Abortion opponents, who had tried for decades to disrupt Dr. Tiller’s practice, have turned much of their attention to his colleague, Dr. Leroy Carhart. Dr. Carhart vowed to carry on Tiller's mission in Nebraska and hired two people who had worked at Dr. Tiller’s clinic. In the NOW on PBS report "Abortion Providers Under Siege," Dr. Carhart spoke 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.”
On February 5, 2010, NOW will examine how the growing number of pro-life politicians in the Democratic Party could affect a woman's right to choose.