Skip to comments.Minnesota abortion provider helps meet need in South Dakota (WaPo Puff Piece)
Posted on 02/28/2010 12:19:49 PM PST by wagglebee
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Carol Ball's day begins in the dark, in another state. By the time she arrives at work, crosses a snowy parking lot and enters the austere one-story Planned Parenthood clinic here, she has flown 200 miles to do something no South Dakota doctor will do.
Ball performs elective abortions. She is one of four doctors who travel anonymously, for security reasons, to the lone clinic in a state that has seen some of the nation's fiercest battles over reproductive rights. The work is framed by worry and frustration -- and the knowledge that the politics remain as unsettled as ever.
This is a difficult time for Ball and her colleagues. Last month, Scott Roeder told the jury in his Kansas murder trial that he stalked George Tiller, the nation's most prominent abortion provider, for years before he walked up to him in a church and shot him once in the head.
"If someone did not stop George Tiller, he was going to continue as he had for 36 years," said Roeder, who was convicted of premeditated murder. "The babies, they were going to continue to die."
Roeder, who is scheduled to be sentenced early next month, personifies the worst fears of the small, connected community of doctors that Ball inhabits. Unlike Tiller, she does not do late-term abortions, and she has not received threats. But her trips are carefully orchestrated by security officers, and she declined to allow her face to be photographed for this article.
Thirty-seven years after the Supreme Court legalized abortion nationwide in its landmark Roe v. Wade decision, the nation remains deeply divided. To Ball, the national debate has turned her work into a political act.
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Being legal DOES NOT make something right, and this woman's active participation makes her a MURDERER.
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Carol Ball, you are a serial killer.
This isn't about "reproductive" rights, it is about slaughtering babies in the womb.
“she has flown 200 miles to do something no South Dakota doctor will do.”
She’s a dedicated murderess. I hope that her plane becomes a smoking hole while she is in it.
“Now, I say, ‘I work for Planned Parenthood,’ because I’m not going to mince words anymore,” she says.”
No, you just mince babies.
On another note, if abortion is “just” a surgical procedure that is so right why are all these so called patients crying? Why does the baby killer doctor say that they are so familiar with tears? I didn’t cry when a surgeon cut a sebaceous cyst out of my back even though it hurt like hell. Gee. I wonder why.
And if it’s just like any other surgical procedure why aren’t there any doctors in South Dakota willing to perform it?
Well, if you asked the muredress, she’d tell you it’s because all of the SD doctors are afraid for their lives, and that the whackos in SD would kill them all. I bet she’d say that she’s talked to lots of her SD colleagues and they all told her that.
Odd, I know several surgeons and none of them have ever indicated that their profession put them at risk of being killed.
I’d hate to be in this woman’s shoes when she meets God face to face.
She’s headed for the less desirable afterlife option, if one exists.
That comes before you get pregnant. Not after you've gotten pregnant and have some one else's life to guard and protect inside of you.