Dr. Harrison went on to perform 20,000 or so abortions over three decades, ...
In essays, articles and interviews he castigated abortion-rights opponents as “right-wing crazies.” They responded just as fervently, calling him a murderer, particularly after he gained wide attention for offering free abortions to survivors of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Dr. Harrison readily admitted that he destroyed life, but denied that he killed babies. His view was that an embryo was far from being a human being with a brain. The higher moral value to Dr. Harrison was salvaging the future of an often disadvantaged girl or woman.
But he drew a line at performing abortions in the third trimester of pregnancy, partly, he said, because they made him uncomfortable ...
"they made him uncomfortable"
... and partly because he felt he lacked the expertise. He sent those who wanted one to his friend Dr. George Tiller in Wichita, Kan., an expert surgeon who was assassinated in his church by an anti-abortion zealot in 2009. Dr. Harrison often gave those patients money for gasoline for the trip to Wichita.
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Planned Parenthood Drastically increases abortions, decreases adoption referrals in 2008
Washington, DC (10 September 2010) – American Life League has revealed that Planned Parenthood Federation of America committed 324,008 abortions in 2008 – a 6.1-percent increase over 2007, reported ALL vice president Jim Sedlak.
The total number of abortions committed by Planned Parenthood since it first began in New York state in 1970 is now 4,987,817.
While abortions are on the rise at Planned Parenthood, adoption referrals declined to just 2,405 – a staggering 51-percent drop since 2007. Thus Planned Parenthood now commits 134 abortions for every adoption referral.
“Keep in mind that Planned Parenthood is a business making a very clear business decision,” said Rita Diller, national director of ALL’s Stop Planned Parenthood International (STOPP) project. “Abortion is its most lucrative ‘service,’ and like all businesses, Planned Parenthood is simply maximizing its profits from its primary moneymaker. This becomes macabre when one stops to consider that Planned Parenthood is in the business of killing preborn children. Each one of those 324,008 abortions took the life of a unique, innocent and unrepeatable human person.”
Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest single abortion provider – committing 26.8 percent of the estimated 1.21 million abortions in the United States in 2008. Planned Parenthood also runs the nation’s largest abortion chain, with over 300 medical and surgical abortion facilities across the country.
Despite the increase in abortion, Planned Parenthood showed a decline in a number of other areas, including a drop of four percent (almost 100,000 visits) in its primary customer base – female birth control customers.
While Planned Parenthood often emphasizes that it is the only provider of health care in many areas of the nation, primary-care patients accounted for only one-tenth of one percent of its business in 2008.
The latest Planned Parenthood data are in keeping with the testimony of former Planned Parenthood clinic director Abby Johnson, who has publically testified that Planned Parenthood is intentionally trying to increase its abortion business.
American Life League was cofounded in 1979 by Judie Brown. It is the largest grassroots Catholic pro-life organization in the United States and is committed to the protection of all innocent human beings from the moment of creation to natural death. For more information or press inquiries, please contact Katie Walker at 540.659.4942.
Did you know that Warren Buffett has given $3 billion—yes, three billion dollars—to promote abortion here in the U.S. and around the world? Often, government officials in developing countries are under pressure to control population in order to qualify for international aid. So they pressure women in the villages to get abortions. Western Europe is especially strong in pushing for abortion in these developing countries.
The Times article quotes Buffett’s late wife telling interviewer Charlie Rose “Warren feels that women all over the world get shortchanged. That’s why he’s so pro-choice.” The article tells us after Susan Thompson Buffett moved from Omaha, Nebraska, to San Francisco in 1977, she and Warren remained close. She even introduced Warren to the woman he has lived with since 1978. This threesome would send out Christmas cards together, the Times informs us.
Warren Buffett strongly backed Barack Obama. On January 23, 2009, President Obama’s first official act was to open the sluice gates of taxpayer support for abortion worldwide. The U.S. has now joined those exerting pressure on women in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. We may be going broke, but Planned Parenthood is still making a killing.
Is it, therefore, any surprise to learn that Warren Buffett has joined the club of billionaires who pressure black and brown women around the world to kill their unborn children? Planned Parenthood is the favorite charity of many billionaires.
This long article is NY Times-reader friendly, as are most of the comments, but read it anyway. It is difficult. It is now all about "terminations" and a better business model. The push for and expanded corruption of the medical profession is fully on parade. The rationalizations are numerous, but the realities of abortion cannot be denied, and this article talks about them only by alluding to their most repulsive aspects. The most powerful and most disturbingly tragic paragraph involves a pregnant doctor performing an abortion.
Let's pray for us all, and especially for those that participate in this immoral, barbaric practice and seek to call it "health care". We ache for the many post-abortive women and for this article's subtle attempt to make "abortionist" a greater women-friendly medical career choice.
A note. Abortion is referred to unequivocally as a surgical procedure. How many young women and underage girls go for one without understanding this is surgery, and without parental knowledge or consent?
There is a reason most doctors are embarrassed to say they are abortionists. Attempts to blame it on anything but what abortion is ring hollow, especially in this piece and despite the typical fear-mongering appearance in it of clinic protesters (whose presence discourages a man from retrieving his lunch from his car), and murderers/bombers (paragraph #1 transitions from a talked about "exposure and humiliation" pro-life tactic to abortion-provider murders). And of course, the inclusion of Catholics who here are para-participants - bending their consciences into pretzels to avoid the obvious conflict of working in the medical practice of an abortionist. The doctor's handling and billing of abortion patients himself, rather than involving his unwilling office assistants, is praised by them. It is, however, difficult for LifeNet to be objective at the author's focus on sensitivity to an office assistant's conscience, while mitigating the impending doom of the unborn child next door.
Pro-life work is indeed difficult. Pray and then pray some more.