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Rockford, IL abortionist Richard Ragsdale has died.
26 Oct 04 | Me

Posted on 10/26/2004 2:18:04 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback

Since we can't post stuff from the Rockford Register-Star (and none of the local TV stations have a story on it) I figure I'd pass the info on.

Richard Ragsdale worked at the Northern Illinois Women's Center in Rockford for 31 years, hanging his shingle out in April, 1973, not long after the Roe vs. Wade decision. He was the region's only abortion provider. He was 69 years old and died after a short illness, which I've been told was pancreatic cancer.

Recently the clinic had gone to being open two days a week. Since Ragsdale's hospitalization, that has been reduced to one day. The Register-Star reports that the clinic will stay open with another doctor performing the abortions, and a local protestor tells me they've seen a new face showing up down there one day a week. Our bet is that they're having to bring someone in from Chicago.

I'd like to echo the words of another local protestor, Kevin Rilott, who said, "I pray that God has mercy on him like I pray he has mercy on all of us." But I will also say that the Register-Star article calls Ragsdale a frequent church-goer, and I shudder that any "church" would have a man elbow-deep in the blood of children.

The Register-star article is here. Be advised this article is subject to a PROJECTILE-VOMITING-BARF-ALERT.


TOPICS: Announcements; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: abortionist; obituary; ragsdale; rockford
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1 posted on 10/26/2004 2:18:08 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback
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The unborn babies in Rockford, IL are CELEBRATING!!!


2 posted on 10/26/2004 2:19:54 PM PDT by politicket
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To: Mr. Silverback

Well, I'm sure he will be judged by Him accordingly...


3 posted on 10/26/2004 2:20:27 PM PDT by Chad Fairbanks ("I don't worry about Muggers. My biggest fear is Poachers." - Elizabeth Edwards)
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To: Mr. Silverback

The unborn babies in Rockford, IL are CELEBRATING!!!


4 posted on 10/26/2004 2:20:45 PM PDT by politicket
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To: Mr. Silverback

Pancreatic cancer is said to painful.

I hope it was.


5 posted on 10/26/2004 2:20:54 PM PDT by Stopislamnow
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To: 2nd amendment mama; A2J; Agitate; Alouette; Annie03; aposiopetic; Askel5; attagirl; axel f; ...

ProLife Ping!

If anyone wants on or off my ProLife Ping List, please notify me here or by freepmail.

6 posted on 10/26/2004 2:21:43 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Seven days left to be a Bush goon! Freepmail me to get on your state's Kerrytrack list today!)
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Dead Aborticider BTTT


7 posted on 10/26/2004 2:23:08 PM PDT by ApesForEvolution (You will NEVER convince me that Muhammadanism isn't a veil for MASS MURDERS. Save your time...)
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To: Stopislamnow

If only John Edwards could have arrived before this man's untimely death, this tragedy might have been averted.


8 posted on 10/26/2004 2:23:09 PM PDT by weenie (Poor Johnnie Kerry, he was born with someone else's silver foot in his mouth.)
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To: Mr. Silverback

Has anyone ever survived PANCREATIC cancer?


9 posted on 10/26/2004 2:24:22 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: politicket

Tossing their camouflage booties in the air!


10 posted on 10/26/2004 2:24:27 PM PDT by firebrand
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The unborn babies in Rockford, IL are CELEBRATING!!!

not celebrating as much as confronting the murderer with his crimes as he temporarily joins their ranks prior to his trip to his eternal reward...

11 posted on 10/26/2004 2:24:34 PM PDT by chilepepper (The map is not the territory -- Alfred Korzybski)
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Good riddance.

Unless he had a radical change of heart on his deathbed, he's realizing how much fun having pancreatic cancer was compared to what he's going through now.

12 posted on 10/26/2004 2:24:50 PM PDT by wideawake (God bless our brave soldiers and their Commander in Chief)
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Good. Vivisect him and throw him in the trash.
13 posted on 10/26/2004 2:25:01 PM PDT by atomicpossum (If there are two Americas, John Edwards isn't qualified to lead either of them.)
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"...the Register-Star article calls Ragsdale a frequent church-goer, and I shudder that any "church" would have a man elbow-deep in the blood of children..."

The devil himself goes to church all the time...but it doesn't mean anything good.
14 posted on 10/26/2004 2:25:24 PM PDT by ApesForEvolution (You will NEVER convince me that Muhammadanism isn't a veil for MASS MURDERS. Save your time...)
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To: Mr. Silverback

What a shame. Cut out his lungs and eyes and put them on display in the reception area of his office, please.


15 posted on 10/26/2004 2:25:26 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (What can you expect from a political party full of master-debators?)
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To: politicket

But there will be others to replace him. Isn't Rockford the home of the popular old liberal presidential candidate John Anderson too?


16 posted on 10/26/2004 2:25:27 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: weenie

And there shall be weeping and gnashing of the teeth, and the worm dieth not.


17 posted on 10/26/2004 2:25:51 PM PDT by Rodm (Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings)
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Good! The sob is in Hell where he deserves to be.


18 posted on 10/26/2004 2:26:10 PM PDT by sport
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31 years of Bloodshed an eternity of physical torment eternal punishment and hopeless misery.


19 posted on 10/26/2004 2:26:17 PM PDT by Free_at_last_-2001 (is clinton in jail yet?)
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To: Mr. Silverback

Sadder still, he could have been a Methodist, a Presbyterian, a member of the Church of Christ. Such fine names, historically, BUT....

Dan


20 posted on 10/26/2004 2:27:12 PM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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