NIH Ambulance Used to Transport Carhart Abortion Patient to Walter Reed Medical Center


By Cheryl Sullenger

Bethesda, MD – A photo and new information has surfaced, which reveals a previously unknown medical emergency at a Bethesda late-term abortion facility operated by the notorious LeRoy Carhart.

This is the first recorded incident involving the ambulance transport of a Carhart patient since he opened a new abortion facility in Bethesda in October 2017, just one month prior to this emergency. It is the eleventh Carhart patient transported by ambulance to a hospital since Carhart first began conducting abortions in Maryland in December 2010.

Carhart relocated to Bethesda after the late-term abortion facility where he used to work, Germantown Reproductive Health Services, was bought and closed by the Maryland Coalition for Life. His new facility,, offers abortions throughout all nine months of pregnancy.

The photo, was taken by an anonymous source in the parking lot of the Wildwood Medical Building, where Carhart’s abortion facility is located, on November 20, 2017, at around 4:30 p.m. – long after any pro-life activists would have left for the day.

The witness observed a woman she knew to be a nurse at Carhart’s abortion business escorting the gurney out to the ambulance. The photo shows a dark-haired woman on the gurney in the seated position being treated with an IV solution as she was loaded into an ambulance belonging to – oddly enough – the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The NIH Division of Fire and Rescue Services (DFRS) provides fire, emergency medical, hazardous materials and specialized rescue services primarily to the NIH research complex, which is comprised of “3,500 research laboratories; a research hospital; animal facilities; computer facilities; high hazard bio-containment laboratories; day care and infant care facilities; dormitory and apartment facilities; single family residential homes and an underground mass transit train station,” according to the NIH’s web site.

The website further notes that the NIH DFRS also “responds to fires and other emergencies at the National Naval Medical Center [Walter Reed] and in Montgomery County, Maryland, in accordance with current mutual aid agreements.”

The patient was taken to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda for treatment, according to local activist Missy Smith, president and founder of WAKEUP.

“We have a private abortion patient of LeRoy Carhart’s who was transported in a federally-funded NIH ambulance and taken to a federally-funded military hospital,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “I have to wonder in federal tax dollars were improperly used.”

The use of an ambulance from the National Institutes of Health for transport to Walter Reed may have been a routine response due to the mutual aid agreement.

Lessening the probability of pure coincidence are links between Carhart’s late-term abortion business, the illegal sale of aborted baby remains, and the NIH.

Carhart was formerly under investigation by the U.S. House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives, which was looking into the illegal trafficking in aborted baby remains for profit. Carhart was under suspicion of having sold aborted baby remains, and having babies born alive during late-term abortions. He was issued a Congressional subpoena for documents, but never fully complied before the Select Panel’s term ended.

Last May, Operation Rescue published a video along with a report about a bizarre incident where a man with a small biohazard cooler picked up aborted baby remains from Carhart’s Nebraska abortion facility then drove off with them in the back seat of his private subcompact car. This transfer was unlike the usual pick-ups of aborted babies for routine disposal, and was suspected of being a transfer of aborted baby parts to a nearby research facility.

So how does the NIH fit in? Operation Rescue has documented that the NIH has paid for experimentation on aborted baby remains. In one example, a 2015 article published by Operation Rescue revealed documentation that a Massachusetts abortionist, Laurent C. Delli-Bovi, had conducted NIH-funded “research” on the brains of 22 aborted babies – half with Down syndrome. The brains were taken from aborted babies aged 14-22 weeks and were used for experimentation within 2-4 hours after their deaths.

But even if the NIH involvement in the November medical emergency at Carhart’s Bethesda abortion facility was truly coincidental, the dangers of his late-term abortion business cannot be overstated.

With the help of local activists, Operation Rescue was able to document numerous medical emergencies, patient injuries, and even one patient death while he worked in Germantown, and at his abortion business in Bellevue, Nebraska. In Maryland, Jennifer Morbelli died from complications to a 33-week abortion after Carhart had boarded a plane back to his home state of Nebraska and was unavailable to Morbelli or her family as her condition worsened after the abortion. Despite numerous complaints related to dangerous practices and negligent patient care against Carhart, the Maryland Board of Physicians has declined to discipline.

“It looks like Carhart is picking up where he left off in Germantown and continues to pose a threat to women in Bethesda,” said Newman. “But there is some evidence that leads us to believe that he is also still involved in the sale of aborted baby remains. Because the House Select Panel could never really get enough proof to refer him for criminal prosecution, we are asking U.S. Attorney Jeff Sessions to have the Department of Justice investigate him. If he is breaking the law, he should be held accountable and his shady abortion businesses in Maryland and Nebraska should be shut down.”

