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Abortion Provider Sues University for Wrongful Termination

Dr. LeRoy Carhart, the sole plaintiff in a recent Supreme Court case that upheld a woman’s right to abortion into the third trimester, is challenging the University of Nebraska for wrongful termination of his faculty position. Carhart claims that the university’s decision to fire him was due to political pressure from the office of Gov. Mike Johanns and various legislators. The university has long been under pressure to fire Carhart due to his use of fetal tissue research, his position as an abortion provider, and his successful role in the 2000 Supreme Court Case, Stenberg v. Carhart. Since Carhart won the case last summer, he has not only lost his faculty position, he has also been evicted from the building where his practice was located when anti-abortion owners bought the building.

Sources:

New York Times Ð March 12, 2001; Feminist Majority Foundation

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