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April 02, 2009

Late-term abortion

Why aren’t people outraged that George Tiller performed “... 250 to 300 late-term abortions in 2003?” (3/28, A-1, “Tiller cleared on all charges”) Is it because either the American public does not know or does not want to think about what a late-term abortion procedure entails?

It is not a simple, quiet procedure like putting a sick pet to sleep.

I would like to see a news article explain the procedure of a late-term abortion so that the American public can see and contemplate the horrendous nature of the barbaric act. Once known, why would any human agree or participate in such an act?

I wonder what type of life-threatening condition has developed at the final stages of a pregnancy that a woman would pursue such a thing for her own child?

What a sad state our society has turned into, to allow such a heinous act against an innocent child. Even a sick pet is treated more humanely.

M.A. Warden
Olathe

Comments

Kate

Renfro, please Google “pro-life” and “in-vitro fertilization” to see how many pro-life groups are also opposed to in-vitro.

And surely you don’t mean to suggest that the world would be a better place if not for the burden of these children.

renfro


M.A. Warden wonders “Why aren’t people outraged that George Tiller performed “... 250 to 300 late-term abortions in 2003?”

This society or world finds it difficult to provide for children born healthy. Many rabid anti-abortionists would force the delivery of a child requiring life support from birth to death however long that may take claiming it a “God-given” process that should be allowed to continue regardless of the consequences.
If Warden and others so outraged by “human" or Dr.Tillers involvement in that God-given process, why their apparent acceptance of fertility doctors enabling women to produce offspring like cats, dogs and pigs? --- For those who define embryos and a fetus as human entities the argument one doctor performs a service, the other a crime may soothe their religious fantasy but it is only their escape from reality!

Kansasdog

"Also, Tiller provided abortions to underage girls. Now, if an underage girl becomes pregnant, she got that way because of a rape, which Tiller didn't report."

- isn't that exactly what Phill Kilne couldn't prove?

Kate

“But the anti-abortion cowards won't go after the women. They know they will lose if they attack women because women overwhelmingly want to control their own bodies.”


I think most pro-life advocates agree that women in these situations deserve help, comfort, and support to get through the pregnancy and beyond. The person the law should address is the one who makes money from the death of innocents.

jeanette

Also, Tiller provided abortions to underage girls. Now, if an underage girl becomes pregnant, she got that way because of a rape, which Tiller didn't report.

viet-vet1970

Women are not getting late-term abortions at gunpoint. They are freely seeking out Dr. Tiller and paying for his services. But the anti-abortion cowards won't go after the women. They know they will lose if they attack women because women overwhelmingly want to control their own bodies.

Marctnts

I've wondered the same thing. No matter the debate on the "right" to abortion, I'm surprised there isn't more outrage over the late-term procedure that ends an almost fully-formed life that is completely capable of surviving outside of the womb.

There seems to be a reason that Tiller is one of only a few doctors in the US that will perform such procedures. The actions involved appear horrendous.

 
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