Nine Ambulances Rush to Abortion Facilities in Six States

By Cheryl Sullenger

New York City, NY — There have been a disturbing number of medical emergencies at abortion facilities reported by pro-life activists since late September, including nine ambulance incidents in six states.

“These incidents illustrate that the Abortion Cartel’s claims of abortion safety fail the reality test. For the women who have suffered serious injuries and death from botched abortions, all that rhetoric means nothing,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “The emergencies that we hear about are only a fraction of what is happening, and do not count abortion emergencies where women have been hospitalized after the left the abortion facility for the day. These serious incidents are ignored by the news media, which does women a disservice by concealing the truth about abortion dangers from them.”


Bakersfield: For the sixth time this year, an ambulance was called to the FPA Women’s Health abortion facility on October 3, 2017, as earlier reported by Operation Rescue. A 23-year old woman suffered a perforated uterus and underwent an emergency hysterectomy to save her live once at the hospital.

Walnut Creek: An ambulance was called to the Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Walnut Creek, CA, on October 6, 2017, a known surgical abortion day. Witnesses described the woman as looking “upset” as she was bought out of the Planned Parenthood abortion building and loaded into an ambulance.


Omaha: Nebraskans United for Life report that an ambulance rushed to the Planned Parenthood abortion facility on October 2, 2017. A gurney was taken in to the facility, but the patient refused transport to the hospital. However, it must have appeared her condition was dire at one point, or an ambulance would never have been called.

Bellevue: With lights from the ambulance flashing in the background, one pro-life activist recorded a brief clip of an incident at LeRoy Carhart’s Bellevue abortion business at approximately 7:00 p.m. on October 6, 2017. 911 records indicated a fire alarm had been tripped, but an eye witness says he saw a gurney removed from the facility with someone on it. This remains a bit of a mystery. This is the 16th ambulance spotted at a Carhart abortion business since 2012.


New York City: On September 29, 2017, at about 4:40 p.m., one pro-life activist stopped by the Margaret Sanger Center Planned Parenthood to pray when an ambulance was spotted. The woman was brought out of the facility in a wheelchair because gurneys cannot access the abortion procedure floors in the New York high-rise. She was transported to a nearby hospital. This was the seventh such emergency at this particular abortion facility so far this year.


Raleigh: The first day they were able to do abortions in a week due to “doctor unavailability,” A Woman’s Choice called an ambulance to transport a patient on October 13, 2017. Apparently this is something that happens there regularly enough that the staff was prepared with a large purple “sheet of shame” to block pro-life activists from photographing the incident. (It didn’t really work.)

This facility had a series of failed inspections from 2013 to 2017. The most recent deficiency report indicated a likely incomplete surgical abortion that required a second surgery to complete.


Cleveland: An ambulance arrived at the Preterm abortion facility on September 29, 2017 at around 2:00 p.m., as previously reported by Operation Rescue. The woman was wheeled out of Preterm on a gurney. Emergency responders took an additional 10 minutes to stabilize her in the ambulance before transporting her to a hospital emergency room. In 2014, Lakisha Wilson died from a severely botched abortion she received at Preterm. The September incident was the ninth emergency documented at Preterm by Operation Rescue since 2015.


Houston: According to the Houston Coalition for Life, an ambulance and fire engine were photographed at the large Planned Parenthood abortion facility on Gulf Freeway on October 3, 2017. Once woman was transported.

Houston: The next day, on October 4, 2017, another ambulance visited the same Planned Parenthood abortion facility and transported one woman with lights and sirens flashing, the Houston Coalition for Life reports.


So far in 2017, Operation Rescue has documented 51 incidents where ambulances were called to abortion facilities around the nation. Of those 51 incidents, two-thirds (34) involved Planned Parenthood abortion facilities.

Pro-Lifers Make Strong Statement Against Unlicensed Late-Term Abortions in Bethesda

By Cheryl Sullenger

Bethesda, MD – A well-attended press conference and candlelight prayer vigil were held by pro-life activists at the Wildwood Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, where abortionist LeRoy Carhart had planned to conduct late-term abortions beginning yesterday.

Members of a number of groups and churches gathered to share their concerns that the facility was unlicensed and would be operating illegally. (Watch video from the press conference.)

