Thankful: Late-term Abortionist Carhart Calls it Quits in Maryland! (See update)

UPDATE: Carhart has returned to work at Germantwon Reproductive Health Services after what was likely supposed to be a permanent departure in the fall of 2016. GRHS continues without much success to seek a replacement for Carhart, according to a confidential source. Read more.

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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.”

Archive of Documented Abortion Patient Death Reports by Operation Rescue

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This is a permanent historic archive of reports produced by Operation Rescue related to documented cases of abortion-related maternal deaths. In many cases, Operation Rescue was the primary source that uncovered the abortion patient death, researched and reported on it, and filed complaints against those abortionists and facilities responsible.

The actual number of maternal deaths from abortion are unknown, due to inadequate reporting and the fact that the Abortion Cartel goes to great lengths to cover them up so they can pretend to the public that their grisly business is “safe and legal.” We know better.

The Abortion Cartel wants us to forget these women ever existed, or that their deaths are acceptable losses. We reject both those notions. May we never forget the toll in human tragedy abortion inflicts on women, their babies, and society in general, and may that memory urge us on in our work to protect human lives until abortion has ended for good.

The incidents and links are listed from newest to oldest, with the most informative overall articles highlighted in bold print.

Keisha Marie Atkins – 2017

Looking Deeper: Analysis of Facts Proves Woman Died from Abortion — Not Pregnancy, August 25, 2017

Woman DEAD from Abortion at Late-Term Facility Currently Under Criminal Investigation, August 23, 2017

Jaime Lee Morales – 2016

New York Abortionist Charged with Manslaughter in Late-term Abortion Death, October 12, 2016

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Cree Erwin – 2016

Family Comes Forward with New Evidence, Questions about Cree Erwin’s Fatal Botched Abortion at Planned Parenthood, April 14, 2017

Why “Accidental Death” is the Default Setting for Coroners When Abortion is Involved, March 16, 2017

MUST READ! Perforated Uterus Led to Death of Michigan Planned Parenthood Abortion Patient, March 14, 2017

Pro-Life Leaders Confirm that Planned Parenthood Kalamazoo Was Involved in Patient Death, 08/31/2016

MUST SEE! Chilling 911 Call: Mom Finds Daughter “Cold as Ice” After Abortion, 08/10/2016

Abortion Patient Death: Emergency Radio Traffic Spotlights Events on Fatal Night 07/12/2016

Woman Identified Who Was Found Dead after Abortion 07/08/2016

BREAKING! Police Investigate Death of a Michigan Woman Days after an Abortion 07/07/2016

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Lakisha Wilson – 2014

Can There Still be Justice for Lakisha Wilson? 03/23/2017

How Harvesting Organs from a Dying Abortion Patient Thwarted Justice 04/13/2016

Pro-Life Groups to Gov. Kasich: Patient Death & 10 Injuries Make Ohio Abortion Facility Too Dangerous to Operate 03/09/2016

Fire Marshall Ignores Danger of Broken Elevator at Abortion Clinic Where Patient Died 06/23/2015

911 Recordings Reveal New Details of Two More Abortion Complications at Preterm Where Lakisha Wilson Died 05/29/2015

Alive or Dead? Abortionist that Killed Lakisha Wilson Sends Woman “Wrapped Like a Mummy” to the Emergency Room 04/27/2015

Abortionist that Killed Patient in Cleveland Given Award and Promotion 04/13/2015

NPR Ignores Facts about Ohio Abortion Patient Death While Siding with Those that Killed Her 03/05/2015

Pro-Life Leaders Call for Criminal Investigation into Cleveland Abortion Death in Light of New Evidence 01/21/2015

Abortion’s Dreadful Toll Thwarts Dr. King’s Dream 01/19/2015

Joan Rivers Cause of Death Same as Dead Abortion Patient 10/17/2014

Ohio Board Lets Abortionists Get Away With Death of Poor, Healthy Black Woman 09/25/2014

Pro-Life Groups Expose Cleveland’s University Hospital for Enabling Abortionists that Killed Lakisha Wilson 09/08/2014

District Attorney Disinclined to Investigate Ohio Abortion Patient Death 07/25/2014

Autopsy Report Reveals Abortion Patient’s Hemorrhage Not Detected in Time 07/01/2014

Medical Examiner Confirms that Ohio Woman Died from Abortion Complications 05/30/2014

Cleveland Abortion Death: What the Medical Examiner’s Statement Means – And What It Doesn’t 06/05/2014

Buffett Foundation Tied to Cleveland Abortion Clinic Where Woman Died 04/16/2014

Funeral Services Set for Woman who Died at Cleveland Abortion Facility 04/04/2014

ODH Inspectors at Preterm While Pro-Life Leaders Held Press Conference Concerning Abortion Death 04/03/2014

Cleveland Abortion Patient’s Death and Identity Confirmed 04/01/2014

ABORTION DEATH: 911 Records Show Cleveland Abortion Patient “Not Breathing At All” 03/26/2014

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Jennifer Morbelli – 2013

Carhart’s Maryland Late-Term Abortion Business Caught Operating without a Lab Permit 05/31/2016

Abortion Access or Safety? You Can’t Have Both 03/07/2016

Carhart Hospitalizes Sixth Abortion Patient in Germantown, Maryland 01/22/2016

Six Abortion Businesses that Prove “Roe” Didn’t Make Abortion Safe 01/20/2016

Suit to Block Abortion-Related Public Records Requests Heard by Maryland Supreme Court 01/11/2016

“After Tiller” Would Be Better Named “Sympathy for the Devil” 09/02/2014

Late-term Abortionist Carhart Faces Licensure Investigation in Nebraska 08/20/2014

Carhart Worker to 911: “We had an issue with the procedure” 05/13/2014

Ambulance Rushes Seventh Carhart Abortion Patient in Two Years to Hospital 04/28/2014

Abortion Nurse’s Hearing Delayed After New Complaints Against Carhart Filed in 3 States 03/19/2014

Another Carhart Botched Abortion Sends Patient to Emergency Room 03/05/2014

911 Redactions Fail to Hide Hemorrhage as Complication to Carhart Late-term Abortion 02/19/2014

Abortionist Involved in Patient Death Receives Inadequate Discipline to Protect the Public 01/09/2014

Carhart Botches Third Late-term Abortion This Year, Patient Receives Emergency Surgery 11/27/2013

Eye Witness Says Carhart Hospitalized 4th Woman in 10 Months, 2nd in 4 Days 12/12/2013

He Will Kill Again: Maryland Board Fails to Discipline Carhart for Patient Death 10/16/2013

911 Recording: Bleeding Threat Minimized by Carhart Abortion Clinic Worker 07/22/2013

Ambulance Transports Another Carhart Abortion Patient to Emergency Room 07/10/2013

Morbelli Autopsy Report Does Not Address Carhart’s Abandonment of Abortion Patient 05/30/2013

Despite MD Health Department Statements, Carhart Is Not Cleared in Abortion Death 05/28/2013

BREAKING: Medical Examiner Says Abortion Complications Caused Morbelli Death 02/20/2013

Documents, Grand Juror, Prove Carhart Deception About Patient Deaths 05/09/2013

Thousands of Citizen Complaints Lodged Against Carhart for Third-Trimester Abortion Death 04/25/2013

Maryland Board Snubs 5,000 Letters Supporting Carhart Abortion Death Investigation 03/19/2013

Death Certificate Confirms Abortion, Not Fetal Anomaly, Responsible for Woman’s Death 03/13/2013

Carhart Under Preliminary Investigation by Medical Board in Late-term Abortion Death, Letter Confirms 03/11/2013

