From Lifesite comes a story that left me perplexed about how to express my anger.
Doc at Catholic hospital: ‘I perform abortions because I’m a Christian’
by Patrick B. Craine
DURANGO, Colorado, July 22, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – After a Catholic hospital in Colorado refused to remove a Planned Parenthood abortionist from its ob/gyn staff, [!] pro-life advocates have organized a protest, featuring Live Action President Lila Rose, on Aug. 4.
[Read this slowly…] “The reason I perform abortions is because I’m a Christian,” Richard Grossman, a Quaker, told the Durango Herald after a similar protest outside Mercy Regional Medical Center last year. [Keep reading slowly and think about the implications…] “Personally, I believe in the strength, intellect and fortitude of women. When a woman says a fetus is a person, I think it is one. I believe the woman empowers the fetus.” [So… he thinks that one person gets to decide who is human and who isn’t? What if someone were to decide that Jews, or Blacks, or Quakers weren’t quite human? Doesn’t he sound like a eugenicist?]
Grossman is the longest-serving physician at the hospital, having served there 44 years, but he also commits abortions on Wednesdays at Planned Parenthood of Durango. Pro-lifers say he is the only abortionist within a 200-mile radius.
Grossman is also a prominent advocate of population control within the community, through his regular column in the Durango Herald called “Population Matters.” [Speaking of determining who is human and who isn’t, and speaking of population control, note that this fellow works for Planned Parenthood, founded by Margaret Sanger with the expressed purpose of controlling the population by getting rid of black people and those with lower intelligence.] In that column he has opposed the personhood movement, blamed high fertility for poverty in Haiti, [Aren’t most of the poor people in Haiti of a dark complexion? That is probably what the writer of the article wants us to remember.] and said that the “sort of yelling” he hears from pro-life protestors at the entrance to Planned Parenthood “comes from the old-fashioned era of authoritarian domination.” [Irony. Which is more authoritarian or dominating? The Church’s (human reason’s) teaching that a fetus is a human being and has the right to be born or the claim that one person can determine that this fetus is a person while that fetus is not? That’s not authoritarianim…. nooooo.]
“Mercy Hospital allows full privileges to Richard Grossman, who violently kills children every week,” said Daniel Anguis, the executive of the pro-life group LifeGuard, who are organizing the August 4th protest. “There are no circumstances under which it is acceptable to murder a child, and no circumstances under which a Catholic hospital should collaborate with an abortionist.”
On Thursday Lifeguard unveiled a new website and petition to end Grossman’s privileges at the Catholic hospital.
Read the rest at LifeSite.