Testifying in support for a bill (Bill 359) seeking to protect babies born alive from botched abortions in North Carolina, Republican state representative Pat McElraft recalled horrifying experiences that she witnessed at the hands of a late-term abortionist when she previously worked in the medical field.
After passing the state House and Senate, the bill was eventually vetoed by Governor Roy Cooper (D-NC). But McElraft’s harrowing testimony offers a chilling inside look at late-term abortion, which is increasingly being relentlessly pushed by the Democratic Party.
"You will hear from opponents of Bill 359 that there is no need for this bill. 'We don’t have is happening in North Carolina.' I can testify to the fact that infanticide has happened in North Carolina. I’ve been witness to the results of those late-term abortions," stated the lawmaker, reported Live Action.
"There was an abortionist in Jacksonville, North Carolina, who was known nationally for performing late term abortions," the Republican continued. "We heard of many girls who came from other states to North Carolina — Jacksonville, North Carolina, to have their late-term abortions. Even hitchhiking down from New York, some of them did, to come in — those were the days when saline abortions were performed."
"The salt content of the saline was so strong that it burned the little baby’s skin," said McElraft.
"Nurses told of stories of the babies that were born alive and [had] been taken by the doctor and turned over with their faces down in the saline to drown," she recalled. "Most of the nurses refused to work with this abortionist. He only did his abortions on the weekends."
McElraft said she once saw a bucket of what she thought were "little pigs," only to be informed that they were murdered babies:
One day I was on a break, [and] went in to visit with the pathologist in the pathology lab, and I asked him, I said, "What are all these little pigs doing in these buckets?" He told me, "Pat, look again." And I did. They were perfectly formed little human babies in those buckets. Their skin was even pinker than a normal baby would be, because it had been burned by the saline. Those were the weekend’s abortions.
As noted by Live Action, saline abortions were common back in the 1970-80s, but are very seldom carried out today. "Once committed in the late second and third trimesters, these abortions were done by injecting a caustic saline solution into the uterus," explained the outlet. "The baby would die over the course of a few hours and then the mother would go through labor to deliver her dead baby. Sometimes the saline failed to kill the baby and the baby was born alive."
Today, late-term abortion procedures entail an abortionist injecting the viable unborn baby, who can feel pain, with a drug called Digoxin. As explained by former abortionist Dr. Anthony Levatino, Digoxin is used to spark fatal cardiac arrest and kill the child. The mother's cervix is then opened with sticks of seaweed called laminaria. After carrying her dead baby inside of her for two to three days, barring any other complications, the mother will give birth to the dead body.
New York recently became one of eight states to effectively allow abortion up to the moment of birth via the euphemistically named "Reproductive Health Act." According to Live Action, the legislation allows for the "remov[al of] protections for babies born alive after an abortion — meaning they could be left to die after birth — by rescinding a portion of New York’s public health law."