Inspections Uncover Another Patient Death, Suspend Three Maryland Abortion Clinic Licenses 03/09/2013

Abortion Death Prompts House Delegates’ Letter Asking Why Carhart’s Clinic is Still Open 03/06/2013

Operation Rescue Asks for 2nd Degree Murder Charges against Carhart in Patient Death 02/27/2013

Carhart Will Kill Again Unless You Take Action Now! 02/26/2013

Despite Licensing, Carhart’s Late-term Abortion Clinic Not Inspected Prior to Patient Death 02/22/2013

Operation Rescue Files Formal Complaint Against Carhart with MD Medical Board in Patient Death 02/21/2013

Video: Candlelight Vigil Remembers Mom, Baby that Died From Carhart Abortion 02/18/2013

Candlelight Vigil Sunday Will Memorialize Mom and Baby Who Died From Abortion 02/15/2013

Sebelius Linked to Late-term Abortionist Involved in Patient Death 02/14/2013

Maryland Attorney General’s Office: Carhart Under “Serious Criminal Investigation” in Wake of Abortion Death 02/12/2013

Carhart’s Deceased Late-Term Abortion Patient Identified 02/10/2013

Carhart Patient Dead From Horrific 33-Week Abortion Injuries 02/08/2013

Late-Term Abortion

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Maria Santiago – 2013

Federal Suit Against Disgraced Abortionist Reveals Dangers of Corners-Cutting Methotrexate Abortions 03/18/2016

Six Abortion Businesses that Prove “Roe” Didn’t Make Abortion Safe 01/20/2016

Suit to Block Abortion-Related Public Records Requests Heard by Maryland Supreme Court 01/11/2016

Brigham Quietly Reopens Maryland Abortion Clinic Where Patient Died 11/13/2015

Brigham’s Delaware Abortion Business Halts Surgical Abortions Under Threat of Closure 09/16/2015

Abortion Emergency Filmed at Dangerous Brigham-Owned Pensacola, FL Abortion Clinic 02/23/2015

Suspension Lifted for MD Abortionist Involved in Patient Death 09/04/2013

Abortionist Involved in Patient Death Receives Inadequate Discipline to Protect the Public 01/09/2014

Brigham Illegally Opens Abortion Mill in Philadelphia in Defiance State Order 11/08/2013

Abortion Patient Death Prompts Third License Suspension 06/05/2013

Patient Death Results in Emergency License Suspensions of Two Brigham-Affiliated Abortionists 06/03/2013

Maryland Abortionist that Killed Patient Identified 05/29/2013

Inspections Uncover Another Patient Death, Suspend Three Maryland Abortion Clinic Licenses 03/09/2013

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Tonya Reaves – 2012

Six Abortion Businesses that Prove “Roe” Didn’t Make Abortion Safe 01/20/2016

Dead Abortion Patient Still Waits for Justice Three Years Later 07/10/2015

Abortion’s Dreadful Toll Thwarts Dr. King’s Dream 01/19/2015

Planned Parenthood Abortionist Deceptively Omitted Patient Death on Indiana License Application 11/17/2014

Abortionist that Killed Tonya Reaves During Botched Abortion Has Closed Her Chicago Abortion Business 11/03/2014

Planned Parenthood Abortionist Evaded, Blame-Shifted in Death of Tonya Reaves, Deposition Shows 05/01/2014

Unanswered Questions: Planned Parenthood to Shell Out $2 Million In Botched Abortion Death of Black Mother 02/10/2014

One Year After Her Death, There’s Only Injustice for Tonya Reaves 07/18/2013

Second Suit Filed Against Planned Parenthood in Tonya Reaves Death 01/07/2013

Can Women Trust Planned Parenthood With Their Healthcare? 12/11/2012

Medical Examiner Withheld Pages of Reaves Autopsy Report Mentioning Planned Parenthood 09/12/2012

Autopsy Report Reveals Planned Parenthood’s Negligence Was Responsible for Tonya Reaves’ Death 09/11/2012

New Revelations in Reaves Death as Abortionist Pays Up in Medicaid Fraud Case 09/07/2012

Mom Sues Planned Parenthood for the Botched Abortion Death of Tonya Reaves 08/28/2012

Planned Parenthood Ignored Instructions to Call 911 In Tonya Reaves Abortion Death 08/07/2012

Pro-Life Groups Call for Murder Investigation in Planned Parenthood Abortion Death 08/01/2012

Documents Reveal Tonya Reaves Suffered Incomplete Abortion, Perforated Uterus, and Fatal Delay in Emergency Care Access at Hands of Planned Parenthood 07/26/2012

Obama Disrespects Dead Abortion Victim With Insensitive Comments Supporting Planned Parenthood 07/25/2012

Mr. Obama, does Tonya Reaves look enough like your daughters to investigate Planned Parenthood? 07/24/2012

Woman Dead After Second-Trimester Abortion at Chicago Planned Parenthood 07/22/2012

Alexandra Nunez 2010

Alexandra Nunez – 2010

Sandra Fluke, Women are Already Dying of Botched Abortions in Emergency Rooms While Obama Looks the Other Way 09/06/2012

Grisly Abortion Death Leads to Revocation of NY Abortionist Robert Hosty’s Medical License 05/24/2012

Abortionist Epstein Denies Involvement In Abortion Death 03/01/2010

Abortionist Epstein Under Investigation for Abortion Death 02/23/2010

‘Nothing Happened Here’ – Except Fatally Botched Abortion 01/27/2010

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Ying Chen – 2009

Michigan Abortionist Loses Job after Pro-Life Activist Tips News Station 02/20/2014

New Abortionist with Old Problems Takes Over California “Shop of Horrors” 03/10/2011

Pro-life Groups Ask For Federal Inspections, Congressional Hearings In Wake of Gosnell, Brigham Abortion Scandals 01/27/2011

California Abortionist Rutland, Who Killed Woman, Will Surrender His License 01/26/2011

Justice is Coming – Or Is It? Abortion Cases To Watch In 2011 01/06/2011

Abortionists Face More Legal Woes In Three States 08/26/2010

California Abortionist Accused of Homicide In Patient Death 07/30/2010

The Shadow Practice: Investigative Report Shows Abortionists Preying On Immigrants 04/06/2010

Abortionist Rutland Caught Doing Abortions In Violation of Suspension 02/18/2010

Rutland Banned From Abortions But Retains License For Now 01/08/2010

Abortionist Faces Revocation In Wake Of Abortion Death 01/07/2010

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Karnamaya Mongar – 2009

View Operation Rescue’s full archive of reports related to Kermit Gosnell and his murder trial.

