Updates

Select Panel on Infant Lives Final Report: Confidential informant, 'a former employee of the clinic, claims [Abortion Doctor #1*] is not fit to practice due to arthritis in his hands'


* Defined in the report as "an abortion provider in Nebraska and Maryland” and along with numerous references to Germantown, Maryland, is believed to be LeRoy Carhart

PRESS RELEASE by Panel Chairman, Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn

PANEL REPORT has Immediate effect: House Speaker Paul Ryan promises to defund Planned Parenthood

READ the full U.S. House Select Investigative Panel Report (link) 

REPORT INCLUDES horrific 4 pages of photo evidence (link) of the Reality of Late-term Abortion **WARNING GRAPHIC** "America will not reject abortion until America sees abortion." ~Father Frank Pavone

PLUS EXHIBITS for; Chapter II (link)Chapter V (link)Chapter VI (link)Chapter VII (link)Chapter VIII (link), and Chapter IX (link)

READ Carhart’s Response to Select Panel Subpoena (link); HIGHLIGHTS: 1) Claims has never "been involved in any medical practice litigation, threatened or actual”; 2) Further claims “No documents or communications exist relative to the donation or sale of fetal tissue.” However, when later asked to provide “All communications and documents sufficient to show whether any current and former personnel of [his] had responsibilties which include[d] procuring, researching, storing, or packaging for donation, sale, or transport of any fetal tissue,” he states “Any documents responsive to this request will be produced”; 3) While not providing any specific personal evidence of such, Carhart maintains he exists under a "heightened risk [of] harassment, violence, intimidation, and harm” and experiences “very real threats to [his] personal safety and security”; 4) Carhart explains that he is “particularly concerned” by his belief that ”organizations linked to Scott Roder [George Tiller’s murderer currently serving a life sentence in prison]…[have] directly initiated complaints against [him] with the Maryland Board of Physicians.

Excerpt from Final Report Chapter VII -  Case Studies of Late-Term Abortion Clinics (pp. 281-283)

Abortion clinics and hospitals typically use one of two methods when performing abortions in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy—dilatation and evacuation (D&E) or induction. Both of these procedures require a patient’s cervix to be dilated over a period of hours to days prior to the actual procedure. During that dilation process, an infant can be delivered spontaneously.765 If the infant has not been administered feticide—typically intracardiac potassium chloride injection (KCl) or intrafetal/intra-amniotic digoxin injection— or if the feticide fails, infants are sometimes born alive. While infants are not likely to be born alive during the D&E procedure, which entails dismembering and removing the infant and the placenta with forceps, infants have been born alive following the induction process in an induction abortion.

The business practices and procedures of late-term clinics implicate numerous legal and ethical concerns. When human infants are born alive in late-term abortion clinics or hospitals, abortion providers are obligated to ensure that these infants are afforded all of the protections guaranteed by federal and state law. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control, between 2003 and 2014, 588 reported infant deaths included a code indicating that a cause of death was “termination of pregnancy, affecting fetus and newborn.” At least 143 of these deaths could definitively be classified as involving an induced abortion; however, the CDC acknowledges that this could be an underestimate.

The Panel’s Investigation into the Clinic in Maryland

[T]he Panel decided to interview several of the employees of the clinic in Maryland in order to investigate the above-mentioned items. In the interviews, when questioned on when [Abortion Doctor #1] thinks viability occurs, the employees stated 27 weeks. [Clinic Worker #1] stated that up to 27 weeks, the woman does not need to provide a justification for the abortion, as shown in the following excerpt from the transcript: 

Q. Can I just, the 20- to 27-week range, which is about 50 percent of your practice, so do the women have to provide any justification for the abortion during that period of time from 20 to 27 weeks?
A. No, ma’am.
Q. So it's only after 27 weeks?
A. Correct.

In addition to the concerns that purely elective, post-viability abortions are taking place, there have been several medical complications that have occurred at the clinic, under the watch of [Abortion Doctor #1]. Since December 2010, 9 women have been transferred to a nearby hospital due to complications from an abortion at this clinic, with 7 of them being emergency transports. The most alarming factor is that 5 of the 9 transfers have occurred since December 2015. In April 2016, the Panel met with a confidential informant, a former employee of the clinic, who claimed that [Abortion Doctor #1] is not fit to practice due to arthritis in his hands. (emphasis added)


December 28th - the Death of the Holy Innocents, the First to Die for Christ

"Then Herod, when he saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, became furious, and he sent and killed all the male children in Bethlehem and in all that region who were two years old or under, according to the time that he had ascertained from the wise men. Then was fulfilled what was spoken by the prophet Jeremiah:

A voice was heard in Ramah, weeping and loud lamentation, Rachel weeping for her children; she refused to be comforted, because they care no more." (Mt 2:1-18 ESV)

Use this link for more information about the Holy Innocents (link).

Police *Interrupt* Side-Walk Counselor Speaking with Patient’s Driver, Makes Strange Claim

Monday, February 9th 2015 

According to an eye-witness account:  A driver for a patient of Carhart’s voluntarily rolled down their car window and was having a discussion with a Side-Walk counselor who was standing in the parking lot.  Shortly into their conversation a Police officer came over and told the driver: “…[I] just want you to know that the clinic staff are aware that you are talking to [this person] and if you continue to do so, they won’t be able to proceed with the procedure for the woman [you brought here].  So, while it might be pleasant to talk to [them], you might want to cease, so that the [person] can have the treatment you brought them here for.”  After this, the driver stopped speaking with the Side-Walk counselor.  

Question: Are the police allowed to >>advocate<< on behalf of abortionists?? Even if their strange tale is true??

Carhart & GRHS Prominent in Unsafe Report

LeRoy Carhart and Germantown Reproductive Health Services is prominently mentioned in latest report on abortion clinic safety entitled “Unsafe: How The Public Health Crisis in America’s Abortion Clinics Endangers Women.” This latest investigative report focuses on the increasingly suspect safety record of America’s abortion industry, including non-Planned Parenthood clinics which are currently performing two-thirds of all abortions. 

Evidence collected from 32 states on hundreds of abortion clinics (including Planned Parenthood abortion clinics) and individual abortionists establishes that the practice of abortion in America has devolved into the “red light district” of medicine and is populated by dangerous, substandard providers. Unsafe is both a “snapshot” in time, focusing only on abortion practices since 2008, and the “tip” of the proverbial iceberg, convincingly demonstrating a nationwide pattern of abuse that characterizes an industry that fights to keep profits high and standards low.

From the report’s list of violations:

LeRoy Carhart and Germantown Reproductive Health Services

1. The Statement of Deficiencies Report from the September 29, 2015 inspection found deficiencies included:

-Failure to ensure employees were proficient in Rh factor testing.

Lab was not in compliance with Federal and State requirements at time of the survey. The clinic lab state permit had expired in August 2013.

Authorities: 

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Statement of Deficiencies and Plan of Correction, Germantown Reproductive Services, Inspection Date September 25, 2015, available at http://abortiondocs.org/wpcontent/uploads/2016/05/GERMANTOWN-LABORATORY-SURVEYFAILURES-9-25-15.pdf


2. The Statement of Deficiencies Report from the April 16, 2014 inspection found deficiencies included a failure t o ensure that all staff are competent to do their jobs, placed the patients at risk of having care provided by untrained or unqualified individuals.

Authorities: 

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Statement of Deficiencies and Plan of Correction, Germantown Reproductive Services, Inspection Date April 16, 2014, available at http://abortiondocs.org/wpcontent/uploads/2016/06/ACPGermantown-Reproductive-HealthServices-04-16-2014.pdf


3. The Statement of Deficiencies Report from the February 13, 2013 inspection found deficiencies included:

-Administrator failed to ensure that nursing staff had experience and training sufficient to demonstrate competency in the administration and monitoring of intravenous sedation medications.

-Failure to verify staff maintained current MD sate licensure to practice as an RN at the facility for one of 2 staff reviewed. (RN license expired 1/28/12.)

-Failure to develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure staff were trained in the emergency transfer of a patient to the hospital from the facility.

-Staff failed to appropriately use single-dose medication vials and failed to label pre-drawn medication syringes.

-Failure to ensure that the patient’s medical records included a discharge diagnosis for 10 of 10 patient records reviewed.

-Failure to ensure adequate surgical instrument reprocessing in order to maintain a sanitary environment for the provision of surgical services.

Authorities: 

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Statement of Deficiencies and Plan of Correction, Germantown Reproductive Services, Inspection Date February 13, 2013, available at http://abortiondocs.org/wpcontent/uploads/2014/05/Germantown-Reproductive-Initial-Survey-2-13-2013.pdf


4. On February 7, 2013 Jennifer Morbelli, an abortion patient of Leroy Carhart, died of 3rd trimester (33-weeks) abortion complications. She started suffering chest pain and other discomforts, and was unable to reach Carhart.  She was taken to an ER, which could not reach Carhart. She suffered massive internal bleeding in her abdominal cavity and slipped into a Code Blue condition approximately six times before dying. The Chief Medical Examiner ruled that she died because amniotic fluid from her womb spilled into her bloodstream, making her blood unable to clot.

Authorities: 

Woman Died From Abortion Complications, USA Today, Jun. 12, 2013, http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/02/21/woman-late-term-abortion-death/1935799/

Steven Ertelt, Young Woman Who Died from Botched 33-Week Abortion Identified, LIFENEWS, Feb. 10, 2013, http://www.lifenews.com/2013/02/10/young-woman-who-died-from-botched-33-week-abortion-identified/

Jill Stanek, BREAKING: Carhart’s victims identified, Feb. 10, 2013, http://www.jillstanek.com/2013/02/breaking-carharts-victims-identified/

Pro-Life groups speak out about Carhart’s weeks long absence from Germantown…

"Thankful: Late-term Abortionist Carhart Calls it Quits in Maryland!”

