In Memory of Dr. Morris Turner, Who Provided Safe Abortions for 40 Years


On June 30 of this year, Morris E. Turner, M.D., unexpectedly died at the age of 65 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. One month later, the city council proclaimed that July 30, 2014 was to be an official day in his honor. Turner, members of the council explained, was “a champion of obstetrics and gynecology in the region by advocating for women in underserved communities and a woman’s right to choose.” Such was Turner’s enormous impact on the Pittsburgh community—and it is why his family, patients, and colleagues in the area are still reeling from this untimely loss.

Turner’s wife, Verena Pierce Turner, often said of her husband that he “didn’t evolve” into the caring person he was as an adult; rather, she and his siblings agreed, he had prioritized others’ needs above his own since childhood. Born 66 years ago today to two impoverished African-American sharecroppers in rural Barney, Georgia, Turner grew up hearing whispered stories about local women and girls who bled to death from childbirth and abortion. When he was 10 years old, Turner announced that he would become a doctor to prevent this kind of suffering.

Such a goal required surmounting many obstacles, including Turner’s family’s poverty and the racial tensions rampant in the highly segregated farm country of his youth, where he also picked cotton and tobacco for 50 cents a day. Turner’s Washington Street High School was in Quitman, Georgia, more than 30 miles away; as an adult, he frequently described his memories of white children’s buses arriving first, another reminder of the subjugation African-American students faced. (Ironically, Turner later received an award in the formerly whites-only school he had once been forbidden from attending.) Still, he graduated from Washington Street as the valedictorian in 1965. With the support of his African-American teachers, who vigorously instilled a sense of pride in their students, he left the Barney region for the first time to study under a full scholarship at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.

Turner, who had owned no shoes until starting elementary school, arrived in Atlanta with two outfits—one to wear and one to wash. But he excelled at Morehouse, where he earned degrees in biology and chemistry before ultimately winning a scholarship to the University of Pittsburgh Medical School in 1969.

From the beginning of his illustrious medical career, Turner continued to pursue the vow he’d made as a child to help women in need. When he spoke later of his OB-GYN residency, which began at the University of Pittsburgh Medical School’s Magee-Womens Hospital in 1973, he often recounted how astonished he was to find nearly half of the beds in the emergency room occupied by desperate women who had attempted illegal, unsafe abortions. Although the procedure was banned at the time in Pennsylvania, Turner frequently used the broadly defined exception of “women’s health” to begin performing safe abortions whenever he was permitted by the hospital board to do so. After the Roe v. Wade decision, he also learned how to perform second-trimester abortions, which even today are more difficult for women to obtain.

In the early 2000s, in the face of proposed ambulatory service center regulations for abortion clinics, Turner passionately testified before the state legislature that such rules only endangered the lives of young women, women of color, rural women, and poor women. Regrettably, these statutes still passed; Turner continued to push against them and further access to care wherever he could, especially at his own place of employment.

Despite the constant presence of anti-choice protesters at his home and private office, which included picketing, sit-ins, harassment, and death threats, Turner always maintained that abortions were a necessary part of reproductive health care. The abuse grew so severe that Turner employed a security guard for many years. However, he never once considered stopping his practice.

Turner certainly wasn’t cowed by anti-abortion advocates chaining themselves to his office or calling him a “baby-killer”; nor, for that matter, was he overcome by severe weather conditions. During a blizzard in January 1994, Turner woke up to learn that his car was snowed in, that schools were closed, and that the city had warned its residents to stay off the streets. But Turner knew that a woman at Magee needed him to deliver her baby—one of the many thousands of births he oversaw. So, tenacious as always, he bundled up and walked more than an hour to the hospital instead.

Throughout his life, Turner maintained this level of resolve in the region’s most underserved areas, too. He kept a rigorous schedule that took him out into the community weekly, often traveling to underfunded clinics in small Rust Belt towns filled with people desperately in need of services. There, Turner set out to establish proper protocols, train the staff in their implementation, order supplies, set schedules, and raise the overall standard of care in these areas. Up until his final days, he was still taking calls, delivering babies, doing gynecological surgery in rotation, and providing safe abortions.

