Watch: 911 Records Show Carhart Abortion Patient Hemorrhaged Half Her Blood Volume

By Cheryl Sullenger

Bellevue, NE – Operation Rescue has obtained the 911 audio recording and Computer Aided Dispatch printout related to a medical emergency that took place on May 4, 2018, at LeRoy Carhart’s Abortion and Contraception Clinic of Nebraska (AACCON) located in Bellevue, Nebraska.

The new records shed light on what we now know was a very serious abortion injury.

According to the 911 recording, a Carhart employee identified as “Chelsea” placed a call to 911 at 12:17 p.m. on May 4 seeking a medical transport to the University of Nebraska Medical Center for a 21-year old female.

Chelsea informed the 911 dispatcher, “Her abortion is complete, but her hemoglobin is 6-3. Six point thee. Excuse me.”

Normal hemoglobin levels for females range from 12.0 to 15.5. A hemoglobin level of 6.3 would represent a life-threatening medical emergency that would require blood transfusion(s).

Severe hemorrhaging resulting in a loss of half an abortion patient’s blood supply would likely come from serious lacerations or other internal injuries inflicted during the abortion procedure.

“We still do not know why the emergency radio traffic archive during this incident had been wiped clean. We are thankful that public 911 records were available to us. This new information indicates that the woman is lucky to have survived,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “We understand from other information that has come to us that this woman was treated in an intensive care unit for several days.”

Another abortionist, Shana Miles, who was working for Carhart on the day of the emergency, has not been seen at Carhart’s Bellevue abortion facility since the incident and is presumed to have quit.

Carhart has been responsible for sending 17 women by ambulance for emergency medical intervention at a hospital over the past five years, and at least that many in the five years prior to that, when he worked with George Tiller at his now-closed late-term abortion business in Wichita, Kansas.

Carhart also caused the deaths of at least two abortion patients. Christin Gilbert, 19, died in January 2005, in Wichita after a botched 29-week abortion. Jennifer Morbelli, 29, died in February 2013, after Carhart botched her 33-week abortion at a now-shuttered abortion facility in Germantown, Maryland.

“Lee Carhart has left a long wake of pain, suffering and grief over his decades-long child-killing career,” said Newman. “He is among the most dangerous abortionists in America — and one who is most protected by political corruption. We call on medical boards in Nebraska and Maryland to stop protecting him. His medical licenses must be revoked and his killing spree ended for good.”

Read CAD Printout
Read Operation Rescue’s original report on the May 4, 2018, medical emergency.

DOJ Informs Operation Rescue that Neck-Twisting Texas Abortionist Referred to Houston FBI

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Houston abortionist Douglas Karpen.

Washington, DC – The U.S. Department of Justice has informed Operation Rescue in a letter dated May 11, 2018, that abortionist Douglas Karpen has finally been forwarded to the FBI Houston Field Office for “any action deemed necessary” related to crimes that include the murder of living babies after failed abortions.

The case actually began in 2012, when four women who worked at Karpen’s Houston area abortion facilities contacted Operation Rescue with information that he was violating the law. Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Vice President of Operation Rescue, received photos of large babies that one Karpen employee had taken at his abortion facility with her cell phone that workers said had been born alive then killed by slashing or twisting their necks.

On May 15, 2013, Operation Rescue released a report along with the photos that supported allegations that Karpen was murdering babies that survived the abortion process. Other alleged crimes included sexual harassment and/or abuse of employees and patients.

That report and ensuing complaints prompted a grand jury “investigation” that declined to indict Karpen. Operation Rescue later learned that grand jury was tainted by improper communications between then District Attorney Devon Anderson and Karpen’s criminal defense attorney Chip Lewis, who were close family friends. Lewis later donated $25,000 to Anderson’s political campaigns.

Operation Rescue then forwarded the information about Karpen’s alleged crimes to the U.S. House Select Panel on Infant Lives that was tasked in 2015 with investigating evidence that Planned Parenthood was engaging in the illegal trafficking of aborted baby remains for profit.

On December 7, 2016, the House Select Panel referred Karpen to the Department of Justice under former Attorney General Loretta Lynch for investigation and prosecution. In 2017, the House Select Panel renewed its criminal referral of Karpen to the DOJ under Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Sullenger wrote to Sessions in August 2017, asking for him to open an investigation into Karpen’s alleged crimes, especially the allegations that he murdered babies born alive during abortions.

“The letter I received from the Department of Justice is encouraging. The photos depict wounds inflicted on those babies that could not have been done inside the womb. After having personally attended the Pennsylvania trial of Kermit Gosnell, who was convicted of murdering living babies after failed abortions, I knew we could never give up seeking proseccutions for Karpen’s similar crimes,” said Sullenger. “We are grateful for this new FBI investigation that has renewed our hope that Karpen may finally be brought to justice.”

