Friday, October 22, 2010

Life Links 10/22/10

Wesley Smith notes a study which examined how long it took to starve infants to death after withdrawing nutrition and hydration. It took one child 26 days to die.

The Washington Post has an article where various law professors opine about the attempted murder charges against a man in Ohio who attempt to force a woman to have an abortion at gun point.
But Michael Benza, a criminal law professor at Case Western Reserve University, said that on the face of it, the facts are against Holt-Reid. "The law for attempt is taking overt steps toward the completion of a crime," Benza said. "He certainly took steps toward the charge of unlawful termination of pregnancy."

Nadya Suleman's (AKA Octomom) doctor testified at a state licensing hearing to determine whether he can keep his California medical license.
The Beverly Hills fertility doctor said he felt legally bound to go ahead with the 12-embryo transfer — six times the norm for a woman her age — because Suleman wouldn't consent to any other option. "She did not want them frozen, she did not want them transferred to another patient in the future," he said.

As months passed from their last meeting, Kamrava said he was apprehensive because he couldn't reach Suleman. Kamrava didn't hear from her again until after she delivered octuplets in January 2009, according to his testimony.....

Kamrava said he implanted the 12 embryos after Suleman consented to fetal reduction, if necessary. In fetal reduction, a fetus or fetuses are injected with a drug to stop their growth. That procedure also poses dangers, including a possible loss of the entire pregnancy.


  1. take this off about my sister you werent at the inquest so stop printing lies!!!!!! it was found at the inquest that SHE DID NOT HAVE AN ABORTION!!!!! you inconsiderate pricks havent we been through enough

  2. I just linked to the story in the Metro and quoted directly from it. If you have evidence that the story is inaccurate please feel free to share it and I will update the post.

  3. they are getting taken to court over it. the mirror has already pulled the story from online as it is being investigated. the judge stated to my mother at the hearing that there was no evidence of a pregnancy or abortion. and that it was only a rumor. the reporter wrote this only to sell her story and was aware that she didnt have an abortion appropriate action is being taken for all sources which are printing this false information and turning a tragic accident into something else