New 911 Recording: Incomplete Abortion, Bleeding Hospitalizes Carhart Nebraska Patient

By Cheryl Sullenger

Bellevue, NE — Operation Rescue just received the 911 recording and Computer Aided Dispatch transcript from February 4, 2016, in Bellevue, Nebraska, that shows LeRoy Carhart indeed botched an abortion on a late-term patient, which caused serious bleeding that required emergency hospitalization.

The February 4th call reveals that a 33-year old woman suffered severe bleeding during an 18-week abortion. In Nebraska, abortions at 20 weeks or later are illegal.

In fact, the caller emphasized that the woman was “18 weeks currently pregnant.”

This is an indication that the baby was not fully aborted when emergency responders were summoned to Carhart’s Bellevue abortion business.

Such an incomplete abortion accompanied by uncontrolled bleeding would represent a life-threatening medical emergency for the patient. Her current status remains unknown.

Earlier this week, Operation Rescue reported that a 911 call related to a January 19, 2016, medical emergency at Carhart’s other abortion business, Germantown Reproductive Health Services in Germantown, Maryland, showed that another late-term patient suffered serious bleeding and was transported to an emergency room for care while Carhart packed his luggage in his car and left the scene.

Carhart, 74, holds no hospital privileges anywhere, and has had no such privileges since 1982.

Since March, 2012, Operation Rescue has documented eleven known medical emergencies at Carhart abortion facilities. In addition, Carhart has been involved in two patient deaths in 2005 and 2013. These incidents raise serious questions about Carhart’s competency.

“Carhart’s emergency plan is to call 911 and dump his problems on emergency room staff. Women deserve better than that. Carhart is an aging man that I believe is incompetent to continue practicing medicine,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “LeRoy Carhart has never been held accountable by regulators for injuring, maiming, or even killing women. This represents a regulatory failure that needs to change as of right now.”

According to a recent report by Michele Hendrickson, Carhart addressed a group of college students at an event hosted by Johns Hopkins University’s Medical Students for Choice on February 3, 2016 — just the day before he botched the abortion in Bellevue.

There, he told students, “I believe I’m doing God’s work.”

“Of course, Carhart isn’t doing God’s work because God holds each life as precious, but living in that delusion may allow him to sleep at night,” said Newman.

Operation Rescue is currently preparing complaints against Carhart in Nebraska and Maryland.

Read the CAD Report

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Liberty Counsel Files Brief with US Supreme Court for Operation Rescue Citing Abortion Abuses

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By Cheryl Sullenger

Washington, D.C. – Operation Rescue’s research and data related to abortion abuses has been heavily cited in at least two amici curiae briefs that were filed with the U.S. Supreme Court on February 3, 2016, in a case that will consider the Constitutionality of a Texas abortion safety law known as HB2.

An amici curiae brief has been filed on behalf of Operation Rescue by the Liberty Counsel in Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt, Case 15-274.

The brief emphasizes that the Supreme Court should protect women, not abortion.

“We are gratified that at least two amicus briefs have drawn upon our data in support of their arguments that abortion poses serious risks to women and that the Abortion Cartel has whitewashed those dangers,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “The Texas law at issue is a correct and measured response to many of the abuses our own investigations have uncovered. We are thankful to the Liberty Counsel for preparing a brief on our behalf and to the American Center for Law and Justice for relying so heavily upon our data in support of protection for women.”

The Texas abortion licensing and safety law has already closed 20 substandard abortion facilities in Texas and significantly reduced abortion numbers.

In Operation Rescue’s brief, the Liberty Counsel notes that HB2, which requires physicians to maintain hospital privileges within 30 miles of their abortion facilities among other provisions, is the appropriate response to health and safety risks posed by previously unaccountable abortion centers and is necessary to protect women from harm.

The Liberty Counsel frequently cites investigations and other data from Operation Rescue documenting poor facility conditions, the illegal disposal of recognizable aborted baby remains, and violations to the Texas 24-hour waiting period and informed consent laws.