However, after it was reported by Operation Rescue on Friday, October 13, 2017, that Carhart had not obtained an abortion facility license as required by law, his office cancelled all abortion appointments set for yesterday.

At the end of the press conference, Lauren Handy of Mercy Missions DC, announced that all abortion appointments were cancelled.

Chelsea Soulder, Carhart’s clinic administrator at his Bellevue abortion business, was at the Bethesda office yesterday where she denied that any abortion appointments were cancelled when asked by reporters.

However, Operation Rescue has proof on file obtained from an ongoing undercover investigation that abortion appointments were indeed cancelled, and that Carhart’s plans to abort babies of “advanced gestation” have been thwarted for now.

Local pro-life groups also leafleted other businesses and concerned pro-life supporters from around the nation called the Aubinoe Management Company, which manages the office building, and asked that they cancel Carhart’s lease. [Its number is (301)986-9070.]

“Every day that abortions do not take place in Bethesda is a victory,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “We pray Carhart’s new late-term abortion business never opens.”

Operation Rescue is grateful to all the wonderful people of Maryland and Washington D.C. who have worked tirelessly over the past few days to raise the alarm about Carhart’s illegal abortion plans. Those efforts will continue until Carhart is out of business in Maryland for good.

Carhart Cancels Abortions After Operation Rescue Exposed His Failure to Comply with Maryland Law

By Cheryl Sullenger

Bethesda, MD – Operation Rescue has confirmed that abortion appointments scheduled illegally for today at an unlicensed late-term abortion facility in Bethesda, Maryland, operated by abortionist LeRoy Carhart, have been cancelled.

The cancellations came after Operation Rescue discovered the location of his secret abortion facility in Bethesda through an undercover investigation, then confirmed that the facility had obtained failed to obtain an abortion facility license as required by Maryland law.

Operation Rescue also learned that many of the appointments set for today included abortions in the advanced stages of pregnancy. The abortions were to begin today and terminate later in the week.

“We have successfully prevented Carhart from opening his illegal abortion facility in Bethesda today as planned, but we have only won the first round of what we expect will be a tough fight to protect babies and their mothers from Carhart’s shoddy abortion practices,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “We pray this facility is never allowed to open.”

Complaints have already been filed against Carhart and his facility,, Inc., with the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Maryland Board of Physicians seeking enforcement of Maryland laws.

“There is no doubt that Carhart believes he can break the law without consequences. This time, he tried to pull a fast one and got caught,” said Newman. “We call on the Department of Health to permanently shut down his illegal abortion business. His attempt to conduct late-term abortions illegally is so egregious that we urge the Medical Board to revoke Carhart’s Maryland medical license permanently.”

Press Conference, Rally, and Candlelight Prayer Vigil, Aim to Expose Illegal Late-term Abortion Facility in Bethesda

By Cheryl Sullenger

Bethesda, MD — This week, Nebraska late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart plans to begin offering “advanced gestation” abortions at an illegal abortion facility,, Inc., in Bethesda, Maryland. However, that opening, set for October 17, 2017, will be met with a strong and unified pro-life response.

A press conference and rally, sponsored by the Maryland Coalition for Life and a group of activists with the @StopCarhart coalition, will be held on opening day at noon on the sidewalk outside the new office located at 10401 Old Georgetown Road Suite 104, Bethesda, MD 20814. [Click for more info.]

Later that evening, a Candlelight Prayer Vigil will also be held outside the new abortion business at 6:30 p.m. [Click for more info.]

Operation Rescue, which discovered the address of the secretive facility through an undercover investigation and verified that it has no license to conduct abortions, will provide a written statement to be read at the press conference.

Operation Rescue has since confirmed that Carhart’s new late-term abortion facility has no lab certification that would allow it to conduct routine lab testing, which is necessary for the kind of abortions late in pregnancy that Carhart plans to conduct there.

Operation Rescue has filed complaints with the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Maryland Board of Physicians concerning the illegal abortion facility.

“We are praying that since Carhart’s plan to conduct illegal abortions at a secret facility in Maryland have been exposed, that he will think twice about opening up this week,” said Newman. “In the case he does open, we will be working hard to persuade the authorities to enforce Maryland laws.”

Take Action!

Please contact Carhart’s new landlord for his illegal abortion office at the Wildwood Medical Center, Aubinoe Management Company at (301)986-9070. Please respectfully inform them that, Inc., is an unlicensed, illegal late-term abortion facility, and ask that Carhart’s lease be terminated immediately.