- I can go to Edmonton and have an abortion, this would free me of all my problems, but it would also take away a big part of me, I love you too much to take away your baby, and I will love that baby as much as I do you, Therefore having an abortion is out.
- I can go into Edmonton and live in a home for unwed mothers, have the baby, then put it out for adoption, But I have thought this over and have come to the conclusion that I can’t do that either.
- I can go into Edmonton after the semester, have the baby and keep it, and raise it on my own…I know that by doing this, I am giving up most of my future but I just can’t give up something that is mine or yours for that matter.
- We can get married. As for me, I have no hesitations, because I know I love you. I can understand you being worried about how we are going to live, but you aren’t the only man in the world this has happened to.
One thing I lost early on was my sense of musical timing, and the coordination in my right hand. This was important to me because music was a huge part of my life. I played guitar, and at the risk of sounding boastful, I was very skilled. I grew up in a musical family. My mother taught music for 60 years. At any rate, about two years after losing my ability to play the guitar, I realized it was probably not going to return. And so I took my beautiful, top of the line instrument and sawed it in half.
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National Abortion Federation member Richard Ragsdale and his wife were indicted in 1994 on four counts of child pornography involving their three-year-old foster daughter.
One of the photographs showed the child dressed in black lace thong panties, with her genitalia and buttocks exposed.
The charges against both Ragsdale and his wife were dropped after his wife signed a "statement of fact" admitting that the photographs "were of an inappropriate nature and could constitute a violation of state law." But she also maintained that she herself did not consider them inappropriate, that she was "an artist" and the photos were a "keepsake" for the child.
Ragsdale was charged with possession of the photographs, which he picked up after they were developed. Ragsdale told reporters that the situation was a "minor family matter … blown totally out of proportion." He insisted that the prosecution was motivated by opposition to his abortion practice.
Police pointed out that they had merely had the photo lab where Ragsdale had dropped off the film call the number provided with the film, and they then arrested him when he picked the photos up. It had been the technician at the lab who had contacted the police.
The child was placed in another foster home by child protective services upon the Ragsdale’s’ arrest, and was later adopted by an out-of-state family.
Sources: Chicago Tribune 9-24-94, 11-17-94; Courier-News 11-17-94; New York Times 9-24-94; Chicago Sun-Times 9-24-94, 10-16-94; Rockford Register-Star 9-23-94, 9-24-94, 10-13-94, 11-16-94, 11-18-94, 11-19-94; The Oregonian 11-17-94)
Now on to the malpractice suits:
Kelli W. sued after an abortion performed by Ragsdale at Northern Illinois Women’s Center on March 10, 1989. Kelli had sought an abortion due to complications with previous pregnancies, and had selected Ragsdale because he "had been publicized as a promoter of safety and proper procedure through abortion clinics." Within 24 hours after the abortion, Kelli suffered severe pain and blood loss. She called Ragsdale, and was assured this was normal and would dissipate. She was later admitted to a hospital where physicians found "a large percentage of the fetus" still in her uterus. Kelli required additional surgery. (Exhibit A, Wilson v. Ragsdale; Rockford Register Star 10-27-89; Winnebago County Circuit Court Case No. 89L580)
Trace O. sued after an abortion performed by Ragsdale at Northern Illinois Women’s Center on February 24, 1983. Trace said that the abortion failed to terminate the pregnancy, and she underwent an additional abortion. She sued for the loss of her right ovary and fallopian tube, continuing pain, and medical expenses. (Winnebago County Circuit Court Case No. 85 L 101)
Cindy W., age 19, alleged that she underwent an abortion by Ragsdale at Northern Illinois Women’s Center on June 17, 1981. There, a counselor noted that Cindy was "new to pelvic exams – extremely immature, will go along with this without much thought as she is very dependent on male." Cindy’s attorney faulted Ragsdale with failure to diagnose a tubo-ovarian abscess, and said that Ragsdale did not wash Cindy prior to initiating the abortion. Cindy returned to the clinic on June 29, with severe pains in her side beginning a week and a half after the abortion. Ragsdale diagnosed "her left ovary had blood clots," and prescribed ampicillin and Empirin, After 2 weeks, the medication ran out and the pain returned, but Cindy tolerated the continued pain for 2 more weeks. On July 16, Cindy’s father took her to the ER because she was doubled over in pain. The hospital referred her to her family doctor, who gave Cindy medication. On July 17 the family doctor prescribed medication, and told Cindy to return in 10 days. She returned on July 27 per instructions, with such severe abdominal pain that her doctor admitted her to a hospital, where she was diagnosed with pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) with bilateral tubal ovarian abscesses, diverticulum, and periappendicitis related to the PID. Cindy underwent a laparoscopy, lysis of pelvic adhesions, a right salpingo-oophorectomy, an appendectomy, and a diverticulectomy. She had been admitted on July 27, and remained hospitalized until August 8. Her operative report indicated "right adnexal inflammatory mass completely filled the pelvis, was intimately adherent to the posterior leaf of the right broad ligament and to the peritoneum of the right lateral pelvic wall…. There were several loops of small bowel adherent to the inflammatory mass." The operative report also noted a smaller adherent mass on the left side. Cindy was subsequently re-hospitalized with recurring pelvic infection. The case was dismissed. (Winnebago County Circuit Court Case No. 82-2-319)
Linda M. alleged that she underwent an abortion by Ragsdale at Northern Illinois Women’s Center on October 9, 1979. The suit charged Ragsdale with failure to properly examine Linda prior to discharging her from the facility. She suffered pain and infection due to Ragsdale’s failure to remove all fetal parts. Linda required a total hysterectomy. (Winnebago County Circuit Court No. 81 L 116)
Rita C. alleged failure to provide adequate care for a tubal ligation done May 13, 1980 by R. M. Ragsdale, and his refusal to provide follow-up. Rita required hospitalization. (DeKalb County Circuit Court Case No. 82-L37)
Ragsdale, a National Abortion Federation member, successfully filed suit against the state of Illinois, claiming that standards of care laws, passed in the wake of the Chicago Sun-Times investigation of abortion mills, were too restrictive. (New York Times 9-24-94; Chicago Sun-Times 9-24-94; The Oregonian 11-17-94; Chicago Tribune 9-24-94)
Dogs being killed get more attention in the media than the brutal and sadistic murders of babies and their mothers in an abortion clinic. What has gone on in
Dr. E.C.Baptist, M.D.,F.A.A.P. had posted the following article on a link on our web site. We believe this article is so profound it should be presented to you as an article of its own. Thank you, Dr. Baptist.
