5,000 Citizens Demand Shutdown of Late-Term Abortion Facility

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Pro-life organizations are working to stop a late-term abortionist in Maryland from murdering any more women and babies.

Students for Life of America, along with Operation Rescue, Live Action, JillStanek.com, LifeSiteNews.com, Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust and Rock for Life, will deliver more than 5,000 citizen complaints to the Maryland Board of Physicians Monday asking the board to revoke Germantown late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart's Maryland medical license.

The citizens complaint (full text may be found on StopCarhart.com) is in support of the Feb. 19 official complaint against Carhart, filed by Operation Rescue. The official complaint documents 13 violations of the Maryland Medical Practice Act and one violation of a criminal statute related to second degree murder and can be read here.

Students for Life of America President Kristan Hawkins said: "Late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart botched another abortion on Feb. 7, killing Jennifer Morbelli, a 29-year-old kindergarten teacher, and her 33-week-old preborn baby girl, Madison Leigh.

"Every day he continues to operate, he puts more and more women at risk and children to death. In good conscience and for the safety of women, the Maryland Board of Physicians must shut down Carhart's late-term abortion facility before he can kill again," she added.

"The Maryland Board of Physicians has confirmed that LeRoy Carhart is under preliminary investigation, but we remain concerned that he continues to conduct dangerous late-term abortions in Germantown at an outpatient clinic that lacks immediate access to emergency facilities or any kind of arrangement with a hospital to ensure continuity of care in the event of a medical emergency," said Troy Newman, president of Operation Rescue. "Given the tragic result of Mrs. Morbelli's late-term abortion, we continue to urge the board to suspend Carhart's medical license and shut down this abortion clinic immediately to ensure the safety of the public."

Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust Co-Founder Cheryl Conrad said Carhart must be stopped, because even an investigation will not deter his baby-killing efforts.

"LeRoy Carhart may be under preliminary investigation, but that won't stop him from continuing to kill preborn babies and their moms," she explained. "After the heinous botched abortion in which he killed Jennifer Morbelli and her daughter Madison, we want to make sure he is shut down permanently, yet we have reason to believe that he is still performing late-term abortions at a wholly unsafe facility without access to even basic emergency aid, or privileges at a hospital. Survivors strenuously urges the Maryland Medical Board to suspend Carhart's license NOW. Not after he kills another mother. Not after another tragedy."

Fr. Frank Pavone, Priests for Life national director and president of National Pro-Life Religious Council, said: "The action we are calling for regarding Carhart accords with the assertion of Roe v. Wade, which states, 'If an individual practitioner abuses the privilege of exercising proper medical judgment, the usual remedies, judicial and intra-professional, are available.' [410 U.S. 113, 166]. Failure to act here finds no justification either among those who oppose Roe or those who support it."

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