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“Abortionist”



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It turns out that even some abortionists accurately refer to themselves as abortionists. In support of my defense of the term “abortionist,” Ramesh has passed along this item that he received some time ago from a very reliable source:

“At the very first congressional hearing on the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act on June 15, 1995, Dr. J. Courtland Robinson, professor of ob-gyn at Johns Hopkins, testifying on behalf of the National Abortion Federation against the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, repeatedly identified himself as an ‘abortionist,’ and even as a ‘Christian abortionist.’ [Hearing Record, 104th Congress, First Session, June 15, 1995, Serial No. 31, at pages 86-87.]“



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