Read the letter

Photos of Babies 1 & 2 by cherylsullenger on Scribd

Operation Rescue Applauds President Donald Trump for Enacting the “Protect Life Rule”


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Washington, D.C. – Today, the Trump Administration implemented the Protect Life Rule, which will prevent Title X programs from conducting, counseling for, or referring for abortions.

“I am very grateful to President Trump for making the Protect Life Rule a reality. As someone that researches abortion abuses daily, I know this rule will protect vulnerable women from exploitation and possible harm at Planned Parenthood abortion clinics that masquerade as women’s health facilities,” said Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Vice President of Operation Rescue. “President Trump promised to defund Planned Parenthood and today he has kept that promise as far as the Title X program is concerned. Thank you, Mr. President!”

There are 266 Planned Parenthood abortion facilities that are currently receiving Title X funding.

Serious abortion complications that have required emergency transport for women from Planned Parenthood abortion facilities have been documented by Operation Rescue at over 30 Planned Parenthood facilities in 22 states since 2016. That is just a small fraction of abortion injuries that take place at these facilities, since many women receive emergency care for complications once they are discharged by Planned Parenthood.

Operation Rescue has also documented the abortion-related deaths of Planned Parenthood patients, including Cree Erwin, who died in 2016 after receiving a botched first trimester abortion at Planned Parenthood in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and Tonya Reaves, who bleed to death in 2012 after a second trimester abortion at a Planned Parenthood facility in Chicago, Illinois.

It is expected that the Protect Life Rule will deny about $170 million in taxpayer dollars to Planned Parenthood.

Operation Rescue, which is headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, also commends Rep. Ron Estes (R-KS) for his leadership that contributed to making this life-saving rule change a reality.

Florida Seeks to Revoke Abortionist’s License After Felony Drug Convictions; He Goes into Marijuana Business

By Cheryl Sullenger

Tallahassee, FL – Operation Rescue has been informed by the Department of Health that a complaint it filed against abortionist James Scott Pendergraft IV has resulted in an Administrative Complaint that could result in the permanent revocation of his Florida medical license or other discipline.

The Administrative Complaint alleges that when Pendergraft pleaded guilty to ten felony charges of possession to distribute controlled substances in the State of South Carolina on October 16, 2017, he triggered a violation a Florida statute that states such a felony conviction is grounds for discipline in Florida.

Pendergraft was arrested on October 5, 2015, during a routine traffic stop near Spartanburg, South Carolina, after Sheriff’s Deputies found in his possession surgical implements that were covered in blood and human tissue from abortions he had illegally performed throughout South Carolina. He was also in the possession of illegal narcotics, such as marijuana, LSD, and drugs used to sedate women for abortions. Pendergraft held no medical license in South Carolina.

He was initially charged with five counts of illegal possession with intent to distribute. A grand jury later added an additional five counts.

In a letter to Cheryl Sullenger dated April 24, 2018, which accompanied a copy of the Administrative Complaint, she was advised that a Probable Cause Panel of the Department of Health found that probable cause exists to believe Pendergraft violated Florida statutes and qualified for disciplinary action. This determination was made after it reviewed her complaint along with the investigative report and the recommendation prepared by the Department of Health.

Pendergraft has had his Florida medical license suspended at least five times. It is currently under indefinite suspension, but that hasn’t stopped Pendergraft from profiting from his abortion businesses and illegal out-of-state abortion and drug operations.

Operation Rescue earlier reported that the Florida Department of Health has revoked the abortion facility licenses of four of Pendergraft’s abortion businesses based on his felony convictions in South Carolina.

Of those four, Pendergraft continued to operate two facilities either illegally or under questionable legality. After Operation Rescue reported that the Fort Lauderdale Women’s Center continued to do abortions illegally after its facility license was revoked and that a complaint was filed by Broward Right to Life, the facility finally shut down.

Now, ironically, Pendergraft has been converting some of his abortion facilities in marijuana distribution clinics — the very thing that earned him a felony conviction in South Carolina.

Michelle Herzog, an Orlando area pro-life activist, says that Pendergraft’s Fort Lauderdale location and his former Orlando EPOC abortion facility, both still owned by Pendergraft, are being converted to medicinal marijuana clinics under the name “Green Relief.” The website lists the physician at these marijuana clinics as Frank Rodriguez, who also currently serves as the primary abortionist at the Center of Orlando for Women and Women’s Center of Hyde Park, located in Tampa – both “former” Pendergraft abortion clinics.

The strong connections between the abortion businesses and medicinal marijuana clinics points to the very real possibility that Pendergraft is still in practical control of both businesses, which would be a violation of Board order for him to divest himself from the abortion businesses.

“We don’t want to see another license suspension for Pendergraft. He has proven that he has no respect for the law or the rules that apply to the practice of medicine in Florida. Repeated suspensions have done nothing to cause him to amend his ways. In fact, they have only made him more devious. This time, his license must be permanently revoked,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue.

Pendergraft has a long and sordid history of violations and malpractice cases.