November 24, 2016 By Operation Rescue (link)
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.”

SEE ALSO Live Action News (link)

Carhart Sued for a Botched Germantown Abortion

Germantown, MD (OperationRescue.org) By Cheryl Sullenger — Topic of late-term abortions is in the headlines due to rabid support from Democrat Hillary Clinton, who denies babies are “ripped from the womb” during late-term abortions, as her opponent, Donald Trump, has said. Now, Operation Rescue has obtained court documents that confirm once again that the most-used form of late-term abortion does in fact dismember a baby, and can cause devastating harm to women as well. 

Wendy Devine, 34, is alleging in a negligence/malpractice suit filed on September 27, 2016, in Montgomery County, Maryland, that LeRoy Carhart so severely botched her late-term abortion earlier this year that she nearly died. She endured such extreme injuries that she continues to suffer permanent disability and will likely never bear another child.

Carhart is perhaps the best known abortionist in the country that will openly conduct abortions throughout all nine months of pregnancy, and does so at Germantown Reproductive Health Services in Germantown, Maryland. 

Once his home state of Nebraska passed a ban on abortions after 20 weeks in 2010, Carhart was forced to relocate his lucrative third-trimester abortion practice elsewhere. He chose Maryland for two reasons. First, Maryland has no gestational limit on abortion that would limit his business. Secondly, there were few laws to protect women from shoddy abortion practices. It was the perfect environment for someone like Carhart, who was as prone to an above average number of botched abortions, as Operation Rescue witnessed first-hand when he worked at a late-term abortion facility in Wichita, Kansas, until it closed in 2009.

But Wendy Devine had no idea about Carhart’s penchant for injuring – and even killing – his abortion patients. (Two women have died due third trimester abortions done by Carhart: Christin Gilbert in 2005 and Jennifer Morbelli in 2013.)

Devine reported to the Germantown Reproductive Health Services on January 18, 2016, trusting that Carhart and his clinic staff were the experts in the field of abortion they said they were, and competent to conduct her late-term abortion. 

That misplaced trust nearly proved fatal.

During her first appointment, Devine was given two injections into her uterine cavity through the abdominal wall, then had cervical dilators inserted. The injections were meant to end the life of her baby prior to a planned Dilation and Evacuation (D&E) dismemberment abortion scheduled for the next day. D&E abortions are commonly used in the majority of late-term abortions — especially if the abortionist is in a hurry. The rarer Induction Method, which births an intact — but still very dead — baby, requires three to four days to complete. The D&E method can be done much quicker.

Afterwards, Devine was sent back to a nearby hotel, where she had made arrangements to stay during the two-day abortion process.

The next day, Devine dutifully reported back to Germantown Reproductive Health Services for the completion of her D&E abortion. Once the procedure was done, Devine immediately knew something was wrong. 

According to the malpractice complaint she filed in Montgomery County, a lethargic Devine complained of severe abdominal pain. Because she was bleeding so heavily, she also suffered from very low blood pressure, which caused her heart to race as it struggled to pump an insufficient amount of blood through her system.

Throughout the day, her condition deteriorated to the point that at 7:41 p.m. – long after closing hours – a 911 call was finally placed by a GRHS employee.

But to listen to the 911 call for help, one would think the emergency transport was a simple precautionary act. 

On the heavily redacted 911 recording, obtained by Operation Rescue, a cheery clinic worker is heard asking for transport for a patient for observation, downplaying the seriousness of the injuries, which become apparent later in the call.

Carhart and his wife, Mary Lou, could be seen on security camera footage leaving the abortion facility immediately after the ambulance, but in the opposite direction.

Devine’s court records filled in the details that the redacted recording left out. 

When Devine finally arrived at the hospital at 8:35 p.m., she was bleeding heavily, was extremely weak, and still suffering severe abdominal pain. Lab tests revealed that her hematocrit and hemoglobin numbers were at “panic levels.” 

Normal hematocrit levels for females is 36 to 48%, but Devine’s measured only 16%. Normal hemoglobin levels for females is 12-16, while hers came in at 5.4.

Hospital E.R. doctors called in a gynecologist who examined her and prepped her for surgery.

At 10:20 p.m., Devine was rolled into the emergency room for an exploratory laparoscopy, but what was discovered was so serious that the procedure was converted to an open laparotomy and an additional specialist was called in. 

Here is what surgeons found:

The presence of a large amount of blood in the abdominal cavity between the inner abdominal wall and the organs, which was evacuated.

The presence of a huge hematoma, or blood clot, containing over one liter of blood, which was removed by the specialist. (This does not take into account the amount of blood lost vaginally or the blood removed from the abdominal cavity before the hematoma could be reached. The average human is supposed to have 4.7 to 5.5 liters.)

Once the blood and hematoma were out of the way, surgeons discovered that the entire right side of her uterus had been torn open from top to bottom.

Tear in the right uterine artery that required surgical closure. This likely accounted for the internal hemorrhaging.

The right ovary was severely damaged and left hanging by a thin piece of tissue. It was completely removed.

Significant tear in the tissue that holds the lower colon in place.

Once all her injuries were repaired in what had become an “extensive” surgery, according to Devine’s complaint, she was transferred to the recovery room and the tube that held open her airways was removed.

But Wendy Devine was not out of the woods yet. Not by a long shot.

In recovery, Devine suffered a spasm of her swollen larynx and required re-intubation. She was transferred to the Intensive Care Unit where she developed aspiration pneumonia. She developed sepsis, a dangerous, life-threatening condition that occurs when the body’s response to infection causes damage to other organs.

Devine spent a full seven days in the ICU and was hospitalized 11 days in all.

Devine’s attorney described her recovery as “tortuous and difficult.” She suffered “massive internal scarring, suffers with recurrent and severe pain…and faces the significant risk of being unable to conceive and/or carry a pregnancy to term.”

As a result to the horrifically botched abortion, Devine suffers “severe and permanently disability,” along with emotional anguish and fear.

The complaint alleges gross violations of patient care standards by Carhart and Germantown Reproductive Health Services. To back up that claim, an expert opinion (see pg. 12) was submitted with the complaint from a physician who reviewed Devine’s medical records and determined that her serious injuries were due to Carhart’s violation of standards of care.

Devine has filed a similar complaint in Baltimore County as well. Both cases are active and progressing.

Carhart also has other legal troubles to worry him. In May, the House Select Panel on Infant lives issued subpoenas to Carhart and GRHS for information related to his suspected involvement in the illegal trafficking of aborted baby remains, and incidents of babies that may have been born alive during late-term abortions conducted by him. The Select Panel continues to investigate him.

“So when Hillary Clinton voices support for late-term abortions, remember what happened to Wendy Devine and her dismembered baby. Remember what happened to dead Carhart abortion patients Jennifer Morbelli and Christin Gilbert, and the thousands upon thousands of other women who have suffered from risky late-term abortion procedures, and ask yourself whether, as a nation, we can tolerate such barbarity,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “Please join me in voting for Donald Trump, who strongly opposes abortions like the one that maimed Carhart’s late-term abortion patient earlier this year.”

Below are a listing of medical emergencies that have occurred at Carhart abortion businesses in Germantown, Maryland, and Bellevue, Nebraska, since 2012.

•  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.)

CARHART SUBPOENAED by CONGRESS

CARHART SUBPOENAED by CONGRESS; TESTIMONY WAS SCHEDULED for JUNE 13th 10:00 am

“You are hereby commanded to be and appear before…the Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives…

BUT POSTPONED AT LAST MINUTE

JUNE 13th CAPITOL HILL RALLY INFO LINK HERE

READ THE SUBPOENAS HERE

Select Panel Begins Investigation of Late-Term Abortionist LeRoy Carhart (LINK TO PRESS RELEASE)

Washington, DC (March 11, 2016) — The Select Investigative Panel has turned its attention to the allegations of practices by late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart and a Germantown, Maryland, abortion clinic. Public reports indicate at least five women have been sent to the hospital since December while seeking an abortion in this clinic. “We have an obligation to protect the most vulnerable at all stages of life,” Chairman Blackburn asserted. “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.”

RELATED NEWS STORIES:
Life NewsWashington ExaminerLife Site NewsThe Daily CallerCNSNewsBreitbart (with videos), The Federalist
(Full 
List of Carhart’s Medical Emergencies from 2012-2016)

SUBPOENAED information from Carhart due to the Select Panel by 5:00pm Monday May 23 


Support the Pro-Life Congressional Select Panel Members

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Marsha Blackburn  (Tennessee - 07) - Chairman
Joseph Pitts  (Pennsylvania - 16)
Diane Black  (Tennessee - 06)
Larry Bucshon  (Indiana - 08)
Sean Duffy  (Wisconsin - 07)
Andy Harris  (Maryland - 01)
Vicky Hartzler  (Missouri - 04)
Mia Love  (Utah - 04)

SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT! Germantown Pregnancy Choices Office Manager responds to Demoncrative Members of the Selection Panel on Infant Lives

Germantown Pregnancy Choices
13230 Executive Park Terrace
Germantown, MD   20874
301-916-5433
June 20, 2016

The Honorable Jan Schakowsky
Ranking Member, Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear Representative Schakowsky,

I am the Office Manager of Germantown Pregnancy Choices which is located directly across the parking lot from Leroy Carhart’s late-term abortion office in Germantown, MD. We are a pregnancy resource and referral center, offering financial, physical and emotional assistance to women who are considering, and in some cases, have had an abortion by Carhart. I am writing you about the inaccuracies and tone of your June 7, 2016 letter written to Representative Blackburn that was subsequently posted on the Democratic members of the Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives webpage “https://selectpaneldems-energycommerce.house.gov/news/press-releases/2016-06-07/democrats-call-investigation-possible-funneling-information-anti”.

