Today’s NYT story fails to mention that only a small fraction of Tiller’s business has followed Carhart to Nebraska

Wichita, KS – Operation Rescue has confirmed that late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart will not be opening a late-term abortion clinic in Kansas to replace Women’s Health Care Services, which closed after the death of George Tiller.
Carhart spoke with a source close to Operation Rescue.
“We’re actually working out of the Nebraska clinic right now,” he said. “I’m thinking we may not go ahead and develop that down there.”
“We had made arrangements – had made an offer, but I think we are probably not going to go through with that. We’ve talked to the seller and I think we are just going to stay in Nebraska for now,” Carhart said.
Carhart first announced that he would be opening WHCS and doing abortions on the day after Tiller was shot and killed while attending church. That decision was reversed by the Tiller family, which later decided to close the clinic permanently.
Carhart changed his story several times, telling the media that he would open his own late-term abortion clinic in Wichita and later saying his new clinic would be in a community within 25 miles of Wichita. In the end, he was forced to give up his plans to open in Kansas.
“This is a win, win, win situation,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “It is a win for Operation Rescue’s ‘Keep it Closed’ campaign because it accomplished its goal of keeping Carhart out of Kansas. It is a win for the people of Kansas who are weary of being the national focus of the abortion debate. But most importantly, it is a win for the babies.”
In addition, Carhart said that his Nebraska mill does not make enough money to pay him a salary, and that only about ten percent of post-viability abortion Tiller’s business has followed him to Nebraska. Those abortions include some as late as 30 weeks of gestation, according to Carhart. However, he indicated that he did not know how to advertize nor did he have the time to do so.
But for Operation Rescue, that is more good news.
“During our efforts in Kansas, there was a 54 percent decrease in post-viability abortions at Tiller’s clinic where Carhart worked. Now, out of that remaining 46 percent, Carhart is only doing a small fraction,” said Newman. “By running Carhart out of Kansas, we have helped put a huge dent in the nation’s late-term abortion business. That means babies will have an opportunity at life that they would not have had if Carhart had simply picked up where Tiller left off.”
The New York Times published a story today concerning Carhart that features quotes from Troy Newman.
Read the New York Times story