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Abortion doctor embraces 'emotionally satisfying career'
bpnews ^ | 25 January 2006

Posted on 01/24/2006 7:24:50 PM PST by Aussie Dasher

WASHINGTON (BP)--America has gained a peek into the closely guarded world of the abortion clinic recently and, as would be expected, it has not been a pleasant sight.

An estimated 47 million abortions have taken place since the procedure was legalized Jan. 22, 1973, by the Supreme Court. In the last 33 years, the practices of abortion doctors and the reasoning of the women who have received abortions have largely remained hidden from the American public. Shame certainly is a factor. The curtain around the abortion clinic normally has been pulled back during this time only when a clinic operator, doctor, nurse or post-abortive woman has turned from past beliefs and practices -- sometimes as a result of being converted to Christ.

One abortionist -- a term William Harrison uses for himself -- has allowed the American public in the last two months, however, to look more closely into his world without having any intention of leaving it. He opened himself, and his clinic in Fayetteville, Ark., up to The Los Angeles Times and ABC News.

Harrison, 70, has performed at least 20,000 abortions, according to the Times. Four days a week, he usually does six abortions a day.

For Harrison, such a use of his medical skills and training does not appear to be something he is ashamed of.

"I've had one of the most emotionally satisfying careers that I can imagine anyone having," Harrison said Jan. 11 on the ABC News program "Nightline." "I can't tell you how satisfying it is when two weeks after a young woman has come in distraught and thinking that her life is ruined, and she comes back two weeks after the abortion and she is a new woman. She's been given her life back."

To both the Times and Nightline, Harrison described as "born again" the women whose children he has aborted.

Nightline co-anchor Martin Bashir said to the doctor, "And for her to be born again, you've had to kill the fetus."

Harrison replied, "That's right."

"And that's a fair exchange?" Bashir asked.

"That's a fair exchange," Harrison said.

"My conscience tells me to do abortions because I consider the mother's life much, much more important than that tiny, little blob of tissue," Harrison told Nightline.

Bashir cited to Harrison as facts these stages in the unborn child's development: The heart is pumping blood after 21 days; brain waves are recorded after 42 days.

"And you are, every day, relentlessly terminating that life," Bashir said to the doctor. "And you are happy with that?"

"Am I happy with it? No, but I'm not distressed about it," Harrison said. "I would be a lot more distressed if I could not terminate that life for the patient that that life is going to be a disaster for."

Bashir also asked him, "When does life begin?"

"When fertilization occurs, that is a new life. And that's why I say that I kill life," Harrison said, while denying the unborn baby is a person, "that I kill something that's potentially a person. It's not a person."

When Harrison mentioned a patient who has had nine abortions, Bashir asked, "Is that really appropriate?"

"If she needs nine abortions, yes," the doctor said.

"Basically, abortion is a method of birth control," Harrison told Nightline. "You know, it's not the best method of birth control, but all it does is stop the birth of the baby that a woman doesn't want at a time she doesn't want it."

According to the Times and Nightline, Harrison said he witnessed the effects of botched abortions on women before the Supreme Court's 1973 action. He opened an obstetrics and gynecology clinic but later started doing abortions.

In the reports, the young women who were interviewed gave reasons for having abortions that focused, as might be expected, on their needs. Harrison clearly did as well.

"[M]y patients who have given up babies for adoption and then had abortions tell me the most difficult thing that they've ever done is to give up a baby for adoption," said Harrison, who does not talk about adoption unless a woman asks about it. "It's not like giving away a puppy."

When asked if she considered adoption, an unidentified 18-year-old woman at Harrison's clinic told Bashir, "I thought about it, but I really thought that ... might be even harder; going through the whole pregnancy stage and seeing the child and then having to give it away I just think would ... really, really tear me up inside."

Sarah, 23, told the Times she was planning her wedding when she became pregnant. "I don't think my dress would have fit with a baby in there," she said.

An unidentified high school volleyball player said she didn't want her body to go through what a pregnancy entails. "I realize just from the first three months how it changes everything," she told the Times.

