Monday, January 29, 2007

Somebody wanted Steve Lichtenberg

Or rather they wanted information about Steve Lichtenberg. I can't imagine him being wanted other than in the picture-in-the-post-office sense.

Steve Lichtenberg is the abortionist responsible for the death of 13-year-old Deanna Bell. His was the signature on the thank-you-note sent to the referring hospital, telling them "Date of service 9-5-92, Uneventful D&C, Thank you!"

At a National Abortion Federation Risk Management Seminar, Lichtenberg spent a lot of the discussion period bragging up the high-risk abortions he did in an outpatient setting, and the life-threatening complications he treated in the procedure room rather than transporting the patients to fully-equipped hospitals. The moderator, Michael Burnhill, then Medical Director of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, chewed him out, told him he was "playing Russian roulette" with patient's lives. Lichtenberg blew him off.

This exchange took place before Deanna's needless death. If only Lichtenberg had heeded Burnhill, Deanna Bell might have graduated high school, gone to her prom, maybe married, maybe had living children. She'd be 28 years old now. If Lichtenberg had listened to Michael Burnhill and stopped treating his abortion patients as if they were just a video game.

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