Carhart Subpoenas Seek Records of Baby Parts Trafficking & Aborted Babies Born Alive

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By Cheryl Sullenger

Washington, DC – The House Select Panel on Infant Lives announced yesterday that it has issued a total of nine subpoenas to notorious late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart, Germantown Reproductive Health Services (GRHS), the Germantown, Maryland, abortion facility where he conducts abortions throughout all nine months of pregnancy, and other agencies.

The subpoenas reveal that the Select Panel is focusing on obtaining records related to Carhart’s participation in the trafficking of aborted baby body parts and information related to babies who may have been born alive during attempted late-term abortions. There is also concern about the increased number of medical emergencies that have been reported at GRHS in recent months.

Subpoenas were also issued to the following entities:

• Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center
• Holy Cross Germantown Hospital
• Montgomery County Police Department
• Montgomery County Department of Fire and Rescue Services
• Montgomery County Emergency Communications Center
• Butler Medical Transport
• Maryland Board of Physicians

[READ THE SUBPOENAS]

While the subpoenas do not seek patient medical records, they do seek information related to the emergency transport of GRHS patients since Carhart first began working there in 2010.

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“We are encouraged that the Select Panel is investigating Carhart, his dangerous abortion practices, and his suspicious financial dealings that may prove he has been illegally trafficking in aborted baby body parts just like Planned Parenthood,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “Since Carhart began supplying late-term abortions in Germantown, the Maryland Board of Physicians has turned a blind eye to numerous complaints related to a patient death, poor patient care standards, and other violations. It is my hope that the Select Panel can cut through the political bias that has shielded Carhart from prosecution and finally bring him to justice.”

Since 2012, Operation Rescue has documented 14 medical emergencies requiring ambulance transport at GRHS and Carhart’s hometown abortion facility in Bellevue, Nebraska. This includes the death of abortion patient Jennifer Morbelli resulting from complications to a 33-week abortion administered by Carhart in 2013.

Of great concern has been the recent spate of five abortions-related emergencies that took place between December 15, 2015, and April 4, 2016, which represents a dramatic increase in the frequency of patient injuries inflicted by Carhart.

Rep. Marsha Blackburn, chairman of the Select Panel on Infant lives expressed a sense of urgency to the investigation of Carhart’s abortion business in her written statement released on May 11, 2016:

We have an obligation to protect the most vulnerable at all stages of life. This obligation was expressed in both the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act and the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act. Reports regarding the Germantown clinic are deeply troubling, both for the sake of babies whose lives are ended so close to—and possibly even after—birth and for the sake of the women who have been rushed from that clinic to the hospital with increasing frequency. In order to properly address these concerns, we have issued subpoenas not only to Dr. Carhart and his clinic, but also to hospitals and first responders who may have information that will be instructive. Time is of the essence.

Abortion emergencies involving Carhart that have been documented by Operation Rescue include:

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.)

Identity Revealed: Abortionist that Tried to Pimp Out His Girlfriend Subject of “Dear Abby” Letter

Dear Abby
[Full letter posted below]

By Cheryl Sullenger

Wichita, KS – A letter that appeared last Thursday in the nationally syndicated advice column “Dear Abby” caught my husband’s attention.

“Hey, you have to see this,” he said as I drank my morning coffee and scanned abortion-related news stories on my iPad. He began to read the letter.

Dear Abby: I am a widow in my early 50s. While I was dating a prominent OB-GYN, I found out that he’s involved in criminal activity – operating a so-called “pill mill.” On our last date, he asked me to join an escort service he was starting.

The story sounded so familiar. Suddenly, I realized I had spoken to this letter writer at least twice and knew the identity of Ob/Gyn she was referencing.

My husband continued reading the letter.

I notified the medical board of the state he’s practicing in and various government agencies. He’s doing abortions, which means he has access to vulnerable young women. Knowing this, I have lost trust in our medical establishment. Nothing seems to affect this man’s success and practice.

At Operation Rescue, we have to be careful about anonymous tips from out of the blue. We usually require documentation before we can make complaints or publish reports to make the situation known to the public. But this woman had little more than her horrific experience with this man who betrayed her trust in him.

She was obviously traumatized by her experiences with this abortionist. All she really wanted was for someone to believe her enough to look in on him and make sure he was not victimizing vulnerable young women or recruiting them into prostitution, as he and tried to recruit her.

So much of her story rang true as she related it to me. But with all the appropriate complaints already on file, there was little I could do for her.

