We all know how anti-choicers twist the truth to promote their agenda, but occasionally they come up with propaganda of such brain-damaged magnitude that it stands alone in its douchebaggery. Such was the case with something posted yesterday at Jill Stanek’s fetusblog, where they’ve gone into a full-metal pearl-clutching frenzy over a story headlined:
Well, that alone is enough to start a stampede for the fainting couch. A killer abortionist, and no coverage! So Unfair and pro-abortionally biased, because after all, the circumstances between this woman’s tragic death and Dr. Tiller’s assassination are exactly the same. Except that they’re not.
Dr. Tiller was stalked, harassed and shot dead in cold blood in a pre-meditated murder by an anti-abortion lunatic. The woman in Stanek’s story died because her doctor was negligent, improperly (and one would strongly suspect, inadvertently) administering the wrong kind of anaesthetic… before the procedure even got started. That’s right, this story is about anaesthetic, and only tangentially-related to abortion.
As always, in order to cut through the bullshit you have to read right to the bottom of the article to find that:
The District Attorney found the abortionist’s conduct to be “willful, wanton, and reckless” because he sedated Laura with level three drugs without any means of cardiac monitoring or blood pressure cuff; had no assistant who could administer sedation, monitor the patient, or assist in resuscitating her; and, “failed to timely initiate a call to 911.” The board also alleged that the abortionist made false statements.
Tragic story? Definitely. Asshole doctor? For sure. Death by abortion? Nope. Pre-meditated, cold-blooded, sensational murder? Please.
With fetus fetishists and their “stories”, it’s a good rule of thumb to start off with the assumption that they’re lying, or at least stretching the truth beyond all known parameters, and work your way up from there.