Carhart under serious investigation

Thursday, February 14, 2013
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A coalition of pro-life groups -- local and national -- that has been calling for action against a notoriously well-known late-term abortionist who's been under pro-life scrutiny for years has learned that their request is being answered.

Maryland Coalition for Life and Operation Rescue filed complaints last year against the Germantown late-term abortion clinic for illegal dumping. Now, the Coalition is directing its attention to abortionist LeRoy Carhart. Executive director Michael Martelli tells OneNewsNow his group's interest is in connection with an abortion performed on 29-year-old kindergarten teacher Jennifer Leigh Morbelli of White Plains, New York.


"She showed up at Carhart's clinic to have a late-term abortion ... she went through the process of a four-day abortion procedure, and LeRoy Carhart basically hopped on a plane Wednesday night to head out of town to go do abortions in another state and left her here," Martelli details.

She developed complications and was rushed to a hospital emergency room last Thursday morning.

"They worked on her for a while, and around 9:00 a.m., her heart began to stop," the pro-lifer reports. "Her heart stopped six times. Finally, they were unable to revive her due to loss of blood and hemorrhagic shock, and she passed away around 10:00 in the morning on Thursday."

The clinic was re-licensed recently without a single inspection.

This week, on the very day that a prayer vigil and demonstration was held for Morbelli, Martelli received a phone call from the attorney general's office.

"The investigator did indicate that they were engaging in an investigation into the illegal dumping of medical waste and environmentally hazardous materials that we documented back in July of 2012," the pro-lifer shares.

It is a criminal investigation that is apparently considered serious.

The medical examiner's office is also looking into the late-term abortion procedure that resulted in the death of Morbelli.

"We've been told that it is going to be some time before the final report is released with the cause of death information, so we do know they're taking it seriously," he notes. "The Montgomery County Police Department is standing by, awaiting those results to determine if there's any type of criminal prosecution or criminal investigation that needs to take place as a result."

The Maryland Coalition for Life wants state action to put Carhart out of work and to close his clinic.

Carhart is the same abortionist who did a late-term procedure on Christin Gilbert in Wichita in 2005. She also died.

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