GRUESOME BABY MURDERS: Where is the outrage?
Errol C. Baptist, M.D., F.A.A.P.
January 23, 2011
Kermit Gosnell, M.D., an abortionist in
, the City of Philadelphia, PA , was arrested and charged by a Grand Jury last week for murdering 7 babies who were born alive, by mercilessly killing them shortly after birth. The Philadelphia DA Seth Williams, said that ‘there were bags and bottles holding aborted fetuses, scattered throughout the building. ” Williams said that Gosnell “induced labor, forced the live birth of viable babies in the sixth, seventh, eighth month of pregnancy and then killed those babies by cutting into the back of the neck with scissors and severing their spinal cord.” He had also killed hundreds of other babies born alive. Many mothers had their bowels and wombs perforated, and others became septic and even died. There was outrage over this carnage that took place at an abortuary over a period of over 30 years. And rightly so. Brotherly Love
However, there was no outrage over the babies who were killed before they were born. These aborted babies would have had their heads crushed, their limbs torn piece by piece, their intestines pulled out, and their lives snuffed out by the pairs of forceps, the pairs of scissors and the knives of this monster. Did the grand jury, the DA, the media express outrage over those killings as well? These pre-born babies were also ALIVE before they were killed by the abortionist.
There was a deafening silence. The only peaceful voices of protest came from Christian groups. The National Abortion Rights Action League President Nancy Keenan stated that politicians who wanted to cut public tax payer funding of abortions “are out of touch with our country’s values and priorities.” Dayle Steinberg, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Southern Pennsylvania, in The Philadelphia Inquirer, said that abortion was a “highly restricted procedure.” She is right only if you say that the ban on partial birth abortion (where the baby’s skull is punctured and the brain suctioned out, while only the head is in the birth canal and the rest of the body dangles out) and the ban on born alive abortion (where the baby is left to die or crushed to death after premature induction of birth) constitute what the abortion industry considers to be a great restriction on their right to kill innocent infants in what should be their safest abode: the womb of their mothers. She went on to say that “these restrictions caused women to delay abortion procedures, often into the second trimester, where it becomes a higher medical risk and more expensive.” You can come to your own conclusions on this soul-less statement.
When the Illinois Senate Judiciary Committee voted to ban born alive abortions, one Senator voted against it saying, ‘what we are doing here is to create one more burden on women, and I can’t support that.” The bill to ban this monstrous act was signed into law nationally only on
August 5, 2002. Lest we forget, remember again that born alive abortion was legal prior to that.
Also before our memories fade, let us not forget that the Supreme Court of the
, in all its wisdom, deemed partial birth abortion (PBA) legal on United States June 28, 2000. (Stenberg vs Carhart) It took a long campaign from the pro-life movement, and a change in the composition of the Supreme Court for this dastardly act to be ruled illegal on April 18, 2007by the same Court. (Gonzalez vs Carhart)
There is also another telling indictment of our society, our culture and our values. What is a baby worth? How upset are we as a nation that hundreds of babies were killed after they were born? Where are the hurried Press Conferences by our politicians, quick to assign blame for anything that suits them? Where are the Television media talk show hosts, the pundits, the experts on everything under the sun, when we need them? Where are the media symposia that drag on for days to analyze other senseless killings and to assign blame? The SEVEN dogs killed over two years ago by a famous NFL quarterback drew more attention than the 7 babies PLUS the hundreds of other babies killed by this monster in an abortuary.
Roe vs Wade and Doe vs
Boltonwritten into our laws by our Supreme Court on January 22, 1973(38 years and 1 day ago) guaranteed that babies would be legally killed for all NINE months of pregnancy, with the blessings of our courts, our doctors, our political class, our intelligentsia, and our silence. All our involved medical societies and all relevant medical specialty groups support abortion in all its forms. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, which had submitted an amicus brief opposing the Partial Birth Abortion Act (which you must note, banned the procedure), described the Court’s decision banning PBA as "shameful and incomprehensible," ignorant of medical consensus, and chilling for the medical profession.
Who will stand up for these children? Where are our consciences? Why do we not get involved in trying to stop this ongoing carnage? A fog has descended on the consciences of people everywhere.
There is a big game today. Everything else will be put on hold, even long after the game is over. On hold – until we hear about the next act of carnage. The chances are even greater that it will not even be reported. Read the Gospels of Matthew and Luke: “for in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark.” In our ultra modern “smart-everything” age we do not see the rising and murky waters of evil around us.
This is a wake-up call. Wake up before it is too late for the many more lives that will be destroyed in their earliest stages. “God, the Lord of life, has entrusted to men the noble mission of safeguarding life, and men must carry it out in a manner worthy of themselves. Life must be protected with the utmost care from the moment of conception: abortion and infanticide are abominable crimes. – Catechism of the Catholic Church 2271.
Jesus said: “See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say unto you that their angels in heaven always look upon the face of my heavenly Father.” Matthew 18:10.
Are you ready to follow Him and keep his Word?
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