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Abortionist LeRoy Carhart’s #7 – a not-so-perfect record of abortion emergencies

Posted in 911 calls, Abortion Clinics, Abortion complication, Abortion death, Abortionist with tags , , , , , on April 28, 2014 by saynsumthn

Carhart-04262014-CaptionedAn ambulance arrived at LeRoy Carhart’s Abortion and Contraception Clinic of Nebraska in Bellevue on Saturday, April 26, 2014, and transported yet another a patient to a nearby hospital. This is the seventh known abortion-related medical emergency involving Carhart in the last two years.

This even comes ironically on the same day that Operation Rescue received a letter from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services notifying it that there would be no investigation into other botched abortion incidents involving Carhart.

Operation Rescue reports:

According to pro-life activists who were at the clinic at the time of Saturday’s incident, the injured patient was a woman who had come to Carhart’s poorly-maintained abortion clinic the previous day on Friday with her teen-aged daughter.

On Friday, the two women stayed at Carhart’s abortion office for about three hours, then left with the older woman driving.

The following morning, the two women were seen returning to Carhart’s facility. At about 11:50 a.m. on Saturday, the ambulance arrived for the older woman. According to witnesses, the daughter ran out of the clinic and told pro-life activists, “That’s my mom,” referring to the woman who was being transported.

“The events reported by witnesses are indicative of a botched early second trimester abortion procedure,” said Newman.

Carhart has carried no hospital privileges whatsoever since 1982. A lack of hospital privileges has been shown to interrupt the continuity of patient care and create delays in emergency treatment of women suffering life-threatening abortion complications.

Dates of other incidents involving Carhart documented by Operation Rescue include:

• March 4, 2014, Germantown, MD: Patient hemorrhaged after 2nd trimester abortion complications.
• November 30, 2013, Bellevue, NE: Patient suffered 2nd trimester abortion complications.
• November 26, 2013, Germantown, MD: Patient required emergency surgery. (Video with 911 recording)
• July 9, 2013, Germantown, MD: Patient hemorrhaged. (Video with 911 recording)
• February 7, 2013, Germantown, MD: Patient Jennifer Morbelli died of 3rd trimester abortion complications. (Autopsy Report)
• March 31, 2012, Bellevue, NE: Patient heard moaning and screaming during 911 call (Video with 911 recording.)

Jennifer Morbelli Funeral

In addition, Carhart was involved in the 2005 abortion death of 19-year old Christin Gilbert, who died of complications to a third trimester abortion at a now-closed late-term abortion clinic in Wichita, Kansas.

Abortionist hailed by pro-choice groups sends another woman to hospital

Posted in 911 calls, Abortionist, Carhart, pro-choice, Pro-choice support of abortionists with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 6, 2014 by saynsumthn

Carhart leroycarhartORIn 2009, pro-choice activist Debra Sweet, National Director of World Can’t Wait called the Nebraska abortion clinic run by Leroy Carhart, “High Quality Medical Care”

On March 4, 2014, Operation Rescue reported that abortionist LeRoy Carhart sent another abortion patient to the hospital for treatment of apparently life-threatening complications suffered at his abortion clinic in Maryland.

An ambulance arrived at about 4:00 p.m. in response for a call for emergency assistance. It transported a female patient to a local hospital. Carhart was not seen with his patient during the incident.

“It appears that Carhart was once again conducting surgeries on women in a fatigued state, as he is known to do. He brags of never taking a day off. At the age of 72, we believe he is endangering women with his irresponsible behavior, and this latest medical emergency in Germantown is more evidence of that,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue.

As far back as 1993, Carhart was ordered by the Nebraska Attorney General to stop “interrupting or delaying a surgical procedure including abortion due to or as a result of his exhaustion or fatigue.”

Medical emergencies at Carhart’s abortion facilities in Maryland and in Bellevue, Nebraska, have become more frequent in recent months, leading to concerns that he is unfit to continue practicing medicine.

Dates of other incidents involving Carhart documented by Operation Rescue include:

• November 30, 2013, Bellevue, NE: Patient suffered 2nd trimester abortion complications.
• November 26, 2013, Germantown, MD: Patient required emergency surgery. (Video with 911 recording)


• July 9, 2013, Germantown, MD: Patient hemorrhaged. (Video with 911 recording)
• February 7, 2013, Germantown, MD: Patient Jennifer Morbelli died of 3rd trimester abortion complications. (Autopsy Report)
Jennifer Morbelli Funeral

• March 31, 2012, Bellevue, NE: Patient heard moaning and screaming during 911 call (Video with 911 recording.)