Until now.

It is time for the public to know more about her allegations. I am releasing his name so that others might beware if they ever happen to encounter him.

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The man she told me about was Joel Wayne Match.

A little research showed that he was indeed a Virginia abortionist with a history of recent medical board discipline. Public records validated at least part of her story.

His medical license was summarily suspended on May 1, 2012, by the Virginia Board of Medicine, which noted that “Match’s ability to practice constituted a substantial danger to public health and safety.” This was based upon information that showed Match had improperly prescribed narcotics to several women. [Read suspension notification]

In essence, Match was running a “pill mill,” just as our informant had said.

On October 17, 2012, Match was placed on a six-month term of suspension beginning on the day of his summary suspension and ending on November 1, 2012. He was then ordered to serve 6 months of probation, and allowed to resume practice with some limitations.

On May 1, 2013, a year to the day after Match’s license was initially suspended, the Virginia Medical Board terminated his probation and allowed him to practice freely.

But illegally prescribing drugs was only one of Match’s patient care issues.

Match was sued in 2009, after he negligently performed an abortion on Regina Tetteh a at the now-closed Nova Healthcare Center abortion clinic in Fairfax, VA.

Match had informed Tetteh that her pregnancy was in her uterus when in reality she suffered from an ectopic pregnancy. Match noted in Tetteh’s medical record that he had successfully completed the abortion of an 8 week pregnancy, even though a 12-week old fetus remained dangerously lodged in her fallopian tube.

Tettah began to experience increasingly worse pain and bleeding after the abortion. Instead of sending her to an emergency room, Nova rescheduled her for a second abortion several days later. Before she could make that appointment, Tettah collapsed in pain after her fallopian tube exploded, threatening her life. She unsuccessfully attempted to crawl to a phone to call for help. Her fiancé discovered her later on the floor of their home and called 911. Tetteh survived her ordeal but continued to experience pain and other issues for years.

In 1993, Match was sued after he conducted an abortion on another patient, Tina Lake, in April 1991. Lake suffered permanent physical injury during the abortion in which her uterus and an artery were lacerated. Severely bleeding, Lake was rushed to a hospital where emergency room doctors were forced to remove her uterus completely in order to save her life.

At trial, Lake won, but was denied a sanctions judgement by the trial judge. However, in 1997, the Supreme Court of Virginia ruled that the trial judge erred and the case was returned to the lower court, which awarded Lake an unknown sum of money.

Now, our informant appears to indicate that Match still may be involved in illegal activity. There is enough here, in my opinion, for the medical board, health department, or even law enforcement to at least look into his practices.

However, Match’s current employer or place of business remains a mystery.

His last known place of business was in Manassas, Virginia, according to his online Virginia medical license profile. However, on September 28, 2015, the only abortion facility in Manassas, the Amethyst Health Center for Women, closed its doors for good.

I tracked Match to the “DC metro area” and to a ghost company called “Primary Care for Women” in Reston, VA. Neither location had a working phone number.

A search of the Virginia Secretary of State’s business listings had two entries for Primary Care for Women, but both businesses’ status was listed as “Purged.” There was no listing on the District of Columbia Business License Verification search page for a business with that name.

Where Match is working now is anybody’s guess.

Also complicating efforts to investigate Match – or even complain about him — is Virginia’s change in administration just last year. Gov. Terry McAuliffe has taken aggressive measures to nullify many abortion oversight and safety laws. Under his rabidly pro-abortion administration, the Department of Health has been infused with those who can be counted on to look the other way when abortion abuses are reported.

Match is out there somewhere, presumably conducting his shoddy brand of abortions and perhaps, as our informant strongly believes, possibly even recruiting vulnerable young women into prostitution.

Meanwhile, one of his traumatized victims, who told me she still fears for her safety, continues to reach out to anyone possible — even with a desperate letter to “Dear Abby” — hoping someone, somewhere will listen.

DearAbby-Full

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

By Cheryl Sullenger

Cleveland, OH — Operation Rescue has received two 911 audio recordings related to two separate abortion-related medical emergencies that took place at Preterm Clinic in Cleveland on March 20 and April 24, 2015.

During both incidents, abortionist Lisa Perriera was on duty according to eyewitnesses who tell Operation Rescue she was seen at Preterm at the time of the emergencies.

Perriera is known for having conducted the second-trimester dismemberment abortion that led to the death of 22-year old Lakisha Wilson last year.

