Dr. LeRoy Carhart is one of few doctors in the country willing to perform late-term abortions. Carhart began working at the Germantown Reproductive Health Center Monday. Before this, he was working out of a clinic in Kansas run by Dr. George Tiller. Tiller, also an abortion provider, was shot and killed by an alleged anti-abortion advocate in 2009.
When Tiller's family decided not to reopen the facility, Carhart moved to Maryland, where law allows late-term abortions under certain circumstances. Although some now worry about the safety of the Germantown clinic and Carhart, Dr. John Brujowsky, who opposes Carhart's practice, says local protesters want a solution, not trouble.
"I don't think anybody here wants any ill will toward Dr. Carhart. We would love [for] him to make better choices with his medical practice. We would hope that he would have a change of heart and turn away from this, but no...there's no an ounce of animosity, or anything about hurting his life," Brujowsky says.
After several years of declining shrimp stocks, regulators have imposed a moratorium on shrimping in New England waters. The closure could hurt commercial fisherman and future demand for the Gulf of Maine shrimp, but scientists say the move may be the only way to prevent the population from collapsing.
To an African-American coming of age in the late 1970s, there seemed two certainties: Nelson Mandela would die in prison in apartheid South Africa and no black person would become U.S. president in his lifetime. So much for youthful predictions.
The funny live tweets coming from frozen supermarket pizza giant @DiGiornoPizza were a tasty highlight of the Sound of Music Live broadcast on NBC. Bad puns, silly lyric changes, and just plain clever comments earned the company more than 2,000 new followers in a single night.
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