The Maine Wire reported Friday about the $1.26 million settlement involving Dr. Shannon Carr, a Maine OB/GYN tapped by Gov. Janet Mills to lobby in support of LD 1619, a bill to legalize full-term abortion in Maine.
Last Monday, Carr was invited into the Cabinet Room for a press conference alongside Gov. Mills.
Carr also testified in favor of the bill as an expert witness, calling late-term abortion “life-saving care.”
But in 2017, Carr authorized and participated in a late-term abortion on 23-year-old Keisha M. Atkins, a 24-weeks-pregnant Albuquerque woman who would later die from complications related to her abortion.
Carr was named in the wrongful death lawsuit filed against her employer.
Abortion on Trial is a group of pro-life lawyers who provided legal assistance to the Atkins family and documented the lawsuit. They published many details about the abortion clinic’s operations and Carr’s involvement in the procedure that resulted in Atkins’ death.
Jamie Jeffries, the Executive Director of Abortion on Trial, joined Maine Wire TV to talk with Editor-in-Chief Steve Robinson about Carr, Atkins, and what legalized late-term abortion will mean for the state of Maine.
Here’s the full deposition that Carr gave in 2019 in relation to the wrongful death case.