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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Interview with an Abortionist

I’ve just been reading an extensive story in the Los Angeles Times, which tells the story of an abortionist in Fayetteville, Arkansas. It provides us with great insight into the contradictions, delusions and moral stupor of those who kill babies for a living.

Dr. William Harrison has been killing babies since the Supreme Court legalized the practice in 1973. It provided a special focus to his practice of obstetrics and gynecology. He told the Times that he’s committed about 20,000 abortions against women, but that is only a crude estimate. (After all, preborn children are not even entitled to the dignity of an accurate number marking their passing).

Over the years, Harrison has weathered many rounds of public battles. That has seemingly made him more belligerent in his sin: The reporter says he calls himself an ‘abortionist’ and proudly admits, “I am destroying life.”

The reporter is allowed to watch an abortion on an 18-year old woman, portraying him as a careful professional.

There is also an interesting insight into the thinking of the staff around the abortuary: “If [these women] truly feel they’re killing a baby, we’re not going to do an abortion for them,” says the nurse. They’ll be sent home to think about it a bit more.

Interestingly enough, the 70-year old Harrison says that, “It’s not a baby to me until the mother tells me it’s a baby.”

After a career in the science of medicine, the best this man can offer is a whimsical view of human life – while admitting that he destroys life, I guess it is not necessarily ‘human life’. That is a matter for his patients to decide, taking reality to a whole new level of relativism.

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