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Washington DC- Late-term abortionist, Leroy Carhart, has announced he will attempt to open three new clinics in three different states with intentions to continue performing late-term abortions. He states that the reason for moving his late-term abortion business out of Bellvue is Nebraska's new law. Late Term abortions are now illegal under Nebraska's new abortion ban, Legislative Bill 1103.
Carhart's first clinic is set to open December 6th in the state of Maryland, just outside of D.C. Maryland enacted a FOCA(Freedom of Choice Act)- type law in 1991, which means no restrictive pro-life legislation. This in turn has led to a huge increase in abortions in the state, while abortions nationwide have decreased. Carhart is obviously targeting DC residents by taking advantage of the laws in the state of Maryland.He is slated to open two additional clinics in January; one in Council Bluffs, Iowa offering late-term abortions, also an Indianapolis abortion clinic, which specializes only in early-term abortions.
In light of these reports Dr. Timothy F. Johnson, Chairman and Founder of the Frederick Douglass Foundation, announced his disapproval of Freedom of Choice-type laws that allow such appalling procedures to take place and commend the Nebraska Right to Life movement for their success in initiating a ban in their state.
"We at the Frederick Douglass Foundation believe all should respect the God-given right to life by recognizing all human beings as persons who are "created in the image of God" from the beginning of their biological development, without exceptions," declared Johnson.
"I commend the efforts of all Right to Life groups and wish to applaud the success of Nebraska's organization. We will continue to support initiatives across the country until bans on partial birth abortions are fully implemented along with removal of FOCA - type legislation that is designed to protect the interests of the abortion industry, not women rights."
A late-term abortion refers to an induced abortion procedure that occurs ANY time after 20 weeks gestation. Nebraska's new law forbids abortions after 20 weeks post-conception on the basis that science shows the fetus experiences pain.
Chaplain Ayesha Kreutz, President of the New York Chapter of the Frederick Douglass Foundation made the following statement regarding this matter:
"We can see in Leroy Carhart the stubbornness and wickedness of men on display. He needs to let his heart be softened and touches of God's compassion wash over him. We need to be on our knees in fervent prayer for Maryland in hopes the people will awaken with boldness and speak out against Carhart setting up death mills in their area."
"It is only when a community becomes un-accepting, vocal and action oriented, like those in Nebraska, will the slaughter of innocent children be stopped. If Abortionist such as Carhart intends to help women and their children, then said assistance would come in the form of hope, life and peace instead of death, pain and shame."
For more information on black genocide and the devastating effects abortion is having on black communities, visit www.TooManyAborted.com.
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