Saturday, November 13, 2010
Nebraska Law Leads Provider of Later Abortions to Offer Procedure in Other States
Omaha World-Herald: Late-term abortions moving, by Jonathon Braden:
A Bellevue doctor who once provided late-term abortions in Nebraska will begin offering them in Council Bluffs and Maryland and will expand a clinic in Indianapolis.
Dr. LeRoy Carhart said he wants to offer the abortions in other communities because a new Nebraska law prevents him from performing the operations here.
Legislative Bill 1103, which went into effect Oct. 15, bans abortions at 20 weeks after fertilization or later. The law permits abortions at 20 weeks or later only to protect a woman's life or prevent major physical problems. . . .