Video: Lethal injection for fetus is “like a flu shot or a vaccine”

posted at 9:21 am on June 13, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

Live Action has a new video out today in its “Inhuman” project, which investigates late-term abortion providers and exposes the bizarre and false claims made to justify their work.  Following on the heels of the Kermit Gosnell trial, it’s becoming more and more clear that the industry relies on deception in order to mask its cruelty.  In the category of “bizarre,” Live Action presents Dr. Carmen Landau, who aborts late-term babies using a lethal injection into the cranium, and compares the process to a flu shot or vaccine:

The video features newly released recordings from Dr. Carmen Landau, of Southwest Women’s Options in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and a counselor employed at the same facility.

When asked by the Live Action investigator, “Is it a baby?,” the counselor answers:

Well what – how – what do you consider a baby?  It’s definitely a fetus. … Um, it depends what the term “baby” means to you, and how you perceive it.

When asked if the possibility of the pre-born baby feeling pain bothers her, the New Mexico counselor replies:

I feel that it’s, um, necessary for the procedure to happen and, ultimately, um, safest, and kind of the most, kinda, humane way to do it, you know?

Abortion doctor Carmen Landau tells the investigator that the injection that will kill her baby is “like any shot, you know, like a flu shot, or a vaccine, really.” Contrary to a large body of evidence, she alleges that babies in the womb do not feel pain or anguish from a poisonous injection, claiming that “it’s not like you and I [sic] where when we get a flu shot, we’re kind of, ‘Ugh!’ – not – that – that – that experience of anxiety and suffering is not – it [the baby]‘s not capable of.”

The injection causes as much pre-anxiety in a 27-week fetus as it would in a one-month-old baby, which is to say … none at all. That doesn’t mitigate the pain, and anyone who has held an infant during a simple blood draw knows that the child feels it — and that’s not sending the needle into a cranium.

Live Action needs to keep shining a light on these practices.  Most people think of abortion as an antiseptic, magical process that simply makes lumps of cells disappear.  It’s a brutal business in reality and snuffs out human lives by the hundreds of thousands.  That’s a disease of the heart that desperately needs a cure of love and compassion for both mother and child.

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Without the LSM, this stuff might as well not happen, at least in terms of stopping it.

IlikedAUH2O on June 13, 2013 at 9:25 AM

compares the process to a flu shot or vaccine:

Oh so similar, one kills, the others extend life….every day they earn the title of LIBTARD!

hillsoftx on June 13, 2013 at 9:25 AM

“He who hates me loves death,” -YHWH.

Akzed on June 13, 2013 at 9:26 AM

It’s a brutal business in reality and snuffs out human lives by the hundreds of thousands.

It’s a barbaric procedure that is for certain.

dogsoldier on June 13, 2013 at 9:29 AM

The Jews shot at Babi Yar were told the same thing, “Relax, it’s like getting an injection at the doctor.”

Bishop on June 13, 2013 at 9:30 AM

Well what – how – what do you consider a baby? It’s definitely a fetus. … Um, it depends what the term “baby” means to you, and how you perceive it.

The Left are such ghouls. Basically, to them, it ain’t a baby till it passes through the birth canal. Only then, does one become a baby and, thus, a human.

Bitter Clinger on June 13, 2013 at 9:35 AM

the industry relies on deception in order to mask its cruelty.

And a gullible nation swallows the lies.
That’s why the barbarism is still legal.

itsnotaboutme on June 13, 2013 at 9:35 AM

In the irony department, PETA would be protesting this style of extermination if it was performed on an animal. Yet we hear nothing but crickets—oh, the humanity of our “civilized society”.

Rovin on June 13, 2013 at 9:36 AM

I feel that it’s, um, necessary for the procedure to happen and, ultimately, um, safest, and kind of the most, kinda, humane way to do it, you know?

Was this interview with the abortion doctor or Obama off-teleprompter?.

fogw on June 13, 2013 at 9:37 AM

When you commit genocide with boxcars, ovens, and gas chambers, the world responds by sending its tanks into your capitol city.

When you commit genocide under the guise of women’s health, the world showers you with praise and commends you for your good work.

Odysseus on June 13, 2013 at 9:38 AM

When asked by the Live Action investigator, “Is it a baby?,” the counselor answers:

Well what – how – what do you consider a baby? It’s definitely a fetus. … Um, it depends what the term “baby” means to you, and how you perceive it.

I don’t see late-term abortionists as human beings. That’s just how ‘I perceive it’.

slickwillie2001 on June 13, 2013 at 9:41 AM

Where’s thuja and his bride the armpit? Too early in the am?

slickwillie2001 on June 13, 2013 at 9:43 AM

Why don’t Liberals cherish life?

kingsjester on June 13, 2013 at 9:44 AM

Talk about burning topics of the day.

