Alisa LaPolt Snow, the lobbyist representing the Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates, testified before a shocked panel of Florida legislators, who are considering a bill that would require abortionists to provide medical care to an infant who survives an abortion, that any such decision should be left to the abortion doctor and the mother.
"So, um, it is just really hard for me to even ask you this question because I'm almost in disbelief," said Rep. Jim Boyd. "If a baby is born on a table as a result of a botched abortion, what would Planned Parenthood want to have happen to that child that is struggling for life?"
"We believe that any decision that's made should be left up to the woman, her family, and the physician," Snow said, apparently unaware that such an act constitutes murder under most any other circumstances.
Another lawmaker stepped in.
"What happens in a situation where a baby is alive, breathing on a table, moving. What do your physicians do at that point?" asked Rep. Daniel Davis.
"I do not have that information. I am not a physician, I am not an abortion provider. So I do not have that information." Snow said, acting as if she and Planned Parenthood's top officials haven't rehearsed how to answer such a question under oath.
'That's a very good question'
Rep. Jose Oliva followed up, Snow, "You stated that a baby born alive on a table as a result of a botched abortion, that that decision should be left to the doctor and the family. Is that what you're saying?"
Again, Snow replied, "That decision should be between the patient and the health care provider."
At that point, another lawmaker pointed out that the newborn baby was also a "patient" at that point, and asked how Planned Parenthood viewed that aspect of the doctor-patient relationship.
She had no answer.
"That's a very good question," she said, stalling. "... I would be glad to have some more conversations with you about t