As members of Congress on a Select Panel instituted by a standing Congressional Committee, all of you are my representatives. I am deeply offended by you and your fellow Democrats labeling us as “anti-abortion extremists.”  Germantown Pregnancy Choices (GPC) staff and those we call sidewalk counselors have all been volunteering their time since early 2011. Our staff and the prayerful, faith-filled sidewalk counselors are there to talk with pregnant women as they come in for appointments. They are not there to harass but to engage the Moms in a loving dialogue of hope. We offer them a more informed ‘choice’ by educating them of all their options in light of the many situations that bring them to a late term abortionist.  Our compassion for these women does not stop regardless of the choice she makes.  We offer them post abortion resources with a compassion born out of experience since a number of our volunteers are post abortive themselves.  We do not express judgmental attitudes, only sincere empathy and understanding. Be assured that these volunteers are not extremists, they are temperate, prayerful women and men who seek to help the those who come to Carhart’s office.

More specifically, from your June 7th letter you state: “Communications from lawyers representing an entity that you have targeted in your investigation indicated that - in addition to relying on information from anti-abortion extremists - Panel Republicans may be funneling information back to those individuals and groups.  As we recently learned, anti-abortion activists have been made aware of the legal representation for an entity contacted by the Panel, despite such information not being public.”  The ‘entity’ they are referring to is undoubtedly LeRoy Carhart based on the reference to his 1991 horse farm incident later in the paragraph.   

Your letter has falsely accused us of receiving confidential information from Panel Republicans concerning Leroy Carhart’s legal counsel.  We have received no such information, and your blatant misrepresentation of the truth must be called what it is:  harassment of Prolife volunteers who stand in the way of your plan to derail the Select Panel’s investigations.  The Select Panel Democrats have acted recklessly by stating that the Panel Republicans are “funneling” information to us in Germantown, and this serious, but erroneous allegation against the Panel Republicans demonstrates nothing but disregard for the gravity of this investigation by the Panel Democrats.  We are law abiding and peaceful citizens, who have not earned this deliberate mischaracterization.

Because of the seriousness of this incident, I ask you and the other signatory Select Panel Democrats of the June 7th 2016 letter for 1) a letter of retraction and apology to the Select Panel’s Republican members accused by you of leaking privileged information, and 2) publish and distribute a retraction and apology to the pro-life community in Germantown for being inaccurately and misleadingly portrayed as uncaring, dangerous extremists.

 It is my sincere hope that as the leader of the Democratic members of this panel you will not only abide by this request, but in the future, use greater discretion when relying on unsubstantiated information to discredit not just an entire investigation, but a lawful and peaceful segment of the population.  As elected officials I would hope you would discontinue using disparaging terms for people you disagree with.

I have sent a letter to Representative Blackburn stating my concerns regarding your June 7, 2016 web post. 

Sincerely,  

/ S /

Janet Kotowski
Office Manager, Germantown Pregnancy Choices

Carhart Deposition Rally - June 13, 2016

Listen to the speeches by:

Rev. Pat Mahoney, Pastor, Church on the Hill; Director, Christian Defense Coalition

Arina Grossu, Director, Center for Human Dignity, Family Research Council


Michele Hendrickson, Capital Area Regional Coordinator, Students For Life of America

Very Young Carhart Patient Seen Clinging to Her Stuffed Animal After Late-Term Abortion Outside Clinic

Very young in appearance, a late-term abortion patient of LeRoy Carhart’s is seen sitting on the curb clinging to her stuffed animal outside his abortion clinic in Germantown, MD.

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Later, Carhart and staff exit the clinic and offer the young girl a ride.  During the entire time she was outside the clinic, the stuffed pink toy never left the young girl’s side.  

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Germantown Pregnancy Choices Gets “Glitter Bombed"

Appearing as a hateful activity that’s ‘all the rage’ among pro-choice antagonists, Germantown Pregnancy Choices (GPC) was recently ‘glitter bombed’, receiving the above letter with large amounts of glitter in the envelope so that when opened it all falls out making the message, a mess.  However, that didn’t happen since the staff was familiar with these tactics.  That said, there is a sense of pride that the letter was sent to GPC. Because it means we must be cutting into the abortion business profits.  So even if these letters are perfectly legal, instead of getting angry we should rejoice to be making a difference in the lives of women, men and the unborn! Read more about this phenomenon here that is geared towards pro-life pregnancy centers across the country.


“YouCaring.com” Takes Down “SAVED” Fundraising Site

>>UPDATE 2/21/15<<
To all supporters of SAVED - We received the below message from YouCaring.com.  They HAVE TAKEN DOWN the fundraising page set up for “SAVED”.  We ARE and WILL continue to move forward with this film! Until a new fundraising site is established, please feel free to spread the word that donations via PayPal can be made at TwoCrownProductions.com.

Also they can be sent directly to:
TWO CROWN PRODUCTIONS LLC.
12774 Wisteria Drive Unit 1121,
Germantown, MD 20875

 

Police Called To Escort Patients Into Carhart’s Clinic

On Sunday February 8, 2015 in the early afternoon, police arrived to escort patients into LeRoy Carhart’s clinic.  After officer quickly pulled official police cruiser up to office entrance (traveling so swiftly to hit the curb while doing do so according to an eyewitness account), clinic worker overhead thanking officer for coming out on a Sunday. Why? There was certainly no threat of violence present, just peaceful prayer (see below). 

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Police Clearly Acting As Escort For Patient

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Again, Police Escorting Patient Into Carhart’s Clinic

Only Other Presence Was Non-Vilolent Peaceful Prayer

Singing For The Mercy Of God To Be Present

Homilies from Masses on the Morning of the March For Life, January 22, 2015

Listen to the D.C. Armory homily delivered by Rev. Joseph Rogers, Pastor St. John Neumann Church, Gaithersburg, MD.


Listen to the Verizon Center homily delivered by Rev. Mario Majano, Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Takoma Park, MD.


Four Year Prayer Vigil and Rally - January 23, 2015

On Saturday January 23rd, over 300 students, priests, nuns, and chaperones from the Archdiocese of Omaha Nebraska came to Germantown to solemnly mark fours years of late-term abortion in Germantown, MD.  Members of this group regularly pray outside LeRoy Carhart’s Bellevue Nebraska clinic (a former auto garage).  When Carhart isn’t in Nebraska aborting children under 20 weeks old, he comes to Germantown to abort children over 20 weeks old.  All the way through the last trimester of their unborn lives.

Speakers at the rally included: Andrew Glenn, Regional Director for the Maryland Coalition for Life; Pastor Charlie Baile, Shady Grove Presbyterian Church; Dr. Grace Morrison; Rev. Pat Mahoney, Christian Defense Coalition; and Tony Castellano, PrayForGermantown.com

See additional photos and video at the Mother Seton Parish Parish Facebook page, and also Maryland Coalition for Life’s Vimeo page!

A Seemingly Endless Stream of Prayer Warriors from Omaha Nebraska Come to Germantown!

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Gathering for the Prayer Vigil

Andrew Glenn Warmly Welcomes Our Visitors

Andrew Glenn Regional Director for MD Coalition for Life

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Pastor Charlie Baile Leads the Opening Prayer 

Dr. Grace Morrison Explains the History of Late-term Abortions in Germantown

Rev. Pat Mahoney Addresses the Faithful

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The Group Gathers for the Rosary Outside Carhart’s Clinic

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Call to Prayer at the Place where Viable Children are Killed Inside their Mother’s Womb

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Praying the Rosary

Thank you to all who joined us! And GOD BLESS YOU for YOUR WITNESS to LIFE!!


Chance Encounter with LeRoy Carhart at Airport

"I want to tell you a story—one that this pro-life activist leader finds incredible—one which I believe was guided by the providence of God.

On Saturday, Jan. 18th [2014] I traveled by plane from Detroit, MI to Omaha, NE to deliver the keynote address at the Nebraskans United for Life banquet. A young twenty-three year-old female college student sat next to me on the flight. She asked me why I was traveling to Omaha and I told her that I was going to give a speech at a pro-life event…" READ ENTIRE ACCOUNT

Carhart Worker to 911 Operator: “We had an issue with the procedure” - Result: Carhart’s patient stays in Hospital Intensive Care Unity for 8 DAYS

Bellevue, NE – Operation Rescue has obtained the 911 records related to an abortion-related medical emergency at LeRoy Carhart’s Abortion and Contraception Clinic of Nebraska on April 26, 2014. Those records show that a 37-year old female was suffering from abdominal pain after Carhart had an “issue with the procedure.”

The Carhart employee, who identified herself as “Becka,” placed the 911 call at 11:51 a.m. on April 26. She identified the name of the business as “Bellevue Health Clinic,” which is a sanitized alternate name for his Abortion and Contraception Clinic of Nebraska.  - MORE -  SOURCE: Operation Rescue

Carhart Workers First Flaunt, Then Again Post, Defamatory Signs Against Pro-Life Pregnancy Center


Tuesday November 11th - Just as occurred yesterday, eye witnesses describe Carhart clinic workers attaching defamatory signs to their personal automobiles, one in front of the Pro-Life pregnancy center, Germantown Pregnancy Choices, and another in front of Carhart’s clinic. Only this time one of Carhart’s workers flaunted the sign for the camera first. The signs read “13230 for Harassment”. A clear reference to the address of Germantown Pregnancy Choices, 13230 Executive Park Terrace. 



One of the more remarkable aspects to these recent events, is that the hired off-duty Montgomery County Police officer stood by and clearly watched everything, and did nothing, as shown in the video. Lack of intervention on his part, as a sworn officer of the law, can easily be construed as approval.  