Teaching was another one of his great loves. In 2002, he joined the full-time faculty of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He loved being with medical students—he allowed them to observe alongside him, a rarity—as well as residents, and was an excellent mentor who thoroughly explained and demonstrated the nuances of practices, techniques, and theory in order to reproduce the best possible care for current and future patients. His devotion to teaching led to an award in 2010 for Excellence in Clinical Instruction at the medical school.

Even in the face of countless other awards from his colleagues, medical societies, and community groups, Turner remained humble and dignified. For several years in the 1990s, his peers named him as a “Top Doctor” in Pittsburgh Magazine’s annual list. More recently, in 2010, Gateway Medical Society also formally recognized his skills and the depth of his work; the New Pittsburgh Courier listed him as one of its 50 Men of Excellence in 2012. He also served on the admissions committee for the School of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh for 16 years, an unusually long span of time for such a responsibility. In addition, he acted as president of the Medical Staff at Magee-Womens Hospital for two terms before joining the Magee Board of Directors, as well as that of the Allegheny County Medical Society.

On September 11, Magee held a rare private memorial for Turner, only the second of its kind in many decades. A standing-room-only crowd gathered to revere this dedicated doctor, who overcame the worst of racial bigotry to become a model of unflagging commitment to quality medical care.

Morris E. Turner’s daily mantra was being “the best that we could be” every day. Providing complete reproductive care to his patients with skill and compassion was a core part of that service to humanity. As a surgeon, medical director, president, teacher, mentor, award recipient, son, husband, father, and grandfather, he changed the lives of many and left the world in a far better place than he found it. He will be deeply missed.

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  • bluebeard cattown

    That is so sad. He was a tre human rights hero.

    • Max

      Yes very very sad .A man that overcame so many obstacles and forged ahead and persevered to help many women only to be sidetracked by the belief that abortion was the only option. So much good he had the opportunity to do….”He changed the lives of many”. That is an understatement.

      • Mindy McIndy

        You missed the part where he trudged through the snow for an hour to deliver a baby, eh? Seriously, come off it. He performed abortions and delivered babies. One doesn’t cancel out the other, and he certainly never had the belief that abortion was the only option. Stop the bullshit.

        • Shan

          “He performed abortions and delivered babies. One doesn’t cancel out the other,”

          EXACTLY. Women do this every day all over the world. We have babies. We decide NOT to have babies. Sometimes we have babies/abortions now, sometimes later, and sometimes never. We have the number of babies we want to have, when we want to have them, if ever.

      • bluebeard cattown

        He helped desperate women. Women you wold fuck into the ground, because you are a sociopath.

        • Max

          Hey fruit loops .this is a good one

      • fiona64

        I guess you missed the part about how he delivered babies as well.

        Jesus wept, Christine. Grow the fuck up.

      • Ramanusia

        At no point was it said or implied by anyone that abortion was the only option, but it is an option that women have. He did so much good, he saved the lives of many. He did more in his life to help actual, living breathing people than you and your entire movement.

        • Max

          How about you take care of the living breathing and “my movement “will take care of those who have no voice .

          • Ramanusia

            Taking care of the living and the breathing means that we take out you domestic terrorists screeching for the rights of cells. At least you’re not pretending to care about those who live and breathe, the status of actual children means nothing to you.

          • Ramanusia

            And I almost didn’t notice that you admitted that your stance is very much a bowel movement! Good for you, admitting that your rhetoric is full of S*it is a good first step!

          • HeilMary1

            Imagine what our laws would be if the Catholic Church regulated and harassed women over bowel movements instead of uterine activity!

          • Ramanusia

            Please don’t give them ideas!

          • Shan

            In order for “your movement” to take care of and give a voice to the contents of womens uteruses, you know what you have to do to get all up in there, right?

          • Dez

            How about you take care of the children of the women that will be maimed or killed at Gosnell type clinics because idiots like you closed any clinics that serve poor women of color? Or do you just don’t care about them and just want to shove your misinformed options on strangers?

          • Max

            Ummm maybe you should look up all the LEGAL Gosnelll type clinics killing and maiming the poor women of color before you spout your filth .That’s what these laws are protecting in closing these clinics .obviously YOU could care less.

