Death of Dr. John Willke

February 20, 2015
Cincinnati, Ohio

Anti-abortion advocate dies at 89 in Ohio
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By LISA CORNWELL, The Associated Press

CINCINNATI (AP) — Dr. John Willke, an obstetrician who helped shape the modern anti-abortion movement with ideas including a belief that a woman can resist conception from a sexual assault, has died, his daughter said Saturday. He was 89.

Willke, who founded the International Right to Life Federation, died Friday at his home in Cincinnati, daughter Marie Meyers said. She said the cause of death wasn't immediately known, but that he had seemed...

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