Tuesday, August 25, 2009

NOW President Terry O'Neill to Stand with Reproductive Health Care Providers, Defenders in Nebraska

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For Immediate Release
Contact: Lisa Bennett, 202-628-8669, ext. 123;

NOW President Terry O'Neill to Stand with
Reproductive Health Care Providers, Defenders in


"Since the assassination of Dr. George Tiller in May,

anti-abortion forces have set their sights on Dr. LeRoy

Carhart. Operation Rescue plans to besiege

Dr. Carhart's Nebraska clinic this weekend in an

attempt to terrorize the clinic workers and

their patients, with the ultimate goal of closing down

the facility," said NOW President Terry O'Neill.

"Because NOW believes that it is every woman's right

to have access to the full range of reproductive

health care, I will be there to stand with leaders

and activists from NOW and other organizations

to help defend these brave providers."

What: Clinic Defense and Counter-Protest of

Anti-Abortion Demonstrations

Dr. LeRoy Carhart, Owner and Provider,

Abortion & Contraception Clinic of Nebraska
Terry O'Neill, President, National Organization

for Women
Katherine Spillar, Executive Vice President,

Feminist Majority Foundation
Debra Sweet, National Director, World Can't Wait

Press Conference: Fri, Aug. 28, 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Clinic Defense and Counter-Demonstration:

Fri-Sat, Aug. 28-29, 7:00 a.m. - closing

Abortion & Contraception Clinic of Nebraska
1002 W. Mission Avenue, Bellevue, Nebraska

"Clinic violence and harassment are domestic terrorism,

plain and simple. The hateful rhetoric and attacks have

grown bolder this year. As we prepare to stand in

peaceful support of women's rights in Nebraska,

we know that every clinic in the United States is a

potential target," said O'Neill. "I call on the Obama

administration to respond to this threat using

the strongest means possible, to prosecute

the criminals, their funders and their co-conspirators,

and to protect every provider, worker and patient across

this nation."

Learn more about NOW's efforts to

defend Dr. Carhart's clinic.

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Posted by,
Jerin Alam
National NOW Young Feminist Task Force
NOW – NYS Young Feminist Task Force Chair
National Organization for Women (NOW)

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