          • Dez

            Wow your a moron. If what he was doing was legal, why is he in jail then? Do you like dead women? Are you that sick of a person?

          • Max

            Sick fuck

          • refruits

            Flagged.

          • Dez

            Oh I’m sorry you “pro-lifers” love dead poor women of color. Unlike you pro-choicers actually called the cops to save these women. “Pro-lifers” like you watched and did nothing to help them. How exactly is that “pro-life” to do nothing when women are being preyed on or is poor women of color of no worth to you except as pawns instead of real women?

          • Max

            Hey Diz ,sick fuck

          • refruits

            Flagged for abuse.

          • goatini

            She’s drunk-trolling.

          • Ella Warnock

            Profanity, the last resort of the abjectly ignorant. Looks like Dez pushed more than a few of its very pushable buttons. What a thin-skinned little creature.

          • Max

            Actually it was meant to rattle .funny how double standards work .

          • refruits

            Just made you look rude and insulting.

          • Max

            Just like you fruit loop

          • refruits

            Please keep the clever and original fruit jokes coming.

          • Max

            Love to

          • Nessie

            Because unlike us, you have no life outside the trolling the Internet.

          • Ramanusia

            Is this the best you have? Seriously, wise up and stop embarrassing yourself.

          • Ramanusia

            Yes, we know you’re the queens of double standards.

          • fiona64

            Yep. Because psycho Chrissie got the abortion she wanted … but no one else should be allowed to. Hers was a “case of need,” don’cha know, but everyone else is just a filthy s!ut who should accept the consequences of her actions.

          • HeilMary1

            So her “baby killing” is holy, but everyone else is damned to hell for doing the same. Was the daddy a clinic-protesting PRIEST? Us verbal stoning victims deserve to know.

          • Ella Warnock

            I wonder how many ‘post-abortive’ would actually change anything if they could go back in time?

          • fiona64

            None of them, of course. When the anti-choice choose, it’s *always* a case of need. It’s different when it’s your own and all that …

          • Jennifer Starr

            Flagged.

          • Max

            If you want to be an ass hole I’ll go toe to toe with you .stop trying so hard to make yourself appear as an intellect.If not I will respond in the same way. You win more points being civil

          • Jennifer Starr

            Quite frankly, you wouldn’t be able to go toe to toe with a bucket of ice cream, and you’d trip over your own IQ if you weren’t sitting on it.

          • refruits

            Lulz

          • Max

            answers.yahoo.com
            Lulz ! Another douche bag

          • refruits

            Damn straight.

          • Jennifer Starr

            Is there a reason for the pointless website reference?

          • Max

            Bye bye douchebag liking this vitorol yet?

          • refruits

            Yes.

          • Jennifer Starr

            I’m going to assume you mean vitriol–and linking to answers.yahoo.com doesn’t provide it. Perhaps you didn’t know what you were linking to?

          • Max

            Now that was civil Jennifer.

          • Ramanusia

            What exactly is vitorol? The drug you’re administered on your anti-choicer training courses?

          • refruits

            Xie is a surrealist.

          • Ramanusia

            Nope, just the one going by the screen name “max”, but more like a used off brand one.

          • Max

            Gotcha ! Bye bye douche bag .I knew you couldn’t handle it

          • HeilMary1

            So, you’re a “baby killer” yourself, hypocrite! Why am I not surprised?! Your health and looks are worth saving, but all women here deserve childbirth disfigurements, disabilities and deaths. That was exactly the M.O. of women Nazis with criminal Munchausen by Proxy psychosis.

          • Ramanusia

            You keep getting knocked on your ass, you’re not really able to go toe to toe with anyone. Jennifer doesn’t have to try to demonstrate that she possess an actual intellect. Even with all that effort you put into it, you’re not fooling anyone into believing you possess one.

            You’re the one who keeps failing at argument and who keeps proving herself to be not only ignorant but also lacking in civility.

          • fiona64

            No one has to work hard at appearing intellectual when they actually are.

            Likewise, you have no trouble appearing as imbecile …

          • goatini

            There aren’t any. Gosnell was a criminal who was tried and convicted. He was NOT a provider of safe, legal pregnancy terminations.