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The March 20, 2015, recording indicated that a medical assistant employed by Preterm placed a call to 911 at 2:57 p.m. and asked for the transport of a 15-year old patient that was suffering issues with her heart following an abortion.

The teen was said to be tachycardic and suffering from atrial fibrillation, which means in layman’s terms that she had an abnormally accelerated and irregular heartbeat. The patient had no reported previous history of heart disease.

The Preterm caller told the 911 dispatcher that the patient’s last pulse rate was 123 beats per minute. The average 15-year old female should have a resting heartbeat between 70 – 100 beats per minute.

The Preterm caller told 911 that the patient was ambulatory and would be waiting for them on the first floor, even though abortions are only done on the third floor, which is accessible to a gurney via an elevator. The elevator repair truck was later spotted at the abortion facility. This has led to concerns that the patient, who was immediately post-abortive and required emergency care, may have been forced to walk down two flights of stairs to get help because a gurney had no access to the procedure rooms on the third floor.

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During the April 24, 2015, medical emergency, a Preterm employee requested that a 35-year old patient be transferred and monitored for heavy vaginal bleeding following an abortion, and indicated that the patient had been given Methergine, a drug used to control post-abortion hemorrhage.

The patient had the abortion procedure at 12:30 p.m., but 911 was not called until 2:09 p.m.

Pro-life activists on the scene during this emergency noted that the patient emerged from the clinic on a gurney, “wrapped like a mummy” in pink and purple blankets.

The caller told 911 that the patient had a history of Graves Disease, which is an auto-immune disease that affects the thyroid, but this condition likely had nothing to do with the patient’s hemorrhaging.

The patient was said to be available to emergency responders on the third floor of the abortion facility. This was troubling due to the fact that the frequently malfunctioning elevator has delayed emergency medical care to abortion patients on at least two occasions, and is too small to fit a gurney in a fully reclined position.

The malfunctioning elevator contributed to a delay in emergency responders reaching Lakisha Wilson on March 21, 2014, as she laid on the abortion table not breathing at all. The delay could have contributed to Wilson’s death.

In an earlier incident on March 31, 2012, emergency care was also delayed after additional assistance was requested to carry a 300-pound patient down two flights of stairs to an awaiting ambulance. That woman suffered from hemorrhaging after an abortion.

All of Preterm’s five surgical abortion rooms are located on the building’s third floor. (See Floor Plan) Because of this, the undependable elevator poses a potentially fatal health hazard to every woman who undergoes surgical abortion at Preterm.

Local pro-life activists tell Operation Rescue that the Schindler Elevator repair truck is frequently seen at Preterm — sometimes as often as twice a week — indicating that the frequent elevator malfunctions have not been resolved.

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“It is irresponsible for the Ohio Department of Health to allow Preterm to continue operating under the current dangerous conditions, of which they are well aware. It is obvious that Preterm’s building is not suitable for surgical abortions and should be shut down immediately,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “In addition, the Ohio Medical Board must take a closer look at why, out of all the abortionists that are known to work at Preterm, that Perriera’s name is the one that keeps coming up when an abortion is botched.”

Preterm is currently used as a training facility for the San Francisco-based Ryan Residency Abortion Training Program. Medical residents from Case University Medical Center are trained by Perriera and others to do abortions.

In the wake of Lakisha Wilson’s death, Perriera was said to have been promoted to a position as the Ryan Residency Training Program Director at Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but apparently has yet to begin her employment there.

“It’s not very comforting to think that new abortionists are being trained by someone that cannot keep her patients out of the hospital or out of the morgue,” said Newman.

Ironically, Perriera is to be honored by the Physicians for Reproductive Choice with the George Tiller, MD, Abortion Provider Award for 2015, which “recognizes a physician early in their career who provides abortions while demonstrating leadership and courage, even in the face of adversity.” She is set to receive the award at a ceremony to be held on New York City on June 1.

That “adversity” referred to by the Physicians for Reproductive Choice included repeated calls for disciplinary action and even criminal charges related to Wilson’s avoidable death by local and national pro-life groups, including Operation Rescue.

No mention of the adversity suffered by an ever-increasing number of her abortion patients.

Operation Rescue has published an exposé on horrific abortion abuses that currently exist at Ohio abortion clinics, including Preterm, based on recently-obtained secret Ohio Department of Health records. Read Operation’s Special Investigative Report.