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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 4, 2022

Contact: Mary Owens, mowens@sbalist.org

Radical U.S. Policy Allows Late-term Abortion on Demand up to Birth

Washington, D.C. – The national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) responded today to reports that the D.C. medical examiner has no plans to conduct an autopsy of five aborted children, discovered by local pro-life activists, to determine whether their deaths violated the federal Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act or Born-Alive Infants Protection Act.

The group Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising (PAAU) say they received the children’s bodies from a whistleblower connected to the Washington Surgi-Clinic, which advertises abortions up to 27 weeks of pregnancy, and turned them over to police. The facility’s late-term abortionist Cesare Santangelo has been caught on video stating that he would not intervene to save a baby who survived an abortion. Washington, D.C. has no gestational limits on abortion.

Several medical expects have estimated that the babies, including a fully intact baby boy and one baby still within the amniotic sac, were in the 2nd or 3rd trimester of gestational age and some could have been born alive. Neonatologist Dr. Robin Pierucci, an associate scholar with Charlotte Lozier Institute, told Live Action News, “I can say with confidence that these babies died at an age when they were viable, premature people.”

Click here to view photos of the abortion victims [WARNING: DEPICTS VIOLENCE].

SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser added:

“These horrific images of aborted children – human beings like us, subjected to lethal violence and possibly born alive at an age when their pain would have been excruciating – expose the brutality of every one of the thousands of abortions that take place daily in America. Despite legislatures across the country acting on the will of the people to advance more protections for unborn children and mothers in recent years than ever before, atrocities like these continue because of radical U.S. policy that allows abortion on demand up to the moment of birth. How many times must we be confronted with the truth? As the great abolitionist William Wilberforce said about the slave trade, ‘You may choose to look the other way but you can never again say you did not know.’

“We call on the D.C. medical examiner to do an autopsy of these children’s bodies and for federal authorities to perform a thorough, unsparing investigation and prosecute violations of the law. Ending abortion is the human rights battle of our time and we hope that a just Supreme Court decision in the Dobbs case soon allows all states to take action.”

Polling consistently shows a strong majority of Americans reject abortion extremism.

SBA List is a network of 900,000 pro-life Americans nationwide, dedicated to ending abortion by electing national leaders and advocating for laws that save lives, with a special calling to promote pro-life women leaders. 

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