Today differed from yesterday however, no signs were posted that read “13233 for Abortion”.  The address of Germantown Reproductive Health Services is 13233 Executive Park Terrace.  But the message from Carhart’s clinic yesterday and today was very clear, if you want to be harassed go to office number 13230.

For defamation to exist four elements are generally required: 1) a false statement purporting to be fact concerning another person or entity; 2) publication or communication of that statement to a third person; 3) fault on the part of the person making the statement amounting to intent or at least negligence; and 4) some harm caused to the person or entity who is the subject of the statement (SOURCE: Legal Information Institute).  

Carhart Workers Attempt to Defame Pro-Life Pregnancy Center

Carhart Workers Attaching Harassment Signs In Front of the Pro-Life Germantown Pregnancy Choices (Upper Left Door)

Monday Morning November 10th - Eye witness accounts describe Carhart clinic workers backing their personal automobiles into parking spaces in front of the Pro-Life pregnancy center, Germantown Pregnancy Choices, across from Carhart’s clinic.  The workers, dressed in scrubs, then fastened signs to the windshields of the two cars that read “13230 for Harassment”. The address of Germantown Pregnancy Choices is 13230 Executive Park Terrace. 

Shortly afterwards, Carhart clinic workers parked their personal vehicles in front of Carhart’s clinic, Germantown Reproductive Health Services, and fastened signs to those vehicles that read “13233 for Abortion”. The address of Germantown Reproductive Health Services is 13233 Executive Park Terrace. 

All four of the signs were placed to be easily viewable to passing cars. 

For defamation to exist four elements are generally required: 1) a false statement purporting to be fact concerning another person or entity; 2) publication or communication of that statement to a third person; 3) fault on the part of the person making the statement amounting to intent or at least negligence; and 4) some harm caused to the person or entity who is the subject of the statement (SOURCE: Legal Information Institute).

PROOF POSITIVE that there is SO MUCH Confusion and DECEIT in this World

Woman’s Heartbreaking Letter to Her Unborn Baby: “I’m Aborting You Next Friday”.

(From LifeNews.com) … A user in the social media network Reddit has posted a heart-wrenching open letter to her unborn child saying she plans to get an abortion next week because she is just not ready to become a mother.  READ THE ACTUAL LETTER HERE.

Carhart Nurse’s License Suspended for Pattern of Negligence

Bellevue, NE — Documents obtained by Operation Rescue show that Lindsey Creekmore, a registered nurse who works for late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart, has had her license suspended for 60 days and has been placed on probation for a period of two years by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health.  More from Operation Rescue.

Montgomery County LOSES Court Case Restricting Pregnancy Center’s Speech

Law declared unconstitutional - County ordered to pay $375,000 in legal fees.

Montgomery County's requirement that pregnancy centers post signs to warn women if they are not being advised by medical professionals was struck down in March 2014.

Matt Bowman, senior legal counsel with the Alliance Defending Freedom and co-counsel in the case, said the recent settlement covers what it cost for attorneys to defend “against the unconstitutional law and to restore freedom.” The settlement also include $1 in damages paid to Centro Tepeyac.

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Ambulance Rushes 7th (!!) Carhart Abortion Patient in 2 YEARS to Hospital

April 28, 2014 By  (Reprinted)

By Cheryl Sullenger

Bellevue, NE – An ambulance arrived at LeRoy Carhart’s Abortion and Contraception Clinic of Nebraska in Bellevue on Saturday, April 26, 2014, and transported yet another a patient to a nearby hospital. This is the seventh known abortion-related medical emergency involving Carhart in the last two years.

This even comes ironically on the same day that Operation Rescue received a letter from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services notifying it that there would be no investigation into other botched abortion incidents involving Carhart.

“In light of this most recent emergency, we call on the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services to immediately close Carhart’s Bellevue abortion business until a full investigation can take place,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “We are well aware of Carhart’s political connections that have insulated him from responsibility in two previous abortion-related deaths and a string of abortion injuries. It is time for the DHHS to stop putting politics above the lives and health of women and take immediate action to address the health crisis that has been created by Carhart’s shoddy abortion practices.”

According to pro-life activists who were at the clinic at the time of Saturday’s incident, the injured patient was a woman who had come to Carhart’s poorly-maintained abortion clinic the previous day on Friday with her teen-aged daughter.

On Friday, the two women stayed at Carhart’s abortion office for about three hours, then left with the older woman driving.

The following morning, the two women were seen returning to Carhart’s facility. At about 11:50 a.m. on Saturday, the ambulance arrived for the older woman. According to witnesses, the daughter ran out of the clinic and told pro-life activists, “That’s my mom,” referring to the woman who was being transported.

“The events reported by witnesses are indicative of a botched early second trimester abortion procedure,” said Newman.

Carhart has carried no hospital privileges whatsoever since 1982. A lack of hospital privileges has been shown to interrupt the continuity of patient care and create delays in emergency treatment of women suffering life-threatening abortion complications.

Dates of other incidents involving Carhart documented by Operation Rescue include:

• 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.)

In addition, Carhart was involved in the 2005 abortion death of 19-year old Christin Gilbert, who died of complications to a third trimester abortion at a now-closed late-term abortion clinic in Wichita, Kansas.

A Letter To My Son, John...

"This past weekend I did something I should have done a very long time ago. I confessed to your death by abortion. John, you would today be a young man of twenty, vibrant and alive. By allowing your abortion I sinned against you and against God. Forgive me John, for I did it for all the wrong reasons.

The main reason, John, was that I was afraid, afraid that the stress you would have added to your Mother's life might ruin our new marriage. Yet, John, I know now how much you would have added to and enriched my life and very likely the life of your Mother. John, I tried to justify your death to convince myself that you were only a package of tissue cells, no more perhaps than an egg is a full grown chicken. I tried to convince myself that what had happened was right, that in destroying this tissue, I had saved my marriage. After all, I thought, we can always have more children later. John, from that night onward I always had a "knot'' in my stomach. Try as I might, I could not get you out of my mind completely. Perhaps that is the worst kind of sin, my son, the kind that bothers a person so deeply. Sometimes, when you come to mind, I would figure out how old you'd have been, what you might be doing at that age. James, your brother, reminded me sometimes of you as did the girls.

John, you had so much potential. Did you know John you could have been anything'? Tears come again John, as they did Saturday night. I am swept by pain, John, and tears do little to wash the pain away. And yet, little one, it is I who am saved by you and the mercy of God through the intercession of Jesus. You see, Little One, it is because of you that I finally sought reconciliation, not the usual kind the kind where I'd go to confession, do my penance, and leave without any sort of contrition. Little One, it is your death and my guilt which finally led to my confession of this sin. Yes, I had confessed before, but I had done so to "play the odds,'' to "be on the safe side'' just in case what I learned was true. On Saturday as I confessed I was crying: I felt a sense of remorse and guilt so deeply that I almost wish I could have died. John, if my dying now would give the world you I would offer my life. As you know, John, your Mother and I are now divorced. Your Mother may not ever have confessed to this sin. John Peter, if you would do me a favor, I would ask that you through Jesus work the same miracle on Sandy that you have worked on me. Your Mom was young too, John. To her at the time you represented this awesome threat to her chosen career. Please forgive her as well, John Peter. Please, my Little One, intercede for both of us through Jesus.

I find it searingly ironic, Little One, that it is I who ask such favors of one whom I killed or rather, allowed to be killed. And yet I ask, Little One, for I have grown to love you in a way that is at once both deep and pure.

In the fall, John, when the leaves fall from the trees I shall think of you, for you too fell from life. In the cold of winter, John, the snow shall remind me of you: for like the snow you were and are white and pure. In the spring, John, I shall think of you: for the birth of spring shall remind me that you, too should have been born into this world. John, I shall think of you in the summer: I shall imagine your laughter. I shall see you as you might have been, a little boy running and playing, scraping your knees from a fall. I shall miss, John, all that I might have gained from your life.

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Marcos is Alive!

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The above picture of Marcos, who was born on Friday July 26, 2013. His mother was scheduled to have a late-term abortion 3 and half months ago in Germantown. The night before his parents came for an abortion they prayed that God would intervene if they should not abort. The morning they arrived for their appointment with Carhart they talked with a sidewalk counselor who brought them to Germantown Pregnancy Choices. They received the help and support they needed to choose life for Marcos. 


911 Redactions Fail to Hide Hemorrhage as Complication to Carhart Late-term Abortion for 3rd Patient Taken to Local Hospital

Germantown, MD (Operation Rescue) – Three months after making an open records request for a 911 call originating from LeRoy Carhart’s Germantown Reproductive Health Services abortion clinic on November 26, 2013, Operation Rescue has finally received a 911 recording from the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service indicating that the patient was hemorrhaging from complications to a late-term abortion.

In addition to taking weeks beyond the statutory deadlines to comply with Operation Rescue’s open record request, the recording was heavily redacted, omitting information that has previously been obtainable by the public, indicating a policy change that actively protects the abortion clinic.

“While the Maryland Public Information Act allows for the records custodian to exercise a certain amount of discretion in what is released, the redactions made in the November 26, 911 recording represent a gross abuse of that discretion at the expense of the public that has a right to taxpayer-funded 911 communications, as long as patient identifying information is removed,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “The omissions of information go far beyond anything we have previously obtained from the Montgomery County Fire Department. However, there have been no changes whatsoever in the MPI or FOIA laws that would account for the policy change. It appears to be a political one meant to protect the abortion clinic from scrutiny.”

Answers to nearly identical questions posed by a Montgomery County dispatcher on a 911 recording from a similar abortion emergency at GRHS on July 9, 2013, were released in full. That recording and accompanying video, which showed Carhart escorting a woman on a gurney out of the clinic to an awaiting ambulance, was shown on Fox News.

