February 25, 2020 By Tony Perkins, Family Research Council
He was just a first-year pediatric resident when a hospital housekeeper came to him, panicked. “There’s a baby,” she said, “crying on the garbage can of the treatment room.” Wide-eyed, Dr. Rocco Pascucci opened the door and saw him — wrapped in a hospital blanket, wailing. Without a second thought, he reached out for the newborn boy and rushed him to a warmer, starting oxygen and an artery line. Dr. Pascucci never stopped to think why the baby had been left there. He just did what anyone would. Anyone, it turns out, except 41 members of the U.S. Senate.
A full year after one of the most infamous votes in U.S. history, the party of infanticide wants America to know: nothing has changed. If they had been in that New Jersey hospital, watching a perfectly healthy baby struggle for life, their advice to Dr. Pascucci would have been the same as the on-call OB/GYN — to walk away. The little boy, Rocco would find out later from an angry doctor, was a survivor. Thinking back on that OB/GYN yelling at him, Dr. Pascucci has no regrets. “He told me I had just saved an abortion. He got into a huff and walked out.” More…