This week, Operation Rescue revealed the findings of their investigation into abortionist LeRoy Carhart’s soon-to-open late-term abortion facility in Bethesda, Maryland. Cheryl Sullenger of Operation Rescue writes that the new late-term abortion mill advertised on Carhart’s website is not licensed as an abortion facility, which is required by Maryland state law.
Operation Rescue discovered the address of the new abortion facility through an undercover investigation. The abortion mill, called AbortionClinics.org, Inc., is located in a medical building at 10401 Old Georgetown Road Suite 104, Bethesda, Maryland. Once the Pro-Life group had the address, they discovered that the facility was not licensed as an abortion facility. Sullenger writes that Operation Rescue filed complaints both with the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and with the Maryland Board of Physicians.
Troy Newman, president of Operation Rescue, said about the recent complaints filed against Carhart’s latest facility, “We trust that any effort to open that Bethesda facility without a valid license will be met with swift action on the part of Maryland authorities, who are already aware of the situation.” Local and national Pro-Life leaders will gather in front of the Bethesda illegal abortion mill on October 17, the day advertised for opening, to hold a press conference. The Pro-Life leaders will announce further plans to oppose Carhart’s efforts to open the late-term abortion facility.
The discovery is consistent with Carhart’s dismal record of endangering women while killing preborn babies up to nine months’ gestation. Carhart began committing late abortions in Maryland in 2010 after Pro-Life legislative efforts in Nebraska ended his profitable business in late abortions. Nebraska became the first state to pass the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,” legislation that protects preborn children after 20 weeks’ gestation because they demonstrably feel the gruesome pain of abortion. After the life-saving legislation went into effect, Carhart could no longer continue to profit from the nearly 1,000 late abortions he committed in Nebraska.
From then on, Carhart has split his time between Nebraska and Maryland. In Maryland, he established a notorious late-term abortion mill that led to the death of at least one woman and hospitalized many others. 29-year-old Jennifer Morbelli died from complications inflicted by an abortion at 33 weeks committed by Carhart, and twelve women were sent to the hospital in four years under Carhart’s negligent care. The allegations of abuse at his Germantown, Maryland, facility prompted the House Select Panel on Infant Lives to subpoena Carhart.
The United States is one of only seven countries in the world that allows abortion after five months’ gestation. Late-term abortions are violent and invasive, as the preborn baby is fully developed and not easily killed and removed from his or her mother. For this reason, late-term abortionists inject the preborn baby with a lethal drug and remove the dead body days later. Carhart grotesquely described this procedure as “putting meat in a Crock-Pot.”