Our friends in Germantown, Maryland need some
support from Voice of Choice. Some of you know that Germantown,
Maryland is where Dr. Lee Carhart
performs late term abortions. Dr. Carhart started working in Germantown
after his partner, Dr. George Tiller,
was murdered in church in Kansas. Dr. Carhart is the target of
the most aggressive pro-life groups in the country.
Recently, a man named John Clemens started
calling Dr. Carhart's clinic. He demanded a conversation with Dr.
Carhart. He refused to provide his real name or contact information.
When the clinic staff refused to transfer his call he started to
threaten and bully the clinic staff. He was never willing to provide
his true name to the clinic staff.
The clinic staff discovered his identity once he
started sending dozens of threatening faxes to the clinic. When they
called him at home to ask him to stop his harassment he became even
more abusive and vowed to continue his efforts until the clinic is shut
You may want to give John Clemens your opinion on
bullying and intolerance. It is obvious he enjoys the unsolicited
opinions of strangers, because he is very willing to give others his
opinions. So feel free to tell him your feelings about how he treats
people that don't agree with him. He also is very committed to his
religion and frowns upon anyone who does not share his religious
viewpoints. You may want to let him know that sort of attitude constitutes
I am not sure he expects people like you to
support and stand up for the clinic. Based on a conversation I had with
him, he is used to making these kinds of attacks without getting a
response. After all, before Voice of Choice there was no organized
response to these kinds of attacks.
As always, Voice of Choice works to tamper the
rhetoric and the hate. To meet that goal, please NEVER ARGUE with
those you call, and be peaceful and calm in your demeanor. Please
do not leave any voice messages-if you do not reach them please keep
trying, and once you reach them please do not call again.
always, if you wish to make calls and need to get a virtual phone
number to keep your identity private or make you calls for free, please
respond to this email with that request.