Operation Rescue has caught Pendergraft operating outside the law before. He was ordered to cease and desist his illegal late-term abortion racket that he once conducted in Maryland, where he was unlicensed. His accomplice, abortionist Harold O. Alexander, had medical license was temporarily suspended as a result and later permanently revoked.

Operation Rescue also published a video taken by Herzog showing Pendergraft sneaking in the back door of his now-closed EPOC abortion mill in Orlando. According to Herzog, the waiting room was full of abortion patients and there was no other doctor present at the facility, leading her to believe he was about to commit abortions while he was prohibited from doing so by the Florida Medical Board. Herzog called the police, but Pendergraft bolted out the back door and fled the scene before police could arrive.

In 2011, Pendergraft was ordered to pay a judgment of nearly $37 million in a malpractice case that involved a horrific medication abortion inflicted on a woman who was 22.3 weeks into her pregnancy. Medication abortions of the type she received are not recommended after 7-9 weeks of pregnancy. She birthed an extremely premature infant, who survived with serious physical and developmental issues. Pendergraft has dodged efforts by that family to collect on the judgment.

He has also dodged paying over $120,000 in fines owed to the Florida Board of Medicine.

“Pendergraft richly deserves license revocation and to have all of his abortion facilities closed. However, he should be continually watched. He has proven that he is willing to go to any lengths and break any law to profit from killing babies. He simply cannot be trusted,” said Newman.

The disciplinary case will now move on to an administrative hearing where Pendergraft will be allowed a defense, or he could reach a consent agreement with the Medical Board.

Operation Rescue will continue to monitor the progress of Pendergraft’s disciplinary case.
Read Pendergraft’s Administrative Complaint dated 4/23/2018.

GUILTY! Abortionist Takes Surprise Plea Deal That Includes Jail Time in Death of Abortion Patient

Full trial coverage archive below!

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Queens, NY – In a move that shocked the court, Robert Rho accepted a previously offered plea bargain and admitted his guilt to Felony Negligent Homicide immediately after the judge announced that the jury had reached a verdict in this three-week trial.

Rho will be sentenced and will surrender into custody on July 26, 2018, after which he will serve between 16 months and four years in prison for killing Jaime Lee Morales during a horrifically botched second trimester abortion.

“Robert Rho killed Jaime Morales and has now grudgingly admitted his crime. He will pay for that crime in prison, so we are satisfied with the outcome even though we had hoped for a conviction on the more serious charge,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue.

Rho was on trial for Second Degree Manslaughter, a Class C Felony that carried a penalty of up to 15 years in prison.

“I suspect Rho took the plea deal once he realized the jury was about to convict him,” said Newman.

The plea agreement required Rho to admit his crime in court, which he was reticent to do. At first, he simply stated that he had lacerated the victim’s cervix, repaired in twice, then sent her home where she died unexpectedly.

That statement was insufficient to meet the terms of a confession.

Finally, under questioning from his defense attorney Jeff Lichtman, Rho admitted through clenched teeth that he killed Morales.

Earlier, on this third day of jury deliberations, the jury had told Judge Gregory Lasak that they could not reach an agreement on a verdict. Judge Lasak instructed them to go back and continue deliberations to see if they could finally come to an agreement.

Hours later, a verdict was indeed reached, but Rho’s acceptance of the plea bargain agreement meant that the verdict would never be known.

The Morales family was upset that they had endured a full three weeks of trial where the reputation of their daughter was attacked, only to be denied a jury verdict.

“We have great sympathy for the Morales family for the loss they have suffered. Their grief was only compounded by Rho’s selfish and erratic behavior that first denied them the life of their loved one, then denied them the closure a verdict would have brought,” said Newman. “I pray that during his incarceration he might reflect on the harm he has caused and come to repentance through Jesus Christ.”

Full trial coverage archive:

GUILTY! Abortionist Takes Surprise Plea Deal That Includes Jail Time in Death of Abortion Patient, May 4, 2018

Jury Deliberations Enter Second Day in Abortion-Manslaughter Case, May 3, 2018

Defense Plays Race Card While Prosecution Tells Jury Greed and Arrogance Led to Abortion Patient Death, May 2, 2018

Lesser Charge is Debated In Rho Abortion-Manslaughter Trial, May 1, 2018

Devastating Testimony Countered by Witness Badgering in Abortion-Manslaughter Trial, April 30, 2018

Prosecution Rests as Tensions Rise in Abortion Manslaughter Case, April 27, 2018

Testimony: Fatal Injuries Resulted from Rho’s Single-Day Dismemberment Abortion of 6-Month Old Pre-Born Baby, April 26, 2018

Abortionist’s Manslaughter Trial Testimony Reveals Patient Suffered a Painful Death, April 25, 2018

Abortionist Robert Rho on Trial for Manslaughter in Abortion Death Amid Media Blackout, April 12, 2018

New York Abortionist Set for Hearing November 28 in Manslaughter Case

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