Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Life Links 2/22/11

In India, two individuals have been arrested after a woman died during an abortion. Sounds like it might have been an sex-selective abortion.
Two persons, a head nurse of the district hospital here and the husband of a four-month-old pregnant woman were arrested after the woman died during abortion here, police sources said today. Deputy Superintendent of Police Girish Pandey said Sabatina Toppo, the head nurse of the district hospital, was conducting the abortion on 32-year-old Seema Devi in an illegal private clinic when she died in process last evening. Seema Devi's husband Lalan Prajapati, who brought her to the clinic and Toppa were arrested by the police after Devi's grandfather lodged an FIR in the town police station today. The two were arrested on the charge of conducting operation in an clinic being run illegally, causing death in the process as well as destroying female foetus, the DSP said.


Congresswoman Jackie Speier has a piece in the Huffington Post which seems to strongly indicate that she didn't have an abortion but rather she had a D and E to remove a miscarried child.
You admit guilt, but for me there was no guilt, only the pain of a pregnancy that did not work. The fetus had slipped from my uterus into my vagina and could not survive. To stave off a life-threatening infection and to keep the possibility of a future birth alive, I had what's called dilation and evacuation or "d & e." But for people, particularly my colleagues who don't want Planned Parenthood to be funded, I simply had an abortion.


The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the AP all have articles on the death of NARAL founder turned prolife advocate Bernard Nathanson.

2 comments:

  1. Nathanson described in his first book the Gosnellesque characters legalized abortion attracted. Too bad nobody but the prolifers listened.

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  2. "The fetus had slipped from my uterus into my vagina and could not survive. To stave off a life-threatening infection and to keep the possibility of a future birth alive"

    Hmm...I'm not going to say she's lying, but I will say that she probably had poor medical advice. My water broke at 23 weeks when I was pregnant with my first child. He was basically sitting on my dialating cervix for 7 more weeks.

    They were able to stop labor, and I eventually delivered him via c-section when it looked like I might be getting an infection.

    Never was a D&E suggested. The most the doctors would have done to endanger my son's life was to allow my labor to continue.

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