The Washington Post reported something surprising on April 29 -- a hidden-camera expose by pro-life advocates. On the front page of the Metro section, the Post reported how a veteran D.C. abortion doctor named Cesare Santangelo told a 24-week pregnant woman that in the unlikely event that an abortion resulted in a live birth, "we would not help it."
"(T)echnically, you know, legally, we would be obligated to help it, you know, to survive, but it probably wouldn't," he said in a way to reassure the woman who was working for the undercover group Live Action.
The legal technicality is the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act of 2002, to insure that that any baby "mistakenly" born during an abortion has all the rights of any other living, breathing human. When it passed and was signed by President Bush, the networks also completely censored that.
It tells you something about the precarious nature of America's soul that such a law even needs to exist.
Live Action also released an expose of another abortion clinic, Dr. Emily's Women's Health Center in the Bronx. The Live Action mother in that video asked what happens if a child is accidentally born during an attempt at a late-term abortion. An unnamed staffer advised on the video to "flush" the baby down the toilet if he or she was delivered at home before the final stage of the two- or three-day abortion procedure. "If it comes out, then it comes out. Flush it.. ... if anything, you know, put it in a bag or something or somewhere and bring it to us."
When Live Action's undercover investigator asked what the clinic would do if, after the abortion, the baby was moving, the counselor responded: "If it did come out in one piece, it's very small. So they would still have to put it in a container -- like, a jar -- with solution and send it to the lab." But if the baby is breathing or twitching? "The solution will make it stop. It's not going to be moving around in the jar. That's the whole purpose of the solution."
All on tape. This callous murder plot sounds all too familiar to those following the just-concluded trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell in Philadelphia. It is the culture of death on display -- pure evil.
The networks adore hidden-camera stories when the targets are conservative. Last September, they gave 88 minutes when Mother Jones reporting Mitt Romney was secretly recorded dismissing the "47 percent" that would never vote for him, which probably cost him the election.