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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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To: Mr. Silverback

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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To: Mr. Silverback

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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To: politicket
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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To: Mr. Silverback
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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To: Mr. Silverback
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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To: Mr. Silverback
"...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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To: Mr. Silverback

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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To: Mr. Silverback

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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To: Mr. Silverback

Praise! I'm confident that the Lord will deal with this man accordingly. Perhaps the "doctor" will spend eternity having his brains sucked out with a vacuum cleaner.


21 posted on 10/26/2004 2:27:24 PM PDT by MrsCronsby
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To: Rodm

Chronicles magazine is reprising an article they had on this fine fellow in September. He operated his abortuary in an abandoned school.
http://chroniclesmagazine.org/Chronicles/September2004/0904Rockford.html


22 posted on 10/26/2004 2:28:38 PM PDT by charliemarlow
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To: Mr. Silverback
He was 69 years old and died after a short illness, which I've been told was pancreatic cancer.

I hope it wasn't too painless.

23 posted on 10/26/2004 2:28:43 PM PDT by Sloth ("Rather is TV's real-life Ted Baxter, without Baxter's quiet dignity." -- Ann Coulter)
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To: Mr. Silverback

Hmmmn.

Can his Planned Parentherd lawyers save him NOW?

How many millions did he earn since 73?


24 posted on 10/26/2004 2:28:49 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Kerry's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: MrsCronsby

Eternal Vacuum Cleaner - Brain Suction Torment BTTT


25 posted on 10/26/2004 2:29:16 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

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<<<

I'm thinking that the agony and pain of cancer was only a preview of the coming attraction.

Enjoy the show "doctor".


26 posted on 10/26/2004 2:31:39 PM PDT by hushpad
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To: Theodore R.
>>Has anyone ever survived PANCREATIC cancer?

NO..it's an automatic death sentence.

27 posted on 10/26/2004 2:33:29 PM PDT by Tula Git
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To: All

Wow. Such compassion on display here.

Maybe I am wrong, but I was led to believe that joy over the death of others was an unChristian sort of thing...

Oh, well.


28 posted on 10/26/2004 2:34:12 PM PDT by orionblamblam
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To: Mr. Silverback

I am not going to revel in his death. Rather, think about how many lives he could have saved, rather than ended, during the 31 years he killed humans rather than healed them.


29 posted on 10/26/2004 2:34:41 PM PDT by ikka
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To: Theodore R.

Huh?


30 posted on 10/26/2004 2:34:48 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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To: politicket

I bet it is HOT where he is now.


31 posted on 10/26/2004 2:35:28 PM PDT by JFC ( President Bush, You are being prayed for along with our country daily, by millions of us.)
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To: politicket

I bet it is HOT where he is now.


32 posted on 10/26/2004 2:35:53 PM PDT by JFC ( President Bush, You are being prayed for along with our country daily, by millions of us.)
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To: charliemarlow

Read that article. The details about harassment and derision being poured on protestors are accurate. This man was not a misguided Christian who disagreed with pro-lifers, he was a one-man hate squad.


33 posted on 10/26/2004 2:36:44 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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To: Mr. Silverback
The fires of Hell are burning brightly tonight.

God save the children from butchers like these.
34 posted on 10/26/2004 2:38:01 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (President Kerry - - there, scared ya didn't I?)
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To: Mr. Silverback

Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment.

Hebrews 9:27


35 posted on 10/26/2004 2:38:10 PM PDT by loveitor.. ("I will leave with the greatest love for this country of ours..." Ronald Reagan)
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To: Mr. Silverback

Mark 9:42


36 posted on 10/26/2004 2:38:14 PM PDT by Bommer ( Bush met the First Lady at a BBQ? That's Love brotha!" - stainlessbanner)
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To: JFC

Just because one goes to church doesn't mean you are good - just look at the National Council of Churches! If anyone is going to burn in Hell...


37 posted on 10/26/2004 2:38:20 PM PDT by mandingo republican (Baal worshipers I tell ya! They are all Baal worshipers! - FREE HONG KONG, CUBA, IRAN!!!!)
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To: charliemarlow

BTW, I meant "read that article" as in "I read that" rather than "you should read that."


38 posted on 10/26/2004 2:38:41 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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To: orionblamblam

You would have been wrong.


39 posted on 10/26/2004 2:41:02 PM PDT by Doctor Stochastic (Vegetabilisch = chaotisch is der Charakter der Modernen. - Friedrich Schlegel)
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To: mandingo republican

I agree.......... and I am not the Judge. That job is for someone much more aware than I.


40 posted on 10/26/2004 2:41:13 PM PDT by JFC ( President Bush, You are being prayed for along with our country daily, by millions of us.)
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To: orionblamblam

Did you have compassion for Hitler once he was dead?

How about Stalin?

Aborticiders are of the same filth...pray for'em while they're alive and when they die, let the dead bury the dead.


41 posted on 10/26/2004 2:43:48 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: Doctor Stochastic

> You would have been wrong.

So it would seem. Along with, I imagine, that belief that had been pounded into me that judgement is reserved for God, not for online posters...

Again... oh, well.


42 posted on 10/26/2004 2:45:27 PM PDT by orionblamblam
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To: orionblamblam

Maybe I am wrong, but I was led to believe that joy over the death of others was an unChristian sort of thing...<<

Not joy. Relief.

As a Christian, I am joyful however, when EVIL is destroyed. God hates evildoers.


43 posted on 10/26/2004 2:45:51 PM PDT by hushpad
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To: Theodore R.

Yes. In fact there is a new procedure where the organ is removed, the tumor excised and the organ reattached. Then begins the radiation and chemo.
In some case people do die after the procedure but their life is lengthened by the procedure and their quality of life is maintained for an extended period of time.


44 posted on 10/26/2004 2:45:54 PM PDT by em2vn
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To: Mr. Silverback

Im sorry about this.....I hope it was painful!


45 posted on 10/26/2004 2:47:46 PM PDT by TheGunny
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To: orionblamblam

I don't stand behind religion. I make my judgement based on the fact that this POS has made his living by actively killing innocents in a painful and gruesome way for 30 years. He's a legal Dr. Mengele - no more or less.


46 posted on 10/26/2004 2:48:36 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (What can you expect from a political party full of master-debators?)
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To: orionblamblam

that belief that had been pounded into me that judgement is reserved for God<<<

Judgement is not reserved for God. Vengance is. Christians are warned to Judge not lest ye be judged {by the same rule), we are only to be careful how we judge, for the rules we apply may be applied to us as well.


47 posted on 10/26/2004 2:48:48 PM PDT by hushpad
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To: hushpad
Christians are warned to Judge not lest ye be judged {by the same rule), we are only to be careful how we judge, for the rules we apply may be applied to us as well.

Amen!!! Finally someone who understands scripture...
48 posted on 10/26/2004 2:50:55 PM PDT by politicket
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To: Mr. Silverback

How in the world could any human being perform more than ONE abortion, let alone do it for 31 years? The man had no soul.


49 posted on 10/26/2004 2:54:44 PM PDT by Sender (I love watching the final spastic throes of the Kerry faithful...as they ravage one another...)
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To: politicket

Amen!!! Finally someone who understands scripture...


It's funny, you know, how some condemn Christians for judging, when judgement, along with proper discernment, is our best tool againts evil.


50 posted on 10/26/2004 2:58:21 PM PDT by hushpad
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