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Nation's First Birthing Center/Abortion Clinic Opens in Buffalo. This Is Huge.
Slate ^ | March 8, 2014 | Amanda Marcotte

Posted on 03/07/2014 12:52:26 PM PST by don-o

It's a step forward in the necessary integration of abortion into other forms of OB-GYN care: Feministing reports that the nation's first-ever birthing center/abortion clinic has opened in Buffalo, N.Y. The clinic, run by Dr. Katharine Morrison, offers a traditional slate of gynecological services, including abortion up to 22 weeks, under the name Buffalo WomenServices.

But they also have a freestanding birthing center called the Birthing Center of Buffalo, where women who want a nonhospital birthing experience can go while having the benefit of being attended by a certified nurse midwife and an OB-GYN who has admitting privileges at the local hospital in case of complications.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: abortion
Just when I think my mind cannot be boggled any more.
1 posted on 03/07/2014 12:52:26 PM PST by don-o
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To: don-o

What if they make a mistake and murder a baby that was supposed to be delivered?

“Oh, sorry. Next.”


2 posted on 03/07/2014 12:54:21 PM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: don-o

Hi, I’m Stephanie. What’s your name? Are you giving birth here, or killing your baby? Me, I’m in for killing. Oh! You’re going to keep your baby. Wow, good luck with All That. Oh I should have known if I’d looked at your balloons, they say It’s A Boy. Cool. Yeah, my boyfriend got me these balloons, aren’t they cute? “Abortion Means No Diapers” and “yay I’m not tied to that bitch for 18 years,” isn’t that so funny??


3 posted on 03/07/2014 12:57:07 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: don-o

“So do you want the ‘Bundle of Joy’ package, or the ‘Termination of an Aggressive Growth’ package?”


4 posted on 03/07/2014 12:58:00 PM PST by wideawake
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To: don-o
It's a step forward in the necessary integration of abortion into other forms of OB-GYN care

As Reagan once said: "“I've noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.”
5 posted on 03/07/2014 12:59:40 PM PST by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: wideawake; Mrs. Don-o
In this instance I would approve of the use of the big ugly pictures - those of the dismembered children... next to those of a beautiful, intact newborn.
6 posted on 03/07/2014 1:01:50 PM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Westbrook

beat me to it.


7 posted on 03/07/2014 1:02:47 PM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: don-o

I drove by their fetal murder center the other day.
They could not have picked a seedier part of town.


8 posted on 03/07/2014 1:07:04 PM PST by BuffaloJack (Freedom isn't free; nor is it easy. END ALL TOTALITARIAN ACTIVITY NOW.)
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To: BuffaloJack

What is access like as far as street counseling?


9 posted on 03/07/2014 1:08:11 PM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

ADMITTING NURSE: Abortions to your right. Deliveries to your left.

CLERK. No, no. They switched last week.

ADMITTING NURSE: Oopsie.

______________________________________________

DOCTOR: All right miss. This won’t take a minute. There all done.

PATIENT: Can I see my baby? Is it a boy or a girl?

DOCTOR: Oopsie.


10 posted on 03/07/2014 1:09:49 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: BuffaloJack

“They could not have picked a seedier part of town.”

The local woman’s “health” center is near campus and within walking distance of most of the prostitutes work stations...er...lamp posts.


11 posted on 03/07/2014 1:18:52 PM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: don-o
Wonderful! This will make infanticide much more convenient!
12 posted on 03/07/2014 1:25:34 PM PST by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: BuffaloJack
I drove by their fetal murder center the other day.

Is it right next to Alcohol Rehab Clinic/Discount Liquor Store?

How about near the new Muslim Mosque/Jewish Temple?

13 posted on 03/07/2014 1:25:41 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: nhwingut

Ronald Reagan, Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation
Published Sunday, February 6, 2011 A.D. | By Donald R. McClarey

As president, Ronald Reagan was an unflagging champion of unborn human life. “Today there is a wound in our national conscience,” Reagan told a joint session of Congress in his 1986 State of the Union. “America will never be whole as long as the right to life granted by our Creator is denied to the unborn.”

Make no mistake, abortion-on-demand is not a right granted by the Constitution. No serious scholar, including one disposed to agree with the Court’s result, has argued that the framers of the Constitution intended to create such a right. Shortly after the Roe v. Wade decision, Professor John Hart Ely, now Dean of Stanford Law School, wrote that the opinion “is not constitutional law and gives almost no sense of an obligation to try to be.” Nowhere do the plain words of the Constitution even hint at a “right” so sweeping as to permit abortion up to the time the child is ready to be born. Yet that is what the Court ruled.

As an act of “raw judicial power” (to use Justice White’s biting phrase), the decision by the seven-man majority in Roe v. Wade has so far been made to stick. But the Court’s decision has by no means settled the debate. Instead, Roe v. Wade has become aWe cannot diminish the value of one category of human life—the unborn—without diminishing the value of all human life. We saw tragic proof of this truism last year when the Indiana courts allowed the starvation death of “Baby Doe” in Bloomington because the child had Down’s Syndrome. continuing prod to the conscience of the nation.

