Most pro-lifers know that Roe v. Wade made abortion legal throughout the 40 weeks of pregnancy in this country. What many pro-lifers don’t know is that there are very, very few doctors who will perform late-term abortions, which is typically defined as abortions after 20 weeks. [Update: see this post.] George Tiller was one of the few, but he was killed last year. Another is LeRoy Carhart, who is based in Nebraska and tried unsuccessfully to revive Tiller’s Wichita practice. He has recently run into problems in Nebraska, as they have implemented a law to make late-term abortions illegal.
In response Carhart has announced that he will be opening two late-term abortion clinics in Iowa and the Washington, D.C. area.
The D.C. clinic will be in Germantown, MD – only minutes from my house. Carhart will be using an existing abortion clinic – Reproductive Health Services – for his practice. For the past few years my wife has organized the only prayer group that goes to this clinic to protest, and usually that group only consists of her and my five children. I hope and pray that more people will now join her to plead with heaven to stop this barbaric practice from continuing here in the D.C. area.
If you are interested in joining her in praying regularly in front of this place of murder, please let me know.