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Abortion Doctor Wants O’Reilly Probe

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Posted on Nov 5, 2006
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A Kansas abortion doctor wants a special prosecutor to probe the means by which records about his patients ended up as fodder on the Bill O’Reilly show.


AP:

An abortion doctor plans to ask for an investigation of the state attorney general and Bill O’Reilly over comments by the Fox television host that he got information from Kansas abortion records, the doctor’s attorneys said Saturday.

Dr. George Tiller said he will ask the Kansas Supreme Court on Monday to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate and take possession of the records of 90 patients from two clinics.

Attorney General Phill Kline obtained the records recently after a two-year battle that prompted privacy concerns. He has said he sought the records to review them for evidence of possible crimes including rape and illegal abortions.

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By Amanda Boyd, January 16, 2007 at 1:51 pm Link to this comment
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Um, I don’t know if anyone is still interested in this topic but I looked it up today and read the comments and I just have to say something!!  A partial birth abortion is a horrible and discusting procedure were the infant is turned breech (feet first) its body is pulled out so its head is stuck in the birth canal and a pair of blunt tip scissors are stuck through the base of its scull and opened to enlarge the wound.  Then its brain is sucked out and its skull is crushed and then the baby is pulled all the way out.  Yeah this is America this is how we treat human life and it is disgusting.  We will all pay for the horrible things our country is doing!!!

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By Joe, November 6, 2006 at 3:27 pm Link to this comment
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90% of all abortions are in the first term.  That means that the aborted lifeform is smaller than the tip of your baby finger.

I’m sorry, but there is more life/comprehension in the piece of cattle you ate for dinner than there is in a three-month old fetus.

The bottom line is that abortion is a choice that can be made for any reason.  The unpleasantness of the procedure and regret for the lost opportunity (to be a parent) are the only deterants required.

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By Lyle, November 6, 2006 at 12:52 pm Link to this comment
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Steven, probably the reason he didn’t get a slap on the wrist is because it was a “LEGAL ABORTION” (from your own text).

Most “Abortionists” (your term) are, in fact, trained Medical Doctors. (Thus they’re called Doctors by people who know them to be licensed on the street no matter the setting…) Unless they’re “Unlicensed” and practicing medicine. This is a crime in and of itself and would be a crime no matter what because the patient’s life is at risk in such a case.

Screw head on straight after removing from anus before speaking, irrespective of your politics, mate.

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By Steven Ertelt, November 6, 2006 at 12:16 pm Link to this comment
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Um, we pro-life people don’t use “abrotion doctor” because a doctor is a person who helps patients. All abortion practitioners do is abortions—taking the life of a baby before birth and harming women.

And if anyone ought to be probed, it should be Tiller. He didn’t even get a slap on the wrist for the legal abortion death of 18 year-old disabled girl Cristin Gilbert. She died after he did a late-term abortion on her.

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By Margaret Currey, November 6, 2006 at 12:12 pm Link to this comment
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The extreme religious right would have everyone doing a lock step with their idiology, kind of light the orthodox jews trying to stop cars running, no one could use an ambulance and so on and so on, also like the religious muslims insisting on covering their bodies entirely, which feeds into torrists hiding under the burka of their women, and these people think they have the right to religious freedom, when someone’s freedom impinges on the freedom of people to live, I think the state has the right to reject some rights of the people who just moved into their country, but want everyting the way it was in their native country.

One could go on and on about the extreme right, but this country is not run by the extreme, this was not what our founding fathers imagined.

I am against abortion but that is my choice, I was raised in a large catholic/irish family, and roots go deep, but I also was not in a position to get raped and have a baby from that rape, nor was I ever raped by a brother or father.  These things happen and if a women finds this unacceptable then she should have a right to an abortion.  Another thing the extreme right always talks about partial birth abortion which is probably very rare, after all that is definately a baby that can survive if it was taken from the womb, my feelings is if you do not want this baby, I am sure that someone would be very glad to have that unwanted baby.

People must remember that men rarely need an abortion.

Marge from Vancouver, Washington

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By Michelle the Red, November 6, 2006 at 11:46 am Link to this comment
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Does Mr. Kline also go to the bedside of every woman who has a baby in Kansas and investigate if they were raped?  It seems that Kline only cares about rape if the woman/girl chooses to have an abortion instead of giving birth.  Once again hypocrites!

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By mill, November 6, 2006 at 11:43 am Link to this comment
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girls who are 10-15 are pregnant, seeking abortion, and O’Reilly is incensed that they’re seeking abortion due to ‘depression’?

Why isn’t he incensed about the men who impregnate girls who are not anywhere near the age of consent and who - as children themselves - are not ready to mother a child for the next 18 years?

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By ian pepper, November 6, 2006 at 2:25 am Link to this comment
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The term “abortion doctor,” which he used to headline the story, is unacceptable.

You should refrain from using it.

Like “black rapist” or “Jewish moneylender,” it has long been a staple of right wing rhetoric.

They are winning if we are unintentionally using their slogans.

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