Dr. Leroy Carhart has announced his plans to open multiple new clinics throughout the country now that his Nebraska clinic will no longer be allowed to provide abortions to women past 22 weeks gestation. The first of these, in Maryland, opens its doors today, and the reception is, frankly, about what you would expect.
Via the Baltimore Sun:
Anti- abortion activists say they plan to protest at a Germantown clinic staffed by a Nebraska late-term abortion doctor.
Organizers say activists, clergy and others plan to picket Monday morning at the Reproductive Health Services clinic in Germantown.
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Dr. LeRoy Carhart has said he wants to ensure more women have access to the procedure by expanding to states where it remains legal. A new Nebraska law does not allow abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
The protesters will be a regular feature in front of the clinic site in the hopes that they can force the new startup to close through pressure from other businesses in the area, who they will also try to disrupt business for, according to the Washington Post.
Organizers said they plan to stage regular, peaceful demonstrations as long as Carhart is working at the clinic. By holding regular protests, they hope other businesses in the office park will put pressure on Carhart to leave, [Rev. Patrick Mahoney, director of the Christian Defense Coalition] said.
Some business owners in the office park said news of Carhart’s planned arrival took them by surprise. They said they were unhappy about the planned protests.
“I don’t like looking at those bloody signs,” said lawyer Alice Pare, whose office faces the public sidewalk where demonstrators are allowed to gather. “They get kind of vulgar.”
Dentist Leslie Sabo, whose office faces the same sidewalk, said he was concerned about “the type of notoriety” associated with Carhart and the business impact of prolonged protests.
Mahoney, of the Christian Defense Coalition, said his organization has been contacted by business owners in the office condominium association who are upset about publicity surrounding Carhart. He declined to identify them.
At their request, his organization is providing legal assistance to the condo association to determine whether it can block Carhart from working at the clinic, he said.
Meanwhile, anti-abortion activists are planning to “pray out Carhart,” but they will also hit his condo association board meeting today, just in case that helps, too.
Keep up the prayers! We found out last night that the Condo Association
that controls the Business Park where Carhart will be practicing is having an
EMERGENCY meeting on Monday at 12noon…DURING OUR PRAYER VIGIL!
Ask God to move on that meeting and lead the association to not only
Kick Out Carhart, but Kick Out the Abortion Center.
Please join us at the event on Monday, 11am in Germantown.
In Maryland, abortions are only legal after viability in cases of health problems for fetus and/or mother. So who would Dr. Carhart be assisting at this new clinic? Couples like this:
December 6, 2010
- Nigeria: Experts Seek Review of Abortion Laws – AllAfrica.com
- Md. Abortion Provider’s License Revoked In Connection With Investigation – Medical News Today (press release)
- Research Roundup: Early Retiree Insurance; High Deductible Plans And Skipped … – Kaiser Health News
- PSD teachers hit back at lack of preparedness charge – Times of Malta
- Is the Future Bisexual? – Brain Blogger (blog)
- Blogs Comment On New Emergency Contraceptive, World AIDS Day, Other Topics – Medical News Today (press release)
- Ministry endeavoring to reduce maternal mortality – Walta Information Center (blog)
- Protests planned for doctor performing late-term abortions at Md. clinic – Washington Post
- Lesbian, gay, bisexual teens ’40pc more likely to be punished’ – Sify
- Sex Education Will Be Taught Separately From Next Year – Bernama
- Leeds women march through streets to ‘Reclaim the Night’ – The Guardian
- Poll: Sarah Palin not trustworthy on abortion – Politico (blog)
- Has Modern Environmentalism Lost Its Spiritual Core? – TIME (blog)
- Rwanda tackles population growth – MinnPost.com
- FDA Accepts Guided Therapeutics’ Non-Invasive Cervical Cancer Scanner PMA … – Medical News Today (press release)
- Esperansa Project Seeks Veto of “Informed Consent on Abortion” Bill – Pacific News Center
- Georgia has Highest Abortion Rates in the World – The FINANCIAL
- Pregnant mothers walk 7km to clinic – The Citizen Daily
- Letter, 12/6: Prenatal care cost – Lincoln Journal Star
December 5, 2010
- “Ella” Abortion Drug Now on Sale in US – The New American
- Danger seen in rushing a baby’s birth – Tampabay.com
- For gay and lesbian students, bullying knows no bounds – Providence Journal
- New sexual-health program focuses on girls in foster care – St. Louis Beacon
- Free birth control benefits all – RU Daily Targum
- After couple’s online vote: It’s a baby, not abortion – USA Today
- Controversy over bills to decriminalize abortion – Momento24 English
- Abortion Provider Offers “Unique” Gift Idea – The New American
- Pickets planned for Germantown abortion clinic as doctor starts – Baltimore Sun
- New Zealand Court: Doctors Don’t Have to Suggest Abortions – LifeNews.com
