"There is no doubt that Carhart believes he can break the law without consequences. This time, he tried to pull a fast one and got caught. We call on the Department of Health to permanently shut down his illegal abortion business..." -Troy Newman, Operation Rescue
(Bethesda, MD)—[LifeSiteNews.com] A late-term abortionist cancelled all abortions scheduled for today in his new, illegal facility, pro-life advocates announced as they protested in front of it. (Photo: Protesters outside LeRoy Carhart's unlicensed Bethesda, Maryland abortion facility/Credit: Claire Chretien-LifeSiteNews.com)
LeRoy Carhart is one of the most well-known late-term abortionists in the U.S. Until recently he operated two abortion facilities: one in Bellevue, Nebraska and one in Germantown, Maryland.
At the Germantown location, Carhart committed abortions on babies through all nine months of pregnancy. Pro-lifers were overjoyed to learn at the end of this summer that the Maryland Coalition for Life successfully purchased the building in which Germantown Reproductive Health Services was located, shutting Carhart's business down.
Operation Rescue then learned Carhart purchased a new facility in Bethesda, Maryland, a wealthy suburb just outside Washington, DC. Despite advertising late-term abortions, Carhart is not licensed to commit them at this location.
"We have successfully prevented Carhart from opening his illegal abortion facility in Bethesda today as planned, but we have only won the first round of what we expect will be a tough fight to protect babies and their mothers from Carhart's shoddy abortion practices," said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. "We pray this facility is never allowed to open."
Operation Rescue has already filed complaints against Carhart's new business, which is operating under the name AbortionClinics.org, Inc.
"There is no doubt that Carhart believes he can break the law without consequences. This time, he tried to pull a fast one and got caught," said Newman. "We call on the Department of Health to permanently shut down his illegal abortion business. His attempt to conduct late-term abortions illegally is so egregious that we urge the Medical Board to revoke Carhart's Maryland medical license permanently."
Commercial livestock has more legal protection than unborn babies in Maryland.
Situated near banks, the high-end grocery store Balducci's, and less than a mile from Walter Johnson High School, Carhart's new facility drew pro-life activists from Maryland and DC today.
Among the protesters were Bethesda locals, Maryland pro-life activists who have experience sidewalk counseling outside Carhart's old Germantown center, and students from Brookewood School in Kensington.
"In the seven years of conducting late-term abortions at his former facility in Germantown, at least ten women were rushed to hospital emergency rooms by ambulance, suffering from life-threatening complications as a result of the risky abortion procedures he performed on them"...
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