Special Report: Why Virginia’s Appallingly Substandard Abortion Facilities Must Not Be Excepted from the Law 09/16/2014

Gosnell Post Script: How They Were Sentenced 07/16/2014

Gosnell Accomplice Steven Massof Sentenced in Abortion “House of Horrors” Case 02/13/2014

House Passes Protection for Late-term Babies in Wake of Abortion Abuse Revelations 06/19/2013

First of Gosnell Employees Sentenced to Probation for Perjury 05/28/2013

Gosnell Case Moves to Penalty Phase 05/14/2013

Video: Evidence from Gosnell “House of Horrors” Trial 05/14/2013

GUILTY! Gosnell Found Guilty of 3 Counts of First Degree Murder 05/13/2013

BREAKING: Gosnell Jury Hung on 2 Counts; Ordered to Try Again 05/13/2014

Breaking: Defense Attorney in Gosnell Case Angry About Fox News Special, Judge Quizzes Jurors 05/06/2013

Jury Deliberations Begin in “House of Horrors” Murder Case 04/30/2013

Impassioned Closing Arguments Stir Emotions in Gosnell Trial 04/29/2013

Gosnell Defense Rests Without A Witness as Judge Clarifies Murder Charge Dismissal 04/24/2013

Shocker: Gosnell Judge Dismissed 3 Murder Charges, Five Remain 04/23/2013

Prosecution: Files Show Evidence of Illegal Late-Term Abortions by Gosnell 04/17/2013

Family of Dead Abortion Patient Give Tearful Testimony at Gosnell Murder Trial 04/16/2013

Carnage: Grisly Testimony and Photos of Aborted Baby Remains Dominate Gosnell Trial 04/15/2013

Mental Illness Plagued Gosnell Employees Who ‘Snipped’ Baby’s Necks 04/10/2013

Gosnell Witness Recants Guilty Plea, Still Testifies of Abortion Horrors 04/09/2013

Powerful Testimony of Horrific Abortion Abuses Ends Prosecution Case in Gosnell Murder Trial 04/08/2013

Exception or Rule? Gosnell’s “House of Horrors” Not So Rare 04/08/2013

Gosnell Employee: ‘It would rain fetuses. Fetuses and blood all over the place’ 04/05/2013

Gosnell Sister-in-Law Emotionally Testifies of Mongar Death, Disposal of Bloody Remains 04/03/2013

Homicide Determination in Abortion Death Sparks Outburst, Anger at Gosnell Murder Trial 03/29/2013

Fight Breaks Out At Gosnell Abortion Murder Trial 03/27/2013

State Inspector’s Horrific Discoveries at Gosnell’s Abortion Clinic Described In Court 03/26/2013

39 Years After Roe V. Wade, No Gurney Access Endangers Two Injured Abortion Patients in Alabama 01/22/2012

Gosnell’s Wife Admits to Grisly, Illegal Late-term Abortions 12/14/2011

Two of Gosnell’s Abortion Workers Plead Guilty to Murder 10/27/2011

Paying the Piper: Abortionists Face the Music at Upcoming Hearings 08/26/2011

Shocking Photos Of Gosnell Murder Victims Included in Grand Jury Report 01/19/2011

BREAKING NEWS! Philly Abortionist, 9 Others Jailed on 8 Counts of Murder in Overnight Raid 01/19/2011

Anapol Schwartz Attorneys File Wrongful Death Suit Against University City Doctor Kermit Gosnell 01/19/2011

PA Abortionist Deceives In TV Interview 03/01/2010

“He Left An Arm And A Leg Inside Me”- PA Abortion Horror Highlights Need For Greater Oversight 02/26/2010

Shop of Horrors: Abortion Death Prompts Raid, Grisly Discovery 02/23/2010

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Laura Hope Smith – 2007

Sandra Fluke, Women are Already Dying of Botched Abortions in Emergency Rooms While Obama Looks the Other Way 09/06/2012

Former Abortion Worker to Receive First Abortion Whistleblower Reward of $25,000 01/20/2011

Blowing the Whistle: How one abortion worker allowed the truth to set her free–and put an abortionist behind bars 01/20/2011

Crusading Mom Eileen Smith Named Operation Rescue’s 2010 Person of the Year 12/29/2010

Abortionist Released From Jail Against Recommendations In Abortion Manslaughter Case 12/08/2010

News Video From Court: Osathanondh’s Conviction in the Death Of Laura Hope Smith 09/15/2010

Massachusetts Abortionist Sentenced to Jail for Abortion Death 09/14/2010

Breaking! Massachusetts Abortionist Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter In Death Of Laura Smith 09/13/2010

Trial Delayed In Massachusetts Abortion Manslaughter Case 09/08/2010

Abortionists Face More Legal Woes In Three States 08/26/2010

Abortion Promoters Whine Over Cape Cod Being Abortion Free 11/10/2009

Illegal Back-Alley Abortionist Opens Risky Late-term Abortion Mill 11/10/2009

Court Delays Manslaughter Case As 2nd Anniversary of Abortion Death Nears 09/11/2009

Abortionist Killed: National News — Abortionist Kills Woman: Ignored 06/16/2009

Abortion Death Helps Friend To Save Her Baby 04/22/2009

Osathanondh Arraigned In Abortion Death, Surrenders Passport 07/25/2008

Mass. Grand Jury Issues Indictment Against Abortionist In Patient’s Death 07/16/2008

Abortionists In Civil Court For Abortion Death, Criminal Indictments Pursued 03/24/2008

Mass. Abortionist Relinquishes License In Wake Of Abortion Death Investigation 02/21/2008

911 Call Reveals Cold-Hearted Attitude Toward MA Woman’s Abortion Death 12/06/2007

Abortionist Ordered To Turn Over Medical Records In Abortion Death 10/24/2007

Massachusetts Abortion Death Case Slowly Progressing 10/21/2007

Massachusetts Abortion Victim’s Mom Comes Forward 09/28/2007

Abortion Death Reported In Massachusetts 09/27/2007

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Christin Gilbert – 2005

In Memory of Christin Gilbert, 1985-2005 Full summary of her story.

He Will Kill Again: Maryland Board Fails to Discipline Carhart for Patient Death 10/16/2013

Documents, Grand Juror, Prove Carhart Deception About Patient Deaths 05/09/2013

Sebelius Linked to Late-term Abortionist Involved in Patient Death 02/14/2013

Late-Term Abortion

Time to Right a Wrong in Kansas 04/11/2011

Tiller May Be Gone, But His Web Of Abortion Corruption Remains 04/23/2010

Sebelius Out Of Touch If She Thinks Americans Happy About Abortion Funding 03/23/2010

Oxymoron: Abortionist Appreciation Day 03/10/2010

George Tiller Was No Hero – And Neither Was Scott Roeder 02/02/2010

NARAL’s “Hall of Fame” Reveals Their Shame 12/30/2009

Sign the Petition: Stop Wesley Medical Center From Helping Carhart Open An International Late-Term Abortion Clinic 08/10/2009

Operation Rescue Announces “Keep It Closed” Campaign 08/03/2009

Pro-life Groups Ask for Comprehensive Investigation of Late-term Abortionist Carhart 07/07/2009

Pro-lifers Lay Hundreds of Flowers At Closed Late-term Abortion Mill 06/20/2009

Carhart to Continue Late-Term Abortions in Nebraska 06/15/2009

Sebelius Unfit For HHS Post – Facts About Her Connections To The Abortion Cartel 04/2009

Not Adding Up: Gov. Sebelius’ Ever-Changing Story About Her Dinner With Abortionist George Tiller And His Abortion Clinic Staff Leaves Ethical Questions 04/11/2009

Tiller Cases Simplified! Time Line Of Events In Efforts To Bring Tiller To Justice 03/27/2009

Operation Rescue Launches Opposition To Gov. Sebelius’ Confirmation As HHS Secretary 03/02/2009

Sebelius’ Role In KS Abortion Scandal Makes Her Unfit For HHS Post 02/09/2009

KS Board of Healing Arts Asked to Reopen Inquiry Into Abortion Death 02/05/2009

Cast of Characters In the Tiller Criminal Case 01/06/2009
Ambulance Transports Yet Another Tiller Abortion Patient To Hospital 10/29/2008

“They’re Liable To Kill Me,” Patient Feared During Botched Abortion That Hospitalized Her 09/29/2008

Patient Feared for Her Life During Botched Abortion 09/29/2008

DA Foulston Insisted To Grand Jury That Abortion Law Is Not Enforceable 07/07/2008

Waiting for Justice: Will the Grand Jury Indict “Tiller the Killer” or Will Injustice Continue To Prevail? 07/02/2008

