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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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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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