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Protesters prepare for what comes after Summer of Mercy (VIDEO)

By | 08.08.11 | 12:11 pm

UPDATE*: Aug. 8, 2011, 2 p.m. EST

The Summer of Mercy 2.0 ended Monday morning with a final protest in front of Dr. LeRoy Carhart’s abortion clinic in Germantown, Md.

Hardened Summer of Mercy/Summer of Choice protesters dig in outside Carhart’s Md. clinic

By | 08.08.11 | 11:01 am

There was only a five-minute window, between when the black cloud broke and the pilot and photographer could fly over Germantown, Md., on Sunday afternoon to photograph several hundred red-shirt-wearing anti-abortion rights protesters holding up red paper signs with the message “PRAYER FOR THE PROTECTION OF LIFE.”

Anti-abortion groups to continue protesting outside Carhart’s clinic, demanding stricter abortion clinic regs

By | 08.05.11 | 5:25 pm

The end is near for the first week Summer of Mercy 2.0, the anti-abortion rights protest targeting Dr. LeRoy Carhart’s abortion clinic in Germantown, Md., where abortions are performed on women who are more than 22 weeks pregnant.

Summer of Mercy 2.0 sponsors accuse Carhart of lying, refer to clinic as ‘modern-day Auschwitz’

By | 07.29.11 | 3:22 pm

Leading up to the Summer of Mercy 2.0, a nine-day protest against Dr. LeRoy Carhart’s late-term abortion practice in Germantown, Md., which begins Saturday night, anti-abortion rights organizations sponsoring the event have recently labeled the abortion provider a liar.

Last Sunday, The Washington Post published a profile More…

Abortion-rights groups to demonstrate solidarity with targeted abortion doctor during ‘Summer of Choice’

By | 07.06.11 | 1:07 pm

Many abortion-rights groups believe Dr. George Tiller’s 1993 shooting and eventual murder in 2009 was in part provoked by a 1991 summer event held in protest of Tiller’s late-term abortion practice. As The Florida Independent recently reported, that event is having a 20-year revival: Summer of Mercy 2.0 will


Stalker case illuminates issue of naming abortion providers

By | 07.06.11 | 10:59 am

After plastering one abortion provider’s face and name on “Wanted”-style posters all over Charlotte, N.C., anti-abortion rights activist Philip “Flip” Benham is not even allowed to repeat the doctor’s name thanks to a lawsuit brought on by the physician targeted on the posters, which reportedly read: “Wanted … By Christ, to Stop More…

New York’s same-sex-marriage effort may take lessons from Maryland’s defeat

By | 06.23.11 | 1:15 pm

Despite the National Organization for Marriage declaring preemptive victory Wednesday, the battle over legalizing same-sex marriage wages on in New York, with many indicators pointing to a vote any minute now. New York’s 2011 legislative session had been originally scheduled to end on Monday, but as More…

Operation Rescue conducting massive research project to identify every abortionist in the country

By | 06.23.11 | 12:56 pm | More from The Florida Independent

Troy Newman, president of the radical anti-abortion rights group Operation Rescue has announced that the group will be conducting a “massive research project to identify every abortionist in the country.” Newman says he needs fellow anti-abortion advocates to contribute any information they can about abortion providers where they live.

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Maryland DREAM Act set to become official

By | 04.14.11 | 12:29 pm

Maryland is set to join ten other states in passing a DREAM Act allowing undocumented immigrants to receive in-state tuition rates at state colleges and universities.

Texas was the first state to institute a DREAM Act in 2001, and other states have formally or informally used the term More…

Rep. Trent Franks prepares secretive hearing on Defense of Marriage Act

By | 04.14.11 | 9:24 am

Update, 10:50 a.m. EST: This post now includes a witness list for the hearing.

The U.S. House Subcommittee on the Constitution is scheduled to hold a hearing Friday titled “Defending Marriage,” called by subcommittee chairman Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), who has recently called for the impeachment of President More…