"Abortion Cancels Souls" Says Practitioner Who Was Hillary Clinton’s Doctor

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jul 9, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

"Abortion Cancels Souls" Says Practitioner Who Was Hillary Clinton’s Doctor

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by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
July 9
, 2008

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — An abortion practitioner who says he’s done more than 20,000 abortions and was formerly Hillary Clinton’s OBGYN, has recently admitted that "abortion cancels souls." William Harrison’s frank admission came in a conversation with prominent pro-life psychologist Warren Throckmorton.

Throckmorton told LifeNews.com on Tuesday about an email conversation he recently had with Harrison.

The conversation started with a discussion of an appeals court ruling upholding a South Dakota law that allows women to know the risks of and alternatives to abortion.

It ultimately resulted in Harrison sending Throckmorton a letter to the editor he recently submitted to a local newspaper with some frank language.

In the letter, Harrison reacts to a question about whether or not he has any regrets as an abortion practitioner who snuffs out the lives of unborn children.

"Anyone who has delivered as many babies as I have, and has seen hundreds of living and dead embryos and fetuses being spontaneously aborted as have I, knows exactly what we are doing when we provide an elective abortion for our patient," Harrison writes.

"We are ending the life of an embryo or a fetus. Not the life of a person, but certainly a creature that might have become a person under other circumstances," he adds.

Harrison goes further saying babies who die from spontaneous abortions are "just such luckless human souls" who are “canceled” by “God."

He admits he plays God when it comes to abortion — saying he simply does what God already practices in cases of miscarriages.

"For those girls and women and their families whose circumstances would make their babies ‘luckless human souls’ I ‘cancel’ them before they become babies," he says.

"We who cancel ‘luckless human souls’ are doing God’s work," Harrison concludes.

Thorckmorton responded to Harrison’s comments graciously and resisted the temptation to condemn the obviously objectionable remarks.

"I am still reflecting on his response but I think he and I have different ideas of what preventing a life/soul is," he writes in response.

"For him, it appears that prevention ranges from preventing conception to preventing a birth, whereas, I see the fetus as a human soul, luckless or not," he adds.

Harrison was Clinton’s personal gynecologist in the 1970s and did the abortions during his days operating an abortion center in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

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