Amanda, 20, told the Times, "It's not like it's illegal. It's not like I'm doing anything wrong. I've been praying a lot, and that's been a real source of strength for me. I really believe God has a plan for us all. I have a choice, and that's part of my plan." --30--


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KEYWORDS: abortion; abortionist; babykiller; bloodlust; bloodsatisfaction; deadbabies; murderer
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"It's not like it's illegal. It's not like I'm doing anything wrong". Enough said!
1 posted on 01/24/2006 7:24:52 PM PST by Aussie Dasher
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To: Aussie Dasher

Sounds like a lotta rationalizin' goin' on there. A Mengele for our times, and he's not alone (which gives me chills).


2 posted on 01/24/2006 7:29:15 PM PST by Fudd Fan (Sorry Mr. Franklin, but apparently we couldn't keep it.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Harrison described as "born again" the women whose children he has aborted.

What a perversion straight from Satan's mouth.


3 posted on 01/24/2006 7:31:38 PM PST by bubbleb
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To: Aussie Dasher
"My conscience tells me to do abortions because I consider the mother's life much, much more important than that tiny, little blob of tissue," Harrison told Nightline. "

"Am I happy with it? No, but I'm not distressed about it," Harrison said. "I would be a lot more distressed if I could not terminate that life for the patient that that life is going to be a disaster for."


This man is evil incarnate. He has thoroughly contradicted his own statement and feels good about terminating life. E-V-I-L
4 posted on 01/24/2006 7:32:15 PM PST by phoenix0468 (http://www.mylocalforum.com -- Go Speak Your Mind.)
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To: Aussie Dasher
Well this old guy is 70yrs old...most docs are in relatively bad health. One day he'll be in the face of Our Lord...he's killed 20,000 babies...yuck...

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instructions. Prov 1:7

5 posted on 01/24/2006 7:32:49 PM PST by shield (The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instructions.Pr 1:7)
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To: Aussie Dasher
This sounds like an interview with a glassy-eyed serial killer.

Muleteam1

6 posted on 01/24/2006 7:33:18 PM PST by Muleteam1 (Knowing the past is like a tracer bullet. It reveals the path to the future.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Largest unregulated industry in the US.

....

"Homeless: Will Work for Food"

"Pro-Choice: Will Kill for Sex"


7 posted on 01/24/2006 7:33:27 PM PST by Fenris6 (3 Purple Hearts in 4 months w/o missing a day of work? He's either John Rambo or a Fraud)
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To: Aussie Dasher
"a young woman has come in distraught and thinking that her life is ruined, and she comes back two weeks after the abortion and she is a new woman."

Which life is "ruined" by either aborting a pregnancy or having a baby? Giving up this:

So she can go back to this:

And then see the doctor again 3 months later for all of the same reasons....

8 posted on 01/24/2006 7:35:00 PM PST by SteveMcKing
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To: Aussie Dasher

"It's not like giving away a puppy."

Thank God there's a real, burning Hell!


9 posted on 01/24/2006 7:35:10 PM PST by PetroniusMaximus
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To: Aussie Dasher

I think I'll go be sick now.


10 posted on 01/24/2006 7:36:29 PM PST by VirginiaMom (abortion is NEVER an option!)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Let's pray for his soul. He'll need it. He thinks he's doing good work by killing unborn children?

Oh man.


11 posted on 01/24/2006 7:37:00 PM PST by planekT (<- http://www.wadejacoby.com/pedro/ ->)
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To: Fudd Fan

I think Laura Ingraham played that interview a while back. Bashir gave the doctor enough rope to hang himself. He came off as a complete sociopath.


12 posted on 01/24/2006 7:37:36 PM PST by lesser_satan
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To: Aussie Dasher; dd5339

The statement that bothered me...
"...I was going to be married and I got pregnant... I would not have fit in my wedding dress.."


WTF!!!


13 posted on 01/24/2006 7:38:45 PM PST by cavtrooper21 (No snappy tagline ideas available at this time... Please try again later.)
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To: Aussie Dasher
THE ORIGINAL POLICE GAZETTE (1845)

Chapter 7
The Mansion Built on Baby Skulls
(Why Madame Restell Added Her Own Life to the Many She Had taken.).

