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Mainstream Media Ignores Woman’s Death From Late-Term Abortion

by Steven Ertelt | Germantown, MD | LifeNews.com | 2/8/13 4:40 PM

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The mainstream media is ignoring the death of a woman yesterday from a botched late-term abortion in Germantown, Maryland.

A 29-year old woman died yesterday as the result of fatal complications suffered during an abortion at 33 weeks. Late-term abortion practitioner LeRoy Carhart (left) performed the abortion at the Germantown Reproductive Health Center in Germantown, Maryland.

According to information the pro-life group Operation Rescue released to LifeNews today, the unnamed woman went to the abortion facility for a third trimester abortion from out-of-state and 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.”

Though the abortion clinic where she died is located just outside the nation’s capital, none of the top media news outlets are covering it. As the American Spectator notes:

Now that a 29-year-old woman has reportedly died as a result of Carhart’s butchery, however, it seems that no major news organization considers him newsworthy.

Neither the Washington Post nor the Baltimore Sun has yet reported on this woman’s death in Maryland, despite the fact that there was an 11 a.m. press conference today in front of the Germantown clinic. The story is also being ignored by the Associated Press, USA Today, the New York Times, and television news networks. As of 1:30 p.m. Friday, the largest organizations reporting the story were WorldNetDaily and LifeNews.com.

The local Montgomery Gazette was the only newspaper to send a reporter to the press conference, Martelli told me in a brief telephone interview this afternoon. Martelli said he had been contacted about the story by only a “few” reporters, “mostly from pro-life or Christian organizations.”

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This isn’t the first time the media has ignored a woman dying from a botched legal abortion.

The mother of one woman who died in an abortion in 2007 was uspet that the media essentially ignored her daughter’s death.