KS Supreme Court Grills Attorneys During Oral Arguments Tiller Abortion Records Case 04/09/2008

Second Medical Board Official Resigns Amid Scandals Over Cover-ups and Ineptitude 04/03/2008

Second Head Rolls In Kansas Corruption Scandal As Director Of Medical Board Resigns 04/02/2008

Abortionist Tiller Fails To Block Grand Jury Subpoenas 01/25/2008

Tiller’s Bold-Faced Lie Insults Community, Victims 01/23/2008

Newman To Testify Before Grand Jury Investigating Late-Term Abortionist Tiller 01/16/2008

Court Disregards Petition Conditions, Allows Distrusted Prosecutor To Direct Tiller Grand Jury 01/08/2008

Abortionist Tiller Loses Second Attempt To Dismiss Grand Jury 10/01/2007

Grand Jury Petitions Demand Another Tiller Investigation 09/06/2007

Kansas Senator Asks For More Charges Against Abortionist Tiller 08/17/2007

911 Caller In Abortion Death Quits Tiller 08/15/2007

Tiller’s Abortion Clinic Will Remain Closed A Third Straight Week 08/08/2007

Tiller Associate Cut Immunity Deal In Illegal Abortion Case 06/30/2007

What’s Wrong With Kansas 03/12/2007

Abortionists Tiller, Neuhaus Again Under Investigation By KSBHA 03/06/2007

12 Deaths Expose Deception Of NAF Standards 02/23/2007

Abortionist Who Killed Christin Gilbert Attacks Man With Car 02/11/2007

Abortionist Neuhaus Will Testify Against Tiller If Case Is Reinstated 12/27/2006

“I Left My Dead Baby In The Toilet” – Former Tiller Patient Tells Of Abortion Horror On O’Reilly Factor 12/13/2006

Abortionist’s Lawyer “Dead Wrong” On Medical Records 11/02/2006

Legislative Audit Diagnoses KSBHA in Critical Condition 10/19/2006

Abortion Clinic Investigations Are A Matter Of Life Or Death 09/25/2006

Abortion Ignored by KS Gov. Candidates, But Not Voters 09/01/2006

Kansas PAC Reveals Gov. Sebelius Rewarded Large Contributors With KSBHA Appointments 08/18/2006

Grand Jury Leaves Unanswered Questions in Abortion Death 08/17/2006

“Gut Feeling” From Grand Jury Source: “There Is A Major Cover-up” 08/15/2006

Grand Jury Source: Abortionists Tiller and Carhart Dodged Grand Jury 08/14/2006

Tiller Narrowly Escaped Indictment, Grand Jury Source Reveals 08/10/2006

Grand Jury Story On WorldNetDaily 08/02/2006

TILLER GETS AWAY WITH MURDER! 07/31/2006

Grand Jury Day for Tiller Employees? No Babies Die In Unusual Day At WHCS 06/17/2006

Operation Rescue Runs Radio Ads Seeking Justice For Abortion Victim 06/07/2006

KS Lawmakers Will Attempt to Override Sebelius Veto Of Abortion Reporting 05/25/2006

Grand Jury in Abortion Death Convenes, But Concerns About Corruption Continue 05/23/2006

OPINION: The Appearance of Impropriety Demands an Honest Investigation 05/22/2006

Operation Rescue Calls For Nationwide Day of Fasting and Prayer on Monday for Grand Jury Abortion Death Investigation 05/20/2006

Something to Hide? Judge Bans Public, Media, From Abortion Records Hearings 05/15/2006

Judge Orders Grand Jury To Convene On May 22 05/03/2006

Grand Jury Petition Certified — Investigation Into Abortion Death Will Proceed 04/19/2006

Kansas Abortions Down 8% in 2005 04/17/2006

Groups Submit Petitions Calling for a Grand Jury to Investigate Abortion Death 04/08/2006

Operation Rescue Announces The Release Of “The Tiller Report II.” 04/07/2006

Abortionist Commits Hit-and-Run Two Days Before Groups Ask For Grand Jury Investigation 04/06/2006

Effort to Open Abortion Death Probe Gains Media Attention 04/05/2006

Tiller Grand Jury Petitions To Be Submitted April 7 03/24/2006

OpEd: To Block or Not to Block — That is the Question 02/04/2006

Tiller Paranoia Closes Mill, Saves Baby 01/25/2006

Abortion Stigma Hits Home 01/23/2006

Operation Rescue Launches “Year of Justice” Campaign 01/20/2006

Whistleblowers Confirm Need for Grand Jury Investigation 01/18/2006

Memorial Service Remembers Life and Death of Tiller Victim Christin A. Gilbert 01/14/2006

Grand Jury Asked to Investigate Abortion Murder, Misconduct 01/17/2006

KSBHA Letter to Sebelius Raises Questions About the Board’s Integrity 12/01/2005

KSBHA Closes Case Against Tiller in Abortion Death In Spite of Damning Evidence 11/29/2005

Petition Would Force Grand Jury to Investigate Tiller 11/23/2005

Pro-Lifers Demand Answers from KSBHA Attorney In Abortion Death Inquiry 11/04/2005

Operation Rescue Will Hold Press Conference To Demand Action From KSHBA in Abortion Death 11/02/2005

Dr. Kelly Hollowell Publishes Column About KS Abortion Death 09/24/2005

Abortionist Tiller and Pro-abortion Play-goers, Challenged Over Abortion Death 09/21/2005

Cause of Death in Texas Teen: “Complications of Therapeutic Abortion” 09/14/2005

Wesley Medical Center Subject of Ongoing Campaign 07/27/2005

Abortion Death Mystery: Was the Death in George Tiller’s Down’s Syndrome Patient Intentional? 06/24/2005

KSBHA Letter to Sebelius Draws Premature Conclusions About Abortion Death 03/30/2005

“Anna’s” Story 03/06/2005 (True name: Christin Gilbert)

New Documents Verify Abortion Death 03/02/2005

SOMETHING TO HIDE? Department of Emergency Communications Refuses to Release Public Information on Botched Abortion Call 02/25/2005

George Tiller Subpoenaed by Texas 02/22/2005

Press Release–Governor acknowledges death of abortion patient in Wichita 02/21/2005

NEW PHOTOS Show Ambulance at Abortion Clinic 02/03/2005

La Quinta Inns Send Abortionist Tiller Packing 01/31/2005

KSBHA Launches Investigation into Abortion Death 01/28/2005

“SHE’S DEAD!” 01/26/2005

“I don’t have an answer to that question.” 01/21/2005

Botched Abortion Victim from Tiller’s Late-Term Mill Rushed to Hospital Via Ambulance 01/13/2005

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Tamiia Russell – 2004

Notorious Abortionist Hodari Denied License, Lacks “Good Moral Character” 09/24/2014

Michigan Abortion Quacks Hodari and Gerbi Retire 02/05/2013

Wealthy Michigan Abortionist Who Killed 4 Patients Resists Safety Regulations 04/21/2011

Oxymoron: Abortionist Appreciation Day 2010 03/10/2010

Forced Abortion, Rape Victim Comes Forward After Abortionist Given Probation 02/11/2009

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Regina Johnson – 2003

Notorious Abortionist Hodari Denied License, Lacks “Good Moral Character” 09/24/2014

Michigan Abortion Quacks Hodari and Gerbi Retire 02/05/2013

Wealthy Michigan Abortionist Who Killed 4 Patients Resists Safety Regulations 04/21/2011

Oxymoron: Abortionist Appreciation Day 2010 03/10/2010

How Much is a Woman’s Life Worth? In Michigan, Only $10,000 07/06/2009
Forced Abortion, Rape Victim Comes Forward After Abortionist Given Probation 02/11/2009

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Abortion Nurse’s Hearing Delayed After New Complaints Against Carhart Filed in 3 States

Lincoln, NE – A disciplinary hearing set to begin today in Nebraska for abortion nurse Lindsey Creekmore, who works for late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart, has been delayed a week after Operation Rescue filed a new round of complaints against her boss in Nebraska, Indiana, and Maryland.

