NIH Ambulance Used to Transport Carhart Abortion Patient to Walter Reed Medical Center

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By Cheryl Sullenger

Bethesda, MD – A photo and new information has surfaced, which reveals a previously unknown medical emergency at a Bethesda late-term abortion facility operated by the notorious LeRoy Carhart.

This is the first recorded incident involving the ambulance transport of a Carhart patient since he opened a new abortion facility in Bethesda in October 2017, just one month prior to this emergency. It is the eleventh Carhart patient transported by ambulance to a hospital since Carhart first began conducting abortions in Maryland in December 2010.

Carhart relocated to Bethesda after the late-term abortion facility where he used to work, Germantown Reproductive Health Services, was bought and closed by the Maryland Coalition for Life. His new facility, AbortionClinics.org, offers abortions throughout all nine months of pregnancy.

The photo, was taken by an anonymous source in the parking lot of the Wildwood Medical Building, where Carhart’s abortion facility is located, on November 20, 2017, at around 4:30 p.m. – long after any pro-life activists would have left for the day.

The witness observed a woman she knew to be a nurse at Carhart’s abortion business escorting the gurney out to the ambulance. The photo shows a dark-haired woman on the gurney in the seated position being treated with an IV solution as she was loaded into an ambulance belonging to – oddly enough – the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The NIH Division of Fire and Rescue Services (DFRS) provides fire, emergency medical, hazardous materials and specialized rescue services primarily to the NIH research complex, which is comprised of “3,500 research laboratories; a research hospital; animal facilities; computer facilities; high hazard bio-containment laboratories; day care and infant care facilities; dormitory and apartment facilities; single family residential homes and an underground mass transit train station,” according to the NIH’s web site.

The website further notes that the NIH DFRS also “responds to fires and other emergencies at the National Naval Medical Center [Walter Reed] and in Montgomery County, Maryland, in accordance with current mutual aid agreements.”

The patient was taken to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda for treatment, according to local activist Missy Smith, president and founder of WAKEUP.

“We have a private abortion patient of LeRoy Carhart’s who was transported in a federally-funded NIH ambulance and taken to a federally-funded military hospital,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “I have to wonder in federal tax dollars were improperly used.”

The use of an ambulance from the National Institutes of Health for transport to Walter Reed may have been a routine response due to the mutual aid agreement.

Lessening the probability of pure coincidence are links between Carhart’s late-term abortion business, the illegal sale of aborted baby remains, and the NIH.

Carhart was formerly under investigation by the U.S. House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives, which was looking into the illegal trafficking in aborted baby remains for profit. Carhart was under suspicion of having sold aborted baby remains, and having babies born alive during late-term abortions. He was issued a Congressional subpoena for documents, but never fully complied before the Select Panel’s term ended.

Last May, Operation Rescue published a video along with a report about a bizarre incident where a man with a small biohazard cooler picked up aborted baby remains from Carhart’s Nebraska abortion facility then drove off with them in the back seat of his private subcompact car. This transfer was unlike the usual pick-ups of aborted babies for routine disposal, and was suspected of being a transfer of aborted baby parts to a nearby research facility.

So how does the NIH fit in? Operation Rescue has documented that the NIH has paid for experimentation on aborted baby remains. In one example, a 2015 article published by Operation Rescue revealed documentation that a Massachusetts abortionist, Laurent C. Delli-Bovi, had conducted NIH-funded “research” on the brains of 22 aborted babies – half with Down syndrome. The brains were taken from aborted babies aged 14-22 weeks and were used for experimentation within 2-4 hours after their deaths.

But even if the NIH involvement in the November medical emergency at Carhart’s Bethesda abortion facility was truly coincidental, the dangers of his late-term abortion business cannot be overstated.

