The “Freaks and Geeks” star Busy Phillips wasn’t able to back her super-pro-abortion stance when faced with abortion survivors. Actress Phillips dodged questions regarding a late-term abortion survivor’s right to life Wednesday at a congressional committee hearing.
Both Phillips and late-term abortion survivor Melissa Ohden testified before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee regarding abortion legislation, according to LifeSite News.
Phillips found out the hard way it’s hard to look a survivor in the eye and tell them that they do not have a right to life.
“Would you agree that somebody who has survived an abortion, like Melissa Ohden, has a right, once she’s born, to life, to control over her body where someone else doesn’t take her life?” Gohmert asked Philipps.
“Although I played a doctor on television, sir, I am actually not a physician,” Philipps cynically responded.
“No, but you’ve given very compelling testimony and I appreciate that you’ve obviously given these issues a lot of thought — that’s why I’m asking you,” Gohmert shot back.
Rather than responding directly, Philipps simply trotted out a pro-choice talking point. “I think that it’s something that is very important,” she said. “I don’t believe that a politician’s place is to decide what’s best for a woman — it’s a choice between a woman and her doctor.”
“What about a baby and the doctor?” Gohmert asked. “That’s my question.”
Philipps elected not to comment further, according to The Daily Wire, unless she fully understood the exact details of Ohden’s story. However, the Congressman’s questions seemed both fair and pretty darn clear.
Ohden survived her mother’s abortion at 31 weeks. Doctors misleadingly told her mother that Ohden was only 18-20 weeks along before the abortion, Ohden told The Daily Caller News Foundation.
Ohden said that her mother’s parents orchestrated a forced saline infusion abortion with the help of her grandmother’s colleague, the local abortionist. The late-term abortion survivor explained that the saline infusion abortion is intended to poison and scald the child to death over 72 hours as the baby soaks in the fluid injected into the womb. Doctors would then induce premature labor.
Ohden soaked in the saline solution for not three but five days when doctors could not successfully induce her birthmother’s labor.
A nurse that couldn’t stand to watch the defenseless baby fight to breathe, rushed her over to NICU where her life was saved. In her testimony, Ohden said that she first lay there gasping for air for an undetermined amount of time before the nurse couldn’t take it anymore and rushed to save her life.