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How Many More Women Will Die Before Abortionist LeRoy Carhart Is Stopped?

Posted on | February 11, 2013 | 22 Comments

“LeRoy Carhart is likely the most prominent abortionist in America.
“Carhart was the plaintiff in two U.S. Supreme Court cases, Stenberg v. Carhart in 2000 . . . and Gonzales v. Carhart in 2007 . . .
“Carhart is also one of four abortionists . . . featured in the new documentary, After Tiller, which just received rave reviews at the Sundance Film Festival. . . .
“Jennifer and her family came to Carhart for help, albeit misguided, and he destroyed them.”

Jill Stanek, “BREAKING: Carhart’s victims identified”

“Maryland is one of the most pro-choice communities in the country.”
Dr. LeRoy Carhart, 2011

“Never Again” is the headline from Kristan Hawkins of Students for Life:

Carhart has a long history of abhorrent practices at his late-term abortion facilities. He should have been shut down a long time ago. If he had, this mother and child and countless others would still be alive today. He needs to be stopped immediately.

Jennifer McKenna Morbelli and her daughter Madison Leigh are certainly not the first victims of LeRoy Carhart’s “abhorrent practices,” and they will not be his last, so long as Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and other officials turn a blind eye to this man’s shameful butchery.

Carhart’s Germantown Reproductive Health clinic provides women “reproductive health” in roughly the same sense that Auschwitz and Buchenwald were “Jewish community centers.”

The euphemistic name of Carhart’s Maryland clinic is a lie, an attempt to conceal the bloody truth: LeRoy Carhart kills babies for a living.

If it weren’t for pro-life activists who keep constant vigil at this facility, we might not even know about Jennifer Morbelli’s painful death:

After a name ID was received from an impeccable informant, sidewalk counselors at the abortion clinic positively identified Jennifer’s obituary photo. . . .
Carhart began the abortion process on Sunday, February 3, in the afternoon, according to sidewalk counselors who maintain a constant presence at the clinic when it is open. They noted Jennifer appeared “very” late-term. . . .
Sunday is when Carhart kills late-term babies by lethal injection into the heart through the mothers’ abdominal wall.
Jennifer and her family returned on Monday, presumably to begin the labor induction process by insertion of laminaria or prostaglandins to dilate the cervix, and again on Tuesday.
They likely spent each night at a nearby hotel, as is the usual process for a multi-day, late-term abortion at Carhart’s Germantown clinic.
Each day sidewalk counselors noted in real-time annotations that Jennifer appeared more and more pale.
The family returned again on Wednesday, presumably for the delivery of Jennifer’s dead baby Madison, staying nine hours, an extraordinary length of time. They left at 4:35 p.m.
Carhart and his wife Mary Lou left soon afterward. The two typically fly out on Wednesday afternoons to either Indianapolis, Indiana, or Bellevue, Nebraska, to commit abortions on Thursdays. Carhart is what’s known as a “circuit rider” abortionist.

The nauseating gruesomeness of this procedure — requiring three entire days — is a major reason why so few doctors are willing to engage in this practice, but it is common enough that Carhart’s deadly services are in demand in three states, despite his “shoddy” record:

In 2005, another Carhart patient, 19-year old Christin Gilbert, also died from the risky late-term abortion procedure employed by Carhart and other third trimester abortionists across the nation. Operation Rescue has documented nearly a dozen additional serious complications over the past three years related to this same procedure, raising serious questions about its safety.

Father Frank Pavone of Priests for Life:

“It has happened again. Another mother has been killed by so-called ‘safe and legal’ abortion. It happens constantly, in fact, but the abortion industry usually succeeds in covering it up. And even when they don’t, the rest of us succeed in keeping it relatively quiet.
“That has to change today. . . .
“Three things need to happen here. First, the state of Maryland has to shut down Carhart’s killing business. Second, every person who cares about this needs to spread the word immediately about this tragedy, to awaken the consciences of our neighbors. This includes pastors speaking out about the harm abortion does, and it includes all of us telling the stories of those harmed and killed by abortion.
“Third, we need to redouble our efforts to mobilize people in the pro-life cause. If this latest tragedy isn’t enough evidence that the time to end abortion is now, then what is?”

Michael Martelli, Executive Director of Maryland Coalition for Life:

“It is so tragic that this family had to lose not only their nearly full-term child, but also their wife, daughter, and sister. What is most appalling is that the State of Maryland refused to hear the pleas of this community, and has allowed this man to continue to butcher women and children.”

John Jalsevac reports that the pro-abortion opinions of liberal journalists account for the lack of coverage by major news organizations:

Troy Newman, the president of Operation Rescue, the pro-life group that broke the news of the death, says he believes it is “typical” of the mainstream media that they are reticent to do “due diligence” to investigate the story and report on it.
“It’s because they’re pro-abortion,” Newman told in a telephone interview. “And bad news for the abortion industry is bad news for them. They’ll only report it when they’re forced to.”

This tragedy — the second woman to die as a result of receiving “reproductive health” from LeRoy Carhart — is outrageous enough that the mainstream media cannot ignore it. And already, the Westchester, N.Y., Journal News has broken the media embargo:

Authorities in Maryland said Monday that they are investigating the death of a 29-year-old New Rochelle woman who reportedly traveled to the Washington D.C. suburbs for a late-term abortion.
Jennifer Morbelli, a teacher at the Church Street School in White Plains, died Thursday at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, prompting an investigation by the Montgomery County Medical Examiner, a probe which has also involved the Montgomery County Police Department.
According to an Associated Press report, Morbelli went to the Rockville, Md., hospital after being treated at Germantown Reproductive Health Services, a separate clinic.
The story has sparked a fierce online debate among abortion opponents. Kathy Morbelli, the dead woman’s mother-in-law, told The Journal News Monday that she is extremely upset with the rhetoric.
“They know she was a wanted baby, they know she was named,” she said. “I just wish that the people could let my son, who is only 29 years old, mourn in peace…. We have no comment on the doctor.”

