Monday, November 26, 2007

Searches: Three heroes of the culture of death

  • Harvey Karman was a self-styled "doctor" who was a darling of the abortion movement in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Even though he had killed Joyce Johnson in a motel-room abortion in 1955, he was nevertheless applauded for his invention of the Karman canula and for his "super coils". "Super coils" were plastic springs that Harvey believed could make second-trimester abortions so quick and easy that barely-trained laypeople could do them. The Jane abortion syndicate in Chicago brought him a busload of guinea pigs on Mother's Day of 1972, and the government of Bangladesh, in concert with the International Planned Parenthood Federation, brought him in to do his "super-coil" abortions -- augmented with balsa wood! -- on rape victims. When Roe was handed down, Harvey quickly vanished from public view.

  • Kevon Walker is the 21-year-old man charged with getting a 14-year-old girl pregnant three times in six months. The first of the three resulting abortins, Walker said, was the girl's mother's idea. Fat lot of good it did, Mom, to get her vacuumed out without getting the guy who got her pregnant arrested! It bewilders me that prolifers are supposedly the ones obsessed with fetuses, when there are evidenly plenty of prochociers who are equally obsessed, if not more so; it's just that they think that killing fetuses solves everything.

  • Sherri Finkbine was the Arizona Romper-Room lady who probably did more than anybody else -- even Norma "Jane Roe" McCorvey -- to unleash abortion on America. Finkbine did it by being cute, perky, non-threatening, a mom and a preschool teacher, who made getting a legal abortion a public crusade. Finkbine had illegally taken Thalidomide, and decided that a baby with missing or deformed limbs didn't deserve to live. Which I'd love to have seen her say to Johnny Eck, Jeannie Tomaini, Frieda Pushnik, or Randian.
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