By Cheryl Sullenger
Bethesda, MD – Operation Rescue has confirmed that abortion appointments scheduled illegally for today at an unlicensed late-term abortion facility in Bethesda, Maryland, operated by abortionist LeRoy Carhart, have been cancelled.
The cancellations came after Operation Rescue discovered the location of his secret abortion facility in Bethesda through an undercover investigation, then confirmed that the facility had obtained failed to obtain an abortion facility license as required by Maryland law.
Operation Rescue also learned that many of the appointments set for today included abortions in the advanced stages of pregnancy. The abortions were to begin today and terminate later in the week.
“We have successfully prevented Carhart from opening his illegal abortion facility in Bethesda today as planned, but we have only won the first round of what we expect will be a tough fight to protect babies and their mothers from Carhart’s shoddy abortion practices,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “We pray this facility is never allowed to open.”
Complaints have already been filed against Carhart and his facility, AbortionClinics.org, Inc., with the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Maryland Board of Physicians seeking enforcement of Maryland laws.
“There is no doubt that Carhart believes he can break the law without consequences. This time, he tried to pull a fast one and got caught,” said Newman. “We call on the Department of Health to permanently shut down his illegal abortion business. His attempt to conduct late-term abortions illegally is so egregious that we urge the Medical Board to revoke Carhart’s Maryland medical license permanently.”