Police raided the Outpatient Services for Women abortion center in Oklahoma City and arrested Patel. The arrest came after a Operation Rescue filed a five-count complaint against him with the State Attorney General’s office, the Oklahoma Health Department, and the Oklahoma Medical Board.
The complaints were based on documents and medical waste that had been discarded in a publicly-accessible trash receptacle near Patel’s Outpatient Services for Women abortion clinic in Oklahoma City. The material was received by Operation Rescue from an anonymous source on March 18, 2013.
Patel doesn’t face charges related to the rapes or dumping the bodies of abortion babies. Instead, Patel, 62, is accused of obtaining money by false pretenses. Patel lied to women and told them they were pregnant and then put their lives and health at risk by selling them the dangerous RU 486 (mifepristone) abortion pill that has killed dozens and injured thousands of women.
“The outrageous practice of selling abortions to non-pregnant women is actually a fairly common practice among abortionists nationwide,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “As the number of abortions drop, abortionists find themselves in greater competition for every abortion dollar. Every time a woman walks away from an abortion clinic with a negative pregnancy test, it represents about a $500 loss to the abortion business. Telling non-pregnant women that they are actually pregnant for the purpose of selling them abortions is a huge temptation to greedy abortionists who want to keep their profit margins up.”
Read the full article at LifeNews.com.
Almost a fifth of all pregnancies in the United States now end in abortion, according to a Friday report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A staggering 730,322 abortions took place in 2011, the most recent year for which data is available, according to the CDC’s ‘Abortion Surveillance‘ report. That’s down from 854,122 abortions in 2002 — 250 abortions for every 1,000 live births.
The vast majority of women who choose to abort are unmarried — 85.5 percent. The proportion of unmarried women who have an abortion has actually increased, while abortion has fallen overall — in 2001, 81.7 percent of women who had an abortion were unmarried. These women are much more likely to be young — 57.8 percent were in their 20s — although the abortion rate for women above 40 who go through with an abortion is showing a “small yet persistent increase.”
The race of the victims is disproportionately skewed as well. Non-Hispanic black women had the highest rate of abortion — for every 1,000 black women between the ages of 15 and 44 years, 29.7 had abortions in 2011. Non-Hispanic black women accounted for 36.2 percent of all abortions that year; non-Hispanic white women accounted for 37.2 percent.
That’s a serious skew — the 2013, the Census Bureau reported that in the U.S. at large, 62.6 percent of people in the country were non-Hispanic white alone, while 13.2 percent were black or African American alone.
Read the full article at The Daily Caller.
Wesley J. Smith — Imagine you have Lou Gehrig’s disease. You know you are dying. But your struggle is made even more difficult by advocates who claim:
1) You should commit suicide if you want “death with dignity;” and,
2) Your society should help you do it.
That was the circumstance in which my hospice patient–nay, good friend–Robert Salamanca found himself in the late 1990s. As the Supreme Court grappled with whether to create an assisted-suicide Roe v. Wade (it refused 9-0), the media covered the story like they just did Brittany Maynard–with ALS patients used as the bloody flag to create emotional support for doctor-prescribed death.
Bob was devastated by such advocacy. I will never forget coming to his house one day after one of the networks did a high-profile story on an ALS patient who wanted assisted suicide. He was livid: “They are trying to drive me from the well-lit boulevards into the dark alley,” he said angrily.
Bob also told me that such advocacy made it harder to “keep moving forward,” e.g., to maintain an upbeat outlook and “get every moment that life still has to offer,” while constantly hearing that life with progressing disabilty wasn’t worth living and having to contend with pro-euthanasia fear-mongering that he would die “choking on his own spit” (to quote the lie uttered repeatedly on television by Jack Kevorkian’s odious lawyer, Geoffrey Feiger–including during a debate against me on Good Morning America.)
Read the full article at LifeNews.com
Wesley J. Smith, J.D., is a special consultant to the Center for Bioethics and Culture and a bioethics attorney who blogs at Human Exeptionalism.
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Monday a 29 year-old woman with brain cancer killed herself. She made a video weeks earlier, telling everyone she would and explaining why. I never saw the video, because a valid reason for killing yourself does not exist, and I had no interest in listening to the ramblings of a someone who thinks so little of herself that she would announce to the world she was trash that should be thrown away.
Life is precious, valuable and not trash.
There are two and only two basic political philosophies that determine the rest of a person’s politics.
A. The State exists to serve the Individual
B. The Individual exists to serve the State.
If you believe B, then you are a statist, a collectivist, a socialist, a Liberal, etc. If you believe A, then you are an individualist, a capitalist, a Conservative, etc.
If you believe B, then this article isn’t for you, because you’ve surrendered your existence to a mindless collective that will use you, abuse you, exploit you and toss you away at its whim. Good luck with that.
If you believe A, then it is a logical extension that the value of the individual is ultimate, therefore to treat life as disposable runs contrary to that base philosophy. There is no “Death with dignity” outside of doing everything humanly possible to preserve life. Anything short of that is treating life as a disposable commodity, which is a profanity.
When you announce to the world that you are trash that should be thrown away, you announce to the world that every individual is trash and should be thrown away. Such an insult should not be celebrated, it should be derided for the foolishness it is.