Liberal from Fayetteville: “I would have advised her to have an abortion…Now, years later, that baby is grown and about to finish her doctorate..”

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I used to write letters to the editor a whole lot back in the 1990’s.  I am pro-life and many times my letters would discuss current political debates, and I got to know several names of people that would often write in response letters to my published letters. One of those individuals was a Dr. William F. Harrison from Fayetteville. Later I found out from reading an article by David Sanders that Dr. Harrison was an abortionist. Dr Harrison died from leukemia on September 24, 2010. Here is a post from Jason Tolbert from July of 2010:

KFSM in Fayetteville is reporting that abortist William Harrison is closing the doors to his abortion clinic in nothwest Arkansas for health reasons. In an ABC News story a few year ago, Harrison said he had performed over 10,000 abortions and was comfortable with the taking of life.

I now write a column for Stephen Media in a spot once held by conservative David J. Sanders who is currently running for the Arkansas House of Representatives.  Sanders shadowed Harrison in his abortion clinic and wrote of series of columns on the experience.  I think these are prehaps Sanders’ best work…

Harrison is sure that what he does is right, but he confessed to the enormous costs that come in his line of work. There were threats against his wife and children and staff. He commented that if he “had known” everything – the threats, the risks – that would take place over the years, he might not have decided to provide abortions.

Some years ago, a 16-year-old daughter of a close friend of the family had gotten pregnant. “Their Baptist minister had advised her parents that she shouldn’t have an abortion and that (if she did) she would regret it the rest of her life. But had I had the choice, at the time, I would have advised (the mother of the teenager) to have that child aborted,” he said as he stared at his desktop.

“Well, she had her baby. She’s as smart as a whip,” he said. Now, years later, that baby is grown and about to finish her doctorate at the University of California at San Francisco.

I asked him if that sent chills up his spine. His response: “Absolutely.”

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Today I have a profile of St lawmaker Ruth Whitaker.

Ruth Whitaker
Arkansas State Senate District 3
Incumbent
Assumed office
2001
Current term ends
2012
Political party Republican
Profession Community Activist
Website Senate website

Ruth Whitaker (b. December 13, 1936) has been a Republican member of the Arkansas State Senate since 2001. She represents the 3rd district.Whitaker is a former Alderman of the City of Cedarville. She worked as a Secretary for the Arkansas State Republican Party from 1992 to 1994.

Whitaker earned her BA from Hendrix College in 1958.

Whitaker has worked as a Political Advisor and a Community Activist.

Committee assignments

Elections

2010

Whitaker’s seat is not up for election in 2010.

2008

On November 4, 2008, Whitaker won election to the 3rd District Seat in the Arkansas State Senate, running unopposed in the general election.[1]

Whitaker raised $31,243 for her campaign.[2]

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