Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Late-term Abortion Clinic Closed by Prayer Vigil

Pro-life activists' 9-day public demonstration of prayer at the Germantown, Maryland clinic has prompted the late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart to simply suspend operations, so in response, the activists will extend their vigil!

For background, read Abortionist Expands Late-term Clinics to More States

UPDATE 8/8/11: Liberal "christians" picket to give thanks for late-term abortions

-- From "With Carhart’s Md. abortion clinic closed for the week, Summer of Mercy plans post-protest protest" by Sofia Resnick, The American Independent 8/1/11

. . . Becca Malloy, one of Carhart’s nursing technicians . . . said there would be no abortion services offered at the Maryland clinic this week.

“[T]he patients don’t need this craziness,” Malloy told The American Independent.

Because no abortions will be performed this week, the Rev. Pat Mahoney of the Christian Defense Coalition, one of the Summer of Mercy sponsors, announced to his supporters that efforts are being made to organize a large protest in front of Carhart’s clinic next Monday, when abortions are expected to resume.

Carhart and the Summer of Mercy protesters have been fighting through The Washington Post for the past few days following a feature profile of Carhart that was published last Sunday.

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From "Abortion is topic of dueling protests in Md." by Dan Morse, Washington Post 7/31/11

About the only thing that competing abortion demonstrators agreed on this weekend was this: A nondescript office park 30 miles north of central Washington is becoming a battleground in their nationwide conflict.

About 180 people walked in support of LeRoy Carhart, a physician who recently started performing late-in-pregnancy abortions in the office park. It was their kickoff to Summer Celebration of Choice, which will include a week of demonstrations to support the clinic.

The [hundreds of] abortion foes also held their own walk Sunday near the clinic, praying as they did so. . . .

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From "LeRoy Carhart Closes Abortion Biz During Pro-Life Protests" by Steven Ertelt, LifeNews.com 8/1/11

“This is a huge victory,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “While this event is in progress no babies will die in Germantown. That is an answer to our prayers.”

Newman says the pro-life advocates hope to inform the local community of the numerous abuses at Carhart’s abortion business in Nebraska and the problems he’s carried over into Maryland. Those include a criminal investigation in his home state of Nebraska based on affidavits from his former employees who allege Carhart engaged in criminal conduct and a medical board investigation in Maryland for allegations he misled authorities to gain licensure.

Carhart is the abortion practitioner who frequently used the partial-birth abortion procedure in Nebraska until the Supreme Court upheld the ban Congress approved. He then performed late abortions until Nebraska lawmakers approved legislation to ban abortions after 20 weeks based on the scientific evidence that unborn children feel pain. . . .

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