Germantown clinic where LeRoy Carhart performed late abortions
By Dave Andrusko
When I forwarded a column from today’s Washington Post to a colleague and friend at National Right to Life, he responded with an answer that perfectly captured Post columnist Petula Dvorak’s every-woman shtick:
Petula Dvorak is offered as a local ordinary mom columnist, but she is so transparently a shill for all the major pro-abort/liberal causes. The only thing she does is to try to find a local face to put on whatever the latest abortion industry line/agenda is.
Today’s abortion industry line is the “tragedy” of an abortion clinic owner in Maryland who agreed to sell the Germantown Reproductive Health Services to a pro-life group “that opened a crisis pregnancy center across the parking lot and staged frequent protests outside his door.”
This is an important story for many reasons. We’ve reposted many accounts of pro-life women helping centers either establishing their own alternatives’ facility nearby, buying the abortion clinic property, or both. This is a healthy and much-to-be- encouraged development.
Dvorak casually mentions early on that Stave’s abortion clinic was “one of only a few in the country that offer late-term abortions” and later when she returns to that it is, of course, to paint a completely unrepresentative portrait of the reasons women have late, late abortions.
So what else is important about this story? Two other things. First, this is the abortion clinic where the notorious LeRoy Carhart hung out his curettage.
When the state of Nebraska passed the first Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, Carhart began flying into Maryland where he performed his grisly business at the Germantown Reproductive Health Services. Alas–for Carhart–Dvorak tells us
In the past year, the number of those abortions didn’t reach double digits, Stave said.
Second, Dvorak wants you to believe that essentially, the clinic was harassed out of business. But, in fact, as she concedes (as alluded to above), the property is being sold primarily because the demand for abortions was drying up.
Though Stave vehemently supports a woman’s right to choose and felt conflicted about selling the clinic, “it’s still a business,” he said. “And a business has to make money.”
The abortion rate has fallen to its lowest level since the 1973 Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, according to the Guttmacher Institute.
The number of abortions they performed every week? “It can be counted on one hand,” Stave said.
So how do you turn that into a pro-abortion victory? Simple.
Pro-life laws, education, the omnipresent ultrasounds of unborn babies, the growth of a more pro-life younger generation are dismissed out of hand; they changed nothing. The abortion numbers are down because of the selfless, good-hearted work of places such as Planned Parenthood/sex education.
Ever and always, heads the pro-aborts win, tails pro-lifers lose.
If Stave and Dvorak are that delusional, well, okay. I’ll take the truth –that the Abortion Industry is on the run.