“Butcher of Bellevue” Strikes: 17-Week Abortion Gone Wrong At Carhart’s Nebraska Abortion Mill

UPDATE! Read the 911 CAD printout. See video with 911 recording below.

By Cheryl Sullenger

Bellevue, NE – The notorious late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart, 75, who has killed one abortion patient and hospitalized at least 15 others in the past five years, has seriously injured yet another abortion patient, who required emergency medical intervention and hospitalization.

Emergency units were dispatched to Carhart’s dilapidated Abortion and Contraception Clinic of Nebraska, located in the Omaha suburb of Bellevue, in response to a 911 call place at approximately 3:08 p.m. on Friday, March 24, 2017. The fire unit was first on the scene, followed minutes later by an ambulance.

According to emergency dispatch radio traffic obtained by Operation Rescue, the patient was a 35-year old female who had just completed at abortion of her baby at 17-weeks gestation.

“Carhart has not aged well, and he is injuring more women as time goes by. We have followed Carhart’s exploits for many years and know that while he has always been too good at killing babies, he has never been very good at avoiding catastrophic medical injuries and patient deaths,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “There is no way he should be allowed to continue his baby-killing business that has maimed and killed so many women.”

The woman suffered from difficulty breathing and excessive bleeding that Carhart and a second physician were incapable of controlling at the run-down facility where Carhart has operated for decades.

This once again raises questions about the safety of women seeking abortions at stand-alone facilities that are not equipped to cope with the many life-threatening complications that can arise, especially during the riskier second and third trimester abortions for which Carhart is well known.

Paramedics spent 17 minutes inside the facility before transporting the injured woman using Code 2 to Bellevue Medical Center. Code 2 represents an acute but non-time critical transport that does not require lights and sirens.

Carhart was seen on the video exiting his abortion facility and climbing into the ambulance so he could accompany his patient to the hospital – something Carhart rarely does. However, the aging abortionist holds no hospital privileges and would not be allowed to continue treating her (perhaps thankfully) once she reached the hospital.

“Only a political climate that is bent on protecting abortionists at any costs has kept a shoddy abortionist like Carhart in business. Corrupt abortion attorneys shield him from the consequences of his actions, which are much more akin to those of Josef Mengle than Albert Schweitzer,” said Newman.

Carhart is currently being sued by former abortion patient Wendy Devine, who is alleging that LeRoy Carhart so severely botched her late-term at Germantown Reproductive Health Services in Germantown, Maryland, that she nearly died and will likely never bear another child.

Carhart was also under investigation by the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives for suspected participation in the illegal sale of aborted baby remains, and for possible violations of the Born Alive Infant Protection Act. Unfortunately, the Panel ended before the investigation could be concluded.

Below are other medical emergencies involving LeRoy Carhart that have occurred over the past five years.

February 7, 2017, Germantown, MD: Abortion patient transported to a local hospital for “problems” that were completely redacted from 911 records. (Video, 911 records on file with OR)
December 29-30, 2016, Germantown, MD: Two of Carhart’s abortion patients returned to the abortion facility in the middle of the night to be treated for complications. One women was seen waddling into the facility holding what appeared to be a shower liner between her legs. Neither woman was transported to the hospital by ambulance. (Photos)
April 4, 2016, Germantown, MD: Hemorrhaging late-term abortion patient transported to emergency room. All other patients sent home. (Video, 911 recording, Scanner audio)
March 30, 2016, Germantown, MD: Private ambulance called for late-term abortion patient. (Video, 911 recording, Scanner audio)
March 20, 2016, Germantown, MD: Underaged woman transported to Shady Grove Hospital suffering “heart problems.” (Video, 911 recording, Scanner audio)
February 4, 2016, Bellevue, NE: Woman transported to hospital suffering from an incomplete abortion. (Video)
January 19, 2016, Germantown, MD: Late-term abortion patient bleeding seriously transported to hospital. (Video and 911 recording)
December 15, 2015, Germantown, MD: Abortion patient transported to emergency room while Carhart accompanies.
July 2, 2014, Germantown, MD: African-American abortion patient transported to hospital.
April 26, 2014, Bellevue, NE: Patient, 37, suffered from abdominal pain after Carhart had an “issue with the procedure.” (Video with 911 recording)
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.)

Carhart Sends 10th Patient to Hospital on Anniversary of Another Patient’s Death

By Cheryl Sullenger

Germantown, MD — Late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart has sent yet another abortion patient to the hospital – tragically on the anniversary of the death of one of his late-term abortion patients, Jennifer Morbelli, who died from complications to a 33-week abortion on February 7, 2013.