“We suspect that the news broadcast prompted Carhart or his attorneys to intimidate the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service into covering up information that is damaging to him,” said Newman. “If that is what happened it is a complete abuse of the system.”

In spite of the over-redactions, Operation Rescue was able to determine that the patient was hemorrhaging based on the line of questions asked by the emergency dispatcher, including a question concerning whether the patient requiring emergency medical assistance was on any blood thinners.

“Questions about blood thinners are only asked if there is heavy bleeding involved,” said Newman.

The November 26 incident was videotaped by local pro-life activists. Witnesses on the scene described a visibly pregnant woman who was wheeled out of the abortion clinic completely covered in a sheet. The patient was rushed to Shady Grove Hospital where she underwent emergency surgery, according to information received by Operation Rescue.

Germantown Reproductive Health Services is one of the few abortion clinics that openly offers abortions through all 9 months of pregnancy. It is not equipped to handle the serious late-term abortion complications that occur there.

Carhart, who lives in Nebraska, holds no hospital privileges anywhere and has not since 1982. This creates continuity of care issues for patients who routinely suffer life-threatening abortion complications at GRHS. For example, in February 2013, Jennifer Morbelli died from complications to a 33-week abortion done by Carhart who was unreachable by family and hospital staff as her condition deteriorated. However, the Maryland Board of Physicians declined to hold Carhart accountable for his failure to provide Mrs. Morbelli with the same continuity of care that is required from other physicians.

Operation Rescue documented four medical emergencies, including Morbelli’s death, involving Carhart last year alone. Three of the incidents took place in Germantown and the fourth at his abortion clinic in Bellevue, Nebraska.

“Carhart has a network of enablers that have thus far shielded him from accountability for hurting one woman after another. Now it appears that the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services has joined that network of secrecy that ensures that more women will suffer injury or even death in the future,” said Newman.

SOURCE: Operation Rescue

Based Only on a 'Preliminary Review', Maryland Board of Physicians Closes Matter of Carhart Patient Death

Germantown, Maryland — The Maryland Board of Physicians has decided not to take action against late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart for the death of Jennifer Morbelli, a 29-year old woman who suffered fatal complications from a very late 33-week abortion.

“We are horrified at the decision of the Maryland Board of Physicians to let Carhart get away scot-free with Morbelli’s death,” said Troy Newman, president of Operation Rescue. “The Board has failed in their duty to protect women from Carhart’s dangerous abortion practices that have take the lives of two women, including that of Christin Gilbert in 2005. All the Board has done is ensure that Carhart will kill again.”

A complaint was filed by Operation Rescue after it received detailed information about the patient death on February 7, 2013. That complaint prompted the Board’s 8-month review. The Board notified Carhart of their decision to close the case without action in a letter dated October 10, 2013, according to the Washington Post.

According to an autopsy report, Morbelli died from Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation “due to or as a consequence of Amniotic Fluid Embolism following Medical Termination of Pregnancy,” making it clear that the abortion was the event that led to her death. But it was Carhart’s elusive behavior after the abortion that was most troublesome.

After Morbelli’s abortion, while still appearing “weak and pale” according to witnesses, Carhart released her to return to her hotel. He then left town. As Morbelli’s condition worsened, in the ensuing hours, Carhart could not be reached by family members or later by hospital emergency room staff. Operation Rescue alleged in their complaint that Carhart’s conduct amounted to patient abandonment, which delayed emergency care that may have saved her life.

“This tragedy was completely avoidable and illustrates the dangers of ‘fly-by-night’ abortionists who come into town with no hospital privileges, do dangerous abortion procedures, then fly out immediately afterwards, leaving others to clean up their messes,” said Newman. “That practice must be stopped along with the below-standard practice of inducing labor on women who are nearly term, forcing them to labor without supervision in hotel rooms, then releasing them from ill-equipped abortion clinics before they have stabilized. How the Maryland Board of Physicians can accept these dangerous and shoddy practices is cause for further concern.”

SOURCE: Operation Rescue

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Washington Post - Maryland Board of Physicians closes probe of abortion doctor after women’s death”.  This article states: 

“The Board’s review included your response, patient medical records and other materials contained in the Board record,” the letter said.

“Based on this review, the Board has decided to close this matter without further action.”

The above indicates that the Maryland Board review of Jennifer Morbelli's death from the abortion she received from LeRoy Carhart was only a preliminary investigation, not a full investigation.

At then end of the Post article Carhart says;

“Her rare condition “would probably” have taken place even if she carried the baby to term and could have happened during pregnancy, he said.”

However some believe that the statement by Carhart does not comport with Jennifer Morbelli’s death certificate which states that the cause of her death was the abortion, not a fetal abnormality.

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Second (!!) Carhart Late-term Abortion Patient in Germantown this Year is Transported by Ambulance to Hospital in Germantown, Receives Emergency Surgery

Germantown, MD (Operation Rescue) – For the second time this year, one of LeRoy Carhart’s abortion patients were rushed to Shady Grove Hospital (SGH) in Maryland for emergency treatment after a late-term abortion.

On Tuesday November 26th at 11:45 a.m., an ambulance arrived at Germantown Reproductive Health Services and loaded a women for transport to the SGH emergency room. Sources inform Operation Rescue that the women underwent emergency surgery at the hospital.

Video taken by a local pro-life activist showed a woman covered head-to-toe in a sheet and that neither Carhart nor any of his staff accompanied the injured woman from the clinic to the ambulance.

On July 9, 2013, another Carhart patient was transported to Shady Grove Hospital suffering from hemorrhaging, according to 911 records obtained by Operation Rescue which published a video showing Carhart escorting his injured patient to the ambulance.

But the most tragic incident occurred in February when 29-year old Jennifer Morbelli died after a 32-week abortion done by Carhart, who left town immediately completing the abortion and was unavailable to Morbelli as her condition worsened. Hours later, Morbelli was taken by her family to Shady Grove Hospital where she died. The Maryland Board of Physicians tragically refused to hold Carhart responsible for patient abandonment even though he has no hospital privileges and informed Morbelli to return only to the abortion clinic in the event of complications.

“We told everyone who would listen that if Carhart was not disciplined, he would injure or kill again. We take no pleasure in saying, ‘We told you so,’” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “The Maryland Board of Physicians is partially responsible for the most recent abortion injuries suffered by women who were left vulnerable by them to Carhart’s shoddy practices. Late-term abortions are too dangerous to take place in outpatient clinics such as Germantown Reproductive Health Services, especially when abortionists like Carhart are incapable of providing continuity of care in the event of increasingly frequent life-threatening complications.”

Germantown Reproductive Health Services’ post-abortion instruction forms that were modified after Morbelli’s death were obtained by Operation Rescue. The documents urge women suffering complications to contact the clinic first, even though minutes of delay can sometimes mean the difference between life and death. Patients are told to go to the hospital emergency room only as a last resort. The instructions state:

"If complications do develop, please call us first. Dr. Carhart has performed over 30,000 terminations of pregnancy in the past 15 years and finds that hospitalizations is rarely necessary to handle complications from an abortion." (Emphasis in original)

The Maryland Coalition for Life, which has partnered with Operation Rescue to expose abortion abuses, will hold a rally on Sunday, December 8 at 2pm outside Germantown Reproductive Health Services to mark 3 years since the arrival of Leroy Carhart in Maryland. The rally will memorialize the thousands of lives lost to abortion and celebrate the 125 lives that have been saved from abortion by Carhart over the past 3 years. The rally will be followed by a 1.2 mile prayer walk around the heart of Germantown.

SOURCE: Operation Rescue

Three Year Walk for Life Held Monday January 20th 2014

Nearly 200 people came together Monday January 20th for the Three Year Memorial Rally and Walk at Germantown Reproductive Health Services. This walk through the community was a public witness against these late term abortions that are still “legal” here in Maryland.

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Click above picture to view video!

Over three years LeRoy Carhart has performed almost 2,000 late-term abortions in Germantown.  The faithful from many local churches have joined the regular ongoing Prayer Vigil on Mondays from 8:00 to 10:00am.  Many babies have been saved and women spared the pain of abortion thanks to your prayers and presence. 

Meet Ward Miles Born at 25 Weeks, 1 Year Ago and Today

Pictures show 25 week pre-mature baby’s amazing first year. Carhart aborts babies at 25 weeks.  But babies can live! Ward Miles did


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Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa comes to Germantown August 26th, 2013

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The icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa (the “Black Madonna”) – a replica of the original in the Monastery of Jasna Góra in Poland, has been part of a global campaign in support of life. Starting in Russia, the Ocean to Ocean Campaign in Defense of Life is circling the globe and enkindle a sustainable movement to build a culture of life.

In its third stop in America, this magnificent replica was here in Germantown, Maryland the morning of August 26th.

After the 6:30am Mass at Mother Seton Parish, the main celebrant, Fr. Peter West, Vice President of Missions, Human Life International, led a solemn procession of the Icon to LeRoy Carhart’s abortion facility, followed by a Prayer Service on the grassy knoll. 

This icon has come halfway around the world, inspiring hundreds of thousands to seek Christ, to deepen their faith, hope and love, and to defend the innocent.   More about the “Black Madonna” and the Ocean to Ocean campaign.



Fr. Peter West explains the icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa (the "Black Madonna") across from LeRoy Carhart's abortion clinic in Germantown, MD August 26, 2013


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Carhart’s Patient Taken to Hospital by Ambulance, July 2013

Germantown, MD (Operation Rescue) – On the afternoon of July 9th an ambulance arrived at Germantown Reproductive Health Services, a late-term abortion clinic in Germantown, Maryland, and transported one of LeRoy Carhart’s abortion patients to a local hospital.

