Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Philadelphia Abortion Scandal

Joseph Patrick Stanton, a pro-life public interest litigator for 25 years, said today, “It’s clear that the city of Philadelphia is in the business of killing babies.”

That comment comes on the heels of an explosive investigative report from the Philadelphia Daily News which claimed that a Philadelphia Department of Human Services employee allegedly pressured and arranged for a 16-year-old girl in DHS care to have a late-term abortion in another state.

Because the girl was a minor, DHS reportedly asked the girl’s birth mother for approval for an abortion but the girl’s mother refused. So DHS allegedly arranged for a judge’s order to procure an abortion for the teen, something they’ve reportedly done dozens of times over the past few years. The DHS employee even took the child out of school to procure the abortion.

After a payment mix-up that delayed the abortion almost a week, DHS also arranged for the late-term abortion for the minor in New Jersey. It’s important to note that late-term abortions are illegal in Pennsylvania and the girl was reportedly in her 24th week.

Stanton pointed out that many babies are able to live outside the womb at 24 weeks.

According to reports the teen was originally excited about the baby, even discussing a name for her second child. But all that ended, according to the girl’s foster mother when a DHS employee allegedly told the girl that DHS would separate her children if she had the second child. It was shortly after that when the girl announced her determination to abort her child.

Read it all here.

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