Carhart, who works in Nebraska, has hired two people who had worked at Dr. Tiller’s clinic.
Abortion opponents, who had tried for decades to disrupt Dr. Tiller’s practice, have now turned their attention to Dr. Carhart. Troy Newman, who leads the anti-abortion group Operation Rescue, portrayed the Nebraska suburb where Carhart’s clinic stands as the new battlefield in the abortion fight. (See our Interactive Debate with Troy Newman on the subject of late abortions.
Dr. Carhart, who traveled to Dr. Tiller’s clinic in Kansas to perform abortions, talked to NOW’s Maria Hinojosa about what it's like for him and his family to live as "targets."
“Do I think that I could be shot tonight talking? I know that's a possibility. But am I scared? I don't allow myself that feeling." Carhart told NOW. "I think that this is my mission, and this is what I have to do.”