Whether the complaints prompted the delay in the Creekmore disciplinary case is unknown.

The complaints were filed after a sixth woman in 23 months suffered a severe medical emergency on March 4, 2014, which resulted in the patient requiring emergency surgery to save her life.

“Enough is enough! We have watched as one Carhart patient after another has been hospitalized — and some have died — while medical boards stand idly by. Not only are we trying to save the lives of babies from abortion, many of which are viable and healthy, but we are also urgently attempting to save women from serious injury or death by reporting Carhart’s casualties to the authorities,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.

This is the second delay in Creekmore’s case, which has been rescheduled for July 30 through August 1, 2014, in Room 36 of the Lancaster County District Court in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Creekmore is a registered nurse who originally worked for the notorious late-term abortionist George Tiller is Wichita, Kansas, then followed Carhart to his Bellevue, Nebraska, clinic after Tiller’s abortion business closed in 2009.

In May, 2013, Attorney General Jon Bruning filed a disciplinary petition listing nine causes of action against Creekmore wherein he accused her of incompetence and negligence for administering incorrect intravenous dosages of sedatives and a labor-inducing drug to 11 patients between January 2011 and March 2012.

The complaint also alleges that Carhart’s Bellevue abortion clinic did not provide proper staffing for women in recovery. Nebraska law states that registered nurses cannot delegate complex nursing tasks to unlicensed workers, a law that Creekmore routinely violated, according to Bruning’s petition.

Her behavior violates the scope of practice in that she acted outside the boundaries of her profession, a charge that constitutes unprofessional conduct.

“Clinic records show a significant pattern of substandard care practices that, in any surgical center, would endanger the health and safety of the public,” Bruning said in a press release issued last year announcing the case against Creekmore. “We are seeking license revocation.”

Despite the danger Bruning says Creekmore poses, she continues to work at Carhart’s run-down Nebraska Abortion and Contraception Clinic in Bellevue, Nebraska, while she awaits license revocation proceedings.

“We have been puzzled as to why Attorney General Bruning charged Creekmore for substandard care practices that endanger the public safety when it is Carhart that owns and operates the clinic and is the primary person responsible for the practices there,” said Newman.

In 2009, Operation Rescue met with Bruning and asked for an investigation into Carhart’s shoddy practices after several former Carhart employees came forward and provided sworn affidavits that detailed shoddy practices at Carhart’s Nebraska abortion clinic. That investigation was quietly closed without action, something that has troubled Operation Rescue ever since.

“Certainly if Creekmore faces license revocation, Carhart deserves it more,” said Newman. “Every time Carhart evades discipline, as he did in the deaths of two patients, Christin Gilbert and Jennifer Morbelli, it only ensures that more women will suffer injury or death at his hands. This time, we hope that both Creekmore and Carhart will be held accountable for their actions and that they will both be forced out of the abortion business for good.”

Documents, Grand Juror, Prove Carhart Deception About Patient Deaths

By Cheryl Sullenger

Omaha, Nebraska — A new video released by Live Action catches late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart denying that he has ever sent a patient to the hospital and rejecting responsibility for the documented deaths of two of his late-term abortion patients, Jennifer Morbelli and Christin Gilbert. It reveals practices that are similar in nature to those of accused murderer Kermit Gosnell. Details of Gosnell’s horrific and dangerous abortion practices were documented during seven weeks of testimony during his capital murder trial in April.

On the extended tape released by Live Action, Carhart tells an undercover investigator posing as a prospective patient, “I’ve never had to send anyone to the hospital.”

However, Operation Rescue obtained a 911 recording placed Saturday, March 31, 2012, from LeRoy Carhart’s Abortion and Contraceptive Clinic of Nebraska, located in Bellevue, a suburb of Omaha. While heavily redacted, a woman moaning and screaming in apparent pain and distress can be heard in the background. The caller indicated that Carhart was present at the clinic at the time of the medical emergency.

Jennifer Morbelli

About the death of Jennifer Morbelli, 29, who died on February 7, 2013, after an abortion at 33 weeks into her pregnancy, Carhart falsely indicated that her death was due to an “allergic reaction” to her pregnancy.

After Morbelli’s abortion, but before she was completely stable, Carhart left Maryland and was unavailable to family and hospital staff when Morbelli’s condition worsened, leaving emergency room physicians in the dark about Morbelli’s condition and previous care. Once her true condition was discovered, it was too late for them to save her life.

Testimony from witnesses in the Gosnell trial revealed that Gosnell was frequently absent from the clinic when women were in the throes of labor and would often be absent during the abortions themselves. While Carhart was present for the abortion, he has a pattern of being absent during medical emergencies that led to the deaths of two late-term abortion patients, Morbelli and Gilbert.

Carhart is heard explaining Morbelli’s death to a Live Action under-cover investigator, who posed as a prospective patient:

Carhart: –it was reported to the coroner and everything, and they said, “Yeah, she died,” again, “of complications of the pregnancy, but not from the abortion.” Everything from the abortion went fine.

However, the Medical Examiner’s office released Morbelli’s official cause of death on February 20, 2013, stating that an “amniotic fluid embolism following termination of pregnancy” caused Morbelli’s death. That means amniotic fluid surrounding the pre-born baby entered the patient’s bloodstream, causing a life-threatening condition.

The second cause of death was listed as “disseminated intravascular coagulation,” or DIC, a condition where small blood clots form and absorb the clotting agents in the blood to the point where profuse bleeding can occur.

The DIC determination is consistent with information provided by a confidential source that Morbelli suffered profuse internal bleeding and hematocrit levels that were “incompatible with life.”

Further clarification came when Operation Rescue obtained an official copy of Morbelli’s death certificate.

That document confirms that Morbelli died at 12:25 p.m. on February 7 at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. Section 23a indicated that the cause of death was Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation “due to or as a consequence of Amniotic Fluid Embolism following Medical Termination of Pregnancy.”

While “Fetal Anomalies” is also listed in the same section, the certificate clearly states that this entry refers only to the “Disease or injury that initiated events resulting in death.”

“Carhart attempts to mislead by shifting the responsibility for Mrs. Morbelli’s death onto her and her baby, but her death certificate sets the records straight. It clearly was the diagnosis of her baby’s health problems that served only as the catalyst to events that led Mrs. Morbelli to seek the abortion that killed her,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “If Mrs. Morbelli had not sought an abortion from LeRoy Carhart, she would be alive today.”


View Morbelli’s full death certificate.

Christin Gilbert

Another abortion patient who died as the result of fatal an abortion done by Carhart was 19-year old Christin Gilbert. She died of “Complications of therapeutic abortion,” according to her autopsy report, on January 13, 2005, during a time when Carhart worked for George Tiller at his late-term abortion clinic in Wichita, Kansas. Gilbert, who had Down syndrome, was 29 weeks pregnant. Operation Rescue witnessed the ambulance offload Gilbert at the Wesley Medical Center and rushed her into the Emergency Room and photographed Tiller entering the ER a few minutes later.

Operation Rescue soon confirmed that Gilbert had died from a botched late-term abortion and filed a formal complaint against Tiller with the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts, thinking that Tiller was responsible for Gilbert’s abortion when it was later discovered that Tiller was actually at the hospital on the day of her death covering for Carhart.

