Aborted babies born alive were drowned in saline solution

In North Carolina, a bill protecting babies born alive after late-term abortions passed in the state House and Senate but was vetoed by Governor Roy Cooper. During the testimony for Bill 359, Rep. Pat McElraft spoke about her experiences working at a hospital where a late-term abortionist plied his trade. She testified:

You will hear from opponents of Bill 359 that there is no need for this bill. “We don’t have is happening in North Carolina.” I can testify to the fact that infanticide has happened in North Carolina. I’ve been witness to the results of those late-term abortions.…

There was an abortionist in Jacksonville, North Carolina, who was known nationally for performing late term abortions. We heard of many girls who came from other states to North Carolina — Jacksonville, North Carolina, to have their late-term abortions. Even hitchhiking down from New York, some of them did, to come in…

Those were the days when saline abortions were performed. The salt content of the saline was so strong that it burned the little baby’s skin.

Pat McElraft continued:

Nurses told of stories of the babies that were born alive and [had] been taken by the doctor and turned over with their faces down in the saline to drown. Most of the nurses refused to work with this abortionist. He only did his abortions on the weekends.

One day I was on a break, [and] went in to visit with the pathologist in the pathology lab, and I asked him, I said, “What are all these little pigs doing in these buckets?” He told me, “Pat, look again.” And I did. They were perfectly formed little human babies in those buckets. Their skin was even pinker than a normal baby would be, because it had been burned by the saline. Those were the weekend’s abortions.

Sarah Terzo “Eyewitness: Babies born alive after abortion were drowned in salineLive Action News April 23, 2019

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Sarah is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians.

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