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  •  That's because (5+ / 0-)

    back then, unlike today's extreme right-wingers, even the most devout conservatives had a conscience.  No healthcare provider working on the frontlines of emergency care should ever have to turn their backs on a suffering individual, for any reason.  It's goes against every principle a healtcare provider has been taught. It's inhumane. It's not what this nation is about.

    •  Reagan and Kennedy worked together! The horror! (2+ / 0-)
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      Orinoco, Liberal 2 the Core

      "You cannot have a strong middle class without a strong labor movement." President Barack Obama

      by Jack Dublin on Fri Sep 11, 2009 at 06:34:09 AM PDT

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    •  Devout Right-to-Lifers (2+ / 0-)
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      At that time the various legal arms of the National Right to Life Committee were involved in lawsuits demanding in utero treatment of a compromised fetus even if the carrier woman refused treatment.  Not treating an emergent condition in the already-born would have exposed the hypocrisy of the lifers.  

      The anti-abortion faction, along with the National Rifle Association were a major source of support for Reagan.  Their role was to trash his opponents while he remained above it all.

      The cases where surgery was forced on a pregnant woman all ended badly so that strategy for establishing fetal personhood was abandoned at that time.

      Don't look back, something may be gaining on you. - L. "Satchel" Paige

      by arlene on Fri Sep 11, 2009 at 06:55:47 AM PDT

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