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Carhart Gets Away With Murder: No Punishment for Killing Woman in 33-Week Abortion
Life News.com ^ | 10/16/13 | Cheryl Sullenger, Steven Ertelt

Posted on 10/17/2013 5:26:40 PM PDT by xzins

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.

The official death certificate for Jennifer Morbelli confirms the young woman died on February 7, 2013, from complications to a 33-week abortion done by late-term abortion practitioner LeRoy Carhart. But the Maryland county police closed their investigation Monday without filing criminal charges. The medical examiner’s office confirmed a botched 33-week abortion killed the young woman.

“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.”

In May, Maryland health officials quietly released a report exonerating Carhart and saying an investigation found “no deficiencies” in Morbelli’s care at Carhart’s abortion facility. The abortion clinic itself was found to have problems, but none of them reportedly life-threatening.

Operation Rescue has obtained the official death certificate. The document confirms that Morbelli died at 12:25 p.m. on February 7 at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. Section 23a indicated that the cause of death was Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation “due to or as a consequence of Amniotic Fluid Embolism following Medical Termination of Pregnancy.”

While “Fetal Anomalies” is also listed in the same section, the certificate clearly states that this entry refers to the “Disease or injury that initiated events resulting in death.”

The chief medical examiner in Baltimore confirmed Morbelli died when amniotic fluid seeped into her bloodstream, according to new entries on her death certificate. The entry lists “amniotic fluid embolism following termination of pregnancy” as one of two causes of death. The second is “disseminated intravascular coagulation,” a condition during which small blood cots form in blood vessels.

As LifeNews reported, papers uncovered in trash bins outside the abortion facility where a woman was killed in a botched late-term abortion are leading to questions about whether she was instructed to not go to a local emergency room after the failed abortion.

Among the papers was a document instructing women not to go to the ER in the event of an emergency, but instead to “call and we will meet you at the clinic,” which is clearly dangerous medical advice. The number given in the instructions has now been connected to a business Carhart owns.

“There have been some erroneous reports that the fetal anomaly suffered by Mrs. Morbelli’s baby led to or contributed to her death, but her death certificate sets the records straight. It clearly was the diagnosis of her baby’s health problems that served as the catalyst to events that led Mrs. Morbelli to seek the abortion that killed her,” said Newman. “If Mrs. Morbelli had not sought an abortion from LeRoy Carhart, she would be alive today.”

Morbelli was a 29-year old kindergarten teacher that lived with her husband in White Plains, New York. She was pregnant with their first child, who they had already named Madison Leigh. While in her 31st week of pregnancy, Morbelli received news that her baby suffered from an apparent seizure syndrome, which led her to seek an abortion two weeks later.

Operation Rescue made a formal request of the Montgomery County State Attorney for Carhart to be charged criminally for abandoning his patient, an act that led to a delay in her seeking emergency medical care. Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation, the clotting condition that led to her hemorrhaging to death, is known to be treatable if caught in time.

This is the same condition suffered by another Carhart patient, Christin Gilbert, who died from complications to a late-term abortion she received from him in 2005.

“Jennifer Morbelli’s death certificate only reinforces our strong belief that the negligent actions of LeRoy Carhart caused her tragic death. We call on the authorities in Maryland to hold him accountable and prosecute him to the fullest extent of the law before he kills again,” said Newman.

A letter from seventeen members of the Maryland House Delegates raising concerns about abortion clinic safety led to state officials looking into Morbelli’s death has uncovered the death of yet another woman from a legal abortion in Maryland.

In July, 2012, Operation Rescue filed a formal complaint with the Environmental Crimes Unit and released edited video and photographic evidence that showed GRHS and Carhart engaged in the illegal dumping on a routine basis.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: abortionists; carhart; life; murder; prolife

1 posted on 10/17/2013 5:26:40 PM PDT by xzins
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As LifeNews reported, papers uncovered in trash bins outside the abortion facility where a woman was killed in a botched late-term abortion are leading to questions about whether she was instructed to not go to a local emergency room after the failed abortion.

Among the papers was a document instructing women not to go to the ER in the event of an emergency, but instead to “call and we will meet you at the clinic,” which is clearly dangerous medical advice. The number given in the instructions has now been connected to a business Carhart owns.

2 posted on 10/17/2013 5:27:36 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

Murder in the name of abortion is fine

Just as if a tranny is sexually harassing girls in school it’s okay, and the girls who complain can be punished!

I bet you didn’t miss that story.


3 posted on 10/17/2013 5:28:32 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: xzins

If Judge Roberts can’t stand up to the powers that be, do you expect a bunch of doctors to defy Barack the Vindictive from the Spite House?


4 posted on 10/17/2013 5:30:28 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: xzins

33 weeks?

Normal term is 38-40.

That’s an baby, a human being. Could have been delivered by C-Section, couple of days in the NICU, then adopted.

The SOB should have been prosecuted for a double murder.


5 posted on 10/17/2013 5:30:55 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: GeronL

I posted it on FR


6 posted on 10/17/2013 5:36:19 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Regulator

Yep. No doubt. Two dead human beings and both at the hands of Carhart.

The mom made a terrible decision and went to meet God with that as one of her final acts. I hope she repented.


7 posted on 10/17/2013 5:37:57 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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>> Morbelli was a 29-year old kindergarten teacher
that lived with her husband in White Plains, New York.

>> She was pregnant with their first child, who they had already named Madison Leigh.

