Monday, September 27, 2010

Life Links 9/27/10

Longtime Arkansas abortionist William Harrison died on Friday at the age of 75. He had recently closed his clinic to deal with leukemia.
Harrison carried out around 20,000 abortions over three decades and spoke out forcefully in defense of his practice.....

Harrison admitted that he destroyed life, but denied that he killed babies. His said an embryo was far from a human being with a brain, and the higher moral value was salvaging the future of an often disadvantaged girl or woman.
The New York Times has an obituary.

There's a new study out which I'm sure pro-choicers will be pointing to for years to come. The study of surveyed 289 teens who were pregnant sometime between 1994 and 1996. Sixty-nine of those teens had abortions. An analysis of the survey and one done 5 years later showed no association between having an abortion and depression or low self-esteem. It will be interesting to see how pro-choicers who typically brush off small sample size studies which show an association between abortion and depression will receive this study.

According to a press release by Defend Life, suspended abortionist Romeo Ferrer is at least temporarily closing his Maryland abortion clinic after the physician he recruited to replace him (Ghevont Wartanian) didn't want the hassle.
It appears Wartanian, a doctor of obstetrics and gynecology, has abandoned the idea of supplementing his income by child killing. Wartanian contacted Gynecare one day after the 40-Day for Life vigil was moved to his Glen Burnie, Maryland, OB-GYN medical practice. He instructed Gynecare to cancel all of his existing appointments, and informed them he would not be returning to the facility.

A three judge panel on the Court of Appeals has heard arguments regarding the federal funding of embryonic stem cell research.

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