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Abortion doctors fear successor shortage
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | By Dana Ferguson

Posted on 07/07/2014 8:23:39 AM PDT by Morgana

Abortion physician Dennis Christensen wants to retire. But he can't, the 71-year-old says, because no one wants to take over his Milwaukee clinic, a condition he set for himself for retirement.

Christensen and his professional partner, Bernard Smith, both of whom have performed abortions for more than four decades, hope they can hand over the reins of the Affiliated Medical Center to younger physicians, but so far no one has come forward.

An ongoing lawsuit over a new state requirement for doctors who perform abortions could leave that process more rigorous and less likely to happen.

"I have always felt that this is a worthwhile endeavor and a necessary one," Christensen said. "And there aren't too many people who will do it."

Abortion opponents disagree. Supporters of the recent state law think doctors like Christensen should be held to a higher standard if they want to work with patients.

And with a federal judge considering whether the state can require hospital admitting privileges of doctors who provide abortions, Affiliated may soon have to close its doors.

Barbara Lyons, executive director of Wisconsin Right to Life, said the admitting privileges requirement did not aim to restrict access to abortion, but to promote the safety of the procedures.

"The goal always was and continues to be to protect the care of women," Lyons said. "It's important that the care before, during and after the procedure be from one provider."

But Gretchen Borchelt, a director of health policy at the National Women's Law Center, said the requirements "are not about enhancing women's safety or protecting women's health. They're about shutting down abortion clinics."

(Excerpt) Read more at jsonline.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: abortion; prolife
""So I see it as a calling, I guess," Christensen said. "But I've been called, I've served and now I'd like to call someone else.""

He might want to consider hearing God's calling before he hears Gabrielle's.

1 posted on 07/07/2014 8:23:39 AM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

Gee, maybe some of those aborted babies would have grown up to be abortion doctors??


2 posted on 07/07/2014 8:25:13 AM PDT by Scrambler Bob (You can count my felonies by looking at my FR replies.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

PING


3 posted on 07/07/2014 8:26:04 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Scrambler Bob

Kinda funny how that works eh? Or doesn’t work?


4 posted on 07/07/2014 8:26:13 AM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

Not enough people who want a career murdering babies? That’s a surprise.


5 posted on 07/07/2014 8:26:24 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Pollster1

“Not enough people who want a career murdering babies? That’s a surprise.”

More like “What a relief!!”


6 posted on 07/07/2014 8:27:24 AM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana
"I have always felt that this is a worthwhile endeavor and a necessary one," Christensen said. "And there aren't too many people who will do it."

That's really odd, because you can usually find people who want to undertake worthwhile endeavors, even if the pay is little or nothing. And here's a very lucrative occupation that nobody wants.

Why, it's almost as if the majority recognizes that killing babies is evil!

7 posted on 07/07/2014 8:28:29 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Quizas.)
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To: Scrambler Bob
Gee, maybe some of those aborted babies would have grown up to be abortion doctors??

I am suppose to feel the pain of this abortion doctor being unable to retire? Perhaps I might if they felt the pain of the aborted or the pains of Hell awaiting. Severe prayers for Repentance are in order here.

8 posted on 07/07/2014 8:28:52 AM PDT by sr4402
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To: Morgana

Abortionists live unhappy lives. Med school students largely elect not to live with the many discomforts, unless they are at the bottom of the class with no options.

Now if old collectivists would also grow old and die off...


9 posted on 07/07/2014 8:31:44 AM PDT by lurk
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To: Tax-chick
That's really odd, because you can usually find people who want to undertake worthwhile endeavors, even if the pay is little or nothing. And here's a very lucrative occupation that nobody wants.

When you're on a date with a woman, even a liberal woman, and she asks you what you do for a living, who really wants to say "I'm an abortionist"?

Would even a liberal feminist mom gush to her friends about "my son, the abortionist"?

10 posted on 07/07/2014 8:34:53 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Morgana
Doctors that perform abortions fall into two categories.

1. True believer psychopaths, on par with Josef Mengele

2. Broken physicians (drug addicts, those unable to board certify in anything, have legal issues that make them pariahs to regular employment)

The Left has for years pushed to force doctors to perform abortions as a requirement to getting licensed.

11 posted on 07/07/2014 8:37:13 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Tax-chick
Evil is right. This thread is useless without this pic. It says it all.  photo 97891524-kermit-gosnell.jpg
12 posted on 07/07/2014 8:38:49 AM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Tax-chick
you can usually find people who want to undertake worthwhile endeavors, even if the pay is little or nothing

Yep. These guys never seem to have trouble recruiting ...

"My son, the Navy SEAL" sounds a whole lot better than "My son, the abortionist".