1) THE RESIDENCE OF MADAME RESTELL, THE FEMALE ABORTIONIST

On the corner of Fifth Avenue and Fifty-second Street, during the [Eighteen]Seventies, there stood a dignified residence that commanded unusual atention. "Upon' most any day that was inviting to the outdoors, a grim-visaged, but elegantly dressed woman might be seen making her way down the high front stoop with a stride that was firm, for all advancing years and a bearing that flaunted a callous defiance. At the walk waited a glittering equipage and a prancing pair of horses ready to join fashionable Gotham on wheels. A liveried coachman held open the door of the carriage to bow his mistress into the interior. No sooner had he resumed his seat and the reins and started the afternoon drive, with the first roll of the wheels, around the corner there came scurrying a band of unkempt street urchins, who only turned on their heels sufficiently long to chorus in derision:

" 'Yah! Your house is built on babies' skulls! ' "

The Story of Madame Restell, Abortionist

15 posted on 01/24/2006 7:41:39 PM PST by Alouette (Learned Mother of Zion)
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To: lesser_satan

My husband works on "Nightline" but I very seldom watch it. The more I read about what passes for news there, the more I realize I'm not missing anything (even though it pays the mortgage).


17 posted on 01/24/2006 7:42:39 PM PST by Fudd Fan (Sorry Mr. Franklin, but apparently we couldn't keep it.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

He probably can't get a job as a "legal" doctor.


18 posted on 01/24/2006 7:45:08 PM PST by 3catsanadog (When anything goes, everything does.)
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To: Aussie Dasher
I've read this article before, or at least, another version of it. The comments by the idiot women are even more telling than the utter callousness of the abortionist. This guy is going to spatter in hell like a drop of water in the deep fryer.
19 posted on 01/24/2006 7:55:53 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth (The problem with being a 'big tent' Party is that the clowns are seated with the paying customers.)
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To: 3catsanadog

They kill their babies and their "born again?"

Aside from the killing of babies the real crime here is that these girls really believe that a baby would ruin their lives for the rest of their lives!! When did a baby, in general, stop being a blessing and start being a life ruining thing?

I ponder the fate of human kind when mothers don't feel a thing when they choose to kill their babies and society pats them on the back....sigh.

Who is this guy who would marry a woman who killed his child to fit into a dress?????!!!


20 posted on 01/24/2006 7:58:35 PM PST by annelizly
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To: Aussie Dasher

Ted Bundy was an amateur compared to this guy.


21 posted on 01/24/2006 7:58:58 PM PST by kenth
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To: sandyeggo

LOL that can't be for real.


22 posted on 01/24/2006 8:00:16 PM PST by cyborg (I just love that man.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

"It's not like it's illegal. It's not like I'm doing anything wrong". Enough said!

I'm just following orders.


23 posted on 01/24/2006 8:01:39 PM PST by toddlintown (Lennon takes six bullets to the chest, Yoko is standing right next to him and not one f'ing bullet?)
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To: Aussie Dasher

47 million American citizens murdered...

America kills it's own citizens...replaced by Mexicans and OTMs


24 posted on 01/24/2006 8:01:46 PM PST by joesnuffy (A camel once bit our sister.. but we knew what to do.. we gathered rocks and squashed her!)
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To: Aussie Dasher
The abortion 'doctor' says:"I would be a lot more distressed if I could not terminate that life for the patient that that life is going to be a disaster for."

Hey doc...guess what..you are a disaster for the patient inside the patient...terminate that life.

25 posted on 01/24/2006 8:05:17 PM PST by joesnuffy (A camel once bit our sister.. but we knew what to do.. we gathered rocks and squashed her!)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Wow.....I am left speechless by the attitude of this man...he did take an oath "First do no harm"....


26 posted on 01/24/2006 8:09:12 PM PST by Kimmers
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To: Aussie Dasher
Bashir also asked him, "When does life begin?"

"When fertilization occurs, that is a new life. And that's why I say that I kill life," Harrison said, while denying the unborn baby is a person, "that I kill something that's potentially a person. It's not a person."