>> While in her 31st week of pregnancy, Morbelli received news that her baby suffered from an apparent seizure syndrome

Over 7 months!

So many levels of tragedy.

The “medical” community is full amoral savages.


8 posted on 10/17/2013 5:41:23 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: xzins

Oh, don’t worry. He’ll be punished. Just not by the Maryland Board of Physicians. But he -will- receive justice. Better a millstone was hung around his neck ...


9 posted on 10/17/2013 5:44:01 PM PDT by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: xzins
“Jennifer Morbelli’s death certificate only reinforces our strong belief that the negligent actions of LeRoy Carhart caused her tragic death. We call on the authorities in Maryland to hold him accountable and prosecute him to the fullest extent of the law before he kills again,” said Newman.

Too late. Since he wasn't stopped from doing abortions, he has killed probably several babies a day since that abortion client died.

Pro-life spokespeople really need to watch language like that. Referring only to the death of the mother as killing gives the impression that he (Newman) does not really think abortion is killing. There is already a very prominent pro-abortion narrative that pro-lifers only care about forcing women to be baby machines and that they don't care about life at all--the last thing we, as pro-lifers, need is to reinforce that propaganda.

10 posted on 10/17/2013 5:59:26 PM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: exDemMom

>> does not really think abortion is killing

Abortion is legal killing.


11 posted on 10/17/2013 6:08:06 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: exDemMom

All of us should be careful with our language when a baby has been aborted and the mother also dies. The focus too often is on the mother. Good reminder, Mom.

The case of trying to bring the doctor up on charges made the focus on the mother easy to slip into, since that would have been the officially illegal act.


12 posted on 10/17/2013 6:09:59 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

>Morbelli received news that her baby suffered from an apparent seizure syndrome, which led her to seek an abortion two weeks later.

Is this one of the reasons stated in cause to save a mothers life?


13 posted on 10/17/2013 6:33:12 PM PDT by soycd
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To: xzins

The baby suffered fatal complications, too.


14 posted on 10/17/2013 6:34:11 PM PDT by lightman (Prosecute the heresies; pity the heretics.)
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To: xzins

what the hell happened to daddy??????WIMP


15 posted on 10/17/2013 8:00:17 PM PDT by terycarl
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To: xzins

“Yep. No doubt. Two dead human beings and both at the hands of Carhart.”

Now I’m praying that Carhart gets “Tillered.” If you’re going to pray, it might as well be for something that’s worthwhile!


16 posted on 10/17/2013 10:24:34 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: xzins
Murdering a baby because she might have a seizure disorder??? This precious life would have been welcomed by couples eager to adopt a baby no matter what "deficiencies" he or she might have. I hope the father and husband involved in this "choice" can live with the double guilt of a dead daughter and wife. What is WRONG with people that a near-term baby - or ANY baby for that matter - can be rejected for any and every reason and her life painfully ended simply for being inconvenient? How can a "doctor" willfully and knowingly take a human life for the money? This "killer-for-hire" must be stopped! I am heartbroken!
17 posted on 10/17/2013 11:22:04 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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To: Regulator
When I was 33 weeks pregnant, my doctor said my pregnancy was advanced enough that I need not worry if I went into labor, it was now considered a full term baby.

I notice she went to Maryland from NY. I live in NY— if she couldn't find some murderous doctor anywhere in this state or NYC, there really must not have been a life threatening issue or a major problem with the baby.

It baffles the mind that a Kindergarten teacher would want to kill a baby with a potential seizure disorder. Would she have wanted to kill an epileptic kindergartner in her class? Or did she just have to have a perfect child and if she couldn't the baby had to die?

18 posted on 10/17/2013 11:56:20 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: Regulator

And maybe not even a couple days in the NICU. 33 weeks is a viable baby.


19 posted on 10/18/2013 12:01:54 AM PDT by Mom MD
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To: lightman
The baby suffered fatal complications, too.

Yep, it had a fatal encounter with an abortionist. The mother also had fatal complications.

20 posted on 10/18/2013 2:43:22 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: boatbums

I have to wonder if that poor little baby would have gotten a funeral if her mother hadn’t died as well. I would hope so.

Most of the little ones are left behind to be disposed of as medical waste. It’s despicable.


21 posted on 10/18/2013 4:50:23 AM PDT by Mrs. Frogjerk
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To: Mom MD

Yup. Just threw in the nicu comment cuz sometimes...you know

Cathart must be a real psycho who enjoys killing. He just found the perfect way to do it without retribution: kill children, for money.


22 posted on 10/18/2013 7:34:11 AM PDT by Regulator
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

MARYLAND SHAME ping.


23 posted on 10/18/2013 8:01:37 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Remember... the first revolutionary was Satan."--Russian Orthodox Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov)
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To: xzins; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; Bigg Red; ...

Welcome to the USA. Since January 22, 1973, any American could skate on murdering someone, as long as the victim is sufficiently small and helpless.

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


24 posted on 10/18/2013 6:23:53 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Major brain damage at UMES, but no property damage!)
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To: Gene Eric

The “medical” community may be full amoral savages, but it has a long way to go to catch up to the legal community which includes most of our judges and politicians.

We as a nation are so screwed.


25 posted on 10/19/2013 7:33:02 AM PDT by rogator
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To: Regulator
33 weeks?

I have two great granddaughters (twins) who were born younger than that. Beautiful children.

Yep, that's a baby.

26 posted on 10/20/2013 2:38:21 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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