Based on Operation Rescue’s regulatory complaints, the abortion company that brought the challenge to the Texas law, Whole Women’s Health, was heavily filed and two of its abortionists were disciplined for violations uncovered during Operation Rescue’s investigations, as cited by the Liberty Counsel in the amici curiae brief.

In addition, the brief notes that additional data gathered by Operation Rescue in December during a meticulous survey of every abortion facility in the country, verified that the average wait time for an abortion as well as the average cost for an abortion in Texas falls below the national average in both categories, even though half of the state’s abortion clinics have shut down.

“Operation Rescue’s investigation refutes Petitioners’ ‘parade of horribles’ in which they claim that women will have to wait weeks for abortions if HB2 is upheld by the Court,” the brief stated.

The American Center for Law and Justice filed a brief on behalf of the Family Research Council and others that heavily relies upon information published by Operation Rescue.

The ACLJ’s brief strongly makes the point that abortion is not safe based on documentation that shows throngs of women have suffered life-threatening medical emergencies that required hospital transport and that some have even died as a result of abortion complications done in substandard, unaccountable facilities.

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments in the Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt case on March 2, 2016, with a decision expected sometime in June.

Read Liberty Counsel’s Brief for Operation Rescue
Read the American Center for Law and Justice Brief

Carhart’s Personal War on Women: 911 Call Reveals Serious Abortion Injury; Days Later Another Ambulance Rolls to NE Facility

By Cheryl Sullenger

Bellevue, Nebraska – With lights flashing and sirens blaring, an ambulance and fire unit arrived at LeRoy Carhart’s Bellevue, Nebraska, abortion facility on February 4, 2016. This incident represented the third time in less than three months that an ambulance was called to an abortion facility where LeRoy Carhart was on duty supplying abortions.

Not much else is yet known about the condition of that woman, however, Operation Rescue has obtained the 911 recording for a previous medical emergency on January 19, 2016, that took place at Germantown Reproductive Health Services, the late-term abortion facility were Carhart aborts babies throughout all nine months of pregnancy.

On the recording, a cheery clinic worker is heard asking for transport for a patient for observation, downplaying the seriousness of the injuries, which become apparent later in the call.

While heavily redacted, it is clear from the questioning of the dispatcher that the victim was likely a late-term abortion patient who was hemorrhaging, and may have been bleeding from the mouth. If that was the case, it means she likely suffered serious internal injuries as the result of the abortion.

The following portion of the recording is especially revealing.

911: Is she bleeding or vomiting blood?
[Answer redacted.]

911: …ok, and so where is she bleeding from?
[Answer redacted.]

911: …ok, and has the afterbirth been delivered yet? The bleeding’s serious.
[Answer redacted.]

The video shows that as the woman was transported from GRHS, Carhart and his wife, Mary Lou, are seen leaving the facility with their luggage and exit the parking lot in the opposite direction as the ambulance.

Carhart has no hospital privileges anywhere, and hasn’t since 1982.

“It’s possible that the Carhart’s had a flight to catch so they just dumped their seriously bleeding patient on the emergency room,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “This means he would probably not been available in the event emergency room personnel had questions about the injured patient’s care.”

Carhart similarly caught a plane and was unavailable when another late-term patient, Jennifer Morbelli, suffered complications to a 33-week abortion and later died at a hospital where her desperate family took her for care.

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The January 19 injury in Maryland and the February 4 emergency in Nebraska combine for a total of eleven medical emergencies documented by Operation Rescue since 2012.

• February 4, 2016, Bellevue, NE: Woman transported to hospital. (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.)

“It is clear that Carhart poses a danger to the public and it is past time for the authorities in Maryland and Nebraska to stop turning a blind eye to this carnage,” said Newman. “Once again, we will be filing complaints with medical boards in both states, and will continue to do so when these incidents happen until they finally understand just how dangerous he really is.”