Yawn.

sartana on June 13, 2013 at 8:15 AM

davidk on June 13, 2013 at 9:45 AM

Where’s thuja and his bride the armpit? Too early in the am?

slickwillie2001 on June 13, 2013 at 9:43 AM

http://hotair.com/archives/2013/06/13/was-franks-another-akin/comment-page-1/#comment-7082448

davidk on June 13, 2013 at 9:46 AM

Guns don’t kill people.
Abortionists kill people.

davidk on June 13, 2013 at 9:47 AM

When you commit genocide under the guise of women’s health, the world showers you with praise and commends you for your good work.

Odysseus on June 13, 2013 at 9:38 AM

Hey Carmen Landau is just doing God’s work according to our dear rat-eared despot.

Happy Nomad on June 13, 2013 at 9:48 AM

Brought to you by the “Party of Science.”

CDeb on June 13, 2013 at 9:49 AM

Guns don’t kill people.
Abortionists kill people.

davidk on June 13, 2013 at 9:47 AM

And without need of a gun. A needle works just fine.

Bitter Clinger on June 13, 2013 at 9:50 AM

Hmmmm…….so the libs would be okay with lethal injections to the cranium of condemned prisoners?

GarandFan on June 13, 2013 at 9:53 AM

The history books one day will put these Live Action folks right alongside Gandhi and King and Schindler and all the other heroes who resisted great evils.

The rest of us won’t be treated so kindly by history.

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Exit question: do liberals understand that for people like me, I can NEVER listen to anything else they have to say, on any subject, and I can never vote for any of them, for any reason … because of THIS evil?

I wonder if it ever occurs to them. I really do.

Professor Blather on June 13, 2013 at 9:53 AM

When asked by the Live Action investigator, “Is it a baby?,” the counselor answers:

Well what – how – what do you consider a baby? It’s definitely a fetus. … Um, it depends what the term “baby” means to you, and how you perceive it.

According to Dear Leader, it’s a punishment.

Bitter Clinger on June 13, 2013 at 9:54 AM

Why don’t Liberals cherish life?

kingsjester on June 13, 2013 at 9:44 AM

Liberals cherish life plenty — each one loves his or her own. It’s only those lives that interfere with a liberal’s pleasures that have to go.

Liam on June 13, 2013 at 9:55 AM

Liam on June 13, 2013 at 9:55 AM

I disagree with you. Every liberal I’ve ever met hates life. They only love pleasure and instant gratification. Anything life affirming and liberals loath it.

Flange on June 13, 2013 at 9:59 AM

“like any shot, you know, like a flu shot, or a vaccine, really.

I always get my doctor to give me my flu shots into my head. It’s totally painless (compared to getting hit with a sledge hammer.)

Squiggy on June 13, 2013 at 10:12 AM

Good grief, I can remember hoping and praying that Pookette would make it to 24 weeks, because then she would stand a decent chance given the medical facilities available. At 20 weeks, she was making faces at the ultrasound technician behind her arms and wiggling her toes when he tried to count them. She had a personality even then, and now I just can’t fathom anyone who would have called her at that stage “a blob of tissue.” She doesn’t mind the hugs and kisses she gets when Mommy reads stories like these….

pookysgirl on June 13, 2013 at 10:15 AM

Let’s see. If a guy engages a hit man to kill his wife, I’m supposed to feel empathy for the guy as well as the wife.

Somehow I can’t program myself to do that.

unclesmrgol on June 13, 2013 at 10:20 AM

Stories such as this confirm to me that as a culture and as a society, the USA deserves everything we get — and more. That we have pro-abort Hussein Obama ruling over us, furthering our moral & financial bankruptcy, is true poetic justice.

chunky on June 13, 2013 at 10:21 AM

We’re at the point as a society where we have no excuse to continue to ignore this sort of activity.

We’ve all heard far too much, and I’m starting to believe that silence in the face of these atrocities is complicity.

morganfrost on June 13, 2013 at 10:22 AM

The Left are such ghouls. Basically, to them, it ain’t a baby till it passes through the birth canal. Only then, does one become a baby and, thus, a human.
Bitter Clinger on June 13, 2013 at 9:35 AM

BC: It isn’t even a human then…remember Gosnell? Failed pre-aborted babies who were ‘accidently’ born alive, were killed by snipping the spine…

Scrumpy on June 13, 2013 at 10:23 AM

Abortionists, male and female are evil, they have no heart or soul.

It’s just about the money…

“The root of ALL evil is money.”

They have to justify their actions, and do so by changing the language and meanings…

Scrumpy on June 13, 2013 at 10:26 AM

The Left are such ghouls. Basically, to them, it ain’t a baby till it passes through the birth canal. Only then, does one become a baby and, thus, a human.