          • Max

            Correct! So whats the problem with enacting laws to protect these poor women .why are pro death people fighting them? I know this case well.there are so many GOSNELL types and there will be many more. We need these laws.lets be civil now . Im tired of the nasty people here if your civil I will be civil .If not I’ll give it back

          • Ramanusia

            Because there already are laws to protect these poor women. The ones you wish to force on women are the very ones that drove poor and desperate women to Gosnell in the first place.

            Of course you claim to know this case well,it’s the future you wish to force on women, but without a guy who at least was an ob/gyn like Gosnell, who’d have a better track record of killing or maiming women. There will only be many more if you’re successful in closing down legal clinics or putting more hurdles in the way of women seeking legal medical care.

            We don’t need these laws, they do nothing but endanger women, and it’s not civil to let you get away with your jane crow laws DESIGNED to create more back alleys for criminals.

            You’re the one who is bringing the nasty, you’re not able to be civil, as your posts prove. You’re the one bringing it and you seem to be upset when you’re confronted with facts that just make you even more nasty. Stop being a hypocrite.

          • HeilMary1

            How about you change bed pans and soiled bed sheets at obstetric fistula clinics to get a clue why you pedophile pigs are using fetuses as domestic abuse weapons.

          • Nessie

            Please don’t call Max a pig; pigs are wonderful animals.

          • Jennifer Starr

            Yes, and pigs are also more intelligent.

          • Max

            Heil Hitler

          • HeilMary1

            Hitler opposed abortion, you dummy.

          • fiona64

            Thanks for admitting that you’re a Nazi, psycho Chrissie.

          • Ramanusia

            Perhaps you should look this up, there is very little killing or maiming going on in legal clinics. Gosnell is the illegal one that your politics would seek to force upon desperate women. Women who get legal abortions are not killed or maimed, women who go through pregnancy are 14 times more likely to be killed or maimed than a woman who has a legal abortion.

            These laws are not about protecting women, they’re about closing legal clinics and driving women to people with less skill than even Gosnell, who didn’t actually harm any woman with the abortion care he provided. The one woman who died succumbed to a drug interaction.

            You don’t care at all about women or their lives, which is why you keep passing off your filthy lies as an actual point.

          • fiona64

            You provide the citation, sweetie; after all, you’re the one making the claim.

          • Max
          • Max
          • fiona64

            Someone’s blog is not a citation, sweetie.

          • Max

            Since your lovely site won’t allow it .saynsumthn,Wordpress.com/2014/08/27abortion-provider-hero-or -rogue-doctor/

          • fiona64

            Your citation is some anti-choicer’s personal blog?

            BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

            Why don’t you just cite the National Enquirer?

          • Max

            This site doesn’t allow the citations so google say ns sum thn. There will be a list for you

          • fiona64

            You’re insane, Chrissie. How is it that everyone but you is able to post a citation? You are being absurd.

          • Max

            It’s very telling that this site won’t allow say……..ing ……..som.(have to write in crypt) there you will have your citations .don’t play your games if your serious .i know your aware of this site . If not happy googling .have a great day

          • refruits

            What

          • Jennifer Starr

            Since I’m seeing the link you posted on here at least twice, I can only assume you’re still fighting that massive hangover and aren’t aware.

          • Max

            Great ! It’s not showing here .this is directed to Fiona’s question thanks

          • fiona64

            Chrissie, nothing you have written makes any sense (not that this is a change).

            So, no citations then?

            That’s exactly what I thought.

          • fiona64

            Small government, right, Christine? Just big enough to reach into every woman’s uterus and every gay man’s bedroom.

      • Dez

        Um you must be an idiot. Pro-choice means choosing to continue a pregnancy or terminate it. Not like you where the only option is one you personally approve of. But thanks for showing your disrespect for poor women of color being able to decide their own medical choices regarding their own pregnancies. Should we as women of color get your opinion about abortion before we get one or does that sound completely insulting?

        • Max

          Killing the innocent in the womb that has done nothing wrong Is insulting .”you must be an idiot ” IS not insulting .

          • Dez

            Fetuses are neither innocent or guilty. You have to be born first to be either. Your personal beliefs are not relevant unless you have proof that a fetus can be legally innocent.

