Saturday, December 31, 2005

Remember Christin and Oriane

As 2005 draws to a close let's not forget the two women we know of so far who died of abortion complications in 2005.

Christin Gilbert, a 19-year-old with Down Syndrome, was brought by her parents to George "The Killer" Tiller's infamous late-term abortion clinic in Wichita for a third-trimester abortion.

Oriane Shevin was 34 years old when a National Abortion Federation member facility gave her RU-486 in an unapproved, off-label manner. She died of sepsis.

It often takes years for news of an abortion death to surface, if at all, because of how long it takes to get a lawsuit to trial. So there may be other deaths in 2005 that we won't learn of for a while. But two dead women is still two too many, especially when there was no reason for them to die. Christin could have been delivered of her baby alive, safely, near her home in Texas. Oriane's abortionist could have supervised the procedure the way the FDA recommended -- or, perish the thought, could have sent her to people who could have helped her resolve her problems and avoid abortion entirely.

Laws don't kill women. Abortionists do.

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