Christin Gilbert

In 2005, Carhart was involved in the death of 19-year old Christin Gilbert from complications of a third trimester abortion at a late-term abortion clinic in Kansas.

Yet despise this, Carhart garners tons of support from pro-choice groups who claim to be supporters of women for so-called Safe/Legal abortion.

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In fact, even pro-choicers like MSNBC’s Raceh Maddow supports this killer – shameful!

The National Abortion Federation Lists both his abortion clinics:

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In 2010 NARAL issued a statement of support for Carhart:

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Operation Rescue obtained and published photos of Carhart partying with Sebelius during her term as Governor of Kansas when Carhart worked for the notorious late-term abortionist George Tiller in Wichita. Tiller was a large campaign contributor to Sebelius campaigns. Sebelius hosted that secret party to honor Tiller and his entire abortion clinic staff, according to a woman who was present at the soiree.Carhart-Sebelius

VIDEO: 911 Redactions Fail to Hide Late term Abortion Injury

Posted in 911 calls, abortion clinic safety, Abortion Clinic Worders, Abortion Clinics, Abortion complication, Abortion death, Abortion injury, Abortionist with tags , , , , , , on February 19, 2014 by saynsumthn

Three months after making an open records request for a 911 call originating from LeRoy Carhart’s Germantown Reproductive Health Services abortion clinic on November 26, 2013, Operation Rescue has finally received a 911 recording from the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service indicating that the patient was hemorrhaging from complications to a late-term abortion.

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In addition to taking weeks beyond the statutory deadlines to comply with Operation Rescue’s open record request, the recording was heavily redacted, omitting information that has previously been obtainable by the public, indicating a policy change that actively protects the abortion clinic.

“While the Maryland Public Information Act allows for the records custodian to exercise a certain amount of discretion in what is released, the redactions made in the November 26, 911 recording represent a gross abuse of that discretion at the expense of the public that has a right to taxpayer-funded 911 communications, as long as patient identifying information is removed,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “The omissions of information go far beyond anything we have previously obtained from the Montgomery County Fire Department. However, there have been no changes whatsoever in the MPI or FOIA laws that would account for the policy change. It appears to be a political one meant to protect the abortion clinic from scrutiny.”

Answers to nearly identical questions posed by a Montgomery County dispatcher on a 911 recording from a similar abortion emergency at GRHS on July 9, 2013, were released in full. That recording and accompanying video, which showed Carhart escorting a woman on a gurney out of the clinic to an awaiting ambulance, was shown on Fox News.

“We suspect that the news broadcast prompted Carhart or his attorneys to intimidate the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service into covering up information that is damaging to him,” said Newman. “If that is what happened it is a complete abuse of the system.”

In spite of the over-redactions, Operation Rescue was able to determine that the patient was hemorrhaging based on the line of questions asked by the emergency dispatcher, including a question concerning whether the patient requiring emergency medical assistance was on any blood thinners.

“Questions about blood thinners are only asked if there is heavy bleeding involved,” said Newman.

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The November 26 incident was videotaped by local pro-life activists. Witnesses on the scene described a visibly pregnant woman who was wheeled out of the abortion clinic completely covered in a sheet.

The patient was rushed to Shady Grove Hospital where she underwent emergency surgery, according to information received by Operation Rescue.

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Germantown Reproductive Health Services is one of the few abortion clinics that openly offers abortions through all 9 months of pregnancy. It is not equipped to handle the serious late-term abortion complications that occur there.

Carhart, who lives in Nebraska, holds no hospital privileges anywhere and has not since 1982. This creates continuity of care issues for patients who routinely suffer life-threatening abortion complications at GRHS. For example, in February 2013, Jennifer Morbelli died from complications to a 33-week abortion done by Carhart who was unreachable by family and hospital staff as her condition deteriorated. However, the Maryland Board of Physicians declined to hold Carhart accountable for his failure to provide Mrs. Morbelli with the same continuity of care that is required from other physicians.

Operation Rescue documented four medical emergencies, including Morbelli’s death, involving Carhart last year alone. Three of the incidents took place in Germantown and the fourth at his abortion clinic in Bellevue, Nebraska.

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“Carhart has a network of enablers that have thus far shielded him from accountability for hurting one woman after another. Now it appears that the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services has joined that network of secrecy that ensures that more women will suffer injury or even death in the future,” said Newman.