13 posted on 07/07/2014 8:40:59 AM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: Morgana
HELP WANTED
Baby murder needed.
Must have no conscience.
Must not love children.
Duties: Take advantage of women
in order to line own pockets.
To apply, call 1-800-PRO-DETH.
14 posted on 07/07/2014 8:41:14 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: Morgana
HELP WANTED
Baby murderer needed.
Must have no conscience.
Must not love children.
Duties: Take advantage of women
in order to line own pockets.
To apply, call 1-800-PRO-DETH.
15 posted on 07/07/2014 8:43:13 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Previous post had typo on "murderer.")
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To: Tennessee Nana; Morgana
"The Guttmacher Institute, a group that researches and advocates for abortion rights, reports that 84% of clinics experienced at least one form of harassment in 2011. Fifty-three percent of clinics were picketed 20 times or more over the course of a year."

Now there's a cause for concern: it looks like 16% of the clinics have been left to operate untouched, with no one to try to turn souls away from the path of death.

We've got to do better.

And as for this doctor? May God save this wretch. I hope for him what I would hope for myself, in his condition: a heart-wrenching conversion, and the rest of his life in penitential tears.

16 posted on 07/07/2014 8:49:23 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Pray for the %^* $#@. It's the only way to help him, or you, become a bit worthier as a human being)
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To: Pollster1

Right, youd think a doc could put 2 & 2 together....but apparently not. Lots of clueless these days....BUT they claim to be our betters and guides for all us unwashed blind types.


17 posted on 07/07/2014 9:02:41 AM PDT by 556x45
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To: PapaBear3625

It might be interesting to ask a man who is pro-abortion if he would consider training to be an abortionist, given the great need (and high pay). And if not, why not?

After all, if there is a “right” to abortion, then someone has a duty to perform abortions ... and why not you? (Rhetorical you, not you-you.)


18 posted on 07/07/2014 9:18:43 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Quizas.)
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To: NorthMountain

“My son, the pot-smoking emo guitarist” sounds better than “my son, the abortionist.”


19 posted on 07/07/2014 9:19:53 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Quizas.)
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To: Tax-chick

Put that way, “my son, the drunken skid-row bum” sounds better than “my son, the abortionist”.


20 posted on 07/07/2014 9:21:29 AM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: NorthMountain

Yes, that too. For the record, my son does not smoke pot, and he’d probably be annoyed if he knew I described his guitar-playing as “emo.”

He’s a reasonably successful college student, planning a career in finance ... but being a Navy SEAL would have been okay, too.


21 posted on 07/07/2014 9:24:01 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Quizas.)
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To: Tax-chick
Right.

I was replying to the ease of finding folks to do worthwhile endeavors. Becoming a Navy SEAL is a worthwhile endeavor, loaded with personal danger and for not particularly great pay. AND it's bloody well difficult to accomplish. Yet the Navy has no trouble finding people willing to try.

Then we have this abortionist puling about how hard it is to find a successor. It's a relatively easy thing to do, and pays well (apparently). BUT ... he can't find anyone who wants the job.

Very telling, IMO.

22 posted on 07/07/2014 9:27:52 AM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: NorthMountain

I agree with you.


23 posted on 07/07/2014 9:45:55 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Quizas.)
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To: Charles Henrickson

HELP WANTED
Baby murder needed.
Must have no conscience.
Must not love children.
Duties: Take advantage of women
in order to line own pockets.
To apply, call 1-800-PRO-DETH.

+++++++++++++++++++++++

Actually I think the phone number is
1-800-DED-BABY


24 posted on 07/07/2014 9:52:36 AM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

Good news. Imagine how many babies those 2 have killed over 40 years. They may be the worst serial killers in US history...


25 posted on 07/07/2014 10:08:03 AM PDT by strider44
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To: SampleMan

In NYC med students are REQUIRED to perform abortions as part of their training.


26 posted on 07/07/2014 10:25:43 AM PDT by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: informavoracious

Sick.


27 posted on 07/07/2014 10:31:12 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Morgana

I thought performing abortions was at the discretion (or lack thereof) of the individual doctor. I didn’t realize that being an abortionist is seen as a specialty. Is that what the elderly doctor is saying here, that 80% of what he does is abortion related? If that’s the case, no wonder few young doctors want that distinction.


28 posted on 07/07/2014 10:50:48 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: sr4402

If he is feeling such pain, how about voluntary euthanasia.

A fitting, and ironic ending.

But you are right about Hell awaiting, and the redemptive power of Repentance.


29 posted on 07/07/2014 11:03:52 AM PDT by Scrambler Bob (You can count my felonies by looking at my FR replies.)
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