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James Garnerís mother died of a botched abortion, like too many other women
Life Site News ^ | July 21, 2014 | Ben Jonson

Posted on 07/21/2014 3:44:54 PM PDT by NYer

Two obituaries published this weekend show how little progress America has made on abortion in the last several decades.

The death of actor James Garner saddened fans across the country. Born James Scott Bumgarner, the 86-year-old Rockford Files star overcame mental and physical abuse from his stepmother – who would regularly beat him with whatever was handy and force him to wear dresses as a form of emasculation – to become one of the most beloved stars of his day. In his autobiography, The Garner Files, he revealed that he had no memory of his birth mother, who died when he was four years old.

“It wasn't until I was fifteen that my cousin Betty told me my mother died of uremic poisoning after a botched abortion,” he wrote. “I have no idea whether my father was involved in the decision to have the abortion or whether he blamed himself for her death. We never talked about it in the family.”

After 1973, the back alley abortionists simply came out of the shadows, hung out a shingle, and continued business as usual.

Reading between the lines, Garner seems to have wondered whether his years of harrowing abuse could have been avoided if his father had intervened. (He also mentions the fact that his mother was a Christian Scientist and, thus, shunned conventional medical treatment.)

The same day Garner died, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch ran the obituary of Dr. Michael Freiman. Born Seymour Milton Freiman, the 85-year-old became infamous for performing the first legal abortion in Missouri after Roe v. Wade.

The obituary says Freiman referred women to abortionists in places where the procedure was legal before Roe, then pushed to open an abortion facility as soon as possible after the 1973 decision.

He celebrated its grand opening by performing seven abortions in one day.

He, too, had a backstory:

Michael Freiman was a teenager when his cousin had an abortion. It was the 1940s, and abortions were illegal. His cousin had found one of those clandestine places women sought out when they couldn’t find a willing doctor.

The operation was botched. The cousin died, and the abortionist dumped her body on the parking lot in front of an emergency room.

His cousin's tragedy continues to occur too frequently in his chosen industry, with doctors sometimes arranging for injured women to be transported to the ER in their employees' cars to divert attention from their incompetence. 

When they call an ambulance, they often withhold vital information that costs time – or someone's life – as in the case of Tonya Reaves, the 24-year-old Chicago woman who died from a botched abortion in 2012. Planned Parenthood let her bleed for five-and-a-half hours in its facility, then sent her to the emergency room without telling the physicians the cause of her symptoms. Instead of administering life-saving treatment, doctors had to waste precious time determining the cause of the injuries for themselves. In the end, Reaves died of an incomplete abortion, perforated uterus, and needless delay.

The Thomas More Society filed a complaint charging that Planned Parenthood's “abandonment of a patient” led to Tonya Reaves' death.  

Unfortunately, abandonment is standard operating procedure in Big Abortion. Dr. James C. Anderson, M.D., said not a single abortionist ever told him of the cause of the medical problems he had to fix when caring for butchered post-abortive women in his 30 years of practice.

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The well-funded industry is now fighting against bills requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at local hospitals, a move lawmakers hope will reduce patient abandonment of the sort that killed the late Dr. Freiman's cousin.

Their callous decision to place money over the lives of others, pre- or post-natal, should surprise no one. Before Roe v. Wade, abortions were not typically performed by carnival barkers but by bottom-feeding physicians out to make a quick buck. After 1973, the back alley abortionists simply came out of the shadows, hung out a shingle, and continued business as usual.

Meanwhile, the death toll mounts. Participants at the 2013 National Memorial Service for the Preborn, just before the March for Life, read a litany of names of women who had died from legal abortion, led by Reaves. The list was both necessarily incomplete and interminably long.  

With these two obituaries, we may add two more.

And the victimized women, the tears of family members, the profits of the abortion industry, and the deaths of innocent children will continue to multiply until each one of us decides that there have been enough obituaries, written and unwritten, caused by abortion. 


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KEYWORDS: abortion; botchedabortions; cultureofcorruption; garner; jamesgarner; prolife

1 posted on 07/21/2014 3:44:54 PM PDT by NYer
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To: wagglebee; little jeremiah

Ping!