This is the 10th time Carhart has summoned an ambulance to transport one of his patients to the emergency room since he first began working at Germantown Reproductive Health Services (GRHS) in December 2010.

Video provided to Operation Rescue by the Maryland Coalition for Life showed the ambulance arrived at GRHS at 3:05 p.m. About five minutes later, paramedics wheeled out a woman who was sitting upright on the gurney.

“Medical emergencies are increasing in frequency at Germantown Reproductive Health Services. This is an alarming and dangerous trend that must be investigated,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue.

The Maryland Board of Physicians is currently refusing to investigate Carhart’s patient care issues unless they are provided with the name and contact information of an abortion patient that suffered injuries at GRHS.

“Unfortunately, the Board completely understands that patient identities are protected by HIPAA, so it would be very difficult for pro-life supporters who witness these emergencies to have access to that information,” said Newman. “It’s a roadblock the Board knows we will have difficulty overcoming. This only protects Carhart so he can kill and maim again and again without consequence.”

The last time an ambulance was called to GRHS was April 4, 2016, when a hemorrhaging late-term abortion patient was rushed to the hospital.

Carhart reportedly quit his job with GRHS in October 2016 while under Congressional Investigation and fighting a major malpractice suit. Carhart returned to work at GRHS about two months later.

Since Carhart’s return, two late-term abortion patients have been forced to return to the abortion facility in the middle of the night suffering unscheduled problems. One woman was pictured waddling into the facility with what appeared to be a plastic shower liner between her legs.

The House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives’ final report noted that Carhart apparently has health issues, including arthritis so severe in his hands that one former worker told the Panel that Carhart was not physically fit to conduct abortions.

The most recent incident occurred four years to the day after Jennifer Morbelli died from complications to a 33-week abortion. As her condition deteriorated overnight after her abortion, neither Carhart nor his staff could be reached. Her family eventually took her to a nearby emergency room where she later died.

Competency Issues Mount as Late-term Abortionist Carhart Unexpectedly Returns to Germantown

By Cheryl Sullenger

Germantown, MD – New information has surfaced concerning abortionist LeRoy Carhart, who had reportedly quit working at a Maryland late-term abortion facility in October 2016, some of which raises additional concerns of his competency to conduct abortions.

Eight weeks after his departure, Carhart unexpectedly resumed abortions at Germantown Reproductive Health Services (GRHS).

“We believe that the original decision to quit working in Germantown was probably meant to be ‘permanent,’ but something apparently happened that changed his mind,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “There are all sorts of rumors out there, but until we can confirm facts, we must refrain from further speculation.”

Since Carhart’s return to GRHS, the Maryland Coalition for Life has published photographs of at least two patients that have returned to the late-term abortion facility in the middle of the night seeking treatment. It is very unusual for women to be seen at any abortion facility in the middle of the night, and it usually means that something has not gone according to plan.

On December 29, 2016, one patient can be seen waddling into the abortion facility with what appeared to be a linen or plastic sheet – possibly a shower curtain liner — between her legs. The image was recorded at 3:49 a.m. By 5:30 a.m., everyone, including the patient, LeRoy Carhart, Mary Lou Carhart, and three of GRHS staff, had vacated the facility.

The following night, another patient was seen entering the abortion facility at 3:58 a.m. There is no indication prompted her to seek treatment at that unusual hour.

Carhart had been under investigation last year by the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives. A subpoena was issued to him seeking information related babies born alive during late-term abortions and to suspected trafficking in aborted baby remains. Carhart never fully complied with the subpoena.

The Select Panel’s final report discussed its investigation into Germantown Reproductive Health Center, noting that it interviewed four of the facility’s employees and one confidential informant. According to the report, the informant “claimed that [Carhart] is not fit to practice due to arthritis in his hands.”

Since December 2010, nine women have been transported by ambulance to a local hospital for emergency treatment Carhart and GRHS could not provide. One of Carhart’s 33-week abortion patients, Jennifer Morbelli, died from complications to the third trimester abortion she received from Carhart in February 2013.

Last September, a former GRHS patient sued Carhart for a near fatal abortion she received on January 18, 2016. Suffering heavy bleeding and severe pain, she was eventually transported to a nearby hospital where it was discovered that she was bleeding internally from numerous life-threatening injuries that included a uterus that had been slashed open from top to bottom during the abortion. That case is still pending.

“It has become all too obvious that LeRoy Carhart poses a serious danger to women,” said Newman. “Please join me in praying for him to leave the abortion industry for good and for both his abortion facilities in Bellevue, Nebraska, and Germantown, Maryland, to permanently close.”