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ABORTION NEWS | Operation Rescue Lodges Complaint About Conditions at Carhart's Clinic

ABORTION NEWS | Operation Rescue Lodges Complaint About Conditions at Carhart's Clinic
[Aug. 20, 2009]

The antiabortion-rights group Operation Rescue recently lodged complaints with Nebraska officials about what it claims are unsafe conditions at abortion provider LeRoy Carhart's clinic in Bellevue, Neb., the AP/Sioux City Journal reports. The group is planning protests at Carhart's clinic from Aug. 28-29.

A letter from the state attorney general's office says that the group's concerns were forwarded to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. Nebraska HHS spokesperson Marla Augustine said that under state law, complaints against physicians and medical facilities are kept confidential, meaning such investigations are confirmed only when action is taken.

Carhart recently said that he plans to open a clinic in Kansas that will provide abortions later in pregnancy to replace George Tiller's Wichita facility, which was closed after his death in May (AP/Sioux City Journal, 8/18).