The woman had been in contact with pro-life activists prior to her abortion, but continued on with the 2-day procedure. During her second day of the procedure, her husband slept in the care with their three young children while she was inside the abortion clinic.

Video of the incident taken by a local pro-life activist shows that Carhart got into the ambulance and went with the patient to the hospital even though he has no hospital privileges anywhere, and hasn’t since 1987.

The woman appeared to be conscious enough to pull a sheet over her head as she was wheeled to an awaiting ambulance. The extent of her injuries are unknown at this time.

This is the second medical emergency involving a Carhart abortion patient this year. On Feb. 7, 2013, Jennifer Morbelli died from complications to a 33-week abortion after Carhart left town and was unavailable to provide emergency assistance to her or her family. Carhart remains under investigation by the medical board in relation to that incident.

“How many more women must be injured or killed by LeRoy Carhart? We need the medical board and other Maryland officials to halt the endless delays and take swift action to protect the public from this shoddy abortionist,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “We predicted this would happen and no one listened. Now it’s time for Maryland authorities to buck up and do the right thing before anyone else lands in the hospital or the morgue.”

The press conference was held on Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 10:00 AM EDT at Germantown Pregnancy Choices13230 Executive Park Terrace, Germantown, MD 20874, which is directly across from Carhart’s late-term abortion clinic. Press Conference participants will included the Christian Defense Coalition, the Maryland Coalition for Life, and other local pro-life groups and individuals.

Source: Operation Rescue


Emergency 911 Call From July 9th Now Released...

A heavily redacted copy of a 911 call placed on July 9, 2013, from Germantown Reproductive Health Services in Germantown, Maryland, for an abortion patient that was suffering from heavy bleeding has been obtained by Operation Rescue.



Press conference about this incident held in front of Germantown Pregnancy Choices, across from LeRoy Carhart’s late-term abortion clinic July 11th.

FOX NEWS Coverage of Press Conference in the Early Afternoon on July 11th

FOX NEWS Coverage of Press Conference in the Late Afternoon on July 11th

FOX NEWS Special Report, aired July 11h

Andrew Glenn, Regional Director for Maryland Coalition for Life

Reverend Patrick Mahoney, Director, Christian Defense Coalition

Dr. Grace Morrison

Ellen Castellano, Sidewalk Counselor

Catherine Foster, Attorney at Law, Litigation Counsel at Alliance Defending Freedom


Live Action in Germantown!

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Highlights from Inhuman: Stop the Killing Rally in Germantown, Maryland

Monday, May 20, 2013  Live Action held a rally in Germantown, Maryland outside LeRoy Carhart’s notorious abortion clinic where Jennifer Morbelli obtained the abortion of her 33-week old child where she consequently died from the procedure. This is where LeRoy Carhart weekly perpetuates grotesque and shocking activities. As illustrated in the investigative Live Action findings — even when performed according to legal standards — the abortion procedure itself is inhumanly brutal, gruesome, and nocuous, despite the abortion industry's best efforts to hide this fact.  Furthermore, the adverse physical and psychological aftereffects of abortion on women are well-documented with ample evidence of the correlation between abortion and depression, suicide, future pre-term births, infertility, and even death as evidenced in the case of Mrs. Morbelli.  Live Action's latest investigation has incited a rising tide of alarm and disgust at how our country treats its women and its weakest children.  This rally was a call for true protection and empowerment of women, justice for Mrs. Morbelli, and the revocation of Carhart’s license to practice in Maryland.

"LeRoy Carhart Exposed in Undercover Sting"

May 8, 2013 - Live Action released the fourth video in its Inhuman investigation. This time, two different undercover investigators – both pregnant, one at 22 weeks and one at 24 – went into LeRoy Carhart’s late-term abortion facility in Bellevue, Nebraska. Carhart is recorded joking and laughing about the process of tearing a human child apart in the womb, as well as relaying misleading information on his involvement in the death of Jennifer Morbelli this past February.

From the press release:

When a Live Action investigator, who is 26 weeks pregnant, asks about what happens to the baby during the procedure, Dr. Carhart responds:

Dr. Carhart: It gets soft – like, mushy – so you push it through.

Woman: So what makes the baby “mushy”?

Dr. Carhart: The fact that it’s not alive for 2 or 3 days.

Woman: Oh. So I’ll have a dead baby in me?

Dr. Carhart: For 3 days, yeah… It’s like putting meat in a crock pot, okay? … It gets softer. It doesn’t get infected or–

Woman: OK, so the dead baby in me is like meat in a crock pot.

Dr. Carhart: Pretty much, yeah … in a slow cooker.

Dr. Carhart tells an undercover Live Action investigator who is 22 weeks pregnant:

"We do a shot into the fetus to end the pregnancy the first day. … Well, if everything works right, you just deliver them and they come out fine. I mean, if for some reason that doesn’t happen, then we have to take them out in pieces…"

A twenty-six-week pregnant Live Action investigator inquires what will happen in the case of complications:

Woman: But if we run into trouble … for some reason, I’m not able to deliver, you’ll be able to get it out in pieces.

Dr. Carhart: We’d take it out…

Woman: What do you use to break it up? Just–

Dr. Carhart: A whole bunch of–

Woman: You’ve got a toolkit.

Dr. Carhart: A pickaxe, a drill bit, yeah (laughs).

Carhart tells the Live Action investigator that one of his patients died of complications in the pregnancy rather than from the abortion:

We have had one woman die in the clinic, OK?… She was a lot farther along than you, but the coroner, it was reported to the coroner and everything, and they said, “yeah, she died again of complications with the pregnancy, but not from the abortion.” Everything from the abortion went fine.

It has since been confirmed that Jennifer Morbelli died due to complications in the abortion procedure performed by LeRoy Carhart.

See the LiveAction video on YouTube and LifeSiteNews article.

Read the entire transcript of LeRoy Carhart & patient conversations.

SOURCE: Live Action

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Q: "What is the distinction between what Kermit Gosnell did and what late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart does?” - Washington Examiner Reporter

A: "When a procedure that usually involves the collapsing of the skull is done, it’s usually done when the fetus is still in the uterus, not when the fetus has been delivered.”  That is, the baby isn’t born alive, "the fetus is traditionally euthanized [definition: 'the act of killing or permitting the death of individuals'] before that procedure is initiated” - Tracy Weitz, abortion advocate and associate professor at the University of California, San Francisco. 

And that’s the only difference!?!  Kermit Gosnell is on trial for murder in Philadelphia, while LeRoy Carhart, even after the death of his patient (!!), is still performing late-term abortions in Germantown, Maryland.  See Washington Examiner April 16, 2013, for full Q&A transcript with audio.  Also, see complete criminal trial coverage of abortionist Kermit Gosnell for the murder of seven newborn (allegedly aborted) babies and one Mom.

SOURCE: Washington Examiner

PRECIOUS LIFE!!

Nevaeh


Nevaeh was born February 13th 2013 weighing 7 lbs 7 oz. Side Walk Counselors spoke with her Mom when she came to Carhart’s abortion clinic 25 weeks into her pregnancy.  The Mom says she is in heaven with her new baby! PS - Nevaeh is a modern feminine name created by writing the word ‘heaven' backwards! See another child born after his mother left Carhart’s clinic after speaking with Side Walk Counselors.

Memorial Service Held at Carhart’s Clinic


On Monday, February 11, 2013 a memorial service was held outside of Leroy Carhart’s abortion clinic in Germantown, MD in remembrance of the 29-year-old woman who was killed from an abortion that Leroy Carhart performed there the week before.  

Late-term abortionist Leroy Carhart began the procedure on the 33-week old unborn child Sunday, February 3rd and concluded it Wednesday, February 6th. "State and county officials confirmed that she had visited the abortion clinic and that she died Thursday morning at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital…” (Washington Post, 2/12/13).  Her death is being investigated by Maryland authorities. 

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Hundreds Participated in February 11th Memorial Service for Carhart’s Victims

Organizations, Church leaders, and citizens all gathered to mourn the patient’s death. Representatives of Priests for Life, Alliance Defending Freedom, 40 Days for Life, the Family Research Council, Students for Life, Operation Rescue, Rock for Life, the Christian Defense Coalition, the National Black Pro-Life Union, the Maryland Family Alliance, the Archdiocese of Washington DC, and several local churches and pastors attended.  See video of all speakers HERE.

90+ News Stories on Carhart’s Patient Death

- Life News: Why is Clinic That Killed Woman in 33-Week Botched Abortion Still Open?

- CBN: Md. Pro-Lifers Seek Justice in Botched Abortion Death [VIDEO]

LiveActionNews: "Maryland suspends licenses of three abortion clinics; Carhart STILL ALLOWED to practice"

LifeNews: "5,000 Sign Petition to Close Clinic Killing Woman in 33-Week Abortion"

LifeNews: "Death Certificate CONFIRMS Woman Died From 33-Week Botched Abortion" 

Jill Stanek“Maryland Medical Examiner clarifies “fetal anomalies” not a cause of Carhart patient’s death"

Operation Rescue Asks for 2nd Degree Murder Charge in Patient Death. READ REQUEST HERE (pdf)

Jill Stanek“Maryland Medical Examiner clarifies “fetal anomalies” not a cause of Carhart patient’s death"

Operation Rescue Asks for 2nd Degree Murder Charge in Patient Death. READ REQUEST HERE (pdf)

Jill Stanek: “Carhart patient’s cause of death: Him"

Life News“Group Wants License Yanked of Doc Who Killed Woman in 33-Week Abortion”

NRTL News“Chief medical examiner’s office in Baltimore confirms woman died from complications after abortion at 33 weeks."

