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ABC: Abortion Broadcasting Company
Culture and Media Institute ^ | 6/8/09 | Colleen Raezler

Posted on 06/14/2009 12:32:44 PM PDT by wagglebee

ABC gave pro-abortion advocates free advertising last night with its “World News Sunday.” During the report, an abortionist unequivocally stated that late-term abortion is “really a miscarriage of a stillborn fetus.”

Anchor Dan Harris framed Steve Osunsami’s segment as a look at why doctors risk their lives to perform abortions given the “constant threat” of violence they face, as evidenced by last week’s murder of abortionist George Tiller and recent comments from Tiller’s accused killer that “similar attacks are planned all over the country.”

Harris teased the segment “Tonight, we talk to late-term abortion providers who fear they are targets. Why do they do it?” He stated in his introduction, “Why would a doctor take that risk? And why would a woman make that choice?”

Osunsami’s report quickly revealed itself as a propaganda piece. He lamented, “Tiller was one of the few doctors in the U.S. who specialized in late-term abortions, abortions performed as late as the third trimester. With Tiller’s death, there are now fewer than a dozen U.S. doctors who offer the procedure.”

Neither abortion provider featured in the segment actually explained why they perform lateterm abortions. In fact, both avoided using the word “abortion.” Toni Hawkins, executive director of Atlanta’s SurgiCenter, simply stated that Tiller’s death “will make us more firm in our resolve in what we do and why we do what we do.”

LeRoy Carhart, a Nebraska abortionist and the plaintiff in Gonzales v. Carhart, the 2007 U.S. Supreme Court case that upheld the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban, offered a description of late-term abortion, “It’s very much a three day, four day, even five day procedure. And in our procedure, after the first day, the fetus is no longer alive. So it’s really a miscarriage of a stillborn fetus.”

Why can’t Hawkins or Carhart call “what they do” abortion?

Hyping up the fear of violence, Osunsami also noted that Carhart’s “safety was such a concern he would only meet us behind closed doors and he came with security.”

As if to make late-term abortions more palatable, Osunsami also reported that Carhart “wants America to know that late-term abortions are rare. A small percentage of all abortion procedures.”

Kara Black, a woman who went to Tiller for an abortion after finding out at six-and-a-half months into her pregnancy that her baby would need three open-heart surgeries and could expect to live just 3 to 5 years, defended Tiller and the procedure. She told ABC, “How do you recover from a loss of a 3 to 5-year-old as you watch them slowly die?” Black added, “If people knew what he really was doing up there and dropped this, you know, fairy tale that, you know, you get pregnant, you have a healthy baby. It doesn’t happen like that.”

One can imagine the difficulty of Black’s decision. However, ABC portrayed late-term abortion as the only choice she had in this circumstance when that is not the case. [See another point of view here.]

Osunsami did include a short sound-bite from Tom McClusky, vice-president for government affairs at Family Research Council. “Any abortion we see in the pro-life movement as being wrong, but in the case of late-term abortions, these are children that have arms, have legs, feel pain,” he stated.

Funny how Carhart managed to leave those details out of his description of the “procedure.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abc; abortion; leroycarhart; mediabias; moralabsolutes; prolife; tiller
As if to make late-term abortions more palatable, Osunsami also reported that Carhart “wants America to know that late-term abortions are rare. A small percentage of all abortion procedures.”

While late-term abortions may be a "small percentage" of the 1.3 MILLION abortions performed each year in the United States, the FACT is that Tiller the Killer testified that he performed between 250 and 300 late-term abortions each year.

1 posted on 06/14/2009 12:32:44 PM PDT by wagglebee
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2 posted on 06/14/2009 12:33:12 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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3 posted on 06/14/2009 12:33:54 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

ABC is owned by Disney. Boycott Dinesy, GE (NBC/MSNBC), Time Warner (CNN), etc.


4 posted on 06/14/2009 12:33:57 PM PDT by Frantzie
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To: wagglebee

No interview with a fetus who fears she is the target of violence by deranged fanatics with an agenda?


5 posted on 06/14/2009 12:35:48 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (YES WE CAN have a Depression.)
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To: wagglebee

What a cruel prevarication. This guy is taking advantage of the fact that dead fetuses, dead of natural causes, are “aborted” by the obgyn—technically, any woman who has miscarried had an aborted pregnancy. Sometimes the terminology is embarrassing to those suffering a miscarriage or still birth.


