- MADRID, December 14, 2007
(LifeSiteNews.com) - For what is probably the first time in history, a
television network in Spain has shown an abortion on national television.
- The video, shot during a hidden-camera exposé
on Spain's abortion industry, shows a nurse injecting deadly poison into
the fetus through the vagina of a pregnant woman, who then expels her dead
child, about five months old. The doctor immediately covers the body.
- "The baby is born dead. His cradle: a trash can,"
says the commentator in voice-over on the tape. An abortion of the baby
of a second woman is also shown.
- After showing the second abortion, the commentator remarks.
"As soon as the baby is born, the doctor must cover it up. No one
looks at it. No one examines it."
- Later, the undercover reporter examines one of the dead
children. "Hands, feet, a face. The cadaver of a human being,"
the commentator notes. The doctor, a woman, remarks that the baby is 21
months old, but says she "never" looks at the bodies of the fetuses.
- "Never?" asks the undercover reporter, who
is posing as a doctor looking for work at the clinic. "Never,"
the woman repeats "Never, never, never again!" When asked why,
the doctor says "Because I don't like it." "Of course, you
are a mother, I assume, right?" the reporter asks. No answer is given.
- All of the patients preparing for abortions were over
five months pregnant, "a period in which the fetus is completely formed
and in possession of all of its senses," notes the voice-over. One
of the patients is only 15 years old.
- The doctor explicitly acknowledges in the video that
many of the patients have no valid reason for their abortions. However,
she assures the reporter that the clinic has a psychiatrist who will automatically
sign the necessary forms to authorize it because of "psychological"
need as required under Spanish law.
- "Here they sign everything," she says. "The
psychiatrist is a member of the clinic and everything is done in house."
The test she gives is "a mere procedure."
- "Here, whoever wants an abortion, gets one,"
says the commentator, noting that such procedures described are illegal.
The doctor admits that this is business as usual.
- The clinic, which is called "El Bosque de Madrid"
(http://www.clinica-el-bosque.com), is a member of the Association of Accredited
Clinics for the Interruption of Pregnancy (ACAI), which has been accused
repeatedly of criminal behavior by pro-life activists.
- The report, "Asi se aborta en España"
(This is How Abortions are Done in Spain) was made by Intereconomia TV,
a national network in Spain, in which the reporter posed as a doctor seeking
a job doing abortions at El Bosque. As soon as he tells the receptionist
why he's there, she rushes him in to see the owner. The clinic is in desperate
need of personnel, explains the commentator.
- In the video, the owner explains that they used to have
the nurses do the abortions, although the law will no longer allow this.
He blithely describes the procedure as it was done by nurses, telling the
undercover reporter (who is posing as a job applicant) that it is only
necessary to "wait until the woman expels it (the fetus), and to take
it out by its rear end. If the placenta doesn't come out they call me."
- He assures the undercover reporter that if if that happens
"you grab the pincers...and 'pin pin pin' and that's it," waving
his hands around with a casual look on his face.
- Following the broadcast of the report, an anonymous source
brought the remains of a twenty-two week old fetus chopped into several
large pieces to the offices of Inteconomia.
- Upon receiving the remains, one station employee told
the Spanish media that they thought the remains were a "joke".
"We thought it was made of plastic."
- The workers at Intereconomia, shocked at what they were
seeing, tried to hide it from a fellow employee who had recently lost a
child. They filmed the remains, which have been displayed widely in the
Spanish media. They then called the courthouse to ask what they should
do with them. They were told to call the police.
- "We quickly took the remains to nearby police station
and filed a report," said Xavier Horcajo, director of Intereconomia
- Horcajo stated that he was told by police that "on
many occasions, an abortion practice is to cut up the child inside of the
mother so he can come out more easily."
- Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue, noted the
importance of the event. "I believe that if we have a straight up
debate on abortion, on exactly what abortion is, exactly what it does to
the baby, the detrimental effects on the mother, the pro-life movement
wins hands down one hundred percent of the time," he told LifeSiteNews.
- "The debate in Europe is phenomenally important.
It's pivotal in the crusade to end abortion worldwide, and I would hope
that this would begin to spill over into American politics."
- Asked why the American media has never shown such images
to the public,
- Newman said that "there is an active coverup within
the media to deny
- the actual truth about what goes on during an abortion,"
- the situation to liberal, pro-abortion bias.