It takes some incredible mental contortions to admit "killing life" AND a "potential person" is "emotionally satisfying."

THIS is what's so important to Democrats??

27 posted on 01/24/2006 8:16:10 PM PST by F16Fighter
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To: Aussie Dasher
I talked to an abortionist.He was in his car and a rescue was going on and I was asked to talk to him.I walked over to the car he was sitting in and said Hi i am pro life and I was sent over to talk to you.He was young-around 40-45.That's all I said which was the truth.He said have you ever been pregnant and 16 I am helping these girls.I told him I was pregnant at 16.He said I could have help you.He said to me if abortion was legal then would you have aborted.I told him with all the hormones going though my body who knows but my first born was a beautiful son.He said he liked me and I said I had to go because I was having a new driveway put in and had to buy the guys a case of bear.He laughed and I left him in his car and as soon as I left pro-lifers laid under his tires.I could hear him call "Officer-Officer" as I walk to my car.
28 posted on 01/24/2006 8:23:20 PM PST by fatima
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To: OKIEDOC

You won't believe this...


29 posted on 01/24/2006 8:23:59 PM PST by CarrotAndStick (The articles posted by me needn't necessarily reflect my opinion.)
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To: joesnuffy

"47 million American citizens murdered...
America kills it's own citizens...replaced by Mexicans and OTMs"

Now THAT is an excellent retort.


30 posted on 01/24/2006 8:27:42 PM PST by brushcop (Mission Accomplished B-Co, 2/69 3d ID! God bless you and WELCOME HOME!)
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To: Aussie Dasher

"Whoever is righteous has regard for the life of his beast, but the mercy of the wicked is cruel." Proverbs 12:10


31 posted on 01/24/2006 8:27:43 PM PST by TIElniff (Autonomy is the guise of every graceless heart.)
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To: annelizly
The hand that rocks the cradle runs the country - isn't how that saying goes?

So now that alot of the hands that should be rocking cradles are allowing millions of deaths a year, the country's civility isn't looking so good anymore.

32 posted on 01/24/2006 8:31:07 PM PST by 3catsanadog (When anything goes, everything does.)
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To: fatima
It reminds me of a conversation I had with a notorious abortionist here in Melbourne during a Rescue some years ago.

He told me, "I know what I'm doing destroys human life".

I must admit, when I looked evil in the face and heard such an admission, it was very hard to remain civil.

He's dead now, and I don't wish to give final judgment (that's left to a far greater power than I), but I'll be very surprised if we find ourselves in the same place for all eternity.
33 posted on 01/24/2006 8:32:02 PM PST by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: Aussie Dasher
"I consider the mother's life much, much more important than that tiny, little blob of tissue," Harrison told Nightline."

He's seen an awful lot of tiny arms and legs and tiny heads and faces in those "tiny, little blob(s) of tissue", and he knows it. How can he stand what he does?

34 posted on 01/24/2006 8:37:06 PM PST by Irene Adler
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To: Aussie Dasher
I had the oddest feeling.I was not there for rescue but a rescue was going on.I was asked to speak to him and as a female I had no fear for that day.I looked at him as he rolled his window down as a rabbit caught.He knew I had no interest in talking to him but he pleaded his case.He quit the abortionary a couple weeks later.
35 posted on 01/24/2006 8:44:57 PM PST by fatima
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To: Aussie Dasher
"When fertilization occurs, that is a new life. And that's why I say that I kill life," Harrison said, while denying the unborn baby is a person, "that I kill something that's potentially a person. It's not a person."

It's always interesting to see where their logic breaks down. He got the "life begins at fertilization" part right, which is pretty impressive in an abortionist. Then he tries to pull the old "personhood" semantic dodge.

First mom has her fetus killed, then she and her abortionist try to come up with a word that distracts people from the horrific truth that they have killed an innocent human being. "But it deserved to die! It didn't have enough -- what's that word again -- personhood! That's right! Hey, with 15% more personhood I might have let it live!"

It is clear in these cases who lacks "personhood," or at least who lacks humanity.

36 posted on 01/24/2006 9:14:24 PM PST by TChad
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To: Aussie Dasher

i am impressed that the guy is as straight up about is as he is. very interesting.


