TITUSVILLE, FL -- As part of its late-term abortion education project, Priests for Life today released another undercover phone call showing that healthy mothers of healthy children can obtain a legal abortion in the United States even at 32 weeks of pregnancy.
[Listen to the undercover call here]
“Our goal here is very simple: To reveal to the American people that healthy mothers are aborting healthy babies even in the final months of pregnancy, and that this is legal activity,” said National Director Father Frank Pavone. “We are revealing this because many of our fellow citizens simply do not know or do not believe this is happening. We show them the evidence. Knowing that it is happening is the first step towards stopping it.”
The call released today was made last week to the clinic of abortionist Warren Hern in Boulder, Colorado. Hern is the author of the medical textbook Abortion Practice, which uses the words “decapitate” and “dismember” to describe the abortion procedure.
The caller, posing as a woman at around 30 weeks of pregnancy, made no reference to any fetal anomalies or maternal health problems. She simply stated, “My husband and I just split up and I just don’t want to continue the pregnancy.”
The four-day abortion procedure was scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 28, at which point the clinic pointed out she would be at 32 weeks of pregnancy.
The undercover call was carried out with the assistance of Abortion Free New Mexico. Tara Shaver, who represents that organization, said, “This undercover investigation reveals that Abortionist Warren Hern in Boulder, Colorado is willing to perform an abortion at 32 weeks of pregnancy for $25,000 with virtually no questions asked. Late-term abortions have no place in a civilized society, yet in America they are performed on healthy women carrying healthy babies all across this nation. This should be a wakeup call for Americans who refuse to believe that this is happening."
The call was the eighth in a series of calls that Priests for Life will continue to commission across the nation. Previous calls were made to the Southwestern Women’s Options in Albuquerque, NM, where our callers successfully made abortion appointments at 25, 30, and even 33 weeks.
“Even people who identify as pro-choice reject abortion at these late stages of pregnancy,” Father Pavone said. “As a Knights of Columbus/Marist poll last year revealed, almost six in ten Americans support the protection of babies in the womb after 20 weeks of pregnancy. This includes 56 percent of people who identify themselves as ‘pro-choice,’ and 49 percent of those who identify as Democrats.
“In the light of these facts,” Father Pavone said, “we are urging all U.S. Senators to vote for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (S. 1622), to protect these children starting at 20 weeks of their development.”
For more information on the pending legislation, see www.StopAbortionNow.org. To learn more about Priests for Life, the largest anti-abortion ministry in the Catholic Church, visit www.ProLifeCentral.com.