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Nebraska doctor takes up Tillerís mission to keep late-term abortions available
Kansas City Star ^ | 8/30/09 | Scott Canon

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 I’ll get shot? I hope not,” the physician says. “Is it a possibility? I think it’s 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 America’s 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 Carhart’s 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 Carhart’s behalf, mounting counterprotests and promising legal help to keep him at work.

(Excerpt) Read more at kansascity.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Kansas; US: Nebraska
KEYWORDS: abortion; abortionists; carhart; tiller
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To: Sherman Logan
You won't get any arguments from me on your points.

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....

41 posted on 08/30/2009 7:53:55 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

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.


42 posted on 08/30/2009 7:57:34 AM PDT by Sherman Logan ("The price of freedom is the toleration of imperfections." Thomas Sowell)
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To: Mamzelle
Horse-lover?

Yes, that phrase struck me, too. Shades of Peter Singer.

43 posted on 08/30/2009 8:37:21 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: nikos1121

1993 is not 25 years ago.


44 posted on 08/30/2009 9:07:18 AM PDT by Norman Bates
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To: Norman Bates

Excuse me...

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...


45 posted on 08/30/2009 7:07:29 PM PDT by nikos1121 (Is it a coincidence that Obama's vacation of relaxation and meditation coincides with Ramadan?)
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To: Mamzelle

I wonder what the going rate for abortions is going to be under Obamacare...


46 posted on 08/30/2009 7:09:05 PM PDT by nikos1121 (Is it a coincidence that Obama's vacation of relaxation and meditation coincides with Ramadan?)
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To: nikos1121

Ooh. Touchy.


47 posted on 08/30/2009 8:27:03 PM PDT by Norman Bates
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To: nikos1121
I would suspect under Obamacare if it includes abortion and it will because it will be done for medical reasons the doctors would be paid an annual salary regardless of how many procedures they do.

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.

48 posted on 09/01/2009 1:44:42 AM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: snugs

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.


49 posted on 09/01/2009 7:41:20 AM PDT by nikos1121 (Is it a coincidence that Obama's vacation of relaxation and meditation coincides with Ramadan?)
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To: nikos1121
Don't be so sure that doctors will not be salaried under Obamacare like they are under our system.

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.

50 posted on 09/02/2009 1:54:29 AM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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