Nobody wants to interfere with this family’s mourning. Nor is there any “fierce online debate among abortion opponents.”

The time for debate is over. The time for action has arrived.

These grisly atrocities must end. Officials in Maryland must act.




22 Responses to “How Many More Women Will Die Before Abortionist LeRoy Carhart Is Stopped?”

  1. DaveO
    February 11th, 2013 @ 8:36 pm

    Indiana and Nebraska too? Sounds like an opportunity. Restrict him to Maryland where murder is the second biggest sport after the Ravens, The Superbowl Winners.
    Fight this in Maryland, and O’Malley wins the Dem nomination in 2016. Get rid of it in Indiana and Nebraska, and O’Malley has to justify his continuing support for murder (O’Malley’s got a long history of letting murder go).

  2. robertstacymccain
    February 11th, 2013 @ 8:41 pm

    Indeed, O’Malley’s pro-abortion fanaticism could prove a liability in his planned 2016 presidential campaign.

  3. BruceC
    February 11th, 2013 @ 8:54 pm

    From an obituary, “Jennifer McKenna-Morbelli of New Rochelle, passed away suddenly on
    Thursday February 7, 2013 at age 29 with her baby girl Madison Leigh.”

    Apparently it wasn’t so sudden for her “baby girl”. And I thought the leftist approved description was “clump of fetal cells”. Leftists sicken me.

  4. Christy Waters
    February 11th, 2013 @ 9:12 pm

    If O’Malley chooses to look the other way, then he is just as complicit as the butcher, himself. It should be hung around the governor’s neck like a millstone. The majority of Americans, even those who consider themselves to be pro-choice, are opposed to late term abortion. This should sink his future political aspirations… IF we can keep it in the spotlight, and make it haunt him.

  5. BruceC
    February 11th, 2013 @ 9:12 pm

    Just to clarify, by “leftists” I was referring to the media, not the family.

  6. Dana
    February 11th, 2013 @ 9:37 pm

    Let’s be honest here: if “Dr” Carhart kills ten more adult women in his “practice,” the mainstream media won’t say a word, but if someone shoots him dead, we’l hear about it for weeks.

  7. Charles G Hill
    February 11th, 2013 @ 9:49 pm

    The Journal News? The “everyone needs to know where every gun owner lives” Journal News? Wow.

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  9. Christy Waters
    February 11th, 2013 @ 10:10 pm

    Feel free to troll this FB page celebrating the movie “After Tiller”.

  10. M. Thompson
    February 11th, 2013 @ 10:13 pm

    If I was her husband, at the very least, I’d be filing a tort of wrongful death against this quack.

  11. pandelume
    February 11th, 2013 @ 10:16 pm

    if the mother survived you’d censure her. She now serves a purpose (one with which i don’t disagree) and you’re silent. We on the right sometimes elide the truth too, apparently.

  12. pandelume
    February 11th, 2013 @ 10:28 pm

    I’m totally serious folks, and I’m not trying to troll you 🙂 The poor woman is dead. If she had lived, she would have been condemned as at least a co-conspirator in her daughter’s death – if not in a post, then in a comment. She didn’t survive, so now she’s a suitable stick to beat Carhart with, and your posts avoid any hint of condemnation. It sounds partisan and it is. Use reason, not scandal, to reach your goals.

  13. t-dahlgren
    February 11th, 2013 @ 11:11 pm

    It may be a polite lie by the family to say that they died on the same day. Maybe they didn’t agree with what she did, and this helps avoid confronting the truth that the baby died days prior and at their own daughter’s request.

    All the same, that someone wishes to avoid the truth points up the rank hypocrisy of it all.

  14. BruceC
    February 11th, 2013 @ 11:40 pm

    I think some of this is that we are trying to show some amount of restraint since the woman died during this procedure. She was told the baby was not normal, and made a poor decision that ultimately cost her her life.

    I disagree with your hypothesis, though. If this woman had lived we would have never heard about it. It would have just been another tally in the long line of “successful” abortions (whatever that means).

  15. BruceC
    February 11th, 2013 @ 11:43 pm

    “Love the sinner, hate the sin…”

  16. Christy Waters
    February 12th, 2013 @ 12:43 am

    Apparently Carhart associate Shelley Sella was botching a third term abortion in New Mexico at the same time Carhart was in MD.

  17. ThomasD
    February 12th, 2013 @ 10:45 am

    It’s not always about emotion.

    Utter contempt for the shameless two faced rhetoric employed by the pro abortion crowd is not emotion, it is reason. Although they’d like you to believe otherwise.

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    February 13th, 2013 @ 12:09 am

    I suspect they had a “Road to Damascus” experience…. watching their subscriber base disappear in a flash of light.

  21. Quartermaster
    February 13th, 2013 @ 1:32 pm

    You say that like it’s a bad thing. People that murder a baby are worthy of contempt.

  22. Quartermaster
    February 13th, 2013 @ 1:35 pm

    Yeah. Murderers are people we need to have sympathy for. I’m all for it if that sympahy includes a short rope, a long drop with a sudden stop.