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Physicians for Reproductive Health and Choice Chair Defends Dr. Leroy Carhart

In Support of Dr. Leroy Carhart and Womens’ Right to Abortion & Birth Control

Abortion Providers are HeroesBy Debra Sweet 

Violence against abortion providers comes from a movement to enslave women. The women-hating fanatics of the anti-abortion movement have a tidy theocratic program: women, submit to your husbands. God decides when you give birth; no abortion, no birth control; no divorce. And they won’t stop until no one has the right to abortion.
 
Operation Rescue brought on the murder of Dr. Tiller through its relentless slander, harassment and threats to the doctor and his staff, calling him ‘Tiller the Killer’ and endangering thousands of women seeking abortion in the process.  Courageous doctors who provide abortions have to endure terrible danger at the hands of a right-wing movement which has killed 9 abortion providers since 1993.

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New Documents Describe in Extraordinary Detail Process of "Rendition," Torture

 by: Jason Leopold

 Among the treasure trove of documents released on Monday related to the CIA's detention and torture program is a 20-page background paper that, for the first time, describes in extraordinary detail the process of "rendition" and the torture prisoners are then subjected to when they are flown to "black site" prisons.
 
The document was turned over to the ACLU in response to the civil liberties group's Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the government late on Monday evening along with numerous others, including previously undisclosed Justice Department legal opinions.
 
The background paper clearly illustrated that the torture of detainees was systematic and micromanaged by the top officials at the CIA, the Justice Department, medical professionals and, likely, the White House. Previously, the CIA had refused to disclose any details of its rendition program, citing state secrets.

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On the Road to Omaha to Stand With Dr. Carhart

Read Lina Thorne’s Blog updates from Omaha

 Some of the States People are Coming to Nebraska from...
 
Pro-choice supporters from 17 states began arriving in Omaha last night.
 
Along with the car-pools and clinic escorts, Terry O’Neil, President of the National Organization for Women (NOW) Kathy Spillar from the Feminist Majority Foundation, Emilie Ailts of NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado joined local NOW leaders and Debra Sweet, National Director of World Can’t Wait, in defending Dr. Carhart today at the clinic.
 
News coverage on CNN has been running all day, picturing the turnout.  Operation Rescue is expected to be at the clinic on Saturday.
 
A friend flying in from California has spent $900 on airfare himself to get out to Omaha this weekend. He said of the cost, “Anything is worth it to defend the clinics and abortion rights.” 
 
Women’s lives are on the line. Donate here support those in Nebraska, and the mission of building political support for Dr. Carhart, especially in Omaha.
 
Read Lina Thorne’s Blog updates from Omaha

 

Come to Nebraska or Help Others Get There!

By Debra Sweet

WHEN: Friday & Saturday August 28/29 ALL DAY!
 
WHERE: Abortion & Contraception Clinic of Nebraska in Bellevue NE (Omaha suburb)
 
CONTACT: World Can't Wait 866 973 4463 email or Kansas National Organization for Women 785 212 0162 email
 
We are glad to announce that Terry O'Neil, the President of the National Organization for Women, and Ellie Smeal of the Fund for a Feminist Majority will join local NOW leaders and Debra Sweet in defending Dr. Carhart!  
 
Dr. George Tiller's Wichita clinic, which cared for tens of thousands of women over thirty-six years, was closed a week after he was assassinated on May 31, shot in the head at close range. One of his colleagues, Dr. Leroy Carhart, an outspoken advocate for women's rights, has asserted that he will care for Dr. Tiller's patients and continue the provision of late-abortion services, stepping forward to fill the great need left by Tiller's absence.
 

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SUPPORT THIS EFFORT!

If you cannot join us in Nebraska at the end of the month, please donate for expenses to bring those who can. A contribution of $100 is enough to sponsor one more person standing between the vicious misogynists traveling from around the Midwest and Dr. Carhart, who bravely intends to keep his clinic open that Saturday.

 

Your donation will make a very concrete difference in whether or not women's lives will be further endangered by this hate-filled movement. 


You can "
adopt a sign" by pitching in $5 towards this effort. We will carry your message and represent you with your name and home town as one of many people around the country who stand with the courageous Dr. Carhart and with women who depend on his medical services. Include your message in your online donation, or find us on Facebook

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ABORTION PROVIDERS SAVE WOMEN'S LIVES!

