Md. Pro-Lifers Protest Late-Term Abortion Doctor

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The news that one of the few remaining doctors performing late-term abortions in the U.S. had relocated his practice to Maryland was met with anger and dismay by some of the state's pro-life residents.

The Washington Post reported that an estimated 200 to 300 pro-life activists gathered near Nebraska doctor LeRoy Carhart's Germantown, Md., clinic on Monday. The protestors made it clear they would give the abortionist no peace until he leaves.

"Dr. Carhart, go home!!" one pro-life demonstrator yelled.

"I'm sorry it's happening in Maryland," another pro-lifer said. "I'm sorry it's happening here." 

CBN News spoke with Kristan Hawkins of Students for Life, a group that attended the rally.  Click play for her comments on this doctor and the practice of late-term abortion, following Jennifer Wishon's report.

"We don't want Maryland to become the late-term abortion capital of America," Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, director of the Christian Defense Coalition, told the Post.

Several pro-choice demonstrators also showed up Monday to protest the presence of the pro-life protestors.

"Abortion is legal in this country. And these are providers who take care of women and protect and save women's lives," DuVergne Gaines, legal coordinator for the Feminist Majority Foundation, said.

The pro-life group said they were trying to open a pregnancy center across from Carhart's clinic and that they will also keep up their street protests till the doctor vacates.

"We will not be silent," Mahoney said. "We will not be complacent while women are being brutalized and viable children are dying." 

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