Monday, February 27, 2006

Today's searches, a real hodgepodge

First, there's "Mrs. W. Pick Magee Woman's Hospital".

Magee Women's Hospital is where the fatal abortion was performed on Marla Cardamone. As to Mrs. W. Pick, specifically, I found this interesting tidbit:
Mrs. W. Pick was an anesthetist working at the Magee Woman's Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her superior told her that a new assignment consisted of putting women to sleep while their babies were aborted. Then, while the women were still unconscious, the babies were taken away to research centers for vivisection experiments. "It was repulsive to watch live fetuses [living babies] being packed . . while still moving and trying to breathe, then being rushed to a laboratory." Apparently this sickened her and so Mrs. Pick requested to be excused from helping with the abortions done at the hospital. Her request "was denied . . with threats of being fired, harassment, intimidation, restrictions in assigned duties, etc." Finally she quit her job. (Mrs. W. Pick, Anesthetist, Sworn testimony before the Pennsylvania Abortion Commission, 1972)

This is one where I hope somebody resurrects the story. The documents are no doubt in public record. The State Library in Harrisburg would no doubt have them available. I have enough on my plate. Any volunteers? (The parallels with the current embryonic stem-cell brouhaha are clear.)

And, just as an added note, Magee women's hospital is a plaintiff in two other cases in my notes:

  • Roxanne W. alleged that their employees perforated her uterus in a 1984 abortion at Women's Health Services. (I'll do a write up later, looking at the primary plaintiff, Mark Caine.)
  • Nabila Z. alleged that she suffered a perforated uterus in a 1980 abortion at Magee by Robert Kisner. (I'll write this up later when I focus on Kisner.)

    Next, there's "arnetta hardaway lawsuit".

    Arnetta Hardaway was 18 years old when she had a mid-trimester abortion performed by Dr. George Tucker in Atlanta on December 23, 1985. Arnetta continued to bleed, and developed infection, after her abortion. On December 27, she died from her complications.

    Then we have two searches for "Hyperemesis Blog". Go to The S.I.C.L.E. Cell and Ashli is bound to have a link to whatever you're looking for.

    Next is a search for "barbara lofrumento". Barbara died in 1962 in an abortion performed by Dr. Harvey Lothringer in his home office. What adds a gruesome touch is that Lothringer then cut Barbara into little pieces and tried to put her down the toilet and the garbage disposal. Then he called a friend -- who happened to be a cop -- and asked him to have Roto-Rooter come unclog his drains. Dumb move.

    Someone else was looking for "MUCIE". Perhaps he or she meant Dr. Richard Mucie, who performed the fatal abortion on Nancy Ward in 1968. Mucie was further disciplined by the medical board after getting his license back, but we at Life Dynamics were unable to get the documents because by then, Mucie was dead and the Missouri medical board won't release disciplinary documents on dead physicians.

    Next was a search for "pictures malcom knarr kansas". Knarr, or at least William Malcom Knarr, was, pardon the pun, knarrly. But he was still welcome in the National Abortion Federation Clearly, they're not too picky. Sorry, I couldn't find any pictures.

    Somebody wanted "'Phillip Rand' pictured". I found this on a Dogpile search:

    The link was dead, but originated with Operation Rescue. A search of their site found the picture accompanying this article, and again with this article. OR also has this article on when Rand's license was yanked.

    Somebody else wanted "percent of women on birth control who have abortions". Does anybody have this information handy?
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