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Young Woman Who Died from Botched 33-Week Abortion Identified
lifenews ^ | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 02/10/2013 6:00:07 PM PST by Morgana

The woman who died and was a victim of a botched 33-week abortion has been identified as 29-year-old Jennifer McKenna Morbelli, of New Rochelle, New York.

A report from pro-life blogger Jill Stanek says two sources confirmed the identity of the victim. Morbilli died Thursday as the result of fatal complications suffered during an abortion at 33 weeks at the hand of late-term abortion practitioner LeRoy Carhart. The abortion took place at the Germantown Reproductive Health Center in Germantown, Maryland.

“Carhart’s alleged victims were 29-year-old Jennifer McKenna Morbelli, pictured right, and her 33-week-old preborn daughter, Madison Leigh,” Stanek reports. “I have confirmed the identities of the victims through two sources. After a name ID was received from an impeccable informant, sidewalk counselors at the abortion clinic positively identified Jennifer’s obituary photo. Jennifer’s obituary also states she “passed away suddenly.”

“Jennifer was married and a kindergarten teacher at Church Street Elementary School in White Plains, New York. Jennifer was carrying a wanted baby. At present her registry is still online,” Stanek added. “Approximately two weeks ago Jennifer learned her daughter suffered from fetal anomalies. Jennifer, her husband, her parents, and her sister traveled to Carhart’s late-term Germantown Reproductive Health Services abortion clinic in Germantown, Maryland.”

According to information the pro-life group Operation Rescue released to LifeNews on Friday, the then-unnamed woman arrived at Germantown Reproductive Health Center on Sunday to start the abortion process. Local pro-life advocates protesting outside saw her every day until yesterday, and described her as appearing “pale and weak.”

Early Thursday morning, the woman began suffering chest pain and other discomforts, the group informed LifeNews. 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.

Operation Rescue says the abortion 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.

Stanek, in her report, provides more details on the timeline of the events that led to Morbelli’s death.

They began the abortion process on Sunday, February 3, in the afternoon, according to sidewalk counselors who maintain a constant presence at the clinic when it is open. They noted Jennifer appeared “very” late-term.

According to those counselors, Sunday is when Carhart kills late-term babies by lethal injection into the heart through the mothers’ abdominal wall.

Jennifer and her family returned on Monday, presumably to begin the labor induction process by insertion of laminaria or prostaglandins to dilate the cervix, and again on Tuesday.

They presumably spent each night at a nearby hotel, as is the usual process for a multi-day, late-term abortion at Carhart’s Germantown clinic.

The family returned again on Wednesday, presumably for the delivery of Jennifer’s dead baby Madison, staying nine hours, an extraordinary length of time. They left at 4:35 p.m.

Each day sidewalk counselors noted in real-time annotations that Jennifer appeared more and more pale.

Carhart and his wife Mary Lou left soon afterward. The two typically fly out on Wednesday afternoons to either Indianapolis, Indiana, or Bellevue, Nebraska, to commit abortions on Thursdays. Carhart is what’s known as a “circuit rider” abortionist.

At approximately 5:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 7, Jennifer presented at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville, Maryland, which is almost nine miles from Carhart’s clinic.

Family members told hospital personnel they had tried to call Carhart several times, but he did not return their calls.

At approximately 9:00 a.m. Jennifer coded. She coded a total of six times before she was pronounced dead at about 10:00 a.m.

It was during this time Carhart called the hospital. He never showed up.

The obituary for Jennifer reads:

Jennifer was born in New Rochelle to Kevin and Lisa McKenna. She graduated from New Rochelle High School and then went on to attend the University of Delaware where she met her college sweet heart TJ, whom she married in 2009. She was a kindergarten teacher at Preschool Learning Center in New Rochelle and then went on to teach at Church Street Elementary in White Plains. She will always be remembered for living everyday to the fullest with a smile on her face. Jennifer was loved by all who were fortunate enough to meet her. Besides her adoring parents, she is survived by her husband TJ who was the love of her life, Her cherished brother Kevin and sister Kristin, her grandmother Helen McKenna and Uncle’s Mark and Carl Benevento. She also leaves behind her loving God parents Susan & Roy Porto, in-laws Mario and Kathy Morbelli and many other aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation will be held on Monday evening from 7-9pm and Tuesday from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday 10am at Holy Name of Jesus in New Rochelle. Jennifer and her baby girl Madison will be interred at Greenwood Union Cemetery in Rye. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of Jennifer and Madison to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 800-805-5856.

“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.

Newman told LifeNews, “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.”

The Maryland Medical Examiner spent a significant amount of time reviewing the case and the records at the hospital on Thursday, and determined the case needed further investigation due to the unusual circumstances of her death, according to information provided to LifeNews.

“It is so tragic that this family had to lose not only their nearly full-term child, but also their wife, daughter, and sister,” said Michael Martelli, Executive Director of the Maryland Coalition for Life. “What is most appalling is that the State of Maryland refused to hear the pleas of this community, and has allowed this man to continue to butcher women and children.”

On the very same day that this woman died, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene posted on their website that they issued a license to Carhart’s clinic to perform abortions — without a single inspection of the facility, Martelli said.

“He already killed Christin Gilbert in Kansas in 2005, and now another senseless tragedy has come as a result of Carhart’s so-called women’s healthcare and the apathy of the pro-abortion Maryland State Government,” said Martelli.

Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, also responded to the abortion death.

“It has happened again. Another mother has been killed by so-called ‘safe and legal’ abortion. It happens constantly, in fact, but the abortion industry usually succeeds in covering it up. And even when they don’t, the rest of us succeed in keeping it relatively quiet,” he told LifeNews. “That has to change today.”