With the help of local activists, Operation Rescue was able to document numerous medical emergencies, patient injuries, and even one patient death while he worked in Germantown, and at his abortion business in Bellevue, Nebraska. In Maryland, Jennifer Morbelli died from complications to a 33-week abortion after Carhart had boarded a plane back to his home state of Nebraska and was unavailable to Morbelli or her family as her condition worsened after the abortion. Despite numerous complaints related to dangerous practices and negligent patient care against Carhart, the Maryland Board of Physicians has declined to discipline.

“It looks like Carhart is picking up where he left off in Germantown and continues to pose a threat to women in Bethesda,” said Newman. “But there is some evidence that leads us to believe that he is also still involved in the sale of aborted baby remains. Because the House Select Panel could never really get enough proof to refer him for criminal prosecution, we are asking U.S. Attorney Jeff Sessions to have the Department of Justice investigate him. If he is breaking the law, he should be held accountable and his shady abortion businesses in Maryland and Nebraska should be shut down.”

Jury Verdict Finds in Favor of Abortionist that Left Skull Fragment in Women’s Womb

By Cheryl Sullenger

Denver, CO – A verdict was reached late Monday, January 22, 2018, in a Federal medical malpractice case involving late-term abortionist Warren Hern, 79, who was accused of causing injury to a woman, Jennifer D., by failing to complete a 25-week abortion.

It took just two hours and thirty-five minutes for the jury to decide in favor of Hern and against the woman he hurt.

According to the Jury Verdict Form obtained by Operation Rescue, the jury found that Jennifer did indeed suffer injury, but decided Hern was not negligent or the cause of her injury.

Fourteen months after Jennifer’s late-term abortion at Hern’s Boulder Abortion Clinic in 2013, her doctors conducted surgery to remove a 4 cm piece – more than 50% — of her baby’s skull, which was cutting into her uterus and causing health issues. After multiple efforts to remove the fragment resulted in a uterine perforation, a hysterectomy was performed.

Jennifer’s attorneys had argued that if Hern had properly completed the abortion, she would not have ultimately required a hysterectomy.

The Boulder Abortion Clinic was dismissed from the case by Judge Phillip A. Brimmer earlier in the trial.

Hern had argued that if Jennifer had returned to him, he would have successfully removed the skull fragment without need for a hysterectomy – a supposition which was opinion and conjecture. Hern claimed to have successfully removed aborted baby bone fragments from incomplete abortions numerous times.

“This important admission that Hern had left bone fragments in many women during incomplete abortions spoke more to his incompetence than it did to his expertise,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “It is unbelievable that the jury found leaving half a baby’s skull in the womb was not a negligent act, nor was it responsible for her injuries. It’s like the jury was living in an alternate reality.”

While Operation Rescue is disappointed in the outcome, facts about this incomplete abortion have been brought to the attention of the public.

“The lessons we can learn from this case is that abortion is not safe, and when bad things happen during abortions, as they so often do, there is no guarantee that the abortionist will ever be held accountable,” said Newman. “We must continue to expose abortion horrors so the public can learn the truth about the barbaric nature of child-killing, and we must work to root out the political corruption wherever it is found that is enabling incompetent and negligent abortionists to remain in business.”

Read previous reports with links to Court documents:

Insights from the Courtroom: Abortion Malpractice Trial Reveals Over Half of Baby’s Skull Missed During Botched Late-Term Abortion, 1/22/2018
Court Docs Hint at Proceedings in Late-Term Abortionist’s Malpractice Trial for Nightmare Botched Abortion, 1/15/2018

UPDATE! Alive or Dead? What the Heck Happened To This Botched Abortion Victim?

UPDATE 11/29/2017: Thanks to our readers, we now have more answers. The position of the woman on the gurney has been clarified. She was actually laying on her right side in the fetal position with the restraint under her left arm. Her head cannot be seen in any of the photos. However, oxygen tubes are seen running to the area where her head would be. The conclusion is now that the patient was alive at the time of the transport, but in pain and in need of further care. We are thankful for the input from our readers and are grateful to have at least part of this mystery solved. As with any developing story, additional information has clarified this situation. The video description on YouTube.com has been edited to reflect this update. The article below has been edited to reflect this new information.

