June 2005: Abortion

Woman Dies Following Kansas Abortion Medical Training for Abortions Florida Teen's Abortion May Have Covered an Incest Case More States are Passing Fetal Homicide Laws Beauty Salons Fuel Trade in Aborted Babies Man Who Botched Abortions May Not Change His Name, Judge Rules Abortion Pill Crackdown in Philippines Has Police Chasing the U.N.-supported NGOs Forced Abortion in China Still a Reality Planned Parenthood Must Release Medical Records in Statutory Rape Cover-up KS ABORTION DEATH BY TILLER – Wichita’s George Tiller is infamous for his late-term abortion center, complete with incinerator. The State of Texas and the TX AG have subpoenaed Tiller regarding the death of a 19-yr-old disabled TX woman who suffered a fatal emergency at his site. Operation Rescue, which monitors the abortion site, reports that 5 ambulances in the past 13 months have rushed women from Tiller’s facility to the Wesley Medical Center; at least 1 woman has now died and at least one more is suspected to have died. Women from Ontario and Quebec are being sent to Tiller for late-term abortions, paid for by the gov’t. “This is the quality care that the women we send…receive!” said Mary Ellen Douglas [Nat’l Organizer of Campaign Life Coalition]. [CLC National News, 4/05]   MEDICAL TRAINING FOR ABORTIONS –  in 2000, 87% of US counties had no abortion service, and 99% of all sites that kill more than 400 babies/year were located in metro areas [JAMA, 1Oct03, vol. 290 #13, 1777-78]. In 2000, there were 1,819 sites where abortions were performed – a 37% decrease since 1982. This has coincided with the decline in routine abortion training in...