During her phone interview with CNN, Rose addressed the different messages from the Bronx workers.
"The question of infanticide, that's going to vary [across the undercover videos]. Because, even in the Bronx [video], one staffer is saying they'll asphyxiate the child in a jar of toxic solution. The other staffer is saying, we're required to take it to the hospital. So you have doublespeak. And these videos will reveal, even within the industry, there is a complete lack of clarity about what is lethal and what's not."
In the second video, Dr. Cesare Santangelo explains to an undercover worker, "Hopefully we'll get this pregnancy out intact. But it doesn't always happen that way."
The doctor stressed that a baby never survived an abortion at his clinic. But he is asked: What if it did?
"I mean technically, you know, legally we would be obligated to help it, you know, to survive," Santangelo said. "But, you know, it probably wouldn't. It's all in how vigorously you do things to help a fetus survive at this point."
Then Santangelo gives this hypothetical.
"Obviously you're in here for a certain procedure," the doctor said. "And if you were -- let's say you went into labor, the membranes ruptured and you delivered before we got to the termination part of the procedure, you know, then we would do things -- we would -- we would not help it."
Even though the doctor was answering a hypothetical, it's his answer of not helping the born-alive baby that Live Action claims is illegal.
The group claims the same illegality based on answers from the worker at the Bronx women's facility. What does the law say? Is it illegal to say that you will not resuscitate the baby? Or do you actually have to do the illegal act? We shouldn't have to rely on Live Action's interpretation of the law.
Live Action urges local health officials, as well as local and federal law enforcement, toward two actions: shutting down both clinics seen in the videos and launching a full investigation of their practices.
CNN reached out to the various local and state health agencies as well as the U.S. Attorney General's office and the Office of the Attorney General of New York. Representatives have not yet responded about whether or not actions will be taken against the clinics in question.
CNN is not aware of any suspicion or accusation from local and federal health and law enforcement officials that either clinic broke the law.
Also, CNN repeatedly attempted to contact senior staff at the Dr. Emily Woman's Health Center in New York. During initial calls, a representative said Director Marjana Banzil was unavailable until Wednesday. During subsequent attempts to reach senior staff, representatives grew agitated and, in one instance, screamed, "No comment!" before hanging up.
Banzil was quoted in the Washington Post responding to Live Action's allegations.
"I have never had any fetus that was born alive," Banzil is quoted as saying during a Friday interview. "If my staff or somebody had mentioned something [like that], it was something they didn't understand."
Banzil said she had not seen the Live Action undercover video.
Alfred F. Belcuore, an attorney representing the Washington Surgi-Clinic and Santangelo, e-mailed a statement to CNN.
"It is one thing for people to disagree with social policy and laws implementing them, like those governing the termination of pregnancies in the District of Columbia. It is quite another for an organization secretly to tape record what was thought to be a private exchange between a physician and his patient; and then to publish excerpts of that recording with commentary placing that physician in a false light and defaming him," Belcoure wrote.
"Dr. Santangelo practices medicine in full compliance with the laws controlling in the District of Columbia. He is not a public figure, is not an advocate for any cause, and has not placed himself in any public debate on this issue. He is a private physician serving patients in need of his services in full conformity with the law."
"Dr. Santangelo has no further comment at this time," Belcuore closed the letter.
Meanwhile, Live Action is also under fire from critics.
One of them, the liberal-leaning media watchdog Media Matters, reacted on its website to the Bronx video: "The anti-abortion rights group Live Action released today an undercover video claiming to reveal 'illegal and inhuman practices' at an abortion clinic in New York City. ... The video reveals nothing of the sort, and actually undermines Live Action's baseless allegations that the clinic is performing illegal procedures and endangering the lives of patients."
Media Matters continued: "Live Action and its founder, Lila Rose, have a long, disreputable history of perpetrating hoaxes and concocting false allegations against abortion rights supporters, Planned Parenthood in particular. This latest 'undercover video' project is timed to coincide with the trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, a Philadelphia abortion provider facing multiple murder charges resulting from the monstrous and horrific procedures he is alleged to have carried out under the guise of women's reproductive health."
In the Gosnell case, the 72-year-old doctor allegedly killed babies with scissors that were used to cut their spinal cords. Some of the babies, authorities allege, were born viable and alive during the sixth, seventh and eighth months of pregnancy.
Gosnell is accused in the deaths of four babies. His defense lawyer maintains Gosnell is innocent, arguing that no infants were killed and that babies were already dead as a result of Gosnell administering the drug Digoxin, which can cause abortion.