          • Max

            You’ll find out on your last breath .sick women become healthy at that point

          • refruits

            Death threat?

            Flagged!

          • Max

            Fruit loop , we will all find out on our last breath .get it sweetheart

          • refruits

            I’ve been waiting for some idiot to make a fruit joke.

          • Max

            Seems to be very appropriate

          • HeilMary1

            He’s a fruit fly. Let me get my Raid can.

          • Nessie

            Just get out the fly swatter. No sense wasting good Raid on such a miserable little insect.

          • Ramanusia

            She wishes she could be as smart as a fruit fly!

          • HeilMary1

            You will find out that you were a Munchausen by Proxy bully womb trafficker for pedophile priests. Get it, punk?

          • Ramanusia

            Yeah, you’ll be getting used to the brimstone your mythology tells you that people like you can expect. I think you’ll be caught in one of those roach motels raid makes.

          • fiona64

            Christine Smith is a terrorist-supporting rape apologist … by her own words. No surprise that she would make a death threat.

          • HeilMary1

            Does “Max” get it that her own holy abortion would put her on Kevin Williamson’s lynching list?

          • Ramanusia

            What does that even mean?

          • HeilMary1

            Most antis are semi-illiterate.

          • Ramanusia

            That’s an awfully generous statement. This one seems to be snorting something.

          • HeilMary1

            By the way, I’ve tried countless times to join the long discussion on Virginia abortion regulations, but Disqus won’t load the comments. My new mobile internet connection might be too weak.

          • Ramanusia

            It might just be disqus. I’m not too fond of this new revamp. There is no way to collapse a thread!

          • HeilMary1

            Disqus wouldn’t overload itself if it only loaded as “first 25 comments, next 25 comments, etc.” Keeping hundreds of comments all in view at once really drags down internet connections. Strangely, I can access some long discussions, if I clicked on them when they were very short.

          • expect_resistance

            I have that problem on my phone. If a comment section is over 1k it kind of freaks out and quits. Then I have to log in again and find where I was at.

          • fiona64

            That’s very kind or you. I think most of them are functionally illiterate.

            I think Christine needs detox and psychiatric help, myself.

          • expect_resistance

            For sure.

        • HeilMary1

          Max wants you to suffer like the slave women victims of Dr. Marion Sims’ gruesome fistula repair experiments.

    • Max

      I like trees

      • refruits

        I’m gonna cut some down tomorrow. Was gonna do it today, but I don’t like it when my safety glasses fog up in cold weather.

        • Ella Warnock

          The leaves are starting to turn here in earnest. Going to be a beautiful autumn.

          • refruits

            Autumn and spring are the best months IMO.

          • Ella Warnock

            Agreed. I really do enjoy winter too, though, because I experienced so little of it growing up in Texas.

          • refruits

            You’re lucky, like me, to live in a scenic region.

            I drove through Yellowstone park one September and it was to die for. A sea of orange.

          • Ella Warnock

            We rode the Cumbres & Toltec from Chama NM to Antonito CO. The aspens were all red, orange, and gold. They looked like they were on fire.

            Yeah, we are lucky. ;-)

          • refruits

            Never heard of it. Pix!

            I was also lucky enough to drive through Monument Valley. Best Indian fry bread evar.

          • Ella Warnock

            Here’s the website chock full of photos. This should be on your bucket list.

            http://cumbrestoltec.com/

          • refruits

            Such a brilliant gold.

          • Ella Warnock

            This one is also spectacular.

            http://www.durangotrain.com/

          • refruits

            Its like going back in time!

            Winter one = Breakheart Pass!

          • Jennifer Starr

            That would be awesome to see :)

        • Max

          Oh your a four eyes huh?

          • Ella Warnock
          • Max

            It’s a riot .i don’t open all your copy and paste’s but you open mine .love it !!!!!!

          • Ella Warnock

            Just trying to expand your knowledge a bit so that you’d know what safety glasses actually are in case you ever have a need. If you’d rather not be aware, you’re certainly free to ignore that information with all prejudice.

          • Jennifer Starr

            If you ever use power tools, I’m specifically asking you not to use any safety glasses.