37 posted on 01/24/2006 9:52:19 PM PST by wafflehouse
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To: Fudd Fan

i disagree. he isnt really rationalizing. he knows exactly what he is doing, and he comes right out and says it


38 posted on 01/24/2006 9:53:24 PM PST by wafflehouse
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To: TChad

i agree, it is very very interesting to see their logic and where it breaks down.


39 posted on 01/24/2006 9:58:34 PM PST by wafflehouse
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To: Aussie Dasher

Jeffrey Dahmer was like Mr. Rogers in comparison with this creep.


40 posted on 01/24/2006 9:59:13 PM PST by Deo volente
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To: cavtrooper21; sandyeggo
"...I was going to be married and I got pregnant... I would not have fit in my wedding dress.."

Any bets on how long this marriage will last? We can see that she has learned the art of giving and self-sacrifice, not to mention compromise.

41 posted on 01/24/2006 10:08:05 PM PST by pbear8 (I have to wait until Monday for '24'!!!! =()
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To: Aussie Dasher
"My conscience tells me to do abortions because I consider the mother's life much, much more important than that tiny, little blob of tissue"
42 posted on 01/24/2006 10:11:46 PM PST by Deo volente
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To: pbear8

With your prayers pbear8 she might make it.


43 posted on 01/24/2006 10:16:28 PM PST by fatima
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To: Deo volente

"Jeffrey Dahmer was like Mr. Rogers in comparison with this creep."

At least jeffy ate his victims.


44 posted on 01/24/2006 10:16:40 PM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: Aussie Dasher
He gave up his practice because he can make more money performing abortions, the hours are short leaving him free for that golf game etc.

Cold hearted bottom dwelling, scum sucking creep, he will eventually pay for what he is doing. We all have to face GOD in the end.

45 posted on 01/24/2006 10:20:21 PM PST by Dustbunny (Can we do it - Yes we can)
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To: Coleus; firebrand; jwalsh07
"My conscience tells me to do abortions because I consider the mother's life much, much more important than that tiny, little blob of tissue," (Doctor) Harrison told Nightline...

When Harrison mentioned a patient who has had nine abortions, Bashir asked, "Is that really appropriate?"

"If she needs nine abortions, yes," the doctor said.

"Basically, abortion is a method of birth control," Harrison told Nightline....

Unreal.

46 posted on 01/24/2006 10:34:03 PM PST by nutmeg ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Hillary Clinton 6/28/04)
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To: Aussie Dasher
Mengele!
Heydrich!
Eichmann!
Himmler!
Hitler!

47 posted on 01/24/2006 10:39:30 PM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: Aussie Dasher

My God, I've rarely read something more disturbing. The doctor is undoubtedly a sick monster, but lightweight reasons for abortions these women gave have shaken me.

'I am like, on the volleyball team, and like, a baby, like, changes your body'.

'I won't, like, fit in my wedding dress'

'I killed my baby so I wouldn't have to go throught pain of giving it for adoption'.

Seriously disturbing that these selfish ditzes are slaughtering their children for the most trivial reasons.


48 posted on 01/24/2006 10:42:21 PM PST by servantoftheservant
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To: wafflehouse

I wasn't surprised that the abortionist was able to talk about his work and was so willing to explain how he rationalizes what he does (somehow, in his own eyes he always manages to appear heroic and doing good work, if not exactly God's work) I am more suprised that NIGHTLINE has someone like this Martin Bashir fellow who asks such delightfully pointed and loaded questions.


49 posted on 01/24/2006 10:55:04 PM PST by willyboyishere (""The unlived life is not worth examining" ---willyboyishere)
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To: 3catsanadog

It is very difficult to find Doctors ready to perform these particular procedures. A lot of them are imports from other countries like India and Russia.

In fact, it is so difficult to find them that it abortion people are floating the idea of having a program for something like a nurse-practicioner or Doctor's Assistant exclusively to perform abortions.

I suppose this says something good about Doctors, but the demand says something terrible about our culture.


50 posted on 01/25/2006 12:59:49 AM PST by Threepwood
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