Thankful: Late-term Abortionist Carhart Calls it Quits in Maryland!

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By Cheryl Sullenger

Germantown, MD – Abortionist LeRoy Carhart will no longer be conducting abortions at Germantown Reproductive Health Services (GRHS), an abortion facility in Germantown, Maryland, that has until now provided abortions throughout all nine months of pregnancy.

According to local sources, Carhart’s last abortions in Maryland took place during the week of October 30, 2016. He returned to GRHS on November 8, but stayed only a few hours, sending several very late-term patients home without abortions. He left later in the afternoon and never returned.

“The fact that Carhart will no longer be aborting babies in Maryland is something to be grateful for this Thanksgiving. We congratulate our co-laborers at the Maryland Coalition for Life for their hard work that has made this day a reality,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “Carhart’s brand of very late-term abortions are morally reprehensible and very dangerous, having taken the lives of countless viable babies and two of this patients. We have worked for years to end this atrocity, and today, Maryland is free from the dangers posed by Carhart.”

GRHS, once among the few abortion facilities that would openly do the expensive third-trimester abortions, now offers them up to 19 weeks.

Carhart located his extremely late-term abortion business to Germantown in December 2010. This move was prompted by the 2009 closure of Women’s Health Care Services in Wichita, Kansas, where he also worked conducting third-trimester abortions. His plan to move his late-term business to Nebraska was thwarted by the passage of the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act – the first of its kind – by the Nebraska Legislature in April 2010, which banned abortions at 20 weeks or later into pregnancy.

While in Maryland, Carhart’s risky abortions were responsible for the emergency transport of at least eight women to hospital emergency rooms. In addition, one of his third-trimester patients, Jennifer Morbelli, died in 2013 from complications to her procedure.

Earlier this year, a Federal lawsuit was filed against Carhart for a seriously botched late-term abortion that came close to costing the life of another one of his patients. He also faced the scrutiny of the House Select Panel on Infant Lives, which issued subpoenas to him and GRHS for documents related to the suspected trafficking of aborted baby remains and the deaths of babies who may have been born alive during abortions at the Germantown facility.

Carhart continues to operate an abortion facility in his home town of Bellevue, Nebraska, where he still does abortions up to 20 weeks.

“At age 75 and not in the best of health, we believe it is a great time for Carhart to retire,” said Newman. “We pray that before next Thanksgiving, he will make the decision to quit the killing business for good.”

Pro-Life Priorities: What We Expect from Mr. Trump’s Presidency

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PRESS RELEASE

Washington, DC – With Donald J. Trump now our President-elect, and both houses of Congress firmly in the hands of pro-life Republicans, Americans who are opposed to abortion now have hope that real progress can be made in the struggle to protect innocent lives from the brutality of abortion death.

“Operation Rescue has named our five top priorities for the next Congress and the new Trump Administration,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “During the election, promises were made to pro-life/pro-family groups, and after Inauguration Day, it will be time to make those promises a reality. We can accept no excuse for failure.”

1. Make conservative, pro-life nominations to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The promise that Mr. Trump would appoint a pro-life justice to replace Antonin Scalia was one of the strongest promises made. Fulfilling this promise must be among the Administration’s top priorities. Without solid justices that will uphold the Constitutional right to life, all other pro-life actions become subject to reversal.

2. Defund and prosecute Planned Parenthood.
The majority of the American people oppose tax-funding for Planned Parenthood as long as it is in the abortion business. Money that now helps Planned Parenthood market abortions to vulnerable women should instead be reallocated to legitimate health care clinics so no one goes without the care they need.

It must be a high priority to prosecute Planned Parenthood for the hundreds of alleged crimes related to the illegal trafficking of aborted baby remains, and for over-billing government funds for prescriptions and services. A strong message must be sent that abortionists are not above the law.

3. Pass the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.
This would ensure that babies at 20 weeks gestation and older have legal protections and cannot be aborted. This will end the savagery of poisoning and dismembering pre-born babies that are capable feeling pain.

4. Repeal Obamacare and its Abortion Mandate.
Obamacare has been a disaster for the American people in general and for those of faith in particular, who have been forced to pay for abortion and birth control in violation of their religious liberties. There are ways to improve health care for Americans that do not involve paying for abortion and other services that violate the deeply held religious convictions of millions of Americans.

5. Extend the Select Panel on Infant Lives into the next Congressional session.
It is important to continue the Select Panel’s investigation into illegal abortion practices and trafficking in baby body parts, which is set to conclude at the end of the year, because of delay tactics that have left subpoenas unanswered. At the very least, any recommendations made by the Panel to state attorneys general or the Department of Justice should be respected and crimes prosecuted.

This is not an exhaustive list of everything that could be done, but it is a start.

“It is our hope that the table can be set within the next four years for the complete abolition of abortion,” said Newman. “That is our ultimate goal, and for the first time since Roe v. Wade, it is now possible to achieve it.”

We Stand Ready to Assist Attorney General-Designate Sessions in Prosecuting Planned Parenthood

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PRESS RELEASE

Washington, DC – Today, it was announced that Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) has been tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to serve as the next Attorney General of the United States.

Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue, and his staff congratulate Sen. Sessions on this important appointment.

“We could not be happier about the selection of Sen. Jeff Sessions as the next Attorney General,” said Newman. “I have worked on projects with Sen. Sessions in the past and know him to be an experienced prosecutor and a principled pro-life advocate with a reputation for honesty.”

Operation Rescue stands ready to assist the new Attorney General with any potential prosecutions of Planned Parenthood and other abortion businesses for a multitude of felonies committed over the past several years under the protection of the Obama Administration.

Those crimes include:

• Illegal profiteering from the sale of aborted baby remains.
• HIPAA violations.
• Fraudulent over-billing of Medicaid and other government programs.
• Covering up sex abuse perpetrated by abortion clinic staff.

“Planned Parenthood’s days of running amok over the laws of the land are nearly over,” said Newman. “A new sheriff is coming to town and the era of old corrupt politicians who have shielded Planned Parenthood from the consequences of their illegal behavior is about to come to an end. Our message to Planned Parenthood today is: You are no longer above the law.”