NARAL Bashed for 2009 Hall of Fame Award, Could Honor Late-Term Abortionist
by Steven Ertelt
December 29, 2009
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The top pro-abortion group NARAL is holding an end-of-the-year award voting process for its members. The award vote gives them a chance to vote on their favorite abortion advocate and the pro-life advocate or legislation they despise the most.
The Hall of Fame 2009 candidates include MSNBC talk show host Rachel Maddow, whose abortion advocacy knows no limits.
The Baltimore City Council, which recently passed a measure targeting pregnancy centers, can also receive an award as can a group of pro-abortion lawmakers who worked to force taxpayers to fund abortions in the nation’s capital.
But one pro-life group tells LifeNews.com that the nomination of late-term abortion practitioner LeRoy Carhart for the NARAL Hall of Fame takes the cake.
Carhart is the Omaha, Nebraska-based abortion practitioner who has attempted to step into the shoes of late-term abortion practitioner George Tiller of Kansas, who was shot and killed earlier this year.
NARAL thinks Carhart deserves an award for barely keeping his failing abortion business running despite investigations by state officials for illegal abortions and the revelations by several staffers of shoddy or illegal practices.
Operation Rescue says NARAL had to do some serious "spin doctoring" to find anything but shame in Carhart’s seedy abortion operation, which is currently under investigation by the Attorney General’s office and the State Department of Health.
"It is hard to believe that even radical abortion proponents would do anything but slink away in shame from Carhart and his disreputable and shoddy abortion business," the group’s president, Troy Newman, told LifeNews.com today.
"It is shameful that NARAL would endanger women by misleading them about Carhart to advance their political agenda. If they truly cared about women, they should be warning women away from him," he added.
Events generated by Operation Rescue’s campaign prompted several of Carhart’s own employees to come forward to tell of illegal practices and dangerous conditions at Carhart’s abortion center in the Bellevue suburb.
Newman says NARAL forgot to mention to its members how Carhart was caught by pro-lifers illegally operating his abortion clinic on a generator and extension cord after a fire caused by his own slovenly storage practices gutted the garage portion of his run-down abortion building.
It did not indicate how Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas said it would not extend hospital privileges or a transfer agreement to Carhart should he attempt to reopen a late-term abortion center in that city.
Nor did NARAL inform its membership how Carhart was responsible for most of the frequent abortion injuries that required emergency hospitalization in Kansas, including the third-trimester abortion death of 19-year old Christin Gilbert.
The pro-life candidates for the NARAL Hall of Shame include Rep. Bart Stupak and Sen. Ben Nelson for their amendments to stop taxpayer financing of abortions in the congressional health care bills.
Ironically, Nelson has come under fire from pro-life advocate for eventually compromising his position and backing the Senate bill and its abortion funding.
Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona is included for signing an omnibus pro-life bill with several pro-life laws in it; the Oklahoma legislature for another omnibus pro-life bill it passed; and Personhood USA, which sponsors personhood measures in states across the nation.
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