for a law protect abortion survivors and ensure people like Kermit Gosnell who kill babies who survive abortions are prosecuted and brought to justice?”
[17 Sept 2015, AAPLOG; Congressional Pro-life Caucus]