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Iowa bishop rallies opposition to late-term abortion clinic

Catholic World News - December 02, 2010

Bishop Richard Pates of Des Moines, Iowa, has exhorted the faithful to oppose the establishment of a late-term abortion clinic.

Bishop Pates reacted energetically to the news that the notorious late-term abortion specialist, Leroy Carhart, plans to move his practice into Iowa. Carhart has been practicing in Nebraska, but new legislation in that state will prevent most late-term abortions.

“The good citizens of Iowa must recognize this assault on the life of our younger brothers and sisters as a crisis of life or death, for that is truly what it is,” said Bishop Pates. He described the opening of Carhart’s clinic in Iowa as an “unspeakable possibility.”

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  • Posted by: jasoncpetty3446 - Dec. 03, 2010 9:33 AM ET USA

    He's opening an abortion clinic on Dec. 6th, Don Vicente? That's the feast of St. Nicholas, the patron of children. Ora pro nobis.

  • Posted by: Minnesota Mary - Dec. 02, 2010 5:26 PM ET USA

    Thank you Bishop Pates! We need our bishops to speak out energetically when abortion clinics are increasing not only their numbers but also their degrees of evil.

  • Posted by: Don Vicente - Dec. 02, 2010 4:50 PM ET USA

    Sorry to tell you: Dr. Carhart is offering his "special services" at an abortion clinic in Germantown, MD, a DC suburb. It's opening for new business Monday, December 6th. Demonstration being organized.

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