All this occurred during the administration of former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, who had a close relationship with Tiller. She created a political climate that protected and covered up for abortionists during her six years as governor of Kansas. This political climate was similar in nature to the one that existed in Pennsylvania when authorities looked the other way when complaints were filed against Kermit Gosnell, the illegal late-term abortionist who is currently on trial for the murder of four newborn infants killed after abortions and one of his patients. In a politically motivated letter to Sebelius, the Board publicly cleared Tiller and his staff of any wrong-doing in Gilbert’s death months before the autopsy report was even available.

Upset by the injustice, Operation Rescue helped convene a citizen-called grand jury to investigate the Gilbert death. It was after that grand jury disbanded without issuing an indictment that OR learned the truth about what happened to Gilbert, and that Carhart was actually responsible for her death.

Nevertheless, in Live Action’s undercover video, a transcript shows Carhart denying involvement in Gilbert’s abortion:

Carhart: And the Christin Gilbert thing on the internet was not my patient. I ended up seeing her in the h–

Woman: Who’s Christin Gilbert?

Carhart: Oh, if you go on the Internet eventually you’ll find it, she was a 19-year old mentally handicapped girl from Texas that Dr. Tiller had operated on, and she happened to come back to the clinic on a day that I was covering for him, but it was four days after, she had what’s called post-partum HELLP syndrome, which happens very, very–you’ve heard of eclampsia with women–

Woman: Yeah.

Carhart:
Pre-eclampsia, eclampsia, well if it happens before delivery the cure is delivery, and it usually is never a problem, but if it happens after delivery, nobody has been cured from it…. But the “Anti’s” just deciding to blame me for it, because Tillers’ dead, why blame him. [laughs]

“With Tiller dead, his clinic closed, and the records buried, Carhart knows full well that there are few left that could dispute his version of the story. But we interviewed one of those people and there is no doubt that Carhart is lying,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue.

That person is the foreman of the grand jury that investigated Gilbert’s death and was privy to information that was denied to the public. This man spoke to Operation Rescue on tape on the condition of anonymity just days after the Grand Jury disbanded. Never-before released excerpts from the interview show that testimony given under oath completely refutes Carhart’s statement, and proves that the version of the incident he told a prospective patient was completely false.

He first describes the efforts by Sebelius Administration officials to cover up facts that were sought by the grand jury due to the political bias that protected abortionists in Kansas at that time.

Well the whole thing was just – from the Healing Arts Board that we interviewed, it’s just like – like there’s no wrong, but yet, someone’s dead over this.

These people all had attitudes – the people involved — the Healing Arts people, all of them. Very arrogant, very “we’re better than” – they never came out and said, but their attitude was that they could do no wrong and that nothing – this was just “normal protocols” were the words they all kept using. “This is standard protocol.” And, “We had our own investigators,” and I’m like, who is your own investigator?

They said who he was and he found no fault in what was going on. It’s just the whole attitude, from all these people that are in a small – in my opinion – in a small fraternity.

We had the head guy for Wichita’s ambulance service and I asked him, I said, “How many times would you say you’ve been to George Tiller’s clinic? And he said, “Seven times.” I said, “On average.” He said, “Seven times” was what he told me, and I’m like, “In a year?” And he said, “No. About seven times a month.” That’s what he told us.

The family stayed at the LaQuinta Inn on East Kellogg, which has since been torn down. Tiller had an arrangement with the hotel to take his patients and stable his staff overnight where the hotel would be used as a labor – and all too often – delivery ward, even though the hotel was not equipped for such emergencies or the serious complications that might arise.

They [the family] got in a car and drove to Wichita on Sunday. On Monday, they had Neuhaus – Dr. Neuhaus out of Lawrence – investigate and she said, “Oh, yeah, it would be more detrimental going full term than having the abortion.” They paid her the check directly. That was on Monday. She saw the psychologist then had the abortion and was sent back to the La Quinta.

The juror was referring to Ann Kristen Neuhaus, who had her medical license revoked by a revamped Board of Healing Arts that had been purged of Sebelius-era corruption. The Board found that Neuhaus’ determinations of mental health disorders to justify late-term abortions amounted to quackery with no true medical basis.

Who really did Gilbert’s abortion?

After Gilbert was seen by Neuhaus, she received an injection of Digoxin into her abdomen to kill her baby, had her cervix packed with laminaria, and was likely given Cytotec to soften her cervix for delivery. Cytotec stimulates unpredictable and sometimes violent uterine contractions. That medicine did its job all too well.

Juror: She passed the fetus coming into the clinic in the family van, and we couldn’t get anybody to even talk about that.

Operation Rescue: What day was that?

Juror: The following day. [Tuesday] This is what they told us. The abortion was done on Monday and she went back into the clinic and they phrased it that she had to have a D&C.

Operation Rescue: Okay, that makes sense. She had already expelled the baby…

Juror: On the way to the clinic. In the vehicle.
. . .
Operation Rescue: Who did the digoxin.

Juror: Carhart.

Operation Rescue: So Tiller did nothing on this abortion.

Juror:
No, Carhart. And we couldn’t subpoena him because he wouldn’t come back to Kansas. That’s what the DA told us. Because he wasn’t in the confines of the State of Kansas. He was up in Omaha, Nebraska.

They had to repair a – she had a – oh I wish I knew the medical terms. They had to repair a tear in the uterus. There was a tear. We couldn’t get anyone to say more. We tried to get someone to tell us and we couldn’t get anyone to speak. We were — I’m telling you — very frustrated.

The juror went on to describe Gosnell-like practices at the clinic that involved lack of trained workers doing duties for which they were not licensed or qualified. This dangerous practice is common throughout the abortion industry.

Juror: He has no licensed nurses on staff. We asked everybody involved. Everybody that came in there, we asked. And everybody pled the fifth other than Cathy Reavis. She said she was licensed over in Holland, or wherever she’s from, and she never became licensed here. She’s not a licensed nurse here, nor is – and my question was, “Is anyone?” And she said, “No, people involved have six-week training.” Which is nothing.

On Tuesday evening, Gilbert did not feel well and refused to eat. She returned to the Tiller clinic the following day, Wednesday, where she was treated for dehydration. The juror continued to describe the shoddy post-operative care given when Gilbert’s condition began to deteriorate. Carhart is not available and leaves Gilbert to the care of an unlicensed, unqualified worker, just as Gosnell was known to do. He also describes the inadequate record-keeping that so often has been reported not only in the Gosnell case, but in abortion cases from coast to coast.

Juror: They [the Tiller staff] sent her out of there, they gave her fluids which weren’t documented, and nurses are supposed to have everything documented. And there’s no documentation of how much fluids, which really played a factor when she actually died, when she came in the following day.
. . .
Sometime between 12 and 4 in the morning the nurse was called in. Dr. Carhart, who was on call stayed there, but he never showed up at all and he should have been the one that should have, not a nurse’s aide.

That night, she was throwing up. A nurse comes over and cleans her up, puts her back to bed. She [the nurse] goes back to her room. Cathy Reavis. She’s not in the rotation any more after this.

Reavis is the one on call. She went in and did what she could do.

The next morning, Christin Gilbert passes out. They go and get a luggage cart and take her out to the van. Cathy Reavis oversleeps, calls Dr. Carhart who supposedly was in Topeka – I never understood that, either. That early in the morning, he’s supposed to be on call. We couldn’t get anyone to speak, so again, we couldn’t get the right information.