6 posted on 06/14/2009 12:37:00 PM PDT by Mamzelle (BRING CAMERA EQUIP TO TEA PARTIES--TAPE THE DISRUPTORS)
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To: AliVeritas

Mark.


7 posted on 06/14/2009 12:41:06 PM PDT by AliVeritas ( Pray, Pray, Pray)
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To: wagglebee

One abortionist killer SOB dies and they all cry about how dangerous the job is.

BS

Abortionists are safer every day than a liquor store owner in SE Washington DC. A pizza delivery boy anywhere in Washington DC or PG. A taxi driver in the ghetto.Police or Fire Department personnel anywhere in the country.Any white couple in a black neighborhood.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Channon_Christian_and_Christopher_Newsom


8 posted on 06/14/2009 12:55:10 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: wagglebee
As if to make late-term abortions more palatable, Osunsami also reported that Carhart “wants America to know that late-term abortions are rare. A small percentage of all abortion procedures.”

Murders of abortion doctors are rare too—a small percentage of all crimes.

9 posted on 06/14/2009 12:56:23 PM PDT by Logophile
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To: Mamzelle

In Catholic teaching documents, what we usually call “abortion” is called “procured abortion.” I.e., abortion that is chosen, not natural or unavoidable.

BTW: Dr. Mengele did all his experiments on NON-VIABLE Jews. They were NON-VIABLE because they were unable to survive the showers and/or ovens.

I love that: “After the first day of the five-day procedure, they are dead, so it’s really just a miscarriage.”


10 posted on 06/14/2009 1:02:23 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: wagglebee
unequivocally stated that late-term abortion is “really a miscarriage of a stillborn fetus.”

Yeah sure, and the Nazis didn't kill millions of Jews...they just pulled dead Jews out of gas rooms.

11 posted on 06/14/2009 1:02:31 PM PDT by FreepShop1
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To: wagglebee
As far as "just a miscarriage of a dead fetus" nonsense, Carhart doesn't see fit to mention that he was formerly one of the principal practitioners of PBA (his was the case that went to the SCOTUS). So he's perfectly at home killing babies on the first day of a five day "procedure," or killing live ones by suctioning their brains out, or killing live ones by pulling off their little arms and legs and crushing their skulls, or ...

People are blaming O'Reilly for Tiller's murder because O'Reilly called him a babykiller, etc. Maybe if someone is doing something so heinous that decent people have murderous impulses aroused by hearing or reading the truth about it ... maybe that "something" that person is doing is just plain wrong, no matter what the law says.

12 posted on 06/14/2009 1:15:30 PM PDT by Campion ("President Barack Obama" is an anagram for "An Arab-backed Imposter")
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To: Frantzie

ABC is owned by Disney. Boycott Dinesy, GE (NBC/MSNBC), Time Warner (CNN), etc.
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Disney has received awards from Planned Parenthood on multiple occasions ,, they are a genorous corporate donor to liberal groups as their workforce has an unusually high percentage of gays.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1766116/posts


13 posted on 06/14/2009 1:15:31 PM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: wagglebee


 
 

Spiritual Adoption Prayer for the Unborn

Jesus, Mary, Joseph I love you very much.
I beg you to spare the life of the unborn child that I have spiritually adopted.

Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be.


14 posted on 06/14/2009 1:25:58 PM PDT by Salvation (With God all things are possible.)
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To: Neidermeyer

It’s for the children.

/spits


15 posted on 06/14/2009 1:26:30 PM PDT by AliVeritas ( Pray, Pray, Pray)
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To: Neidermeyer

I trying to find a link between amazon and Planned Parenthood and can’t seem to remember it. How ‘bout you?

Or donations to Obortion Obama, DNC, etc.


16 posted on 06/14/2009 1:28:38 PM PDT by Salvation (With God all things are possible.)
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To: wagglebee

“It is the risk that comes with putting on the uniform.”


17 posted on 06/14/2009 1:31:29 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: wagglebee
I dare ABC to show photographic proof that a late term abortion is really just a "stillborn fetus".

Show us the mangled body, ABC! Prove that it's not a human!

18 posted on 06/14/2009 2:51:42 PM PDT by jeffc (They're coming to take me away! Ha-ha, hey-hey, ho-ho!)
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To: jeffc

“And in our procedure, after the first day, the fetus is no longer alive.”