2 posted on 07/21/2014 3:45:20 PM PDT by NYer ("Before I formed you in the womb I knew you." --Jeremiah 1:5)
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To: NYer

I wish they would publicize the number of women who are sterile after routine abortion. THAT might scare them into stopping this procedure.


3 posted on 07/21/2014 3:50:19 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; moderation in principle is always a vice. Paine)
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To: NYer

Licensed abortionists still botch abortions, and deny women prompt medical treatment, leading to physical injury and even death.

This is why parental notification a must and why Wendy Davis’ hissyfit at the Texas Senate was a PRO-botched abortion rant since she sought to prohibit oversight, regulation, and access to emergency medical care.

The Democrats’ War on Women continues.


4 posted on 07/21/2014 4:07:28 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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To: NYer
my mother died of uremic poisoning after a botched abortion

Cause of death was probably not a botched abortion, it was most likely lack of antibiotics, which weren't around yet in 1932.

5 posted on 07/21/2014 4:08:31 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Yep, the so called back ally abortions were performed by doctors, nurses and midwives for the most part (big part), the very same people who do them now.


6 posted on 07/21/2014 4:10:41 PM PDT by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: svcw

And they are still fudging their paperwork (lying about the age of their patients, lying about minors who have coerced sex with an adult, and lying about the gestational age of the baby) to prevent criminal prosecution of their still illegal abortions.

While MOST abortions are now legal, there are still some that trigger investigation by law enforcement and the death industry doesn’t want any barricade to the killing, even if that means letting rapists go free to continue their crimes of rape and molestation.

They are NOT pro-woman. They are pro-death.


7 posted on 07/21/2014 4:19:32 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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To: NYer

I’ll be flamed, but to me the problem isn’t legal, it is moral. The procedure should be available. If a patient and doctor agree it is in the best interest everyone, including the fetus it should be available.


8 posted on 07/21/2014 4:31:35 PM PDT by az wildkitten (8 years 'til I retire)
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To: svcw

Many medical professionals today don’t want any part in these killings; our government ensures access by importing Asian “doctors” to do them.

A few years ago the leaders of the American Holocaust wanted to require performing an abortion as part of medical school; they realized many “Anglos” were disgusted by the murders, and figured that if they had blood on their hands already they might be willing collaborators. Thankfully the idea was shot down...


9 posted on 07/21/2014 4:36:45 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: NYer

It is ridiculous that these doctor’s are not required to have hospital admitting privileges.

I think it is horrendous that only the pro-lifers seem to care about making abortion safe. Or safer I should say.


10 posted on 07/21/2014 4:56:47 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: az wildkitten

Why should a woman have to find a doctor to agree with her “moral” decision, and how can it be in the best moral interest of the baby to abort him?


11 posted on 07/21/2014 6:34:21 PM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: NYer

‘The death of actor James Garner saddened fans across the country. Born James Scott Bumgarner, the 86-year-old Rockford Files star overcame mental and physical abuse from his stepmother – who would regularly beat him with whatever was handy and force him to wear dresses as a form of emasculation – to become one of the most beloved stars of his day. In his autobiography, The Garner Files, he revealed that he had no memory of his birth mother, who died when he was four years old.

“It wasn’t until I was fifteen that my cousin Betty told me my mother died of uremic poisoning after a botched abortion,” he wrote. “I have no idea whether my father was involved in the decision to have the abortion or whether he blamed himself for her death. We never talked about it in the family.”

After 1973, the back alley abortionists simply came out of the shadows, hung out a shingle, and continued business as usual.

Reading between the lines, Garner seems to have wondered whether his years of harrowing abuse could have been avoided if his father had intervened. (He also mentions the fact that his mother was a Christian Scientist and, thus, shunned conventional medical treatment.)’

What a harrowing thing to have happened to Garner(who I’m a fan of despite his liberal politics) and his family but if his mother was a Christian Scientist, why would she ever have had an abortion to begin with since they reject doctors and medical treatment?


12 posted on 07/26/2014 11:51:56 AM PDT by ReformationFan
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