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Omaha, NE – Operation Rescue will join with Nebraskans United for Life and Rescue the Heartland in the Omaha area for a series of pro-life activities on August 28-29 opposing LeRoy Carhart’s apparent plans to open a late-term abortion clinic.
The events are part of a national “Keep it Closed” campaign to block Carhart’s efforts to establish a post-viability abortion clinic to replace the now closed Women’s Health Care Services in Wichita, Kansas, where he once worked.
“We are excited to visit the Omaha area and offer encouragement to our good friends in the strong community of pro-life activists there,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “It is shocking that Carhart is allowed to continue to operate, given the horrific condition of his dilapidated abortion mill, his participation in the abortion death of Christin Gilbert, and his part in so many botched abortions that have landed women in the emergency room. We pray that through the use of peaceful, legal means, Carhart will soon be out of the abortion business for good.”
Schedule of Events:
Friday, August 28, 2009
3:00 PM – Press Conference
Nebraskans United for Life office
143 South 38th Street, Omaha, NE 68131
7:00 PM – Rally For Victory
St. Cecilia Cathedral
701 North 40th St. Omaha, NE. 68106
Meet in the Church social hall
Saturday, August 29, 2009
8:00 AM – Rescue Outreach at Carhart’s Abortion Clinic
1002 W. Mission Ave., Bellevue, NE 68005
Afternoon training with Operation Rescue is by invitation only for security reasons.
The “Keep it Closed” campaign began with the three groups issuing a formal request last month to the Nebraska Attorney General’s office asking for a comprehensive investigation of Carhart’s abortion business.
On Monday, Operation Rescue launched a petition to keep Carhart and his associates from obtaining hospital privileges, admitting privileges, a transfer agreement, and/or a transfer plan with Wesley Medical Center. Such an arrangement with a hospital is a legal requirement for clinics offering surgeries. (Click here to read and sign the petition.)