Profits from Pain: Late-Term Abortion in ABQ

For more footage from this clinic, watch: Undercover in New Mexico: What is Human?: Full footage: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOVEMBER 14, 2013 CONTACT: DREW BELSKY | MEDIA@LIVEACTION.ORG | 856-535-1635 "Profits from Pain": Live Action Exposes Dangerous Late-Term Abortion Procedure in Albuquerque Vote on "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Ordinance" to Take Place Next Week Arlington VA -- As citizens of Albuquerque, New Mexico prepare to vote on a groundbreaking fetal pain ordinance on Nov. 19, the pro-life organization Live Action today released a new investigative video that exposes the gruesome particulars of the late-term abortion procedure and the sleazy business side of the abortion industry. The video, titled "Profits from Pain," features a new investigative recording from the notorious late-term abortion facility Southwestern Women's Options. Live Action exposed this abortion facility's gruesome and negligent practices in this past summer's Inhuman investigation. In the Nov. 8, 2013 recording, a Live Action investigator schedules a 25-week abortion -- a "week-long procedure." When the investigator expresses shock at the abortion's cost -- $8,000 -- the facility's staffer sympathizes: "Are you still in your chair?" She follows up with a warning: "every week that goes by, the fee goes up by another thousand dollars[.]" Live Action hopes to alert Americans -- who, polls consistently show, vehemently oppose late-term abortion -- to the abortion industry's "rabid and extremist" opposition to any and all industry regulations. "This facility is only one of the worst examples of the abortion industry's complete disregard for basic human rights," Lila Rose, Live Action's president, explained. "Babies shot through the heart with poison, mothers left to deliver their dead children in an empty hotel room." "If Cecile Richards thought Albuquerque was a winning issue," Rose continued, "she would be trying to make money on it. But Planned Parenthood's fundraising e-mails are silent on this. It takes a truly fringe mentality to advocate for more privileges for abortionists in the face of the blatant negligence and contempt for women on display in Albuquerque. And yet we have senators and congressmen in Washington, bought and paid for by Planned Parenthood, trying to mainstream this gruesome reality." Rose was referring to a new piece of legislation, the putative Women's Health and Safety Act of 2013, intended to federally nullify all abortion regulations nationwide, from sanitation standards to waiting periods to building code regulations. The Live Action video shines a light on the ideological chasm between the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Ordinance and the Women's Health and Safety Act of 2013. "On the one hand," Rose said, "we have a city making history by voting to forbid industrial slaughter of precious children. On the other, we have Planned Parenthood-backed, virulently pro-abortion politicians working to help abortionists carry out this butchery. But what more can we expect from people like Barbara Boxer, who think a baby 'becomes' a human being only when her parents arrive home with her from the hospital?" California senator Barbara Boxer, one of the sponsors of the abortion expansion bill, famously said in 2010, "I think that when you bring your baby home, when your baby is born ... the baby belongs to your family and has all the rights." "This," Rose concluded, "is a clear-cut case of good versus evil." ----------------------------------------­----------------------------------------­--------------------- Live Action is a youth-led movement dedicated to building a culture of life and ending the human rights abuse of abortion. The group uses new media to educate the public about the humanity of the unborn and investigative journalism to expose threats against the vulnerable and defenseless. More information at