The consequences of ignoring the harm that can come from unregulated abortion clinics are appalling,” said AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. “Abortion clinics should be regulated like the medical facilities they claim to be, and be required to provide humane medical care to newly born children.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. (05-01-13) – Americans United for Life President and CEO, Charmaine Yoest, joined other pro-life leaders on Wednesday in a news event in front of a Washington, D.C. abortion clinic where Dr. Cesare Santangelo works. Santangelo was shown, in undercover video tape released by Live Action this week, discussing allowing infants to die without medical aid if born alive during a late-term abortion procedure.
Dr. Yoest made the following statement:
“Roe v. Wade did not give abortionists the right to abandon infants struggling for life just because they survived an abortion attempt. The right to life is the basic foundation of any civil society. Americans United for Life challenges Big Abortion to join us in working for legal protections for infants born alive during botched abortions and for clinic regulations protecting women and girls. This should be an area of bi-partisan agreement.
The Big Abortion industry and their allies argue that commonsense regulation of abortion will infringe on ‘access’ – My question to them is: ‘Access to what?’ Access to the ‘house of horrors’ run by Kermit Gosnell? Access to substandard conditions that would shut down any other medical facility? Access to STDs from filthy instruments, or fatal injuries and infection? Abortionists do not have a Constitutional right to injure and kill women and girls in filthy conditions sold as medical care.
“The consequences of ignoring the harm that can come from unregulated abortion clinics are obvious. Abortion clinics should be regulated like the medical facilities they claim to be, and be required to provide humane medical care to newly born children.”
Dr. Yoest joined Lila Rose, President and founder of the pro-life group, Live Action, along with Melissa Ohden, a survivor of a failed saline infusion abortion; Marjorie Dannenfelser, President and Chairman of the Board of the Susan B. Anthony List; Jill Stanek, prominent pro-life blogger; Kristan Hawkins, President of Students for Life, and others who joined together to protest the Washington, D.C. doctor’s acknowledgement of infanticide as a possibility when a child survives an abortion.
For more information on AUL’s clinic regulations, click here.