Maryland pro-lifers to carry 720 crosses at Carhart late-term facility
GERMANTOWN, Md., November 29, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A group of Maryland pro-life activists have announced that a pro-life demonstration will take place on December 5th at late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart’s office in Germantown.
During the demonstration pro-lifers will carry 720 crosses, each representing one unborn child Carhart has killed in Germantown since expanding his Nebraska-based business into Montgomery County twelve months ago.
“We know many of these babies would have been viable outside the womb,” said Dr. Grace Morrison of the Maryland Coalition for Life in a press release.
Dr. Morrison has been instrumental in galvanizing abortion protesters to pray each Monday morning for the past year on the public sidewalk along Wisteria Drive. “It breaks our hearts to see these beautiful women, fully pregnant, enter his doors where he is determined to destroy life - babies he publicly calls ‘parasites,’” he said.
Carhart was forced to move his late-term abortion business out of Nebraska following the passage of a law, which went into effect on October 15, 2010, that bans elective abortions after 20 weeks post-conception on the basis that science shows an unborn child feels pain at that age.
Subsequently the abortionist set up shop to perform late-term abortions in Germantown, Maryland, a site he chose because of the state’s permissive abortion laws and its proximity to Washington, D.C.
The organizers of the Dec 5th pro-life demonstration hope to draw attention to the increased number of Maryland abortions since Carhart opened his doors Dec. 6, 2010.
“We want to make a visible yet peaceful statement that no unborn baby should end up as medical waste or in the garbage disposal,” Morrison said.
“Our prayer is that state officials will eliminate late-term abortion in 2012 and that Dr. Carhart will use his skills to save babies instead of dismembering them and disposing them as trash.”
During a 1997 US District Court hearing, Carhart testified that he would sometimes dismember advanced-stage unborn babies while the babies were still alive, and described in detail the process of grasping a baby’s limb and twisting it off. “I know that the fetus is alive during the process most of the time because I can see the fetal heartbeat on the ultrasound,” he answered, when asked about the moment of death.
The rally will take place on Monday, December 5, from 8 to 10 a.m. near Carhart’s office at Wisteria Drive and Executive Park Terrace.