Osunsami, the top-notch professional investigative-type reporter, has no problem with not reporting “how” the fetus came to be “no longer alive”. Just follow the talking points Mr. Idiot Osunsami.


19 posted on 06/14/2009 3:21:41 PM PDT by Bluebird Singing
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To: wagglebee
why doctors risk their lives to perform abortions given the “constant threat” of violence they face, as evidenced by last week’s murder of abortionist George Tiller

One murder of an abortionist in how long, and you'd think it happens every day. I'm not making light of the fact that their chosen "profession" puts them at risk, but it really is a small risk. The larger risk is for everyday life, driving the car, random violence (which is far more prevalent).

And this is the point, this Tiller guy is now a martyr and they will milk it for everything they can. We are better off taking the high ground, making them feel guilty and ashamed. It does work.....

20 posted on 06/14/2009 3:31:32 PM PDT by SteamShovel (When hope trumps reality, there is no hope at all.)
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To: Coleus; nickcarraway; narses; Mr. Silverback; Canticle_of_Deborah; TenthAmendmentChampion; ...
Dr. Kanwaljeet Anand, an Oxford and Harvard trained neonatal pediatrician and pain expert testified at the New York federal court hearings over the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003. Dr. Anand testified that: "I believe the fetus is conscious," and that the pain during this procedure is "severe and excruciating" to 20-week-old pre-born children.

Under cross-examination, Dr. Anand said he believes a less-controversial abortion procedure, known as "dilation and evacuation" (D&E), would cause the same amount of pain to a child. An estimated 140,000 D&Es, the most common method of second-trimester abortion, take place in the United States annually. Washington Times

ALTERNATIVE TO PBA:


20 weeks from conception

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Sunday, June 14, 2009


MATTERS OF LIFE AND DEATH
Late-term abortion endangered? Hardly
Exclusive: Jill Stanek puts lie to notion Tiller was 1 of only 3 who performed procedure

Posted: June 03, 2009
1:00 am Eastern

By Jill Stanek


I was shocked and dismayed when learning Kansas abortionist George Tiller had been murdered by a vigilante.

Tiller was a ghastly late-term abortionist, but he should not have been murdered, just as he should not have murdered 60,000 children throughout his years of practice. I pray for Tiller's soul. I pray also for Tiller's wife, four children and 10 grandchildren, not only for their tragic loss but also for the tragic legacy Tiller left behind.

It is falsely claimed Tiller was one of only three late-term abortionists in the U.S., for instance, in the New York Times:

Some described Dr. Tiller as one of about only three doctors in the country who had, under certain circumstances, provided abortions to women in their third trimester of pregnancy, and said his death would mean that women, particularly in the central United States, would have few if any options in such cases.

Apparently, it was Tiller himself who started it. According to The Guardian:

Tiller testified … that he owns one of only three clinics in the U.S. that perform late-term abortions, which are performed on foetuses that could survive outside the mother's womb.

Before I get to my point, I want to make another.

The third trimester begins at 28 weeks of pregnancy, when healthy babies have more than a 90 percent chance of surviving.

Open your eyes to the ugliness inside the abortion industry with "Lime 5: Exploited by Choice"

There is no health reason for a mother to abort in the third trimester. Her baby can be delivered alive as easy as or easier than aborted dead.

In an event I can't imagine, that a mother would die in her third trimester were her baby not aborted, it has always been legal in every hospital in every state to do so to save a mother's life, and it always will be.

But now to my point, the insinuation that Tiller's death means late-term abortions are endangered, as if that would be bad.

Actually, the delusion grows grander. According to the Los Angeles Times:

But Warren Hern, a Colorado physician and close friend of Tiller … said he was now "the only doctor in the world" who performed very late-term abortions. …

Well, no. The fact is second and third trimester abortions are committed rampantly in hospitals and abortion clinics across the country on a daily basis.

Father Frank Pavone of Priests for Life pointed on his blog yesterday to a June 1 Los Angeles Times article on late-term abortions that included Centers for Disease Control 2005 statistics:

Nationally, only 1.3 percent of all reported legal abortions occurred at 21 weeks or more gestation. …

Included is a state-by-state look at those abortions. Of legal abortions occurring at 21 weeks or more gestation, most appear to be in New York. That state reported 2,956, followed by Georgia with 1,094 and New Jersey at 950. California doesn't tell.

