Late-term abortionist on Live Action: “I really consider them terrorists”
posted at 2:53 pm on April 29, 2013 by Guy Benson
The late-term abortionist exposed in today’s Live Action video is lashing out at the organization that so rudely captured his infanticide endorsement on tape. Behold, a man who makes his living exterminating and dismembering viable fetuses denounces a non-violent investigative group as “terrorists.”
Santangelo, 56, said he’s been a practicing obstetrician-gynecologist in the District since 1987. He said he keeps a low profile, partly because he worries that the controversial nature of abortions could make him a target for violence, but also because he prefers to stay out of the politics. He said he sometimes refuses late-term abortions if he feels women have been coerced or are in extramarital affairs, are seeking to terminate because of the sex of the child, or seem unsure whether they want the procedure…He said he was “tripped up” by a hypothetical at a moment when he was trying to reassure a client. “Once the baby is born, it’s out of everybody’s hands, and the baby has rights, too,” he said. “I understand that and I support that.” He said he has not watched the video because “I don’t like to feed into these people. I really consider them terrorists.”
What a profoundly warped moral compass. The doctor “clarifies” to the Washington Post that of course he believes born-alive infants are entitled to rights. But that’s not what he said in the “privacy” of his office in a candid discussion with a prospective client. No, he assured her that if the month-six (!) abortion didn’t “take,” he wouldn’t lift a finger to help the child survive. He also expressed disdain for those backwoods medical professionals in Virginia who’ve been known to do “the stupidest thing” imaginable — namely, provide medical assistance to newborn survivors of abortion. Santagelo also claims that he occasionally declines to perform certain late-term abortions if he thinks the mothers are “in extramarital affairs” or “are seeking to terminate because of the sex of the child.” Question: Why should these distinctions matter at all in his calculus? If it’s not a life worthy of legal protection, why should a mother’s motivation play any role whatsoever? If she’s waited six months just to decide she’d really prefer a son, isn’t that her “choice”? Stop asking questions and prepare the suction tube, doctor. Alas, Santangelo is discovering that it’s rather difficult to sugar-coat the barbarity of late term abortions for public consumption. But at least we know what he tells himself so he can sleep at night.
UPDATE – Lila Rose of Live Action responds:
“For Dr. Santagelo to call a 24 week pregnant woman a terrorist, after having just admitted he would leave struggling babies to die after surviving abortion, is a desperate attempt to distract from his own horrific actions. The numbness Dr. Santangelo displays to his victims is both heart-breaking and shocking. It is time to investigate the inhuman and brutal practices that happen behind the closed doors of these facilities across the country.”
Rose is slated to appear on The O’Reilly Factor tonight.