          • Ramanusia

            Really, Jenn, do you think the orderlies or the nurses are going to let this one near power tools?

          • HeilMary1

            Or crayons?

          • Ramanusia

            Clearly she’s allowed to play with the contents of her diaper, she’s been using the contents in her posts.

          • fiona64

            Or a plastic spoon?

          • Ramanusia

            You love admitting you’re willfully ignorant? You certainly are a riot and hilarious, but you just have no idea why people laugh at you so much, do you?

          • Max

            Duh!

          • expect_resistance

            It’s really clear from your posts you have no idea what you’re talking about. You might want to remove your foot from your mouth.

          • HeilMary1

            And from the keyboard!

          • refruits

            Ever use a chainsaw, Chrissy? I don’t want to get splinters in my eyes. And glasses fog up in chilly weather.

          • Max

            Only fruit loop would know these things .

          • refruits

            What do you have against loggers?

          • Jennifer Starr

            Are you by any chance a living brain donor?

          • expect_resistance

            Exactly. Using a chainsaw requires safety equipment. I’ve learned that lesson getting wood in my eyes. I have to chop down a half dead birch tree and not looking forward to this. Last year I was chopping wood without safety goggles and a piece shot back up at me and I almost lost an eye. It hit me in the forehead and there was lots of blood.

          • refruits

            If you didn’t live half a continent away, I’d come over with my saw and chop your shit down;P

          • expect_resistance

            Hell yeah! you are my neighbor to the north as I’m in MPLS mn.

          • Ramanusia

            How old are you?

          • HeilMary1

            Typical looksist anti-choice bully — you oppose abortion because you get off on tormenting anyone you perceive to have medical conditions.

          • expect_resistance

            Yes!!

          • expect_resistance

            Do you understand that if you cut down a tree using a chain saw or hand saw its a good idea to wear safety goggles. If it’s cold outside your goggles can fog up. This defeats the purpose of wearing safety goggles. You are ignorant.

  • pegjohnston

    He and his colleagues in his practice, all African-American ob-gyns, really stood by women at every stage of their reproductive lives. I’m glad these personal stories of heroism are getting some notice. Thank you for publishing this!

  • Shan

    What an amazing, inspirational man. I’m glad the world had him in it, and even more glad for him that he knew what he wanted and then made it happen. Not many people are fortunate enough to know that at such a young age so that they’re able to work toward achieving it.

  • Max

    For all he good this man did and went through its too bad they highlighted his abortion care before the amazing things he did . Leave it to sites like this that highlights the bad . He hasn’t gotten the praise he deserves.

    • Jennifer Starr

      Leave it to sites like this that highlights the bad

      I didn’t see anything bad that was highlighted.

      • Ella Warnock

        Well, you’re not deep into your third bottle of wine today, so you do have to consider a sober vs. inebriated perspective.

        • Jennifer Starr

          She does rather have the air of someone who’s completely sloshed.

          • Ramanusia

            She did mention the other day that she’s deeply into her wine when she posts here.

      • Max

        Is that what you got out of this Jennifer?

        • Jennifer Starr

          You said the article ‘highlights the bad’. What was the bad that was highlighted?

          • Max

            I’m pro life Jennifer . It’s not in your wheelhouse to understand the bad about abortion .good night

          • Nessie

            You are not pro-life, you are anti-choice, which is pro-death for already born woman.

          • Max

            Oh so you are judge an jury ? Wrong . Save it girl .i have a judge and it’s not you

          • Jennifer Starr

            Where do you have a judge? Locked in your bedroom?

          • Max

            Looser!

          • Jennifer Starr

            Tighter.

          • Ella Warnock

            Harder.

          • Jennifer Starr

            Deeper

          • Ella Warnock

            Faster.

          • Ella Warnock

            I was just looking for my judge the other day. He’s a sneaky bastard, and I think he got out through the pet door. That would have been a sight as he’s on the rather, ah, portly side.

          • Max

            Are you talking about your husband ? Lol

          • Jennifer Starr

            We thought you were talking about yours, Christine. Or has he already managed to get away from you?

          • Max

            No talking about yours Jen. No she’s still here lol

          • Jennifer Starr

            Oh, so she keeps the judge in your bedroom. Do you have threesomes?

