Monday, November 15, 2010
Iowa Abortion Opponents Hope to Block Opening of New Abortion Clinic
Des Moines Register: Abortion opponents will target new Iowa clinic, by Tony Leys:
Iowa abortion opponents say they will work to block a Nebraska abortion provider from opening a clinic in Council Bluffs.
Dr. LeRoy Carhart has been the center of controversy for years because he performs late-term abortions. This week, he told reporters that he intends to open clinics in Council Bluffs, Indianapolis and the suburbs of Washington, D.C.
Nebraska has a new law banning abortions after 20 weeks of gestation. Iowa law allows abortions after the second trimester if a doctor believes the procedure is needed to "preserve the life or health" of the woman. . . .