Notorious late-term abortionist given slap on wrist: allegedly lied, falsified fetal ages
Germantown, Maryland, November 29, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The pro-life organization Operation Rescue says that it has been notified by the Maryland Board of Physicians that it has completed its investigation of late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart and has issued an “Advisory Letter” to him, based on their findings. The Board informed Operation Rescue that the Advisory Letter will not be made public.
The investigation was based on a complaint filed by Operation Rescue alleging that Carhart lied to the Medical Board about his abortion business in order to gain licensure in Maryland, and that he routinely falsified fetal ages by taking bogus ultrasound readings.
In their complaint Operation Rescue had pointed out that in his application for licensure in Maryland, Carhart had omitted any mention of his many years working as a late-term abortionist. In one case he even used a “dummy” name - Bellevue Health/Emergency Clinic, Inc. - for one his late-term abortion clinics, which is better known as the Abortion and Contraception Clinic of Nebraska.
“When the most notorious abortionist in the world tries to cover up what he does for a living, you know he has something to hide,” Operation Rescue President Troy Newman had said in 2010 after filing the complaint.
“While we are disappointed that the Board did not take stronger measures against Carhart, the Board’s actions do indicate that there was merit to our complaint,” Newman said today, in response to the news that Carhart had been issued the “Advisory Letter.”
“Carhart has a long history of abortion abuses. His shoddy and unscrupulous practices are starting to catch up with him.”
Carhart was once issued a similar non-disciplinary admonishment from his home state of Nebraska wherein he agreed to stop falsifying medical records, “interrupting or delaying” abortions because of his “exhaustion or fatigue,” and taking personal phone calls during abortions.
In 2009, several of Carhart’s former Nebraska employees submitted affidavits to the Nebraska Attorney General to support a complaint that Carhart was engaging in illegal practices, including using unlicensed workers to conduct medical duties for which they were not qualified. That investigation is ongoing.
Carhart was also the abortionist on duty when a 19-year old Down syndrome girl named Christin Gilbert was killed during a botched third-trimester abortion in Kansas.
During a 1997 US District Court hearing, Carhart testified that he would sometimes dismember advanced-stage unborn babies while the babies were still alive, and described in detail the process of grasping a baby’s limb and twisting it off. “I know that the fetus is alive during the process most of the time because I can see the fetal heartbeat on the ultrasound,” he answered, when asked about the moment of death.
The Maryland Coalition for Life says it is planning a demonstration outside Carhart’s Germantown abortion clinic, located at Wisteria and Executive Park Terrace, on December 5, from 8-10 a.m., to mark one year since Carhart located his late-term abortion business to Germantown. The demonstration will feature 720 crosses to memorialize the estimated 720 lives lost to abortion over the past year. A press conference will be held at 9:30 a.m. during the protest.