 

New! Sunsara Taylor video calling on people to come to Omaha Aug 28/29

 

 

Sunsara Taylor: Call to Clinic Defense for Dr. Carhart

Sunsara Taylor is a member of World Can't Wait's Advisory Board, and a writer for Revolution newspaper.

Dr. Leroy Carhart and Debra Sweet Interviewed on KPFK

Dr. Leroy Carhart and Debra Sweet, National Director of World Can't Wait, were interviewed this week on the program "Beneath the Surface" on KPFK, Los Angeles. Dr. Carhart, an outspoken advocate for women’s rights, immediately stepped forward after the assassination of Dr. George Tiller to say that he will care for Dr. Tiller’s patients and continue the provision of late-abortion services, to fill the great need left by Tiller’s absence. Listen to the interview here.

Omaha August 28/29: Protect Dr. Carhart & Stand Up for Abortion Rights!

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Dr. George Tiller’s Wichita clinic, which cared for tens of thousands of women over thirty-six years, was closed a week after he was assassinated on May 31, shot in the head at close range. One of his colleagues, Dr. Leroy Carhart, an outspoken advocate for women’s rights, immediately stepped forward to say that he will care for Dr. Tiller’s patients and continue the provision of late-abortion services, to fill the great need left by Tiller’s absence. He worked at Dr. Tiller’s clinic, and maintains his own clinic in Bellevue, Nebraska. In 1991, his home and barn were burned to the ground in an arson claimed by anti-abortion activists. This spurred Dr. Carhart to devote more of his practice to providing abortions, and to challenge federal laws restricting abortion access.
 

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Come to Nebraska to Defend Women’s Rights & Protect Dr. Carhart

Come to Nebraska to Defend Women’s Rights & Protect Dr. Carhart
 
by Lina Thorne
 
Dr. George Tiller’s Wichita clinic, which cared for tens of thousands of women over thirty-six years, was closed a week after he was assassinated on May 31, shot in the head at close range. One of his colleagues, Dr. Leroy Carhart, an outspoken advocate for women’s rights, has asserted that he will care for Dr. Tiller’s patients and continue the provision of late-abortion services, stepping forward to fill the great need left by Tiller’s absence. He had worked at Dr. Tiller’s clinic, as well as his own clinic in Bellevue, Nebraska. In 1991, his home and barn were burned to the ground in an arson claimed by anti-abortion activists.  This spurred Dr. Carhart to devote more of his practice to providing abortions, and to challenge laws restricting abortion access.
 
This brave stance on the part of this 67 yr. old doctor was Operation Rescue’s cue to turn all attention to him as their next “target #1.” To that end, they have announced their “visit” to Dr. Carhart’s clinic the weekend of August 28 and 29 for “rescue outreach” and a “rally for victory,” with the aim of closing down his clinic also. They have years of practice conducting this “rescue” outside Dr. Tiller’s clinic, using giant grotesque images of gore to harass patients, throngs of hysterical zombies throwing themselves in front of cars, and “counseling” women entering the parking lot by screaming at them, lying about what kind of help they would offer, and doing all this in the name of a hateful brand of Christianity.

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Dr. Leroy Carhart, Under Threat from "Domestic Terrorist Network," Abandoned by Federal Marshals

 By Jodi Jacobson, RH Reality Check 

 (Editor’s note: The following article by Jodi Jacobson exposes the extreme and imminent threats against courageous doctors – particularly Dr. Leroy Carhart. Words that Sunsara Taylor wrote after the murder of Dr. George Tiller are deeply true, and must be taken up and acted on by people throughout the country: Either this killing will succeed in creating a climate where abortion providers cannot do their work and no one else joins them in that work, or it will be answered by growing numbers of people waking up, coming off the sidelines, defending our doctors and our clinics, and reversing the whole dynamic that has led to this situation where not only abortion, but birth control too, is imperiled.”)
 
Despite mounting threats to the clinic--and potentially to the life--of Nebraska Dr. Leroy Carhart, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has removed the federal marshals earlier charged with protecting him.
 

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