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Weaving the Tangled Web

THE TYRANNY OF THE SUPREME COURT

By Joseph Collison | January 2001
Joseph Collison is Director of the Office of Pro-Life Activities for the Diocese of Norwich, Connecticut. He also writes for the Four County Catholic, the diocesan newspaper of Norwich.

Their works are evil works, and they make haste to shed innocent blood. — Isaiah 59:7

One October morning in Las Vegas, a teenage girl, five months pregnant, checked into Humana Sunrise Hospital to undergo a prostaglandin abortion. Prostaglandin abortion is a simple — but dangerous — procedure in which the pregnant mother is given a pill which causes her to go into labor and expel her baby. On this morning the girl’s labor was slow to commence and the abortionist ordered that she be given a second pill.

Editor Sherman R. Fredrick of the Las Vegas Review Journal described what happened next: “Later nurses heard a shriek, entered the room and found the girl screaming. She had given birth to ‘Adam,’ a one pound, four ounce crying arm-waving ‘fetus’-baby.” Since the abortionist was not present, nurses rushed Adam to the neonatal intensive-care unit.

“Returning,” wrote Fredrick, “the doctor discovered what had happened and, according to witnesses, turned pale. He left the floor and a short time later called the nurses from neonatal and told them that ‘doctor’s orders’ were to remove Adam from specialized care, take him off oxygen and send him back to his original ward.”

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