World MagCause of death say  Maryland officials was massive bleeding following a late-term abortion performed by LeRoy Carhart

USA Today“Coroner: Woman bled to death after late-term abortion"

Human Events: “How We Cover (Up) Abortion

Live Action News“Abortion advocates refuse to acknowledge documented abortion risks

Observer (NY): “State abortion law changes may be ‘horrific'

National Catholic Register“Maternal Abortion Deaths Spark formal Complaints Against Abortionists

Operation Rescue: “BREAKING: Medical Examiner Says Abortion Complications Caused Morbelli Death"

Life News: “Medical Examiner Confirms 33-Week Abortion Killed Young Woman"

Catholic Online“Jennifer and Madison Morbelli: Two Lives Butchered By Abortion”

Life News“Doc Who Killed Woman in 33-Week Abortion Broke Health Laws Before”

News Busters: “Dance of Death: Sundance Worships Abortionist Involved in Botched Abortion

Life News: “Media More Concerned With Woman’s Privacy Than Dying From Abortion

Catholic News AgencyThe Heroes of Sundance”

Life News: “Candlelight Vigil Remembers Mom, Baby Who Dies From Abortion"

Statement from Shady Grove Hospital: Says Carhart is not on staff, nor he or his clinic has any affiliation or association with the hospital.

Jill Stanek: “Carhart’s emergency abortion number same as his horse business number

Life Site News: “Candlelight vigil Sunday will memorialize mom and baby who died from abortion"

One News Now: ”Carhart under serious investigation"

Life News: “Attorney General Opens Probe Into Abortion Doc Who Killed Woman

Operation RescueMaryland Attorney General’s Office: Carhart Under "Serious Criminal Investigation’ in Wake of Abortion Death

News 12 TV Report (NY): “Doctors question alleged abortion death"

News 12 TV Report (NY): “Westchester woman dies after failed late-term abortion

Catholic Standard“State officials examine death tied to Germantown clinic"

Life News: “Could Perinatal Hospice Have Prevented Woman’s Abortion Death?"

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USA Today: "Abortion foes may sue over death of N.Y. teacher"

Huffington Post: “Jennifer McKenna-Morbelli Death: Pro-Life Group Demands Justice After Abortion-Related Passing

Catholic News Agency“Late-term abortions criticized after death of New York woman”

Jill Stanek: “Owners of clinic where Carhart killed patient delinquent on taxes

Legal Insurrection: “Victims who have names

Pro-Life Blogs“Sebelius linked to late-term abortionist involved in patient death"

Town Hall“Abortion for Disabled Babies: Who’s to Blame?"

Opposing Views: “Jennifer McKenna Morbelli Dies After Late-Term Abortion, Activists Picket Doctor’s Clinic"

Christian Post“Pro-Life Activists Demand Action After NY Teacher Dies Following Late-Term Abortion"

New Rochelle Patch (NY): “New Rochelle Woman’s Death Being Investigated in MD"

Washington Post: “Antiabortion activists blame Germantown clinic for woman’s death

White Plains Daily Voice (NY): “White Plains Teacher Died From Abortion, Pro Life Group Says

The New American: “Woman Dies at Hands of Abortionist Celebrated in Movie at Sundance Film Fest"

Omaha World-Herald: “Abortion opponents tie woman’s death to Nebraska doctor"

Washington Post: “Maryland officials probe possible abortion link in woman’s death

Daily Mail (UK): “Woman ‘dies at age 29 after late-term abortion performed at Maryland clinic 33 weeks into pregnancy'

Life News:

Life Site News:

Jill Stanek: “Hundreds gather at Carhart abortion clinic to demand justice for death

Quinton Report: “Is the Martin O’Malley administration partly  to blame for the death of Jennifer Morbelli?

Jill Stanek: BREAKING: "Carhart’s victims identified

Breitbart: “Woman Dies in Partial-Birth Abortion Performed By Doctor Linked To Sebelius” 

Christian News Wire: “Sundance Film Festival ‘HERO’ Leroy Carhart Kills Young Woman During 3rd Trimester Abortion in Germantown, MD”

Live Action News: Statement by Lila Rose on the news of Carhart’s patient’s death

Priests for Life: 'The Silence Ends Today’, Statement by Fr. Frank Pavone

SBA List: "Woman Dies following Late-Term Abortion at Carhart Clinic”

Human Events: "Late-Term Abortion Kills Pregnant Mother”

World Net Daily: “Late-term abortionist 'ignores' dying patient”

Carhart Patient Dead From Horrific 33-Week Abortion Injuries

Press conference held the morning of February 8th in Germantown, MD, the Maryland Coalition for Life, and Operation Rescue, and the Christian Defense Coalition, announced the death of one of Leroy Carhart’s late-term abortion patients.

February 8, 2013 By Operation Rescue

Germantown, MD – A 29-year old woman died yesterday as the result of fatal complications suffered during an abortion at 33 weeks that was done by LeRoy Carhart at Germantown Reproductive Health Center in Germantown, Maryland. Information about the incident comes from an extremely credible anonymous source.

The woman, who came for a third trimester abortion from out-of-state, arrived at GRHC on Sunday February 3rd and was seen by pro-life activists every day through Wednesday. Witnesses said she appeared “pale and weak.”

Early Thursday morning, the woman began suffering chest pain and other discomforts. Her attempts to reach Carhart were unsuccessful. The woman was taken by her family from her hotel to a nearby hospital emergency room at approximately 5:00 a.m. Efforts by hospital staff to contact Carhart or get informational assistance from the abortion clinic were unsuccessful.

The patient suffered massive internal bleeding into her abdominal cavity. She slipped into a Code Blue condition approximately six times before finally succumbing to her injuries at around 9:30 a.m. The case has been placed with the Medical Examiner for further investigation.

This tragic incident ironically occurred the same day that another medical emergency took place at a New Mexico abortion clinic involving long-time Carhart associate Shelley Sella. At the time of that incident, a politically motivated Medical Board in New Mexico was voting to clear Sella of negligence charges, related to a botched third trimester abortion using the same risky late-term abortion method employed by Carhart. This dangerous out-patient abortion process includes long periods of time where the patient is unmonitored while taking strong doses of a drug that causes unpredictable and sometimes violent contractions.

“The avoidable death of this young woman dramatically illustrates the dangers of third trimester abortions that are done outside of the safety of obstetrical standards,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue and Pro-life Nation. “In 2005, Carhart was also involved in the death of Christin Gilbert, who died after a third trimester abortion in Wichita, Kansas. It is time for medical boards to put an end to these horrifically dangerous and barbaric third trimester abortions. If they do not, we can only expect Carhart and his associates to send more women to the morgue.”

SOURCE: Operation Rescue

Nearly Three Years of Late-Term Abortions in Germantown...

Monday, December 10, 2012 marked two years of abortionist Leroy Carhart’s presence in Germantown, Maryland (see original TV news report from December, 2010), where he performs 2, 3, and 4 day late term abortions (1,300 feet from a church, and 400 feet from a child care center) at 13233 Executive Park Terrace.  Women from all over the east coast, as far away as Ohio, New York and South Carolina regularly come to his office to abort their 2nd and 3rd trimester babies.  Carhart has flown to Maryland from Nebraska every week since his home state passed a "Fetal Pain Law” which outlawed abortions after 20 weeks based on evidence that unborn babies do in fact feel pain at that gestational age.

For two years, hundreds of pro life believers from many faith denominations have braved all kinds of adverse weather conditions to be voice for the voiceless and to stand as a witness to the value of human life.  They can be seen weekly on Monday mornings from 8 to 10am on Wisteria Drive praying peacefully, holding signs and waving to traffic beeping in support.  Not all the response is positive however, verbal harassment and ridicule is common from those who support a woman’s right to procure an abortion, even up to the moment of birth, as the law allows here in Maryland.  

Unfortunately, it is estimated that more than 1,300 abortions have been performed during these two years, many on women clearly in the late stages of pregnancy.  But, the good news is that as the prayerful presence continued over the months following Carhart’s arrival, a coordinated effort to help the women and provide alternatives to abortion has arisen from the community.  There is now a team of sidewalk counselors present in front of Carhart’s office at critical times that offer help and options to women who are seeking abortions there.  Their conservative estimate is that over the last year or so, 75 women have changed their minds and kept their babies.

Germantown Pregnancy Choices (GPC) is a pro-life resource and referral office directly across the parking lot from the clinic.  It opened in April of 2011 in direct response to the late term abortion clinic. GPC is sponsored by the Maryland Coalition for LifeStaffed entirely by volunteers from local churches in the Germantown area, GPC serves the needs of women seeking assistance or information to continue their pregnancy.   

Pro-lifers on the street in Germantown have been blessed to meet and hold several of these children after they were born as their mothers brought them to visit on Monday mornings and share their gratitude that they were intercepted before going into the abortion clinic.

In addition to the regular Monday morning witnesses, Wisteria Drive has been the site of multiple 40 Days for Life events where Christians from numerous local churches pray on the sidewalk to end abortion from 6am to 12 Midnight continuously for 40 days.  This national movement has spread quickly across the globe as people of Faith respond to the call to support and stand for the Culture of Life in order to defeat the ongoing negative impact of abortion on women and families in our community. The next “40 Days” in Germantown will coincide with Lent and starts on February 13, 2013. 


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Illegal Dumping Uncovered at this Late Term Abortion Clinic in Germantown, MD

Formal complaints have been filed against abortionist Leroy Carhart and his late-term abortion clinic in Germantown, Maryland, after an investigation by pro-life activists uncovered the illegal dumping of biohazardous waste, private patient medical information, and dangerous drugs.

