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“….Carhart also wants to expand the services at Germantown clinic to include adoption counseling, HIV/AIDS screening, and preventive health services for lesbians, gay men and transgendered people. Some can’t get pap smears to detect cervical cancer because doctors refuse to examine them, Carhart said.
He hopes to begin health screenings and adoption counseling by next year. His community-outreach director has received adoption training, and they are looking to partner with agencies that support adoptions by gay and biracial couples as well as single parents…”
Full article here
ATTN: The anti’s are planning their biggest “event” starting at 1:30pm on Sunday, August 7th at Dr. Carhart’s clinic on 13233 Executive Park Terrace in Germantown, MD. We want as big a pro-choice presence as possible. The 97 bus gets there, and the Shady Grove redline stop on the DC metro system is close by. Let us know if you need more information, and thank you.
Please reblog this and get the word out. You never know who might be following you that lives in the area and would be able to volunteer.
He rarely stays at the same hotel twice. He rolls dice to pick the route he’ll take to work, because “the biggest part of security is not being predictable,” he said. […]
On Sept. 6, 1991, the day Nebraska passed its parental-notification law, his farm burned down. No family members were hurt, but the fire destroyed his house and other buildings, and killed his dog, cat and 17 horses. The next day, Carhart received a letter informing him that the fire was in retaliation for the abortions. Local officials were unable to determine the fire’s cause. […]
Carhart has installed two security cameras outside the clinic. (Last week, a Montgomery County circuit judge allowed him to keep the cameras after the office condo association asked for their removal.) Visitors to his Nebraska clinic have to walk through a metal detector, similar to those in airports; he would like to install one in Germantown.(Read More)
I have so much respect for people like Dr. Carhart who put their lives on the line for women. I cannot imagine how stressful it must be for he and his family to be involved in a line of work where their lives and their possessions are constantly in danger.
Summer of Trust starts this Sunday. Pro-choice activists will gather in Germantown, MD to support Dr. Carhart and his clinic. Operation Rescue, a pro-life group, is holding a “Summer of Mercy” to protest his work. They held a similar event for Dr. Tiller’s clinic. You know, before a pro-lifer murdered him in cold blood.
They couldn’t win on the federal level, so states are doing it their own way.
Iowa has a Republican-controlled House, Democrat-controlled Senate, and Republican governor (UGH TERRY BRANSTAD). HF 657 passed in the House 60-39, and may soon be debated on the Senate floor, after stalling in committee, due to a petition signed by 24 GOP Senators and two Democrats. It would undoubtedly be signed by Branstad, should it reach him.
The bill’s purpose is essentially to stop Nebraska Dr. LeRoy Carhart from opening a clinic in Council Bluffs, where he would perform late-term abortions.
Senate majority leader Mike Gronstal has said he will not block debate, but supports a woman’s right to choose, but doesn’t want Dr. Carhart in Council Bluffs. Huh? The right to choose becomes fairly meaningless when you have no means of choosing it, Sen. Gronstal. As he correctly noted, most 2nd-trimester abortions are performed because:
Abortions performed in the United States
Just to be clear, the first trimester is the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Generally the consensus is that 2nd-trimester abortions make up ≤10% of all abortions.
As of now, the only clinic I can find that performs 2nd-trimester abortions in Iowa is the Emma Goldman clinic, and even they only offer abortions up to 20 weeks in the pregnancy. Planned Parenthood of the Heartland offers the abortion pill and an in-clinic abortion up to 13 weeks after the last menstrual period, though they do offer referrals as well.
A lot of the debate centers around fetal pain, which is debatable, as well as their ability to conceptualize pain. I have to wonder, in all of this concern for fetal pain, if anyone remembers what exactly the pregnant person is going through? I get the impression they think pregnancy and childbirth is like…a walk in the park, or something. I suppose baby-murdering whores don’t deserve the compassion a fetus does, though.