I fear that a possible consequence of these Live Action videos may be a chilling effect on the free and open conversation between clinic staff and patients that is such an important part of abortion care.
Anti-choice activist Jill Stanek recently published online the name and photo of a woman who passed away following a late-term abortion at the Maryland clinic of Dr. Leroy Carhart. Beyond being unethical and unbelievably cruel, making her family’s tragedy public without their consent was likely illegal.
A patient at Dr. Carhart’s office in Germantown, MD passed away recently while undergoing a very late term (reported at 33 weeks) abortion. Her loss is devastating no doubt for her doctors as well as her family, but sadly, surgery is a risky undertaking. People die from all sorts of surgery, including minor surgeries like knee surgery.
In just one dinner at a random restaurant having greasy food and a couple of beers we scratched the surface of the potential that exists.
A new bill to block Dr. Carhart from opening a clinic in Council Bluffs may be stuck, with one Republican legislator refusing to let it onto the floor.
The pro-choice members of the Iowa legislature continue to craft a measure that would stop Carhart from opening a later term abortion clinic without banning them outright.
Operation Rescue plans for a pre-March for Life harassment of Dr. Carhart, the abortion rate rises slightly, New Zealand McDonalds lifts Wi-Fi ban on gay websites, midwives may soon see increased reimbursements.
We who believe in human rights must speak out at every opportunity to educate people about why women have a later-term abortion and why we must protect that right.
Anti-choice groups rallied to protest Dr. Carhart’s new Maryland pressence, while a group of religious reproductive advocates provided silent witness and clinic support.
The doors to Dr. Carhart’s new clinic in Maryland open today, but anti-choice activists are praying a condo meeting this afternoon may shut it down.