Abortion Doc Hospitalized 4th Woman in 10 Months, 2nd in 4 Days

Posted in 911 calls, abortion clinic safety, Abortion complication, Abortion Regulation, Abortionist, Carhart with tags , , , , , , , on December 12, 2013 by saynsumthn

Carhart leroycarhartORAn eyewitness has reported that he observed an ambulance outside LeRoy Carhart’s Bellevue, Nebraska, abortion clinic on November 30, 2013, and that the woman transported may have suffered complications from a second-trimester abortion. This emergency transport follows one just four days earlier at Carhart’s late-term abortion clinic in Germantown, Maryland, where a patient was rushed to the hospital and required emergency surgery.

Carhart, age 72, has been involved in an increasing number of abortion emergencies in the past several years, including the late-term abortion death of Christin Gilbert at a clinic in Wichita, Kansas, in January, 2005, and the Jennifer Morbelli death earlier this year.

Christin Gilbert

Jennifer Morbelli Funeral

“Women are paying the price for Carhart’s ineptitude as State agencies refuse to discipline this human rights abuser,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “We believe that Carhart is desperately trying to conceal his increasing number of botched abortions from the public. That’s why he is using private ambulance companies instead of calling 911. Carhart burns the candle at both ends doing abortions every week in three states. At his age, that is a recipe for disaster.”

Local Nebraska activist Steve Williams said in a written statement that on Saturday, November 30, he was praying outside Carhart’s Bellevue abortion business when a private ambulance from a company called “Medics at Home” arrived at about 11:35 a.m. with sirens screaming. Paramedics picked up a Hispanic-looking woman, then left the scene with no lights or sirens.

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The ambulance was followed by a man in a truck. The couple in that truck had been seen at the clinic the previous day, indicating that the abortion was likely a multi-day, second trimester procedure.

This incident represents the 4th known emergency hospitalization of a Carhart abortion patient in the past 10 months and the 5th since March, 2012. Three of the previous incidents took place in Germantown, Maryland, where he relocated his post-20-week late-term abortion business after Nebraska passed the nation’s first 20-week abortion ban based on the baby’s ability to feel pain in 2010.

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Third Botched Late Term Abortion By Carhart in 2013 Germantown

Posted in 911 calls, abortion clinic safety, Abortion complication, Abortion injury, Abortionist, Carhart with tags , , , , , , , on December 1, 2013 by saynsumthn

A women covered head to toe on a gurney is removed from Germantown Reproductive Health Center in Germantown, Maryland, where the patient suffered life threatening complication to late-term abortion done by LeRoy Carhart. This is the third of Carhart’s patients this year to suffer serious abortion complications. One of those women died in Feb. 2013. How many more women must suffer before MD authorities bring him to justice?

Abortion doc who killed woman and called hero by pro-choicers will not be disciplined

Posted in abortion clinic safety, Abortion Clinics, Abortion coma, Abortion complication, Abortion death, Abortion injury, Abortionist, Abortionist Medicaid Fraud, Carhart with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 16, 2013 by saynsumthn

Carhart leroycarhartORThe Maryland Board of Physicians has decided not to take action against late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart for the death of Jennifer Morbelli, a 29-year old woman who suffered fatal complications from a very late 33-week abortion.

“We are horrified at the decision of the Maryland Board of Physicians to let Carhart get away scot-free with Morbelli’s death,” said Troy Newman, president of Operation Rescue. “The Board has failed in their duty to protect women from Carhart’s dangerous abortion practices that have take the lives of two women, including that of Christin Gilbert in 2005. All the Board has done is ensure that Carhart will kill again.”

Jennifer McKenna Morbelli

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Carhart has been hailed a hero by the abortion lobby and pro-choice community.

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A complaint was filed by Operation Rescue after it received detailed information about the patient death on February 7, 2013. That complaint prompted the Board’s 8-month review. The Board notified Carhart of their decision to close the case without action in a letter dated October 10, 2013, according to the Washington Post.

According to an autopsy report, Morbelli died from Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation “due to or as a consequence of Amniotic Fluid Embolism following Medical Termination of Pregnancy,” making it clear that the abortion was the event that led to her death. But it was Carhart’s elusive behavior after the abortion that was most troublesome.

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After Morbelli’s abortion, while still appearing “weak and pale” according to witnesses, Carhart released her to return to her hotel. He then left town. As Morbelli’s condition worsened, in the ensuing hours, Carhart could not be reached by family members or later by hospital emergency room staff. Operation Rescue alleged in their complaint that Carhart’s conduct amounted to patient abandonment, which delayed emergency care that may have saved her life.

