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Maurice Brandt , Published November 27 2010

Personal bias in doctor decision

I seem to remember reading articles about lawyers who practiced law after their license was expired or suspended being punished for their actions. I’ve also read of real estate agents who got fined for taking part in real estate transactions in states where they weren’t licensed. Neither of these things seems as serious as a doctor of medicine taking the life of an unborn child after said doctor’s license to practice in the state where the killing took place had expired.

While I don’t know what Cass County State’s Attorney Birch Burdick’s stance on the morality of abortion is, I can make a pretty good guess, using his recent decision of declining to charge Dr. Lorie Thorndike as a guide.

It seems to me the top law enforcement official in Cass County should set aside any personal bias he or she has and charge someone who has clearly broken the law and then let the case play out in court. But, silly me, what do I know? I was only a cop in this town for 30 years.