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

“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

Who: 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

When: Press Conference: Fri, Aug. 28, 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Clinic Defense and Counter-Demonstration: Fri-Sat, Aug. 28-29, 7:00 a.m. – closing

Where: 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.


Contact: Caitlin Gullickson, media[at], 202-628-8669 ext 123