Late-term abortion practitioner LeRoy Carhart has opened up about his moving his abortion business to three new states in a new interview following a LifeNews.com report revealing he’s expanding his business.
The Iowa location will likely be set up on the south side of the city and he said he plans to open the abortion business sometime after the first of the year. The Maryland abortion business will be located just outside Washington, D.C. and is slated for a December 6 opening. The Indianapolis location will be an expansion of an existing abortion business, he said.
But Maggie DeWitte, of Iowans for L.I.F.E., told the Chicago Tribune: “This is a complete and total devastation for women in Iowa.”
“I believe that the laws in Nebraska are not constitutional,” Carhart said. “In the meantime, I need a place for women to go.”
Carhart is the late-term abortion practitioner who sued Nebraska over its partial-birth abortion ban in a case that saw the Supreme Court issue a ruling in 2000 overturning the ban and others passed in states across the country. The high court, after new appointments from President George W. Bush, reversed itself a few years later and upheld the partial-birth abortion ban Congress approved, saying a health exception is not a requirement for the law.
“This shows that LB 1103 was the right strategy,” she said. “It’s interesting to us that Carhart needed to expand to three other states to apply his late-term abortion trend.”
“The bulk of his business has been late-term abortions,” she said. “Why else does he need three new places in three states to be flying around doing abortions, those abortions that can’t be done in Nebraska?”
Should legislators in the three states take up similar legislation they may be able to stall Carhart’s efforts to expand.