Jill Stanek reports a stunner on her blog today:
Revelations about the dangerous and dastardly practices of late-term abortionists, particularly on the East Coast (Brigham, Carhart, Gosnell), continue.
Today Operation Rescue exposed yet another new way they are circumventing the system – this time only by killing babies by lethal injection and nothing more. This will force many pro-life obstetricians and hospitals into complicity by completing the abortion.
Notorious late-term abortionist James Pendergraft, a convicted felon whose FL license is currently running concurrent 3rd and 4th suspensions, has set up practice in an undisclosed DC-area office where he will solely kill preborn babies by lethal injection and then send mothers off to complete the abortions wherever/however they can. According to Pendergraft’s website, LateTermAbortions.net:
“We perform the intracardiac injection of medication into the fetal heart in our private facility in the Washington, D.C. area. Once the fetal heart beat has stopped, the patient can elect to return back to her private physician to complete the induction of labor with delivery of the fetus, or they may elect to go to another facility to have the termination process completed.”
While some mothers will skip across town to Carhart to complete the abortion, others will force their own good doctors to finish them, perhaps unwittingly.
Under this scenario a mother would make an emergency appointment with her obstetrician, or go to the ER, stating she can no longer feel her baby move. When ultrasound confirms the baby is dead, labor and delivery will be induced. My guess is the cause of death will often never be admitted or determined. And the mother will need help – or die. According to Pendergraft’s FAQs:
A few thoughts occur to me. The insurance industry needs to look into this as a potential manifestation of insurance fraud on the part of the patient and the abortion doctor. If an insurance company will not pay for a late term abortion, then a woman procuring a lethal injection who shows at her doctor’s office or hospital is essentially committing fraud.
If this is to be the case, then the insurance industry would be right to push for legislation that would require post-mortem analysis of the babies who die in utero to determine cause of death. It is hard to imagine anything more difficult than a loving couple being made to suffer the autopsy of their baby because of this sort of slime coming from the abortion industry, but the insurers and physicians have rights as well. It is the one case where I would support prosecution of the mother as well as the abortionist on charges of insurance fraud.
Decent doctors should not be forced to incur the cost and burden associated with the most challenging dimensions of late-term abortions.
Policy holders of insurance companies should not shoulder the burden of incurring higher cost of healthcare because their company is being duped into providing high-risk procedures that they normally wouldn’t cover.
Also, what would prevent a woman from having her baby executed in this manner, dupe her own physician into believing that the child inexplicably died, then sue her OB for malpractice?
This is criminal fraud and should be outlawed and prosecuted as such.