Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Abortion pioneer Jane Hodgson dies

Abortion-rights pioneer dies

Jane Hodgson has died of natural causes at the age of 91. That's a lot of living for somebody who didn't think other people even had the right to draw their first breath.

Hodgson is most famous for having deliberately challenged the Minnesota abortion law by opening performing an abortion in a hospital and getting arrested for it. She also opened and operated abortion facilities in various states. So boundless was her enthusiasm for abortion, and so tireless her promotion thereof, that the Minnesota NARAL chapter named their "reproductive freedom" award in her honor.

She was also a staunch opponent of parental involvement laws, successfully challenging Minnesota's provision that the parents of underage girls be given 48 hours notice before their daughters were scraped out.

For people who think abortion is a good thing, Hodgson was a hero, and they're delighted no doubt that she lived to a ripe old age. For those who recognize a human death in every abortion, Hodgson died with a hell of a lot of blood on her hands.

May God have mercy on her soul.

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