Skip to comments.Nebraska doctor takes up Tillerís mission to keep late-term abortions available
Posted on 08/30/2009 6:33:09 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
BELLEVUE, Neb. | At the end of a day of performing one abortion after the next after the next, LeRoy Carhart phrases the question himself.
Do I think Ill get shot? I hope not, the physician says. Is it a possibility? I think its a very, very good possibility.
Meantime, the potbellied military retiree, grandfather and horse lover carries on the same steady abortion business that has defined, dominated and directed his life for the last two decades.
Now he stands at the most thinly manned front line in Americas abortion wars almost daring the opposition to stop him from performing late-term abortions.
The anti-abortion group Operation Rescue mustered its troops for rallies outside Carharts clinic Friday and Saturday in Bellevue. When the pitch of protests fades, the group promises to recruit a local resistance to do everything it can to shutter his offices.
That, in turn, has brought abortion rights activists to join forces on Carharts behalf, mounting counterprotests and promising legal help to keep him at work.
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I think it boils down to a religious stance on 'thou shalt not kill'....'it is God's domain to deal with sinners'....and the ever fashionable 'murder in any form is reprehensible'......
That said, you won't see me publicly advocating harm to these murderers for obvious reasons, but you won't see me lamenting their demise by others, either....
Not very many prolifers are full-blown pacifists, which would at least make their position consistent.
Probably most believe war is sometimes justified, that killing in defense of self or other is justifiable homicide. Probably most, in this country, believe in capital punishment.
Yes, that phrase struck me, too. Shades of Peter Singer.
1993 is not 25 years ago.
You’re so smart and right it’s just 16 years ago...
So therefore...16 X 200 days=3200 days
75,000 abortions in 3200 days=25 abortions per day... (rounded)
Thank you for bringing this correction to our attention. You’re a gentleman and scholar...
I wonder what the going rate for abortions is going to be under Obamacare...
Interesting to see if you would get as many willing to perform abortions if they are going to get the same or similar salary as a gynecologist who does not.
I don’t know what a gynecologist charges for a therapeutic D & C, but I’m sure it’s a lot less than the Dr. Tiller’s out there are charging for abortions...
I don’t see doctors working under salary. They will be on a strict fee schedule that will be ratcheted down to very little.
Doctors will then be working for hospitals, and I suspect the last bastion of the private country doctor will vanish.
There needs to be some kind of assistance to hospitals now who treat the indigent. The private pay hospitals are NOT seeing these people, and therefore the not for profit hospital are , and they are dying out there and close to bankruptcy.
In fact in some ways many doctor such as consultants and surgeons end up making a great deal of money because they work for several NHS hospitals each one being there so many days a week and then in the evening have a private clinic at the local private hospitals.
The argument that doctors will make less under a public option IMHO if you take the UK example does not hold water but does mean they are not based at the same hospital or clinic and are more difficult to contact though they normally have a private secretary or in some cases their wife who handles their schedules.