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Old 04-16-2013, 07:33 AM   #289
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Originally Posted by BroncoBeavis View Post

Where's the ADA when you really need it? Yet MSNBC did a whole documentary lionizing the monster who made it happen.

Don't know if you've ever been around many pregnant women. Anxiety's pretty universal. Depression is pretty common. Casey Anthony probably suffered from it. What's the difference (other than of course her one-murder media circus)
Originally Posted by NYT
Nonetheless, Dr. McHugh’s interview raised the question of whether Dr. Tiller had used readily treatable mental health maladies as a pretext to justify late-term abortions.

According to Dr. McHugh, the files he saw contained diagnoses like adjustment disorder, anxiety and depression that to his eyes were not “substantial and irreversible.” He also claimed that some women offered “trivial” reasons for wanting an abortion, like a desire to play sports. “I can only tell you,” he said in his taped interview, “that from these records, anybody could have gotten an abortion if they wanted one.”

Yet Dr. McHugh’s description of the files left out crucial bits of context. He failed to mention, for example, that one patient was a 10-year-old girl, 28 weeks pregnant, who had been raped by an adult relative. Asked about this omission by The New York Times, Dr. McHugh said that while the girl’s case was “terrible,” it did not change his assessment: “She did not have something irreversible that abortion could correct.” (Dr. Tiller’s lawyers, who have called Dr. McHugh’s description of the patient files “deeply misleading,” declined to discuss their contents.)

Tiller was prosecuted, and was acquitted, in Kansas, of any wrong doing in his practice. Later the prosecutor was found to be going outside the law to attempt to convict, and still failed to prove his case.

But all that's beside the point. If Tiller *did* break the law, then .. he broke the law. And once again we're back to: that's not accepted.
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