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Anti-Abortion Leader to Resign Over Overdue Child Support

January 26, 1993

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ The head of Louisiana’s Operation Rescue is resigning after falling more than $13,000 behind in child support payments, says a fellow leader of the anti-abortion group.

Kim Carmouche will resign to protect the group’s integrity, said the Rev. David Diamond, pastor of the Redeeming Word of Life Church.

In December, a judge found Carmouche in contempt for failing to make support payments for his three children. He ordered him to pay $13,285 - half by Jan. 15 and the rest by June 21 - or face three months in jail.

Carmouche’s former wife, Chris, said last week that she had received a check for the first installment.

Diamond said a coalition of churches paid Carmouche for his work as head of Operation Rescue.

Carmouche ran unsuccessfully for mayor last fall on an anti-abortion platform.

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