Many of our fellow citizens grieve over the loss of life that has followed Roe v. Wade. Margaret Heckler, soon after being nominated to head the largest department of our government, Health and Human Services, told an audience that she believed abortion to be the greatest moral crisis facing our country today. And the revered Mother Teresa, who works in the streets of Calcutta ministering to dying people in her world-famous mission of mercy, has said that “the greatest misery of our time is the generalized abortion of children.”

Despite the formidable obstacles before us, we must not lose heart. This is not the first time our country has been divided by a Supreme Court decision that denied the value of certain human lives. The Dred Scott decision of 1857 was not overturned in a day, or a year, or even a decade.

At first, only a minority of Americans recognized and deplored the moral crisis brought about by denying the full humanity of our black brothers and sisters; but that minority persisted in their vision and finally prevailed. They did it by appealing to the hearts and minds of their countrymen, to the truth of human dignity under God. From their example, we know that respect for the sacred value of human life is too deeply engrained in the hearts of our people to remain forever suppressed. But the great majority of the American people have not yet made their voices heard, and we cannot expect them to—any more than the public voice arose against slavery—until the issue is clearly framed and presented.

What more dramatic confirmation could we have of the real issue than the Baby Doe case in Bloomington, Indiana? The death of that tiny infant tore at the hearts of all Americans because the child was undeniably a live human being—one lying helpless before the eyes of the doctors and the eyes of the nation. The real issue for the courts was not whether Baby Doe was a human being. The real issue was whether to protect the life of a human being who had Down’s Syndrome, who would probably be mentally handicapped, but who needed a routine surgical procedure to unblock his esophagus and allow him to eat. A doctor testified to the presiding judge that, even with his physical problem corrected, Baby Doe would have a “non-existent” possibility for “a minimally adequate quality of life”—in other words, that retardation was the equivalent of a crime deserving the death penalty. The judge let Baby Doe starve and die, and the Indiana Supreme Court sanctioned his decision.

A Nobel Prize winning scientist has suggested that if a handicapped child “were not declared fully human until three days after birth, then all parents could be allowed the choice.” In other words, “quality control” to see if newly born human beings are up to snuff.

Obviously, some influential people want to deny that every human life has intrinsic, sacred worth. They insist that a member of the human race must have certain qualities before they accord him or her status as a “human being.”

Events have borne out the editorial in a California medical journal which explained three years before Roe v. Wade that the social acceptance of abortion is a “defiance of the long-held Western ethic of intrinsic and equal value for every human life regardless of its stage, condition, or status.”

We fought a terrible war to guarantee that one category of mankind—black people in America—could not be denied the inalienable rights with which their Creator endowed them. The great champion of the sanctity of all human life in that day, Abraham Lincoln, gave us his assessment of the Declaration’s purpose. Speaking of the framers of that noble document, he said: He warned also of the danger we would face if we closed our eyes to the value of life in any category of human beings:

The Congress has before it several measures that would enable our people to reaffirm the sanctity of human life, even the smallest and the youngest and the most defenseless. The Human Life Bill expressly recognizes the unborn as human beings and accordingly protects them as persons under our Constitution. This bill, first introduced by Senator Jesse Helms, provided the vehicle for the Senate hearings in 1981 which contributed so much to our understanding of the real issue of abortion.

The Respect Human Life Act, just introduced in the 98th Congress, states in its first section that the policy of the United States is “to protect innocent life, both before and after birth.” This bill, sponsored by Congressman Henry Hyde and Senator Roger Jepsen, prohibits the federal government from performing abortions or assisting those who do so, except to save the life of the mother. It also addresses the pressing issue of infanticide which, as we have seen, flows inevitably from permissive abortion as another step in the denial of the inviolability of innocent human life.

I have endorsed each of these measures, as well as the more difficult route of constitutional amendment, and I will give these initiatives my full support. Each of them, in different ways, attempts to reverse the tragic policy of abortion-on-demand imposed by the Supreme Court ten years ago. Each of them is a decisive way to affirm the sanctity of human life.

As we continue to work to overturn Roe v. Wade, we must also continue to lay the groundwork for a society in which abortion is not the accepted answer to unwanted pregnancy. Pro-life people have already taken heroic steps, often at great personal sacrifice, to provide for unwed mothers. I recently spoke about a young pregnant woman named Victoria, who said, “In this society we save whales, we save timber wolves and bald eagles and Coke bottles. Yet, everyone wanted me to throw away my baby.” She has been helped by Sav-a-Life, a group in Dallas, which provides a way for unwed mothers to preserve the human life within them when they might otherwise be tempted to resort to abortion. I think also of House of His Creation in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, where a loving couple has taken in almost 200 young women in the past ten years. They have seen, as a fact of life, that the girls are not better off having abortions than saving their babies. I am also reminded of the remarkable Rossow family of Ellington, Connecticut, who have opened their hearts and their home to nine handicapped adopted and foster children.

