Friday, April 1, 2011

Anti-Choice Groups Open New Office in Germantown

This (sadly) is not an April Fool’s Day joke.

As you may know, Dr. LeRoy Carhart, long-time colleague of the late Dr. Tiller, joined the staff of Germantown Reproductive Health Services at the end of 2010 to provide later term abortions after a ban on abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy was passed in Nebraska – where Dr. Carhart previously operated his practice. Dr. Carhart has long been a champion of women’s health and privacy and his work makes it possible for women - often in heart breaking and life-threatening - to make the personal and private decision with their doctors to access safe, legal abortion care with dignity.

Today, April 1st, the anti-choice groups Operation Rescue & Maryland Coalition for Life are opening an office directly across the street from Dr. Carhart’s clinic. Operation Rescue has tried this tactic in the past, opening up a fake pregnancy clinic across from Dr. Tiller’s Witchita Kansas clinic. The fake clinic operates exactly as a Crisis Pregnancy center would, with the intent to misinform, manipulate, and mislead women from making their own reproductive choices.

Operation Rescue, paired with the Maryland Coalition for Life have brought their self interested and extremist views to Germantown, and we aren’t going to sit quietly as it happens. Women deserve the ability to make a private personal decision about their health without being faced with harassment. Operation Rescue and Maryland Coalition for Life do not reflect the values of our community and we must let them know it is wrong to intentionally misinform women about their reproductive options.

Please join us in opposing anti-choice “clinics” that refuse to provide women their full reproductive health options in Maryland. Here are two easy ways you can show your concern:
  1. Sign our petition in supporting women and reproductive health care providers in Maryland
  2. Help us reach our goal of 500 signatures by posting or tweeting  "Anti-choice groups opened an office today across from Dr. Carhart, an abortion provider who was forced out of Nebraska and now works in Maryland. Sign NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland's petition to say no!"


Anonymous said...


I found this blog because I had started noticing people with signs a few months ago on Wisteria. This morning, apparently the protesters have come out again due to the warm weather. Is there anything Germantown citizens can do to support the freedom of choice for women in our community?

Anonymous said...

Every child deserves life! It is not up to you to make that decision. Once life is created, you need to celebrate it. Read Unplanned about Abby Johnson and you will learn about the awful truth that is happening all around you, even in Germantown MD. Every baby is a blessing and adoption can always be an answer if you are unable to care for your child. Instead of protesting, say a prayer so that we can get Carhart out of Germantown!

Lee Roberts said...

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From the Mind of Controversial Filmmaker and
Best Selling Novelists
Kenneth DelVechio


Will be release on VOD on December 4, 2012
DVD available on December 11, 2012

Controversial filmmaker, bestselling author and former judge, Kenneth DelVecchio’s pro-life thriller, THE LIFE ZONE will be available on December 4, 2012 on VOD (DVD available on December 11, 2012).

THE LIFE ZONE follows three women have been kidnapped from abortion clinics and held for seven months – until they all give birth. Cutting right down the middle of the hotly debated issue, THE LIFE ZONE examines the topic of abortion from both sides but, as The Los Angeles Times reports, The Life Zone is“a psychological thriller bringing an emphatically anti-abortion slant to the hot-button issue.” “The Colbert Report”adds, “Just like all great horror films, Del Vecchio’s movie has a shocking twist.” And Newsweek/The Daily Beast headlined with “The Life Zone has caused an uproar”.

The movie stars Robert Loggia (Academy Award nominee; Scarface, Big), Lindsey Haun (Broken Bridges, True Blood), Martin Kove (The Karate Kid; Rambo), and Blanche Baker (Emmy winner; Sixteen Candles).



Kenneth Del Vecchio (writer/producer) is a critically acclaimed writer/director/producer of over 15 feature films: The Great Fight, The Life Zone, An Affirmative Act, Scavenger Killers, iMurders, Kinky Killers, The Grand Theft, Fake, Snapshot, O.B.A.M Nude, Three Chris's The Drum Beats Twice, Pride & Loyalty, Alone in the Dark 2 , Tinsel Town, Rules For Men, The Crimson Mask, and Here and There. Author - Best-selling author of national criminal codebook, Code of Criminal Justice: A Practical Guide to the Penal Statutes(Prentice Hall), New Jersey Code of Criminal Justice (New Jersey Law Journal Books), Test Prep Guide to Accompany New Jersey Code of Criminal Justice (New Jersey Law Journal Books), New York Code of Criminal Justice(Prentice Hall) and upcoming works. Novelist - Penned three published fiction novels: The Great Heist (Transit Publishing, 2011, Pride & Loyalty (Bestseller - Commonwealth Publications, 1997), Revelation in the Wilderness (Celebrity Author Contract -Authorhouse, 2000). He is also founder and chairman of Hoboken International Film Festival and publisher of the New Jersey’s daily newspaper, Garden State Journal. He is a Criminal Law Instructor – and owner of The Criminal Law Learning Center and has taught criminal law to over 1,000 police officers and attorneys. As an attorney he has tried over 400 cases and was one of the youngest judges in state history. For more information about Kenneth Del Vecchio, including critical reviews, please and
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