WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This morning, hundreds of pro-life demonstrators braved bitter cold and blustery winds in Germantown, Maryland to pray and to protest the decision by the notorious late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart to open a new clinic in the Washington, D.C. suburb.
Family Research Council's Senior Fellow for Policy Studies Peter Sprigg, a resident of Germantown, made the following comments at today's news conference at which local clergy and national pro-life leaders vowed not to rest until Carhart leaves Germantown and the State of Maryland.
"On behalf of Family Research Council, and on behalf of my family, I am proud to stand here with my friends, neighbors and pro-life colleagues and allies to condemn the grisly work that Dr. LeRoy Carhart has begun in this facility today.
"Carhart is one of the most notorious abortionists in the country. His name was on the Supreme Court case in which he attempted, unsuccessfully, to defend the brutal practice of partial-birth abortion, in which a living child is almost fully delivered before being killed by puncturing his or her skull and sucking out his or her brains.
"Although Congress put an end to the practice of partial-birth abortion, Carhart continues to kill unborn children past 21 weeks of gestation – at a time when evidence suggests that babies can both feel pain and survive outside the womb.
"Carhart had to flee Nebraska when it became clear that his brutal work was not welcome there. But let Dr. Carhart be on notice that we in Maryland have no desire to be the late-term abortion capital of the country, and we in Germantown certainly have no desire to be the late-term abortion capital of Maryland. Dr. Carhart – go home. You are not welcome in my home town," concluded Sprigg.