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Kansas doctor acquitted in late-term abortion case

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by Popeye, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. Popeye

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    Another defeat for the 12th century religious freaks, but it's criminal that this doctor even had to endure this.

    Those in the future will look back and shake their heads at the ruination of lives and overall nonsense the religious fundies have put this country through...much as we decry the Inquisitions or the Salem witch trials now.


    http://www.latimes.com/features/health/la-na-kansas-abortion-trial28-2009mar28,0,2365215.story
     
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    After dealing with Terrorists For God, this trial should have been considered light-work.​
     
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    Popeye,

    I am surprised you would want to talk about this particular doctor. What he does is against the pro abortion argument. The argument for late term abortion is that its always for the life of the mother or only in sever cases of retardation or deformed children exc.

    This guy will abort up to the due date for any woman any time as long as you have the money. And he performs a whole hell of a lot of abortions. People come from other states where it is illegal to abort in the 8th and 9th month for him to kill their babies.

    He does other weird things, he will for a fee of course dress up your dead baby in clothes and take pictures for you, and give you hand and feet prints and have them baptized. Does that sound like things you would do for a clump of cells?

    I don’t agree with your stance on abortion (the early term ones) but I respect your thoughts on it. But when you defend a man like this and what he does…..I can’t even begin to understand
     
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    I'm not sure what you've been listening to, but it's not just a matter of a woman having enough money.. Kansas law only allows for late term abortions if two independent physicians agree the procedure is necessary to save a woman's life or prevent "substantial and irreversible" harm to "a major bodily function." Obviously what Dr Tiller is doing is needed and legal.

    This man's clinic was bombed in 1986 and he was shot in '93, yet he continues to carry out the important work of saving women's lives...as opposed to the right wing loonies who care little about the mental or physical health of the women involved and only think of them as incubators.

    Dr. Tiller should be looked upon as a hero and those who would use violence in an attempt to stop him, should be condemned.

    BTW, I don't understand your views on abortion either...so I guess we're even.
     
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    You honestly believe the only abortions he gives are when the mothers life is at risk?

    can you explain to me how killing a baby in the 9th month can save a womans life?


    I dont agree at all with the bombing of his clinic or shooting him, I wont even begin to try and defend that.

    But I do need help on why killing a full term baby will save a womans life?
     
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    You've (of course) got proof of all this, right??

    :rolleyes:
     
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    Pandora, I'm just telling you what Kansas law says...considering it's a conservative state and there are regular protests outside his clinic, I'm sure that if Tiller was violating the law he would have been brought up on charges long ago.

    The charges that he was just acquitted of had to do with prosecutors alleging he had a financial relationship with the second physician (2 are needed) who signed off on some late term abortions.

    So, he wasn't even on trial for providing unnecessary abortions.
     
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    Again, can you explain to me how killing a full term baby will save the life of the mother? That is what he does, that is his specialty.

    Using basic reasoning I can see how there could be complications in a woman’s body late in a pregnancy and the baby must be delivered early, that happens fairly often. But what I don’t get is why the baby must be killed rather than just delivered anytime after the 6th or 7th month for the mother to live.


    http://www.operationrescue.org/archives/tiller-admits-criminal-activity-in-undercover-video/
     
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    I've suggested, before......ADOPT, AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Who's STOPPIN' ya??!!!!

    :confused:
     
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    Look, pressure from whacko groups like Operation Rescue are the reason Tiller was brought up on these trumped up charges to begin with. In fact, according to the news stories, members of the group were in the courtroom when the verdict was read...they then commenced to weeping...oh boy.

    Here's some more on late term abortions...

    http://inowrite.blogspot.com/2008/09/late-term-abortion.html
     
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    I really cant stand replying to you but I will.

    (of course) got proof of all this, right??

    Yes I do. Below, the first link is to Dr. Tillers official website, the second link is to the section I first wrote about, my proof.

    http://www.drtiller.com/
    http://www.drtiller.com/remembrance.html
     
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    But you still are not answering the simple question

    Why the child must be killed rather than delivered. No one is arguing that there are rare cases where a woman might not be able to keep a baby in her body and the baby in rare cases must come out of the body early. If the baby is viable why kill it rather than deliver it, that is all im asking.

    Dr Tiller specializes in late term abortions so all the babies he kills were viable but in every case they were killed rather than delivered. The weird thing is he calls it delivery instead of abortion and he gives Certificates of premature miscarriage instead of abortion and he refers to them as babies.


    http://www.drtiller.com/remembrance.html <---his official website

    Many patients request a remembrance of their baby to take home with them. The following lists items and services that some of our previous patients have found helpful in their emotional recovery. Everyone approaches this experience with their own unique emotional, spiritual, and cultural background. There is not right way or wrong way, just "your way". Once the process of healing has begun, you may want to consider a token of the precious time you and your baby had together. All of these features of our program will be discusssed with you while you are with us:

    Viewing your baby after delivery
    Holding your baby after delivery
    Photographs of your baby
    Baptism of your baby, with or without a certificate
    Footprints and handprints of your baby
    Certificate of premature miscarriage
    Cremation
    An urn for ashes
    Arrangement of burial in either Wichita or your home state
    Arrangement of amniocentesis/autopsy
    Medical photographsand x-rays for your health care professional
    Grief is a very complex emotion which is expressed in many different ways. We will attempt to accommodate your individual requests to the very best of our abilities.
     
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    Hmmmmmmmmmmm......no references to "....dress up your dead baby in clothes...", here......​
    .....Nor, here.......

    Is it possible you've got (somewhat) an over-active imagination? (More-often referred-to as LIES.)

    :rolleyes:
     
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    Only a true freak of nature is going to think he is going to give them cold naked bodies to hold for pictures. I could post some letters from women who had abortions there and did witness and participate in this, but proof doesnt mean anything to you so I am not going to bother.
     
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    Sooooooooo.....seeing as how you're so well-informed on the subject....what type of photo-attire is available?? I'd assume hats are outta-the-question, right?

    :rolleyes:
     
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