SOURCE: Operation Rescue

New MD State Abortion Clinic Regulations in Effect

Dr. Nancy Paltell speaking in Germantown, MD on July 23, 2012 

On July 23rd Maryland State Regulations for Abortion Facilities Become Effective On July 23rd Maryland State Regulations for Abortion Facilities Become Effective 

The Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene just released regulations for all surgical abortion facilities; effective Monday, July 23rd.

Dr. Nancy Paltell, Pro-life lobbyist for the MD Catholic Conference, will spoke with us at 9:00 AM on Wisteria Drive.  Dr. Paltell informed us on the issues regarding the new regulations and answer our questions. Watch a video of her talk.

July 18, 2012

Illicit Late-Term Abortion Clinic Identified in Maryland

Seven-month investigation reveals scandalous late-term abortion scheme in Forestville, MD.  Documentation confirms Maryland is the 'Late-term Abortion Capitol of America'.

July 17, 2012

Mom Chooses Life in February, and Welcomes Healthy Baby Boy!

Yesterday, July 16, 2012, a healthy, 38 week baby was born to a mom who decided to choose life in February.  Instead of going to Carhart’s she spoke  with volunteers and decided to not abort.   Yesterday she was thankful for God’s intervention.  In February, she was confused, didn’t believe in abortion, but didn’t know of a different path.  Today she says she is blessed with her son and will not have to regret a decision to abort.  Thanks Be To God For The Gift Of LIFE!


July 15, 2012

A Letter... from an Unborn Baby

Dear Friends,

I was looking forward very much to my life in this world.

I wanted to have dolls, ride a bike, go the circus, and see the zoo.  I looked forward to celebrating Christmas this year.

I am very sad that I, never got to do any of these things.  My parents did not let me be born.

But, I just don't understand one thing.  Why didn't any of you help me?  I wish you had.  No one heard, my crying voice.

From,

An Unborn Baby

July 13, 2012

COME JULY 30, --A “RELIC” OF SACRED IMAGE OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE WILL BE PRESENT AT OUR MONDAY PRAYER VIGIL ON WISTERIA DRIVE, 8:00-10:30 AM  

We urge MANY MANY to join us as we pray and honor the Mother of Our Lord who gave her "YES" to life.  A “Relic” of the sacred image designed to be brought to abortion clinics will be present on July 30th.  (Learn more about Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Patroness of the Unborn, in this article and video.)

The History of the “Relic” that Will be Present in Germantown, MD

On April 20, 2004, during a private solemn ceremony led by Monsignor Diego Monroy Ponce, Rector and Episcopal General of the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City, exact size replicas of Our Lady of Guadalupe were touched to the sacred miraculous image of Our Lady left on St. Juan Diego’s tilma.  The Monsignor then declared these images as the “authorized Relics of evangelization that will extend the same graces as in 1531”.  These are the *same graces* that ended the human sacrifice of that time and resulted in over 8 million conversions to Christianity. 

The mission to carry these “Relics” to abortion clinics began at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City on May 8, 2004. A mass was celebrated by Auxiliary Bishop Marcelino Hernandez, representing the Archbishop of Mexico City, Norberto Cardinal Rivera Carrera, blessing this mission to end abortion.  An authorized “Relic” image of our Lady has been  traveling to every abortion mill and state capital in the United States opening the divine floodgates of the same graces of conversion, truth, and healing as in 1531. This has and will continue to illuminate hearts and minds to an understanding of the truth that reveals the importance and value of every human life, from the moment of conception to a natural death and insuring that each person be given the opportunity to fulfill his/her destiny as ordained by God. 

April, 2012

March 31, 2012:  911 Call from Carhart’s Nebraska Clinic includes MOANS and SCREAMS from Abortion Victim

"I need an ambulance sent to the abortion clinic on Mission Avenue in Bellevue...Tell them no lights or sirens.” Recordings show Carhart’s clinic workers were uncooperative & slow to give information about the patient’s condition. 

SOURCE: Operation Rescue

March 9, 2012

Each life is precious!  Let us offer thanksgiving to Our Lord for two more babies saved this week!  One mother chose life on Monday and another on Tuesday.  

During a recent visit to the Gettysburg Battleground, hearts were heavy when pondering how thousands of courageous men gave their lives in those fields for the freedom of all.  Their souls must now be crushed to know that their country, that they died for, now has laws encouraging the brutal murder of our children in the womb.  For the sake of all who have given the ultimate sacrifice of their life for our freedom --including our right to life, let us be steadfast and courageous!

Here is an excerpt from the Gettysburg Address for your reflection...

"Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on the continent a new nation conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.  .....It is for us the living rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who have fought here have so nobly advanced.  It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us --that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here gave the last full measure of devotion --that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth."

January 27, 2012 - A Child is Born...

With great JOY, we give thanks to God for the arrival of a healthy baby boy, Christian Miles --born January 27!  Due to our presence on a Monday morning, his mother chose life for her baby!  This child and mother are another confirmation as to why we MUST persevere.  His mother is deeply grateful that we were there --bless you all! 

Because of you and his Mother, this child was saved from the destroying hands of Leroy Carhart.

Proof that life is precious!


January 24th 2012

Another Mother changed her mind today and kept her baby!  That makes 31 babies saved from abortion since December 2010!

KEEP PRAYING!!


January 23, 2012

Blessings to all of you!  It was a wonderful day for all of those who attended with us at the Monday AM Germantown Vigil and the Annual March for Life in DC --so many visitors were moved to hear about our efforts in Germantown!

Beautiful things were happening Monday morning in front of Carhart's facility.  Of the 6 mothers went into the facility that day, 4 MOTHERS LEFT THE FACILITY AND CHOSE LIFE FOR THEIR BABIES!!!

Our presence is essential!  Praise Our Lord for this blessing on a day when so many hundreds of thousands sacrificed in the cold rain to uphold the Sancity of Life!!!!

January 16th 2012

The Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) was present in Germantown on January 16th for a story on the weekly protests.  See the news story and video now available.

CBN Comes to Germantown

Dr. Grace Morrison speaks with CBN outside Carhart’s clinic

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On Tuesday January 24th, the day after the annual March For Life, You’re Invited to a Post-March For Life Protest

Let’s…

Fill the streets

Defend the unborn

Help shut down Carhart’s practice

And Witness to LIFE !

Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Time: 8AM to 10AM

Meet: at the intersection of Wisteria and Waters in Germantown, MD!


January 15, 2012

Last Monday, January 9th, 150 joined in prayerful protest.  2 mothers did not end the lives of their child and on Tuesday, another mother chose LIFE. --Praise God!


December 21, 2011

This past Monday, December 19th we saw great blessings!  200 gathered in prayerful protest --many college students rejoined us! 7 mothers, advanced in their pregnancies, went into Carhart's facility --we were able to speak to all of the mothers in the parking lot before they entered.  Praise God! --2 of the mothers left Carhart's and made appointments with local pregnancy centers

Rejoice!  We received great news of another mother we spoke to in the parking lot on a Monday AM in late-October who went into see Carhart for a scheduled abortion.  Due to her encounter with us, she left the facility!  She contacted us and she told us tearfully, "The encounter changed my life!"  Her baby is due very shortly --she is considering adoption. 

Again Rejoice! On Tuesday, Dececember 20th we spoke to another mother before she entered Carhart's facility; she too left the facility and is choosing life for her baby!!! 

And Again I Say Rejoice!  We were informed that another mom who came to Carhart’s clinic on December 5th and left, has kept her baby too.

Due to our presence and prayer, 5! MORE BABIES WILL BE ALIVE THIS CHRISTMAS and the MOTHERS WILL BE SPARED THE PAIN OF ABORTION!

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St. John Neumann Parish in Gaithersburg has changed their 9 AM Mass to Noon on Monday AM's to better accomodate our Monday AM witness in Germantown.  They now have a 6:30 AM Mass and Noon Mass on Mondays --all are welcome.  Thank you for encouraging us! 

December 5th 2011 Memorial

Over 2,170 people, including 10 Pastors & Ministers and 17 Priests, were in attendance and stood for life on the morning of Monday, December 5th outside Germantown Reproductive Health Services.  This memorial event marked the termination of 720 pregnancies in the one year since Leroy Carhart has been in Germantown.  Because of our presence, three out of four mothers scheduled for abortions that day, chose life for their babies!

As evidence of the magnitude of the deaths, 720 crosses were placed on the side of the street by the Knights of Columbus, one for each of the babies aborted by Leroy Carhart in Germantown just this past year alone.

The tremendous local turnout was a true sign of prayerful unity. Both sides of Wisteria Drive were lined men, women, and children. With schools allowing students to miss classes in order to attend, young and old alike were holding signs, praying, all with car horns honking for life as they drove by.

Speakers at the event included; Dr. Grace Morrison, Vitae Foundation, Chuck Donovan, Susan B. Anthony List, Michael Martelli, Maryland Coalition for Life, Christa Lopiccolo, Archdiocese of Washington, DC, Fr. Marcel Guarnizo, St. John Neumann Parish, Pastor Charlie Baile, Shady Grove Presbyterian Church, and Fr. Carlos Benitez, Mother Seton Parish. See videos of each speaker.

Below is a slide show and video of the event.


December 10, 2011

December 10th Mass For Life and Procession News Coverage

"Silence and Ignorance Are the Twin Allies of All Attrocities"

As spoken by Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, at the December 10th Mass for Life at Mother Seton Parish in Germantown, MD.  Mass was followed by a candle light rosary procession lead by the Cardinal to Germantown Reproductive Health Services. Listen below to his entire homily. Also listen to Irene Lagan’s interview with the Cardinal the same night, and follow up discussion from Fr. Marcel Guarnizo and Dr. Grace Morrison. 

Listen to Cardinal Wuerl’s homily from the December 10, 2011 Mass For Life




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