(Column continues below)

The CDC reported 8,482 babies 21 weeks or older were aborted in 2005, and the CDC's numbers are low, since only 40 states reported. The Guttmacher Institute (research arm of Planned Parenthood) reported approximately 13,000 babies 21 weeks or older were aborted that year.

Nevertheless, of the 40 states reporting to the CDC, 32 reported abortions of babies 21 weeks or older. So if it were true only three doctors nationwide committed them, they did a lot of flying. Kansas, where Tiller practiced, accounted for "only" 459.

When it became public that Christ Hospital, where I worked, committed late-term abortions (as late as 28 weeks by my observations), these others in the Chicago area also confessed to same: Good Samaritan, Lutheran General, Illinois Masonic, Loyola, Northwestern, and Rush-Presbyterian St. Lukes. That's just Chicago, and that's just those who fessed up.

Not much later the Providence Health System, which owns a chain of 26 hospitals in Alaska, California, Montana, Oregon and Washington, admitted to committing late-term abortions.

Remember the 2005 story of the baby aborted alive in a toilet at the EPOC abortion mill in Orlando, Fla.? Late-term abortion.

Remember the 2006 story of the aborted baby thrown on top of the A Gyn Diagnostics abortion mill in Hialeah, Fla.? Late-term abortion.

Have you heard the flak about the University of Wisconsin Madison Hospital recently deciding to commit late-term abortions?

Even a moderator on my own blog discovered that the hospital where his baby was just delivered, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., commits late-term abortions.

The reality is late-term abortions are committed pretty much in every pocket of the country, contrary to claims by the other side.

I'm not sure why abortion proponents want to pursue this point, since most Americans find late-term abortions disgusting.

But if they so wish, I'm happy to.

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21 posted on 06/14/2009 6:14:27 PM PDT by cpforlife.org (A Catholic Respect Life Curriculum is available FREE at KnightsForLife.org)
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To: Salvation

I did a quick web search and found this thread on a Catholic forum ... it would be a good starting point for your question...

http://forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?t=222671


22 posted on 06/14/2009 6:48:20 PM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: Arthur McGowan
re: In Catholic teaching documents, what we usually call “abortion” is called “procured abortion.” I.e., abortion that is chosen, not natural or unavoidable.)))

I understand, I hear you, but the "good" doctor is making misuse of the medical term in conventional medical settings to describe something not at all conventional. Not a few pro-life women have been jarred to hear a non-abortion ob/gyn doctor using "abortion" in the context of a natural miscarriage.

23 posted on 06/14/2009 7:34:57 PM PDT by Mamzelle (BRING CAMERA EQUIP TO TEA PARTIES--TAPE THE DISRUPTORS)
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To: wagglebee

“Kara Black, a woman who went to Tiller for an abortion after finding out at six-and-a-half months into her pregnancy that her baby would need three open-heart surgeries and could expect to live just 3 to 5 years, defended Tiller and the procedure.”

You get your child the surgery you unnatural wretch. There are millions of women who don’t deserve to be fertile. I hope she is never able to conceive another child again.


24 posted on 06/15/2009 5:55:58 AM PDT by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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To: wagglebee

“One can imagine the difficulty of Black’s decision.”

Not in the least. She is a very evil beast.


25 posted on 06/15/2009 5:56:42 AM PDT by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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To: Soothesayer

You kinda fell for the premise that the left uses to justify ALL abortions -

“see this special heartbreaking case where the decision is ‘gray’? That justifies killing all fully viable, healthy babies.”


26 posted on 06/15/2009 5:59:41 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: cpforlife.org

The irony is that the babies are better off being killed in that manner than living in a country full of liberals.


27 posted on 06/15/2009 6:02:14 AM PDT by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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To: cpforlife.org

If I were a member of Tiller’s family, I would have drank myself to death long ago.


28 posted on 06/15/2009 6:04:39 AM PDT by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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To: Soothesayer
That's a-biblical...

Jeremiah 29 has an exhortation from God to the exiled peoples living in a godless, enemy country -

marry, have children, give them in marriage, increase your numbers.

29 posted on 06/15/2009 6:07:30 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: MrB

What is the point of having children? I for one am not grateful to be alive in this cess pool.

God may ask for it but that demand is just too high.


30 posted on 06/15/2009 6:18:06 AM PDT by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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