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In a March 2013 undercover sting, Leroy Carhart told an undercover operative from Live Action that, “I’ve never had to send anybody to the hospital with my patients.”
and that having an abortion was , “Its like meat in the crockpot”

In his first direct comments since Jennifer’s death, Carhart said , “I totally believe that we did everything as correctly as possible. It’s a horrendous thing for the family, and it’s hard for me. I think about it every day.”

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Jennifer Morbelli, was a 29 year old kindergarten teacher from New Rochelle, New York and a patient of LeRoy Carhart’s at the same medical abortion clinic.

Jennifer Morbelli Funeral

Ms. Morbelli was 8 months pregnant when she sought a 3rd trimester late-term abortion from Leroy Carhart on February 3, 2013 at Germantown Reproductive Health Services located in Germantown, Maryland. There were serious complications from this procedure, and Ms. Morbelli succumbed to her injuries just 4 days later.

Christin Gilbert

In January 2005, Christin Gilbert was killed from an abortion performed by Leroy Carhart in Wichita, Kansas. Ms. Gilbert, who had Down syndrome, was only 19 years old and her pregnancy had been the result of a sexual assault. She was 28 weeks pregnant when her parents sought a 3rd trimester abortion on her behalf from Carhart. See (justiceforchristin.com)

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In both cases, Leroy Carhart could not be located to treat either patient when they went into distress from severe complications after their abortion procedures.

In July of 2013 – an ambulance was again called to Carhart’s abortion clinic.

The woman had been in contact with pro-life activists prior to her abortion, but continued on with the 2-day procedure. During her second day of the procedure, her husband slept in the care with their three young children while she was inside the abortion clinic.

Video of the incident taken by a local pro-life activist shows that Carhart got into the ambulance and went with the patient to the hospital even though he has no hospital privileges anywhere, and hasn’t since 1987.

The woman appeared to be conscious enough to pull a sheet over her head as she was wheeled to an awaiting ambulance. The extent of her injuries are unknown at this time.

In August of 2009, Four former employees of late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart have come forward to tell of unsafe and illegal practices at LeRoy Carhart’s Bellevue, Nebraska, abortion clinic.

Members of Operation Rescue and Rescue the Heartland were contacted directly by three of the women. A fourth woman is working directly with a pro-life attorney to tell her knowledge of illegal and unsafe conditions at Carhart’s clinic.

The women have made allegations that unlicensed staff illegally performed medical duties that they were not trained for or legally qualified to do, such as starting IVs, dispensing medication, and even assisting with surgeries. There were also allegations of general unclean conditions, including dried blood on surgical instruments. In addition, the women told of missing narcotics, illicit drug use by employees, and illegal post-viability abortions.

The women worked for Carhart at various times, yet they all made similar, if not identical allegations when interviewed.

One former employee told of incidents where Carhart falsified the gestational age of viable babies in order to circumvent the law. This account matches information uncovered by Operation Rescue during an undercover investigation at the now-closed Women’s Health Care Services in Wichita, Kansas, where Carhart once worked. The worker caught falsifying gestational ages in Kansas now works for Carhart at his Bellevue, Nebraska, abortion clinic. (Read full report.)

The women also chose to contact the Omaha World-Herald to blow the whistle on Carhart. An article detailing their allegations ran this morning. (Read the news story.)

The women have given sworn statements about illegal and unsafe activity at Carhart’s abortion clinic, which will be turned over to the Attorney General’s office and the Nebraska Department of Health, which is investigating Carhart. The women have agreed to cooperate with the investigation.

Abortion clinic 911 tape of woman bleeding heavily

Posted in 911 calls, Abortion complication, Carhart with tags , , , , on July 22, 2013 by saynsumthn

Operation Rescue has obtained a heavily redacted copy of a 911 call placed on July 9, 2013, from Germantown Reproductive Health Services in Germantown, Maryland, for an abortion patient that was suffering from heavy bleeding.

In what appeared to be an over-redaction of public information, questions concerning the nature of the medical emergency were deleted from the 911 recording by the Montgomery County Office of the Fire Chief. Operation Rescue was denied access to the written Computer Aided Dispatch report that generally accompanies 911 recordings and gives additional information about emergency response times, units dispatched, and the condition of the patient.

In spite of the heavy redactions, the recording indicated that a 35-year old woman was bleeding seriously enough to require transport to a hospital emergency room.

A local activist caught LeRoy Carhart on video wheeling the injured woman out of the abortion clinic and into an awaiting ambulance. That video, published by Operation Rescue, prompted coverage by national news outlets, including Fox News.

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