In 2002, President George Bush signed the “Born Alive Infants Protection Act” to put an end to the barbaric practice of late term abortion. While this was the first real foothold achieved by pro-life advocates since abortion became legal, the practice still continues with four doctors who work their way around the law by killing the baby before it is technically born. Recent documentaries and news stories have tried to portray these so-called “doctors” as heroes of the abortion rights movement, but the fact still remains this procedure is infanticide and runs counter to the Hippocratic Oath to do no harm. The BBC recently ran an story trying to humanize these so-called “doctors” by painting them as courageous warriors of compassionate care. Anyone with a conscience knows this is the furthest thing from the truth.
Doctors providing abortion services at any stage of pregnancy have been steadily declining over the last forty years as medical science and public outcry have exposed the abortion procedure as violently ending a human life. Still, abortion advocates are trying to circle the wagons to make their last stand before the entire abortion industry collapses. The following article is an example of the great depths abortion advocates are sinking to justify their medical malpractice.
After Tiller: America’s four late-term abortion doctors
BBC January 30th 2013
Just four doctors provide late-term abortions in the US. They are the subject of a new documentary that chronicles their work.
Only one movie at last week’s Sundance Film Festival was so heavily guarded that the premiere required armed security and metal detectors.
But the stringent measures were not imposed to protect A-list celebrities, or the high-priced jewelry they sometimes wear to red-carpet events.
Instead, the ring of steel was there to ensure the safety of LeRoy Carhart, Warren Hern, Susan Robinson and Shelley Sella.
They are the four doctors who feature in After Tiller, the documentary by filmmakers Lana Wilson and Martha Shane.
If not us, who will do it? At the end of the day, it is about healthcare. We are providing a service to women”
George Tiller, one of the most prominent abortion doctors in the US, was assassinated in 2009 while worshiping at his local Kansas church with his family.
In the wake of Tiller’s death, filmmaker Wilson found herself confounded by its irony – a man being killed in church by a religious zealot – and struck by the doctor’s dedication.
“Why on earth would someone risk so much for so little reward?” she asked.
“I wondered who was left to carry out third-trimester abortions, his specialism, now he was gone.”
Before his death, Tiller trained the four remaining doctors.
They are now scattered across the country – 71-year-old Carhart in Maryland, 74-year-old Hern in Colorado, and Robinson and Sella, both in their 60s, working out of the same clinic in Albuquerque, New Mexico.