Thursday, May 11, 2006

Don't forget, you were once a former FETUS!

Fetus found in Rialto sewer plant
Associated Press
RIALTO, Calif. - A male fetus was found lodged in the filtering system of the city's wastewater treatment plant.

Tuesday morning's discovery led to the plant's closure and police were called. Authorities initially considered the discovery a homicide but a coroner's pathologist later determined the fetus was so small that it could not have survived outside the womb, police said.

"At this point, with the pathologist's determination, we are no longer considering this a criminal offense," said police Detective Kurt Kitterle.

Authorities believe the fetus was flushed into the sewage system because it was found in a bin that holds solid waste, Kitterle said. Most of the sewage that flows into the plant comes from Rialto, with small amounts generated in the nearby cities of Fontana and Bloomington, police said.

No autopsy is planned, Kitterle said.

Dear Friends:

The National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) has nominated the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer for a new "award." It's called the "Golden Boob Award."

Breast cancer is a serious issue; not one to be made light of. Possibly, a cancer group's use of the word, "boob," to refer to the breast will be especially offensive to breast cancer patients and survivors.

The Coalition has publicly challenged the NBCC to a debate on the abortion-cancer link. A public debate involving experts on both sides of the issue will permit women to decide for themselves who is telling the truth about the abortion-cancer link.

Action Item: Offer your comments to the NBCC.

Write to: National Breast Cancer Coalition,
1101 17th Street, NW,
Suite 1300,
Washington, D.C. 20036;

telephone (800) 622-2838 or (202) 296-7477;
fax (202) 265-6854.

Karen Malec
Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer