This week, New York Senate Democrats passed the euphemistically-named Reproductive Health Act, legislation which allows abortion up to the moment of birth, loosens restrictions on who performs them, and removes the fatal procedure from the state's criminal code.
"Every individual who becomes pregnant has the fundamental right to choose to carry the pregnancy to term, to give birth to a child, or to have an abortion," the bill states, noting that as long as a licensed practitioner acts in "good faith," an unborn child can be murdered up to birth "to protect the patient's life or health." As previously reported by The Daily wire, "health" was defined by the Supreme Court (Doe v. Bolton) to broadly include "emotional, psychological, familial, and the woman's age."
The truth is, the reality of abortion is so gruesome that abortion activists rely heavily on euphemism and secrecy. For example, it's been shown time and again that self-described "pro-choice" folks change their mind about abortion after they're shown what the fatal procedure actually entails — and, no, it's not remotely comparable to a "dentist appointment," as we are commonly told by left-wing activists.
So how exactly is a late-term abortion carried out? What will it look like when abortionists in New York state kill the unborn from 25 weeks to birth? In short: infanticide.
Dr. Anthony Levatino, a practicing obstetrician-gynecologist who performed over 1,200 abortions before he became pro-life, explains the horrifying procedure in a video for pro-life organization Live Action.
"At this point, the baby is almost fully developed and viable, meaning he or she could survive outside the womb if the mother were to go into labor prematurely. Because the baby is so large and developed, the procedure takes three or four days to complete," says Levatino (video below).
"On day one, the abortionist uses a large needle to inject a drug called Digoxin," he continues. The drug will be used to cause fatal cardiac arrest, killing the baby. The Digoxin is injected into the baby’s head, torso, or heart via a needle to the mother’s abdomen.
"The baby will feel it," Levatino says. "Babies at this stage feel pain."
The mother's cervix is then opened with sticks of seaweed called laminaria so the woman can give birth to the dead baby.
"While the woman waits for the laminaria to dilate her cervix, she carries her dead baby inside of her for two to three days," the doctor explains. "On day two, the abortionist replaces the laminaria and may perform a second ultrasound to ensure the baby is dead. If the child is still alive, he administers another lethal dose of Digoxin."
If the woman cannot make it to the clinic to give birth to the murdered baby, she might be advised to give birth to the child on a toilet, Levatino says. If the woman does make it to the clinic, but the baby does not fully come out, a dilation and evacuation procedure must be performed, meaning "the abortionist will use clamps and forceps to dismember the baby piece by piece."
"Once the placenta and all the body parts have been removed, the abortion is complete," he says.
Dr. Levatino has been open about what triggered his dramatic transformation from abortionist to pro-life advocate: the tragic death of his daughter Heather. After Heather was hit by a car and died in Levatino’s arms, his perspective about the unborn he was aborting changed. It was no longer medical waste on the table, he said, it was somebody's child. Levatino has vowed to never perform an abortion again and has made it his mission to inform the public about the reality of the heavily-euphemized procedure.
Click here to watch a second trimester dilation and evacuation (D&E) abortion.
For demonstrations of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd trimester abortions, click here.