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The welcome end of an era: daughter of famed abortionist is no longer performing abortions at office in South Minneapolis

by | Jan 3, 2019

By Dave Andrusko

Debra Braun is a wonderful woman who once worked for me. As Education Director for the St. Paul-based Pro-Life Action Ministries, Debra writes in the latest issue of PLAM’s newsletter that Marilee Hanson is no longer doing abortions in South Minneapolis. Hanson’s abortion clinic, as it happens, is located just a couple of miles away from where I grew up.

According to Debra, Hanson “is retiring from her private practice there, with the last babies killed in late November.” While it is always great news that an abortionist apparently is out of the baby-destruction business, there is a special significance to this decision.

Marilee Hanson is the daughter of the late Mildred Hanson, an abortionist whose death in 2015 was lamented by the abortion industry as the passing of a giant. “Dr. Hanson served as the Medical Director of Planned Parenthood of Minnesota and South Dakota for 30 years and ran her own clinic in Minneapolis, where she personally provided services far into her late 80s,” read one obituary. “She was a pioneer in abortion care at a time when women were seldom doctors, much less the person who terminated pregnancies.”

If you go to her webpage, at the top you read, “Giving Gentle and Loving care on a personal basis.” Underneath that you read these few words: “The office of Mildred S. Hanson, M.D., P.A. is closed.”

I recall reading a post at the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute, the abortion industry’s think tank, titled, “Reflections of a Provider Before and Since Roe: From the Voices of Choice Archive.” They interviewed Mildred Hanson who said memorably

“Abortion is a part of medical care, and people who seek abortions are every bit as ethical, as Christian—as godlike, if you will—as those who don’t have abortions. And I really believe that with all my heart. And the people who do abortions are every bit as ethical and as kind and loving and godlike as those who think abortion is wrong. I say that with every conviction I have. Abortion clearly has improved women’s health, no matter how you look at it.”

“godlike.” Now THAT is a revealing observation.

Besides Mildred Hanson and Marilee Hanson, I don’t know if there are or have ever been another abortion team consisting of mother and daughter. What I do know is (in Debra’s words)“Tens of thousands of babies have been killed in that building by this mother/daughter team.”

What is going to happen with the building in South Minneapolis is as yet unknown. We can only hope (to paraphrase Mildred Hanson’s webpage)that whatever takes it place, it offers Gentle and Loving Care on a life-affirming basis.

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