By Cheryl Sullenger

Hartford, CT – Disturbing photos have surfaced that show a woman bound at the neck to a gurney during a medical emergency at Hartford GYN Center on October 21, 2017.

The photos, which were taken by a pro-life activist who was on the scene when the emergency occurred, depicted a woman covered completely in white sheets. A sheet that covered her head appeared to be cinched at the neck. Update: However it was learned that the restraint was actually under the woman’s left arm. (See update above.)

Operation Rescue published a report about the incident last week that included a video featuring the actual 911 call placed by a Hartford GYN nurse. That call indicated that a patient was in the middle of an abortion procedure and was experiencing “excessive bleeding.” The abortion business requested an ambulance to transport the hemorrhaging woman to Hartford Hospital.

The troubling photos also showed the woman lying in the fetal position with her knees bent under the sheet.

“Is she alive or dead? Right now, we just don’t know, but it doesn’t look good,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.

A search of recent obituaries in the Hartford area was inconclusive.

“We will keep researching this horrific incident until we get answers,” said Newman. “In the meantime, women should be warned that this abortion facility is not safe.”

Read previous report.

WATCH: Ambulance Called for Injured Patient at Preterm Abortion Facility Where Woman Died in 2014

By Cheryl Sullenger

Cleveland, OH – An ambulance was called to Preterm, a Cleveland, Ohio, abortion facility on Friday, September 30, 2017, to transport an injured woman to the emergency room.

This is the fourteenth documented ambulance transport of a Preterm patient in the past seven years.

The ambulance rolled up to Preterm at approximately 2:00 p.m. Responders were apparently in such a great hurry to get to the injured woman that they left the back doors wide open on the unattended ambulance during the ten minutes they were inside the abortion facility.

Local pro-life activist Fred Sokol snapped a series of photos as the African-American woman was brought out and loaded into the ambulance.

Sokol told Operation Rescue that the woman was clothed only from the waist up and was awake, but appeared to be in a great deal of pain.

The EMTs continued treating the woman at in the ambulance for approximately 10 more minutes before rushing away with lights and sirens running.

Witnesses report that the abortionist on duty that day was Mitchell William Reider, who also works as an abortionist at Planned Parenthood facilities in the Cleveland area.

In 2014, Lakisha Wilson, 22, died after receiving a botched abortion at Preterm. Pro-life activists from state and national organizations sought disciplinary action against her abortionist, Lisa Perriera, but the Ohio Department of Health refused to act. Months later, Perriera was hired on by Planned Parenthood Keystone in Pennsylvania, and given an award and a promotion.

“This abortion facility is a menace to the public. We hope the woman will be alright, but something must be done by the Ohio Department of Health to eliminate the life-threatening risk to women that Preterm poses,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue.

Incidentally, as another pro-life activist, Frank Kosmerl prayed outside Preterm the following day, a traffic accident occurred in front of the abortion facility, causing Kosmerl to dive to the pavement to avoid being hit. He phoned Operation Rescue from the emergency room, where he was taken for minor injuries he received.

But Kosmerl wasn’t concerned about himself. He was rejoicing because the accident hit a pole and knocked out power to Preterm, so the facility was forced to halt abortions.

Kosmerl’s injuries were minor and he is expected to make a full recovery.

View Preterm’s profile on AbortionDocs.org.

Lies Exposed: Toledo Abortion Business Misrepresents True Emergency Practices in Court Documents

By Cheryl Sullenger

Toledo, OH – Ohio pro-life activists who were conducting their usual outreach on the sidewalks outside the Capital Care Network of Toledo last spring could hardly believe what they were seeing.

A commotion alerted them that something was very wrong. It was Saturday, April 1, 2017, but by the frenzied activity, they knew this was no April Fool’s joke.