- Vaccine sought to battle STI rise – Brisbane City News
- Natural birth control method easier to promote, says population officer – Inquirer.net
- Rep. Smith: New women veterans’ bill says abortion is not health care – Catholic News Agency
- Impeachment warning against Aquino over family planning bill – Gulf Today
- Govt all praise for female health volunteers – Himalayan Times
- Hank and Molly’s Story: Abortion and What It Means to Be a Christian – Blogcritics.org (blog)
- Sex traffickers targeting Native girls – Juneau Empire
- Generation feels immune to teen pregnancy – Scranton Times-Tribune
- Family planning in gets a Nano boost – Hindustan Times
- THE BUZZ: Mississippi news that has people talking – Jackson Clarion Ledger
- Demonstration and News Conference at Late-Term Abortion Provider’s First Day … – Christian News Wire (press release)
- HIV Leads to Gender-Based Violence – TopNews United States
- Oklahoma GOP has wings with 2 agendas – Norman Transcript
- Ellen Hamilton: ‘Safety net’ can be a trap for poor women – Tallahassee Democrat (blog)
- Revealing how the US treats us – Manila Standard Today
- The ‘A’ word – Manila Standard Today
December 4, 2010
- Letters from readers: Tax the wealthy – Florida Times-Union
- A sonogram for baby Jesus? – On Faith
- Family Policy Council of W.Va. ally listed as hate group – Charleston Gazette
- Running priest says church must walk its talk on RH – GMANews.TV
- Katherine Kersten: How liberals reinvented ‘freedom’ – Minneapolis Star Tribune
- Hard work ahead for the Church – Cebu Daily News
- The public said our baby should live: Couple who used Internet poll to spark … – Daily Mail
- New light cast on lesbian issues – The Canberra Times
- Of Pope’s shift on condom and women’s reproductive – Nigeria Daily Independent
- Pod people: No religion for abortion providers – GetReligion
- Baby making now easier – New Zealand Herald
- Women’s Center provides care, counseling and an economic boost – myCentralJersy.com
- Uganda Health News: Control birth to check on poverty levels – UGPulse.com
- ‘Teen Mom’ Amber Gives Us Best Birth Control Idea Ever – The Stir (blog)
- Sex fact Friday: crocodile dung as birth control – ChicagoNow (blog)
- Palace pushes responsible parenthood in 2011 – Manila Bulletin
- UBC gets Gates Foundation grant to prevent maternal deaths – Vancouver Sun
- WHAT TEXAS’ MEDICAID SHARE ALONE COULD COVER – Dallas Morning News
- Couple hoping for more normal Christmas for their children – Tallahassee Democrat (blog)
- Palace to boost responsible parenthood amid contraceptive budget slash – GMANews.TV
- Pupils put parenting before sex education – Yorkshire Post
December 3, 2010
- Pope knocks Costa Rica in vitro fertilization bill – Tico Times
- Pro-life leader: Much goodwill toward pregnancy service centers – The Tidings
- Abortion Vote Couple Posts Final Numbers: 74% Say Give Birth – LifeNews.com
- Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Drops “Choice on Earth” Christmas Cards – LifeNews.com
- FIRST-PERSON: Voting for life — literally – BP News
- Driehaus sues anti-abortion group – Cincinnati.com
- Study: Millions could lose health coverage if Texas opts out of Medicaid – Dallas Morning News
- Partners HealthCare posts $195 million gain – Boston Globe
- Pregnancy-Related Deaths Rise in the US, Report Finds – FairWarning
- Study: IVF does not increase cancer risk – ABC7Chicago.com
- Vital Signs: Death by budget cut? – Madison.com
- Cervix Is Often First Site in Patients With Multiple HPV-Related Cancers – Internal Medicine News Digital Network
- UBC/CFRI project receives $7M to reduce maternal, fetal, and newborn deaths – University of British Columbia
- 8 things states can do to push back against ObamaCare – Galen Institute (blog)
- Abortion-Rights Issues Surface In Bids For House Committee Chairs – Medical News Today (press release)
- Abortion Practitioner Loses Medical License Permanently – LifeNews.com
- China faces uphill battle against HIV – AsiaOne
- Pregnancy-Related Deaths in the United States Has Increased – eMaxHealth
- Swazi women call for legalization of sex toys – Mmegi Online
- Encouraging results for anti-HIV pill – Pontefract and Castleford Express
- Noah’s story: The impact of shame and fear on those with HIV – Michigan Messenger
- Late-Term Abortionist Moves to Maryland – Christian Post
- HPV can cause genital warts – Inquirer.net
- DZIQ: Huge cuts in condom budget to affect AIDS campaign, says DOH – Inquirer.net
- Tocophobia, or Fear of Childbirth, on the Rise – ABC News
- Livingston-based company leads fight against cervical cancer. – West Lothian Courier
- Cancer research in Asia gets a boost from Bayer – Seer Press
- Let’s talk about sex – Times Educational Supplement
- Mother Jones Previews GOP Plans For Antiabortion-Rights Bills In New Congress – Medical News Today (press release)
- Health agency no longer houses organization’s family-planning services – Sturgis Journal
- AIDS treatment is essential, particularly for mothers – Vancouver Sun
- Boehner Hardens Anti-Choice Agenda in Next Congress – WomensRadio
- A Farewell to Feminism – Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
- Abortion protests stir high schools – News & Observer