Wednesday, November 29, 2006

"Hitt Piece" from NY Times Writer Strangles the Truth About Abortion

Last spring New York Times "reporter" Jack Hitt wrote an editorial in which his ardent pro-abortion sympathies overwhelmed the scientific, legal and moral truths about the case he was supposedly writing about. What else is new for the Times?

In his editorial, Hitt poignantly described his visit to a woman sentenced to 30 years in prison for, what Hitt described as, having undergone an illegal abortion. Wrote Hitt, "I was there to see Carmen Climaco. She is now 26 years old, four years into her 30-year sentence...She'd had a clandestine abortion at 18 weeks, not all that different from D.C.'s, something defined as absolutely legal in the United States. It's just that she'd had an abortion in El Salvador."

Uh, excuse me, Mr. Hitt.

The 30 year sentence given Climaco was, in fact, because she strangled her baby after he was born. It was not abortion but infanticide. Forensic examination showed the baby had been delivered alive at full term but was killed by Climaco shortly thereafter and stuffed in a box under her bed.

The New York Times has yet to correct this grievous error. And therefore, pro-life advocates in El Salvador are writing to the Times leadership, asking that the basic elements of fairness be applied. Would you like to join them? Read through the LifeSite report here and use the links at the bottom of the story to contact publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. and president/general manager Scott H. Heekin-Canedy (two names...two might want to send him two letters).