Thursday, January 10, 2008

Interesting anniversary

On this day in 1989, then Surgeon-General C. Everett Koop told his staff to drop the research on abortion's health impact on women he'd had them initiate in order to go though the motions he thought would satisfy President Reagan. Reagan had instructed Koop to perpare a report on the effects of abortion on women, a task Koop felt was morally problematic because it shifted the focus off the fact that abortion kills babies.

Koop's staffer, George Walter, drafted and relased a report anyway, hence the abortion lobby's claims that there is a "Koop report" that touts how safe abortion is.

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