Bitter Clinger on June 13, 2013 at 9:35 AM

Not so fast there pardner!

NavyMustang on June 13, 2013 at 10:30 AM

Evil people happily doing evil things.

ROCnPhilly on June 13, 2013 at 10:31 AM

Ever have the temptation to tell someone to take their own medicne?

apostic on June 13, 2013 at 10:35 AM

How can you compare this to abominations like Auschwitz? The Holocaust was an anomaly. An anomaly I tell you! We’re so much better than those evil Nazis. We’re not coldhearted robots doing the bidding of the state. The nerve of these religious fanatics!

/dripping with sarcasm

NavyMustang on June 13, 2013 at 10:35 AM

abortion doctors KNOW they are causing the fetus pain and they don’t care.

some abortion supporters KNOW that they are ending a human life (in other words, killing) and they don’t care.

okay, other abortion supporters don’t know that it’s a life. but honestly, they don’t try to find out. they don’t make any effort to learn the details about abortion and they try to silence those who try to spread the word about what abortion really is.

and people wonder why society is so messed up in many different ways… it’s because so many people are cold and selfish. they only care about themselves and they don’t care who they hurt, as long as they themselves benefit. abortion is a great example of this!

pray for this country…

Sachiko on June 13, 2013 at 10:48 AM

The Left are such ghouls. Basically, to them, it ain’t a baby till it passes through the birth canal. Only then, does one become a baby and, thus, a human.

Bitter Clinger on June 13, 2013 at 9:35 AM

Actually, to progressives of any stripe, humanity begins when you register to vote- and vote their way.

Do anything else, and they refuse to acknowledge your right to exist.

clear ether

eon

eon on June 13, 2013 at 10:59 AM

May God forgive us all.

MTF on June 13, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Lethal injection for fetus is “like a flu shot or a vaccine”

That’s like saying taking a cyanide capsule is like a Tylenol or a vitamin pill.

May God forgive us all.

MTF on June 13, 2013 at 11:00 AM

That pretty much sums it up.

JetBoy on June 13, 2013 at 11:14 AM

May God forgive us all.

MTF on June 13, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Yes, and Lord have mercy on those who do not seek forgiveness, diminishing humanity by their incomprehensible cruelty.

horatio on June 13, 2013 at 11:24 AM

If women are to have a “choice” it should at least be an informed one. Pro-aborts don’t just kill, they lie to talk women into killing.

Ultrasounds inform women. It’s difficult to tell a mother that her baby is a blob of cells when she sees him hiccup on an ultrasound.

That’s why http://www.4US.org exists. We get ultrasounds into the hands of centers who will show women the truth. 96% of women who see their child on an ultrasound choose life. That’s why the aborters hate them so much.

29Victor on June 13, 2013 at 12:06 PM

The Left are such ghouls. Basically, to them, it ain’t a baby till it passes through the birth canal. Only then, does one become a baby and, thus, a human.

Bitter Clinger on June 13, 2013 at 9:35 AM

Not so fast there pardner!

NavyMustang on June 13, 2013 at 10:30 AM

Wow. That’s unfathomable.

Bitter Clinger on June 13, 2013 at 12:43 PM

If women are to have a “choice” it should at least be an informed one.

29Victor on June 13, 2013 at 12:06 PM

That should be true for everything, from birth control to abortion.

I’m amazed at how many women on birth control were never told the differences between the methods. Some are contraceptives -they prevent conception (fertilization of the egg), others are abortificants -they don’t prevent conception, they interfere with the natural course of pregnancy (essentially a chemical abortion).

Whether you’re a woman who believes the sanctity of life begins at conception or not, the doctor should be giving you all the information you need to make an informed decision, not withholding information to make their perceived “right” choice easier.

taznar on June 13, 2013 at 12:51 PM

Video: Lethal injection for fetus is “like a flu shot or a vaccine”

Funny that these types didn’t say the same thing when “Tookie” was about to be stuck.

Capital punishment is just soooo barbaric and non-Progressive you know.

Dr. ZhivBlago on June 13, 2013 at 2:12 PM

We get ultrasounds into the hands of centers who will show women the truth. 96% of women who see their child on an ultrasound choose life. That’s why the aborters hate them so much.

29Victor on June 13, 2013 at 12:06 PM

That’s why democrats hate them so much as well.
Two things that democrats are against; truth and life(human).

Sterling Holobyte on June 14, 2013 at 2:21 AM

Guns don’t kill people.
Abortionists kill people.

davidk on June 13, 2013 at 9:47 AM

That belongs on a bumper sticker.

Sterling Holobyte on June 14, 2013 at 2:22 AM