June 16, 2005


'Fetus eater' loses medical license (Jill Stanek, June 14, 2005, WorldNetDaily.com )

It is so hard to find a good abortionist these days. Most seem to meet with one of three professional demises: imprisonment for sexual assault; medical license revocation for malpractice; or death, alone in their beds, while watching porn flicks after overdosing on heroin.

On June 11, it was career end No. 2 for abortionist Krishna Rajanna, proprietor of the now defunct Affordable Medical and Surgical Services in Kansas City, Kan. [...]

Rajanna first got noticed publicly in September 2003 when he called police to investigate alleged employee theft. Detective William Howard of the Kansas City Police Department responded, and was so appalled by what he and his partner found ("I thought I had heard and seen every vile, disgusting crime scene, but was in for a new shock when I started this investigation.") that he contacted the local district attorney plus three state agencies.

Topping the list of horrors was an employee's account that she and others witnessed Rajanna "microwave one of the aborted fetuses and stir it into his lunch," as Howard recalled earlier this year when testifying before a Kansas House committee.

If abortion doesn't take the life of a human being there's no coherent objection to consuming the healthy portion of protein left behind.

The overselling of stem cell research (Jonah Goldberg, June 17, 2005, Townhall)

The moral status of embryos - like the status of fetuses or teenagers - is ultimately a matter of faith, of first principles. Those who make utilitarian arguments for euthanasia, abortion or, for that matter, genocide can be perfectly "rational" in the sense that they can employ logic with the best of them. They simply start from different moral assumptions. Nazis and Communists killed millions and they could be very logical in their justifications - but logical in that whole evil genius sense. On the other side of the spectrum, pro-life, Buddhist vegans - who literally wouldn't hurt a fly - can be very logical, too. They just follow a different set of assumptions. One could say it's a sign of moral progress that we've at least shunted our debates over who has a right to life to murderers, the unborn and the very, very ill.

Or maybe not. Regardless, the moral debate often overshadows more practical arguments.

During the 2004 presidential campaign, John Kerry and his supporters complained that President Bush had "banned" embryonic stem cell research. John Kerry proclaimed, "Here in America we don't sacrifice science for ideology" - a deeply ideological point itself, when you think about it. Ronald Reagan Jr., a very liberal former dog show announcer and ballet dancer who happens to share the name of his late father, was proclaimed a walking profile in courage for exploiting his father's memory in order to support the Democrats on the issue of embryonic stem cell research. At the Democratic Convention, he suggested that if Democrats were in power, then perhaps in a decade or so you could have your very own "personal biological repair kit waiting for you at the hospital." People with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, or various other calamitous and heartbreaking diseases could simply get an injection and be "cured." It's not "magic," Reagan promised, but simply the "medicine of the future."

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 16, 2005 11:55 PM

Here in Omaha, we have the notorious Leroy Carhart, of Carhart v. Stenberg fame.

Nebraska Abortion Clinic

Isn't it interesting how these abortion mills look like crap? It is like they are exempt from any meaningful regulations. Sure, I understand abortionists are viewed as the bottom of the bottom-dwellers in the medical profession; but for heaven's sake I wouldn't get my oil changed at a dump like this. Then again, it is probably best these places don't look attractive.

Posted by: pchuck at June 17, 2005 11:17 AM

Abattoirs aren't attractive, only utilitarian.

Posted by: Luciferous at June 17, 2005 11:51 AM

I gotta believe that not even a Homer Simpson could do a "Hmmmmmmm, aborted fetuses."

But hey, the PETA folks only object to the eating of animals, not human byproducts.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at June 17, 2005 2:01 PM

"microwave one of the aborted fetuses and stir it into his lunch,"

God! It's been a banner day for loathing the human race.

Posted by: Governor Breck at June 17, 2005 2:22 PM

What can you say about someone who just loves baby food?

Posted by: bart at June 18, 2005 11:13 AM