According to some of the reports – a phone conversation – he was in and around Topeka. But then when we get over to the clinic, he’s in the clinic, so there’s, uh – We kept going, “Wait a second. Is he in Topeka or at the clinic?”

As in the case of Carhart’s other abortion fatality, Jennifer Morbelli, Carhart was missing and unavailable during Gilbert’s medical emergency. The fact that he tends to leave town when his patients are in trouble indicates a gross lack of common sense and concern for the well-being of his patients. This is frighteningly reflective of Gosnell’s attitudes about his patients when he failed to be present during abortions and other medical activities.

The juror continued to explain what happened to Gilbert again confirming Carhart’s presence.

Juror: Tiller’s doing an abortion when they [Gilbert and her family] show up. They get her to the clinic…Get out of the car and go in through that back entrance that they have.

Operation Rescue: Did she walk in?

Juror: With help. And at that point is when she crashed. And at this point it’s all hearsay because nobody would speak. Reavis was not there. She overslept. She didn’t get to the clinic until basically [Gilbert]’s already being sent by ambulance, okay?

But what we’ve pieced together is that Carhart was there. According to the ambulance people, he was the one that was getting in the way.

She’s alive. They get her inside. We had a drawing of how that clinic’s laid out, what she had to go through. They have a big area, like, for day surgeries. They’ll have several beds, but you’re not in separate rooms. They draw a curtain between them, and she went and crashed right there. They’re bagging her. We don’t know what happened there but forty — roughly forty to forty-five minutes before they made a 911 call.

About the 911 call (listen to it here) and the 45 seconds when the dispatcher is placed on hold:

Juror: I said, “I could walk a half a block in 45 seconds.” Is there no sense of urgency? You guys are arguing about giving information to the people who are supposed to help you?

[Caller Marguerite Reed] was met in a corridor or hallway with the head of all the nurses, Cathy Reavis, and who told her to call.

Reavis told the grand jury that she was not present until after the ambulance took Gilbert to the hospital because she overslept. However, Reed said Reavis was at the clinic during the medical emergency. Operation Rescue has published photos of Reavis’ vehicle in the parking lot when the ambulance arrived. These discrepancies show that there was a major cover-up of the truth concerning Gilbert’s death.

The juror continues to describe Carhart’s actions and his interference with emergency workers:

Juror: Dr. Carhart, they had an issue between the EMS people and him. They had to physically tell him to get away and leave her alone. He was trying to pump her stomach for whatever reason. They had to pull him off. The quote was, “Sir, you need to leave her alone. Move back. Get away and let us take over.”

For the longest time we thought he was a male nurse – very high stress. We didn’t even know he was Dr. Carhart for the longest time. We finally found out he was the [unintelligible]

At some point in this particular scenario, she was administered the RU486 drug, because that’s supposed to help clean…

I’ll give you my opinion after reading all that. I personally think because her symptoms were identical to many other women who died from that – identical. I mean identical to a tee, and even the doctors said that girl died – she hemorrhaged.

Every person, the fire people, the ambulance people all said there was an extremely large amount of red “coffee-ground” fluid, which is blood. They all said that; an extreme large amount of fluid. And it was never noted how much fluid they gave this girl.

She was bleeding out of her mouth, she was bleeding out of her vagina, and that was noted in numerous non-George Tiller reports. They all matched up. His reports had none of that. It’s protecting him and his clinic.

George Tiller was never in the room. He was performing an abortion. He came in and checked on her, and we heard numerous reports – we didn’t understand why – was there no concern? He stepped in, when back, talked to the parents. I asked them and they said, “We didn’t know what was going on.” Nobody would say anything.

Workers controlled

The clinic workers seemed more than eager to cover up what happened to Christin Gilbert, just as Sherry West continued to insist that her boss, Kermit Gosnell, never did anything wrong, even after she had pled guilty to the murder of Gosnell’s abortion patient Karnamaya Monger. Gosnell appeared to still exert some influence and control over her and other former employees even from jail.

Of the workers at Tiller’s clinic, the grand jury foreman noted, “I don’t think they’re stupid. I think they’re very much controlled.”

Stonewalling frustrations

Efforts to get to the truth and come to conclusions about whether laws were violated in the death of Christin Gilbert were thwarted by continued stonewalling by witnesses and evasion of a subpoena by Carhart.

Juror: George Tiller never showed his face [at the grand jury]. He got his attorney to – there’s a little by law where he can go beyond pleading the fifth, which would stretch this thing out to up to eighteen months. We took a vote. If he did show up, would we ever get any information from him? No. None of his little goons gave us any information. We chose to leave him still so he’d be able to be charged or give him immunity. The judge wouldn’t let us do that anyway. He said, “I’m not –no way am I going to give him immunity.”

We found out the rotation from this nurse [Reavis] that was talking, and so the week he [Carhart] was scheduled to be here, we convened two days after and she was supposed to subpoena him. Well, he outsmarted us and never came in. He was never served because he was never in the state boarders to be able to be served.

So we all showed up one day and she comes in, Ann Swegel from the DA’s, and we’re like, “Okay, is he gonna –“and she’s like “Well, no. He’s never going to be served. If you guys want me to I can da da da.” I’m looking at a time-frame here and I’m like, “We need to get him in here.” And we talked for about an hour. I can tell you what’s going to happen. He’s going to do the same thing Tiller does. Yes, I’m dadadada. I work here. I plead the fifth, and nothing’s going to be done.
. . .
We couldn’t make decisions, because we couldn’t get anyone involved to speak.
We couldn’t get any information out of anyone. Without anybody speaking, we couldn’t get any information out of nobody. These people can do what they want to, plead the Fifth, and walk. And I’m thinking, “How stupid is this?”

The frustration expressed by the source was evident. The lack of testimony from those closest to the events surrounding Christin’s death, the non-appearance of Tiller and Carhart, and the reticence of the Kansas
State Board of Healing Arts to discuss the details of their investigation prevented the grand jury from being able to adequately investigate and make informed determinations.

Juror: How in the world can you ever find anything out when you can’t get anyone to speak about it? We were very frustrated to sit on that to try to make decisions on all the things the petition was asking for, and we couldn’t make decisions because we couldn’t get anyone involved to speak. We couldn’t get anyone to say anything.

So here we are trying to put this together. We’re understanding what’s going on here, but we can’t make a judgment call when nobody has said anything to allow us to judge them. These laws, these things have to be changed because all you’re doing is letting these people walk.

Other deceptive acts documented

The lack of truthfulness exhibited by Carhart, while not surprising, is shocking. Time and again, Carhart has been caught lying and deceiving patients, the media, and even the authorities.

On November 14, 2011, the Maryland Board of Physicians sent Operation Rescue a letter acknowledging that it had issued a letter of admonishment to be placed in Carhart’s file after it confirmed OR’s allegations that he had lied on his Maryland medical license application filed in preparation for him moving his late-term abortion practice to Maryland in 2010.

In 2008, an undercover investigation conducted by Operation Rescue documented Carhart’s practice of falsifying fetal ages just like the process described by former Gosnell employee Steven Massof. OR’s allegations of ultrasound manipulation and records falsification was confirmed by former employees of Carhart’s Nebraska abortion practice, who came forward to blow the whistle on him in 2009. That evidence was presented to Attorney General Jon Bruning, but later dropped for political reasons as he prepared to launch what would be a failed candidacy for Senate.

Meanwhile, Carhart remains under investigation by the Maryland Board of Physicians on a complaint filed by Operation Rescue, as well as other agencies for the death of Jennifer Morbelli. Once thing is certain. Everything Carhart tells the authorities must be carefully verified. He has proven over and over that he simply cannot be taken at his word.

