Comedian and pollical commentator Steven Crowder pulled off an undercover operation to expose the reality of late-term abortions in America, which we are so often told are essentially a myth unless the mother's life is in danger.
Unfortunately, as the video painfully exposes, states like Colorado (and seven others) allow abortion up to the moment of birth for essentially any reason.
In Crowder’s powerful video, Mariel, who is 25 weeks pregnant, places a hidden camera on her person and goes into a Colorado abortion clinic, where all items save a photo ID are curiously banned. Babies at 25 weeks, mind you, are considered viable, with a 70% chance of survival outside the womb.
Mariel is told she’ll be briefed on an abortion and get an ultrasound soon, and is directed to sit in the waiting room. But while Mariel is waiting, she begins talking to a woman who is eight months pregnant (known as Patient X in the video) and set for an abortion that day. As she indicates to Mariel, the baby is perfectly fine; there are no known birth defects nor are there any known risks to her health.
“There’s nothing wrong with my pregnancy, like no fetal, whatever anomalies,” says Patient X. “All of that checked out fine. I mean they ran all the tests on him. I mean, he’s fine. There’s nothing wrong with him. They did the Down syndrome [test], they ran all of that stuff.”
The two also talk about the procedure, which aligns with what former abortionist Dr. Anthony Levtino has explained in a video for Live Action (transcript via Daily Wire):
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.
“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.
A nurse then enters to question Patient X about how much money she has with her.
“How much did you bring with you?” she asks.
Patient X replies, “What?”
“Money-wise,” the nurse responds in a sharp tone. “How much did you bring with you?”
When it is understood that the woman has no money with her, the irritated nurse complains out loud, “So, you have zero dollars.”
Patient X leaves Mariel, apparently heading toward where the abortion will potentially be performed. It’s unclear if Patient X goes through with the procedure.
Mariel can be heard praying for Patient X to change her mind and save the innocent unborn in her womb when she leaves the clinic.
New attention was brought to the abortion debate when Governor Ralph Northam (D-VA) advocated for infanticide during a radio segment.
“When we talk about third-trimester abortions, these are done with the consent of the mother, with the consent of physicians, more than one physician by the way, and it’s done in cases where there may be severe deformities, there may be a fetus which is non-viable. So in this particular example, if the mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen, the infant would be delivered, the infant would be kept comfortable, the infant would be resuscitated if this is what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physician and the mother,” Northam said.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, recently signed the euphemistically-named Reproductive Health Act into law, which allows murder of the unborn up to the moment of birth, loosens restrictions on who can perform abortions, and legalizes the murder of unwanted unborn babies.