Rescue has launched an on-line
petition aimed at stopping abortionist LeRoy Carhart from opening
an international late-term abortion clinic in his target city of
Wichita, KS. The petition is considered an urgent priority in a larger
campaign to block Carhart from resuming unpopular post-viability
abortions in any state.
In order for Carhart to operate legally in Kansas, he must have an
arrangement for treatment of emergency cases with a local hospital.
Wesley Medical Center was the only hospital that would allow such an
arrangement with local abortionists, including Carhart's former
employer, the late George Tiller and his now closed Women's Health Care
"We have confirmed that Carhart does not currently have an arrangement
with Wesley Medical Center or any other local area hospital. Therefore
we are petitioning Wesley to deny any attempts by Carhart and his
associates to establish an agreement or plan for patient transport
and/or admission to Wesley," said Operation Rescue President Troy
Because Carhart would target women for post-viability abortions from
around the world in much the same way Tiller did, people everywhere are
asked to sign this petition.
"The need is urgent. Carhart has announced that he is in negotiations
now to open a post-viability clinic in Wichita that would attempt to
draw women from every state and beyond for abortions in their latest
stages of pregnancy. Wesley is the key to protecting women and their
viable babies from such a predatory abortion business. But we must act
now, before Carhart finalizes his plans," said Newman.
The petition is just one more facet to the larger "Keep
It Closed" campaign aimed at preventing Carhart from resuming
late-term abortions in any state.
Other aspects of the campaign have included a formal
request to the Nebraska Attorney General for a comprehensive
investigation into Carhart's abortion business, and an event scheduled
for August 28-29 in the Omaha area that will include a rally, street
activism at Carhart's Bellevue abortion clinic, and a training session
for local pro-life activists.
"We plan to hand-deliver the petition to Wesley Medical Center," said
Newman. "We encourage supporters to sign now then forward the petition
link to their friends and family, and post it to their social
networking sites. Working together using the power of the Internet, we
can reach more people faster than ever and prevent this horrific
late-term abortion clinic from opening."
AND SIGN THE PETITION
Date: August 10, 2009
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