A prayer vigil, memorial, and follow-up press conference will be held in Germantown at 9 a.m. on Monday, February 11, just next to the office park where Carhart conducted the third trimester abortion.


TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: abortion; abortiondeaths; botchedabortion; carthart; jennifermorbelli; lateterm; maryland; morbelli; newrochelle; newyork
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1 posted on 02/10/2013 6:00:17 PM PST by Morgana
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To: Morgana

You’ve come a long way baby!


2 posted on 02/10/2013 6:08:31 PM PST by wesagain (The God #Elohim# of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: Morgana

“A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday 10am at Holy Name of Jesus in New Rochelle”

Baby murderers shouldn’t get Catholic funeral Masses.


3 posted on 02/10/2013 6:08:51 PM PST by vladimir998
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To: Morgana

The problem is, they are only reporting this in the pro-life media. No one else is hearing about this.


4 posted on 02/10/2013 6:09:06 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

The MSM won’t touch the truth


5 posted on 02/10/2013 6:09:40 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Morgana

“Botched Abortion”? What is the goal of abortion - to kill a baby.
It’s like saying a “robbery gone wrong” - what’s a robbery gone right?


6 posted on 02/10/2013 6:11:09 PM PST by River Hawk
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To: Morgana
At 33 weeks, an unborn child is just a "mass of cells."

That's what the abortion-lovers will tell us, anyway.

7 posted on 02/10/2013 6:12:28 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: Morgana

Maryland is one of those special places where crime is preferred.


8 posted on 02/10/2013 6:12:43 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Morgana
“Another mother has been killed by so-called ‘safe and legal’ abortion”

If there were no guns (babies), deaths like this wouldn't happen. Replace guns with babies and it blows the anti-gun fanatics away.

9 posted on 02/10/2013 6:15:45 PM PST by Nitehawk0325 (All praise King Obama and bend over backwards for him.)
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To: Morgana
“Another mother has been killed by so-called ‘safe and legal’ abortion”

If there were no guns (babies), deaths like this wouldn't happen. Replace guns with babies and it blows the anti-gun fanatics away.

10 posted on 02/10/2013 6:15:48 PM PST by Nitehawk0325 (All praise King Obama and bend over backwards for him.)
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To: Morgana
“Jennifer was married and a kindergarten teacher at Church Street Elementary School in White Plains, New York. Jennifer was carrying a wanted baby. At present her registry is still online,” Stanek added. “Approximately two weeks ago Jennifer learned her daughter suffered from fetal anomalies. Jennifer, her husband, her parents, and her sister traveled to Carhart’s late-term Germantown Reproductive Health Services abortion clinic in Germantown, Maryland.”

Apparently not wanted enough.

She had a choice: Life or death. She chose death for a baby she and hubby (presumably) had named. She got more than she bargained for--the same fate for her as her baby.

Sad.

11 posted on 02/10/2013 6:22:50 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

They’ve moved beyond the “clump of cells” lie. They’re onto the “some lives are more equal than others” lie now.


12 posted on 02/10/2013 6:23:14 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Morgana

“Jennifer was carrying a wanted baby.” Wanted, until she found out it wasn’t perfect.


13 posted on 02/10/2013 6:25:58 PM PST by informavoracious (God help us.)
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To: Smokin' Joe
"-the same fate for her as her baby."

Initially, yes. But I bet they didn't end up in the same place in the afterlife...

14 posted on 02/10/2013 6:36:09 PM PST by EnigmaticAnomaly (Dim Logic: "Let me vote Democrat. Hey, I got screwed! Let me vote Democrat. Hey, I got screwed!")
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To: Morgana
God allows abortion ... men COMMIT

ABORTICIDE

15 posted on 02/10/2013 6:41:39 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: informavoracious

“Jennifer was carrying a wanted baby.” Wanted, until she found out it wasn’t perfect.”

And she was a kindergarden teacher! I can’t imagine what kind of woman could do that after working with young children like that. Her child was 8 1/2 months old. Everyone involved has/had some SERIOUS spiritual sickness going on.


16 posted on 02/10/2013 6:47:09 PM PST by selfdefense
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To: Morgana; Mrs. Don-o

Jennifer and her baby girl Madison will be interred at Greenwood Union Cemetery in Rye. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of Jennifer and Madison to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 800-805-5856.
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Good grief

how could they be so hypocriticaL as to have the funeral for little Madison at the same time ???

I bet theyre in the same casket too...

and they put Madisons name with the female who wanted her dead for “donations”

They make it sound like they both died in a car crash or something...

or they died during Madisons natural birth...

am I the only one who finds this sick and repulsive ???


17 posted on 02/10/2013 6:58:21 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Morgana
I believe God once blessed this country. Never more, never more.

America once stood for good. For protecting the innocent. Those that couldn't protect themselves.

We must confront evil on every front. We have been silent to long. If we want to save our country we can not let the liberals shout us down anymore.

We must take the battle to the enemy and beat them with their own weapons.

18 posted on 02/10/2013 7:02:37 PM PST by Newbomb Turk ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.")
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To: EnigmaticAnomaly

She likely had time to repent. That remains between her and The Almighty.


19 posted on 02/10/2013 7:16:51 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: vladimir998

“A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday 10am at Holy Name of Jesus in New Rochelle”

Baby murderers shouldn’t get Catholic funeral Masses.

The mother was a victim as was her baby, sucked in by lies put forward by the proabortion crowd. May God have mercy on her soul.


20 posted on 02/10/2013 7:19:32 PM PST by DadofMany1
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