          • Ella Warnock

            Please don’t make me break out the brain bleach. I beg of you!

          • Max

            Please do Ella take a sip please (or more)

          • Jennifer Starr

            Is that what you do when you run out of wine?

          • Ella Warnock

            Ah, that’s not how it works, you don’t sip . . . oh, never mind. Look it up yourself.

          • Nessie

            You want to play judge and jury to women you’ve never known, whose situations you refuse to understand.
            Go get a life, you stupid troll.

          • Max

            No that’s messies job lol

          • Nessie

            You don’t even post an intelligent reply? I’m not surprised: if you were intelligent, you would be pro-choice.

          • Jennifer Starr

            We suspect that she’s working on wine bottle number four at this point.

          • Ella Warnock

            gett .outtta ,,. . my wheelHOUSH jenny … yuo SHICK ? fuck##!

            *hic*

          • Max

            Aww messie too bad . You and fruit loop are my pet names .c’mon no sense of humor?

          • Jennifer Starr

            Tell the truth, Christine–you’re beginning to see these, aren’t you?

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wR8FL_2gwI

          • Max

            I don’t open copy and paste on your links BUT YOU OPEN MINE! Good night little young children .

          • Jennifer Starr

            Run along–go and sleep it off. The pink elephants will go away soon.

          • Nessie

            On another note: this site recently posted an article-complete with citations and links-describing how states with the most abortion restrictions also have the worst maternal and child health outcomes. You were conspicuously absent from the comments section.
            P.S-you sound like Jar-Jar Binks.

          • Ella Warnock
          • Nessie

            It’s official: from now on, I will be reading all of Max’s comments and replies in Jar-Jar’s voice.

          • Ramanusia

            Weren’t you sort of doing that anyway? How else could that nonsense sound?

          • Nessie

            True.

          • HeilMary1

            “Max” probably has a child abuse record.

          • Nessie

            Wouldn’t surprise me.

          • Shan

            You’re belching the alphabet at a funeral and giggling like it’s funny.

          • goatini

            Nothing funny about vicious anti-American hate speech attempting to interfere with the civil, human and Constitutional rights of female US citizens. My civil rights are NOT up for debate.

          • Ella Warnock
          • Nessie

            Exactly!

          • Ramanusia

            So you’re a criminal who reports to a judge, huh? Interesting.

          • expect_resistance

            Most of your posts are judgemental. You are no one to judge.

          • goatini

            So why the hell do you think YOU get to judge? Naff off.

          • Ramanusia

            The pro-choicers you harass with your silliness and nonsense here are pro-life, you’re just anti-choice, it’s not in your wheel house to understand about being pro-life, which this man was, especially when he was helping women by providing the abortion care when they needed it.

          • HeilMary1

            Watched “After Tiller” tonight. One doctor was pulled into it after witnessing sky high maternal death and child abuse rates in Brazil when he was in the Peace Corps.

          • Ramanusia

            I’ve only seen snippets, and I’m afraid to watch any more, it’s just so depressing. All of these doctors are so old, and given the terrorists who attack them, younger ones won’t be following in their footsteps. There was a period where no one wanted into a Ob/Gyn residency because no one wanted to even deliver babies, due to the malpractice rates. The obs that I know don’t want any part of these crazies, while they believe in their work, they have small children and these monsters have no problems with using children to terrorize their parents.

          • HeilMary1

            Yes, and these holy mother killers and infanticiders also had no qualms about burning down the beloved horses and barn of one of the featured doctors. PETA should go after these terrorists too. Where is “Max’s” outrage at Sister Sosefina Amoa for smothering her newborn? The already born clearly don’t count as human to these womb traffickers.

          • expect_resistance

            Max is a hypocrite.

          • Ramanusia

            They burned down horses? All that screeching about heatbeats and pain and they do things like that? Terrorists!

          • expect_resistance

            Excellent documentary.

          • HeilMary1

            But “pro-life” HYPOCRITE you is worthy enough to have abortions for any reason, while all other women deserve disabilities and death. If you can, WE CAN TOO.

          • Max

            Oh Thank you for your civility

    • Shan

      Ghoul. You’re disrespecting the man. Shame on you.