Reagan concluded his essay by writing something that I firmly believe: America cannot survive as a free land with abortion:

Abraham Lincoln recognized that we could not survive as a free land when some men could decide that others were not fit to be free and should therefore be slaves. Likewise, we cannot survive as a free nation when some men decide that others are not fit to live and should be abandoned to abortion or infanticide. My Administration is dedicated to the preservation of America as a free land, and there is no cause more important for preserving that freedom than affirming the transcendent right to life of all human beings, the right without which no other rights have any meaning.


14 posted on 03/07/2014 1:50:10 PM PST by franky8 (For the souls of the faithful departed.)
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To: Westbrook

As a benefit, they give you a day to decide if it’s a “ keeper”....


15 posted on 03/07/2014 1:50:32 PM PST by Kozak ("It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal" Henry Kissinger)
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To: don-o

There won’t be many births there. This is just your standard dog turd with sprinkles on top.


16 posted on 03/07/2014 1:52:05 PM PST by Romulus
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To: don-o

We’ve had them for years if you can believe the posters on the El in Philadelphia and on the street. I think the posters are misleading. I think they are intended to get women in the door so they can be propagandized. That happened to a friend of mine who went into a Planned Parenthood clinic to get birth control advice. She was pregnant at the time and she said that she didn’t want any more after this one. They came out with papers to sign for an abortion. She kept telling them she wanted this one, but they kept pressuring her to abort it. She finally walked out disgusted.


17 posted on 03/07/2014 1:57:09 PM PST by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: don-o

This is incredibly repugnant. The cognitive dissonance should be enough to make anybody’s head explode.


18 posted on 03/07/2014 1:59:25 PM PST by NorthMountain
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To: don-o

I wonder if polling tells them that a lot of expectant mothers want their babies delivered by abortionists who have a few minutes off before their next scheduled kill.


19 posted on 03/07/2014 2:02:09 PM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: don-o

This is a obvious ruse to give this chamber of horrors some credibility....

“See we just don’t kill babies”


20 posted on 03/07/2014 2:11:11 PM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: don-o
Amanda Marcotte: "Being able to go to the same doctor to give birth and have an abortion at different times in your life is likely comforting for patients. "

What exoplanet does she come from? What species is she? Does she have a real "wetware" bio-brain and bio-heart, or is it all anti-freeze and titanium carbide rods in there?

21 posted on 03/07/2014 2:34:16 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o ("St Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. . . against the wickedness and snares of the devil.")
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To: don-o

I’m from Buffalo and left it for the “Bible belt.” Since it’s 2014 in America, the Bible belt isn’t so good, either, but it’s a far cry from Buffalo, too. Buffalo is about 80% Catholic and 15% mainline Protestant, and anyone there who speaks of Jesus or talks about reading the Bible or praying outside of emergencies is considered a weird religious fanatic. Buffalo is considered one of the least Bible-minded and most post-Christian cities in America, according to a couple of Barna surveys. Heavily Catholic cities like Buffalo follow the same pattern.


22 posted on 03/07/2014 2:34:32 PM PST by Faith Presses On
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To: don-o

This is the future for Obamacare medicaid enrollees, birthing centers and tele-medicine for the middle class, while the well-off and politically connected get to keep their top doctors and hospitals.

I got an email today about a bill that is being discussed in WA State on tele-medicine. When I looked up the bill, I found that the bill is about tele-medicine coverage for the state employees. It sounds as though this is for the low wage SEIU unions that were created to organize the illegals, school janitors, day care workers and home care givers. It just goes to show you, you get what you pay for with Obamacare Medicaid.


23 posted on 03/07/2014 2:36:47 PM PST by Eva
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Whatever she has isn’t working. But I don’t read the psycho-spew from Salon moonbats anyway.


24 posted on 03/07/2014 3:52:15 PM PST by darkangel82
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To: don-o
Just when I think my mind cannot be boggled any more.

Hey -- and don't take this as approval -- in New York State, to have an abortion mill limit it to 22 weeks is a victory of sorts.

25 posted on 03/07/2014 3:59:30 PM PST by BfloGuy ( Even the opponents of Socialism are dominated by socialist ideas.)
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To: Faith Presses On

New York (and north to New England) in general, and Buffalo in particular, are outstandingly bad. The Jean Jadot and Pio Laghi-nominated modernist bishops in Buffalo, Syracuse and Rochester presided for decades over the relentless decay of what used to be vibrant Catholic dioceses. They rusted out, like their desolate cities.


26 posted on 03/07/2014 4:49:07 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o ("St Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. . . against the wickedness and snares of the devil.")
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To: don-o

Meanwhile Shawn Carney shouts today in his email that three abortion clinics have closed, with possibly a fourth one to follow.


27 posted on 03/07/2014 5:18:20 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: don-o

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/3129725/posts?page=16#16


28 posted on 03/07/2014 5:19:32 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: don-o

A combination birthing center and abortuary,
how kewl is that? I wonder if they do drive through...


29 posted on 03/07/2014 5:19:54 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: don-o

I can’t imagine a woman wanting to give birth in a facility used to kill babies too - would be afraid some of the evil would linger and have an effect.


30 posted on 03/08/2014 2:11:30 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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