You may remember “Dr.” George Tiller, the infamous late-term abortion provider out of Kansas, who was shot and killed in May of 2009 by murderer Scott Roeder, while Tiller was serving as an usher during services at his church.
Tiller’s specialty was preforming abortions up to and after the 21st week of pregnancy. By his own admission, he had preformed over 60,000 abortions, helping to lead to his nick-name, “Tiller the Baby Killer.”
The murder of Mr. Tiller left a gaping hole where once there was an avenue for women who wanted to have these late-term abortions preformed.
Mr’ Tiller’s long-time friend and associate, “Dr.” Leroy Carhart, has decided to take up Tiller’s abortion crusade, becoming the nation’s leading late-termer, and doing so with a feeling of self-sacrifice and intentions of nobility.
A 68-year-old former Air Force surgeon, Carhart performs up to 3,500 abortions a year while activists protest at his clinic. He doesn’t plan to stop.
“Until I can find someone else to care for women, they still need somebody to care for them,” Carhart told Axelrod.
Carhart believes in his work and doesn’t hide what goes on inside his clinic in Nebraska, but you may also find it a bit surprising given what happened to his close friend and colleague earlier this year.
For more than a decade, Carhart spent a week each month assisting at Tiller’s clinic.
“When he approached me to come work with him, he said, ‘Both of us are very vulnerable targets and I think I need somebody else to carry on what I’m doing,'” Carhart told Axelrod.
After Tiller’s death Carhart started doing late-term abortions at his own clinic, on average one every 10 days.
Quite an efficient man. Mustn’t let the late-termers feel boxed in.
According to the interview, “Carhart says about half the abortions he performs between the 22nd and 28th week are due to fetal health issues. Half are for the mother’s mental health. After the 28th week, 90 percent of the abortions he performs are for fetal health.”
As an example, this colossus of human integrity is offered:
Women like Sue, an unmarried 28-year-old mother of three, come from around the country. Sue’s somewhere between 21 and 23 weeks pregnant. She’s aborting because she put her last baby up for adoption and had a nervous breakdown. She’s waited so long because she didn’t have the money.
“At this point this is the easier decision for me,” Sue told Axelrod. “That may sound selfish to a lot of people, but I am having a lot of complications that aren’t good for my health.”
Aww. Selfish? Not just that, honey. Needless? You betcha.
Unmarried. Mother of three, with another child given up for adoption. And now this one? What in the living hell are you thinking? Keep your freakin’ legs closed, you vile, irresponsible whore.
As for Old Doc Carhart’s rationalization for aborting this child:
This decision “I think is probably a rational choice on her part,” Carhart told [interviewer] Axelrod.
“A rational choice?” Axelrod asked.
“Yes; I mean she went through it,” Carhart said. “She already knows the amount of trauma she went through with the last child.”
“So you wouldn’t have any problem performing an abortion on her?” Axelrod asked.
“No, certainly not at 21 weeks,” Carhart said.
The logic is astounding.
“I totally believe in this cause every bit as much as I believe every morning when I got up in the military that I was doing the right thing,” Carhart told Axelrod. “If dying for this cause is what I have to do, then that’s what I will do.”
What a paragon of virtue.