Dr. William Harrison, notable for being Hillary Clinton's former OB-GYN as well as for performing over 20,000 abortions, has admitted in recent a e-mail exchange with a prominent Christian psychologist that abortion "cancels" a human soul.
"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. We are ending the life of an embryo or a fetus," Harrison wrote in an e-mail to Dr. Warren Throckmorton, associate professor of Psychology at Grove City College in Pennsylvania.
"Physicians who save wanted babies from being spontaneously aborted (and we can save a few now that God once seemed determined to abort), and we who cancel 'luckless human souls' are doing God's work," he concluded.
Throckmorton – who wrote to Harrison last week after the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that South Dakota can begin enforcing a law requiring doctors to tell women seeking abortions that the procedure terminates a human life – said he e-mailed Harrison to gather his opinion on whether or not he believed abortion was an act that takes the life of another person.
On his blog, Throckmorton said that Harrison's remarks were very revealing.
"Hillary Clinton's former OB-GYN and abortionist William Harrison admits that abortion kills a human soul. He euphemizes the language a bit but the effect is chilling by saying he is doing 'God's work,'" he said.
Throckmorton added that though surprising, the remarks would undoubtedly strengthen the arguments used in the South Dakota legislation that assert abortion results in the loss of human life.
"I was surprised [Harrison] would admit this in the context of the new South Dakota law but here he is acknowledging that abortionists cancel innocent human life," Throckmorton wrote in an e-mail.
The ruling last month on the law passed by the 2005 South Dakota Legislature which requires abortion practitioners in the state to inform women that the procedure "will terminate the life of a whole, separate, unique, living human being," sends the case back to U.S. District Judge Karen Schreier of Rapid City to determine whether the law is constitutional.
At center of the debate was whether or not abortion could be considered murder. According to pro-choice supporters, requiring abortion practitioners to inform women that abortion destroys life could be a violation of their first amendment rights to free speech.
However, it would seem that the "abortion doesn't kill" argument falls flat with Harrison's latest remarks.