Monday, August 31, 2009

Supporting Dr. Carhart, Trusting Women

Following the murder of Dr. George Tiller last May, anti-abortion extremists have turned their attention to Dr. LeRoy Carhart, a friend of Dr. Tiller's and an abortion provider. This past weekend, pro-choice advocates and activists turned out en masse to show their support for Dr. LeRoy Carhart at his clinic in Omaha, Nebraska.

Among the local, state and national groups that came to support Dr. Carhart this weekend (in numbers FAR larger than the anti-choice protesters) were the Feminist Majority Founadation, the National Organization for Women, the World Can't Wait, and NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado.

Individuals and organizations around the country are declaring two of the fundamental principles of modern feminism: 'trust women' and 'keep abortion SAFE and LEGAL.' Among those raising their voice is Dr. Suzanne Poppema, Board Chair for Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health. Check out Dr. Poppema's statement below:

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