Skip to comments.Carhart patient dead from horrific 33-week abortion injuries
Posted on 02/08/2013 9:02:28 AM PST by Morgana
GERMANTOWN, MD, February 8, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) - A 29-year old woman died yesterday as the result of fatal complications suffered during an abortion at 33 weeks performed by LeRoy Carhart at Germantown Reproductive Health Center (GRHC) in Germantown, Maryland. According to the pro-life organization Operation Rescue, the 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 and was seen by pro-life activists every day through Wednesday. Eyewitnesses said she appeared "pale and weak."
Early Thursday morning, the woman began suffering chest pains and other discomforting symptoms. 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 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 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."
Three things need to happen here," said Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life. "First, the state of Maryland has to shut down Carhart's killing business. Second, every person who cares about this needs to spread the word immediately about this tragedy, to awaken the consciences of our neighbors. This includes pastors speaking out about the harm abortion does, and it includes all of us telling the stories of those harmed and killed by abortion."
Third, we need to redouble our efforts to mobilize people in the pro-life cause. If this latest tragedy isn't enough evidence that the time to end abortion is now, then what is?
So exactly how many women have to die before they shut his clinic down?
The POS used to be located just about a mile and a half from my home. He’s been skipping around the country, killing the unborn and patients since leaving.
So this time, it wasn't just the innocent baby who suffered a horrible, agonizing and untimely death at the hands of a demonic serial killer.
Too bad this young woman lost her life, but so did an innocent baby...
Where is Obama and Biden’s vaunted “if we could save just ONE life”...
Third, we need to redouble our efforts to mobilize people in the pro-life cause. If this latest tragedy isn't enough evidence that the time to end abortion is now, then what is? --Fr. PavoneThe TRUE tragedy is the death of the child; I do not understand using the death of its mother (for the pro-life cause) who was an accomplice to her own child's murder.
My daughter was born at 34 weeks. Perfectly viable human being. God have Mercy!
That’s not the ONE they had in mind.
Twofer for Carhart , he doesn’t care because the checks already cleared... What he should care about is that this cements the argument that it is a pattern of negligence ,,, he should lose whatever licenses and priveleges he has and be sued into living in a shelter.
Simple , the mother was known , we have photo’s , she had a job and friends ,, SHE IS EXPLOITABLE , sadly the baby will never be seen , had no name , no friends and nobody to bury him/her, he will go quietly into the medical waste incinerator. You use what tools you’re given.
Mainstream prolife people take it as a given that there are at least two victims in an abortion. Attempts to divide them or choose between them is a tactic favored by the leftwing abortion-sellers.Two victims, yes! The difference between them, however, is that the mother's decision to abort was driven by Satan (Christ IS love; no true Christian would abort), yet the child is a true product of Christ's love. So when selecting a woman who has fallen to the devil (and then paid the ultimate price) as a means to fight for the pro-life cause (instead of just asking prayers for her soul) makes little sense to me. In other words, isn't this using Satan to fight for Jesus? And if so, is that good or does it confuse?
That's an excellent point - even if it's not the "mainstream prolife" party line.:)
I mourn for the child.
As for the mother... “the wages of sin is death”.
The liberal mind is too sick to make sense out of anything anymore.