With cameras at the ready, a local pro-life activist snapped photos as an abortion patient was taken out the back door of the of the abortion business. Witnesses on the scene told Operation Rescue that she was doubled over in pain and walked only with assistance. The suffering woman was loaded into the back seat of a dark maroon Ford Focus, Ohio license plate #GLH8725, which local activists said belonged to CCN employee Schuyler Beckwith.

Another alert pro-life activist followed the private vehicle to Toledo Hospital’s emergency entrance, where Beckwith dropped off the woman, then returned to the abortion business.

One local pro-life supporter has filed a complaint about this dangerous practice with the Ohio Department of Health, but there is no word yet on any outcome of that complaint.

Certainly, most abortion facilities do not want anyone to know when one of their “procedures” goes awry. They attempt to conceal the fact in a number of ways to keep anyone from knowing the truth about the abysmal abortion safety record, which Operation Rescue has attempted to document over the years.

Keeping medical emergencies secret allows the abortion businesses to continue spouting their patently untrue propaganda talking points about abortion safety and the burden that “unnecessary” abortion safety laws put on women.

But the Capital Care Network has an added motive for trying to hide abortion complications so serious they require emergency hospital intervention. They have no valid hospital transfer agreement within a 30-minute driving distance, and are therefore in non-compliance with abortion facility licensing requirements.

Unable to obtain a transfer agreement with a local hospital, Capital Care submitted an agreement with University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor, Michigan, which is 52 miles and nearly an hour’s drive away. In order to comply with the regulation that the hospital no farther than 30 minutes away, Capital Care’s owner Terrie Hubbard ridiculously promised to helicopter patients that suffered from abortion complications to the hospital in Ann Arbor.

Now we find out that instead, CCN is sneaking women out the back door, dangerously transporting them to Toledo Hospital in private vehicles, and kicking them to the curb at the emergency room entrance!

In 2014, after a full year of notice, the Toledo abortion business was ordered by the Ohio Department of Health to close, because it could not meet the licensing requirements for surgical abortion facilities.

Since then, the Capital Care Network has engaged in a series of legal — and apparently deceptive — tactics to keep its doors open.

A lawsuit filed by Capital Care that claims the hospital transfer agreement requirement is unconstitutional will be heard before the Ohio Supreme Court on September 12, 2017.

In their Merit Brief, filed with the state’s High Court on June 29, 2017, Capital Care makes the following claim:

Capital Care’s policy is to call 911 in the event of a life-threatening emergency where a patient needs immediate treatment. . . The responding EMTs will transport the patient to the hospital nearest to Capital Care, most likely Toledo Hospital. Patients experiencing less serious medical complications who do not need immediate treatment will be transferred to UMHS at by helicopter or vehicle.

There is no mention of cramming an injured woman into the back of a Ford Focus and secretly dropping her at the emergency room.

The statement about CCN’s emergency policies in their Merit Brief is simply untrue.

It is also the position of CCN that if their abortion facility cannot meet licensing requirements, the requirements themselves must be unconstitutional because closure would violate the undue burden clause.

Think about that.

No matter how dangerous an abortion facility’s conditions and practices are, it can never be closed for safety reasons, because any closure would create an undue burden on women.

This puts the interests of dangerous and deceptive abortion businesses like the Capital Care Network first. The lives and health of women are a secondary consideration, if they are even considered at all.

Capital Care is claiming to have the right to endanger their customers simply because closing it would force customers to travel a bit farther for abortions.

The Ohio Supreme Court has an opportunity to put an end to that ludicrous argument and place the safety of women ahead of an abortion business’ contrived excuses for holding themselves above the law.

“For the sake of women and their babies that might visit Capital Care Network of Toledo, it is far better to shut this abortion facility down rather than to allow it to risk women’s lives. The fact that we now have proof that they are lying about their emergency protocols should show the Court just how untrustworthy this abortion business really is,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “We will be watching this one very closely.”