Prosecution: Files Show Evidence of Illegal Late-Term Abortions by Gosnell

By Cheryl Sullenger

Philadelphia, PA – Two witnesses took the stand today in the capital murder case of Kermit Gosnell, providing testimony from the perspectives of a patient and an employee of substandard conditions and illegal practices at Gosnell’s “House of Horrors” clinic at 3801 Lancaster.

Mary Kincade had been a patient at Gosnell’s Women’s Medical Society clinic for about ten years and was last seen five to six years ago. She said she only saw Eileen O’Neill, who other clinic workers referred to as “Doctor” even though she had no license to practice in Pennsylvania. Kincade was not an abortion patient, but saw O’Neill for yearly well woman exams. Kincade never saw Gosnell at the clinic during any of her visits.

O’Neill is on trial with Gosnell on charges of theft by Deception, Conspiracy to commit theft, Racketeering, Conspiracy related to corruption, Perjury, and False Swearing.

Kincade thought O’Neill was a licensed physician and noted that certificates hung on the wall of her office, which led her to believe they allowed her to practice medicine.

There was a discrepancy in Kincade’s patient file concerning co-payments for office visits. Kincade testified that she remitted a co-pay of $30-40 each time she saw O’Neill. However, in her file, there was only one receipt for $40 to indicate she ever paid any money. The inference of this testimony was that there were irregularities in the billing and record-keeping practices at Gosnell’s clinic, although prosecutors did not fully detail their theory concerning what appeared to be evidence of financial malfeasance during today’s court proceedings.

Near Death Experience

The longest testimony of the day came from Latosha Lewis, 31, a medical assistant who worked for Gosnell for almost ten years. Lewis was not arrested with Gosnell and his eight co-workers in January, 2011. Instead, she was arrested and charged by the Federal Government related to apparent drug activities at Gosnell’s clinic. She entered a guilty plea agreement and faces a maximum sentence of 80 years in prison and a “hefty” fine. She will be sentenced sometime later and could receive leniency due to her cooperation with prosecutors.

Lewis testified about her training and how her duties at Women’s Medical Society grew until she was assisting with abortion procedures. She stopped doing so in 2007 because she overdosed a woman and was worried about whether she would ever come out of anesthesia. She also said she stopped administering Cytotec, a drug that caused powerful and often unpredictable contractions around the same time.

“I saw women deliver too quickly and didn’t want to deal with that,” she explained.

Lewis testified that Gosnell was well aware of why she refused to continue to drug women. He reassigned her to work at the front desk.

Reused Curettes Cause Spike in STDs

Lewis indicated that Gosnell’s equipment was outdated and never inspected, and that he often reused disposable curettes, which is the sharp-ended tube that enters the womb in abortion procedures and applies suction for the removal of the pre-born baby and other tissues and fluids.

Lewis testified that the curettes were washed, dried and placed in an antiseptic solution, then reused. The curettes are meant to be disposable and for single use only. She indicated that she noticed that women who had abortions using the reused curettes began returning to the clinic suffering from sexually transmitted diseases.

Earlier testimony indicated that plastic curettes are more porous than metal surgical instruments and simply cannot be adequately cleaned for reuse.

Mongar Suffered Illegal Abortion

Lewis was on duty when Karnamaya Mongar came for her abortion, and through the use of a relative as a translator, she helped fill out Mongar’s medical history forms and took her vitals.

Mongar’s original chart seized from Gosnell’s clinic was examined in court. Those who touched it were instructed to don purple latex gloves because the file was stained with blood and other bodily fluids and emitted an unpleasant odor.

There was no notation of Mongar’s weight on the chart, which is usually important information for women undergoing anesthesia. Lewis testified that the scale in the clinic had been broken for a month and she had no way to weigh patients.

Lewis noted that Mongar started the clinic on the first day she arrived at the clinic, which violated a law that requires information be given 24 hours prior to an abortion. Nevertheless, Lewis inserted the form into Mongar’s chart and signed it affirming that the 24-hour waiting period had been observed. Lewis said she had already left work for the day and was not present when Mongar died.

Dangerously Shoddy Drug Records

Lewis testified that notations in the chart and in a narcotics log book kept at the clinic were unreliable because other workers failed to consistently make proper entries, therefore no one really knew exactly what the patients were given or when.

Measuring Fetal Feet

In one of the more dramatic moments of the day, Prosecutor Ed Cameron brought Lewis to a square white rolling table that had been seized from Gosnell’s clinic and brought into the courtroom along with other pieces of outdated and filthy furniture and equipment. The metal legs of the table were rusted and dirty. Lewis agreed that Gosnell would pull out a flat shelf from the table and there he would measure fetal feet that were placed in glass trays, just as Cameron demonstrated for the jury.

Jars with severed feet in formaldehyde were discovered in Gosnell’s abortion clinic over a wash sink where smaller abortion remains were washed down a drain and ground with a garbage disposal.

Phony Fetal Ages

Cameron then went through a tedious process of reviewing one patient file after the other, confirming the amounts of drugs given as well as the size of the baby’s heads on the multiple ultrasound found in each chart along with the fetal ages recorded in the charts.

In general, ultrasound measurements showing the biparietal diameter, or BPD, which is the measurement across the baby’s head, varied from 53-75.8 mm. This measurement is used to determine fetal age. However, recorded in the charts almost uniformly was the fetal age of 24.5 weeks.

According to a chart found on the Internet, 53 mm BPD equates roughly to 22 weeks gestation. A 75.8 mm BPD would represent 29-30 weeks gestation both ends of the spectrum were noted as representing fetal ages of 24.5 weeks in the charts.

Many charts had notations concerning the cost of the second trimester procedures. Prices ranged from $830-1,665. Many women who did not have the full amount were aided by an abortion fund that raises money to pay for portions of an abortion bill that patients cannot cover. However, more women signed promissory notes and were put on a payment plan for the balance. Lewis testified it was not unusual for women to disappear and never pay their balances.

The Defense Spin

Defense Attorney Jack McMahon also reviewed each of the files with Lewis. He noted that there were signed consent forms in most of that charts that included a 24 Hour Consent for abortion, a consent to be given Cytotec, and a consent form for the use of Digoxin, a heart medication that is injected into the pregnant woman’s abdomen for the purpose of bringing about “fetal demise” prior to the abortion.

Another Digoxin form in some of the charts contained a diagram of a pregnant abdomen with intersecting lines defining four quadrants were a notation was to be made to indicate the location of the Digoxin injection.

McMahon made much of the paperwork before the jury and emphasized how it showed that Gosnell did indeed obtain the necessary consent. Attention to the Digoxin forms was meant to bolster his argument that all the babies aborted at Gosnell’s clinic were already dead before being expelled from the womb.

Cameron Delivers Question of the Day

Cameron powerfully nullified McMahon’s afternoon of work by pointing out that each and every file contained information about abortions done at 24 weeks or later. The last day an abortion can legally be done in Pennsylvania is 23 weeks 6 days.

“He got consent to do illegal abortions?” Cameron forcefully asked.

McMahon erupted, but Cameron had made his point.

The prosecution is expected to call two final witnesses on Thursday then rest its case. The Defense is expected to begin its case on Monday.

Gosnell faces seven counts of first degree murder to severing the spinal cords on babies born alive during abortions. Hes also faces one count of third degree murder in the death of Karnamaya Mongar, who died of a drug overdose during an abortion by Gosnell. In addition, Gosnell is charged with Abuse of Corpse, Tampering with Evidence, Corruption, Conspiracy, Obstruction, Racketeering, and Solicitation for Murder. If convicted, Gosnell faces the death penalty.

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