5,000 Sign Petition to Close Clinic Killing Woman in 33-Week Abortion

State   Kristan Hawkins   Mar 18, 2013   |   11:31AM    Washington, DC

The Students for Life of America team has just finished spending hours printing off more than 5,000 citizen complaints to be delivered to the Maryland Board of Physicians today!

SFLA, along with other Stop Carhart Coalition members Operation Rescue, Live Action, JillStanek.com, LifeSiteNews.com, Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust, and Rock for Life, is extremely excited to be finally hand-delivering the letters to the Board this afternoon, sending a national message that late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart’s Maryland Medical License MUST be revoked and the world is watching!

The StopCarhart.com citizens complaint is in support of the February 19, 2013 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. (Read it here.) Just last week, the Maryland Board of Physicians confirmed that they are conducting a preliminary investigation, so our special delivery today of more than 5,000 citizen letters will help keep the pressure on and let them know that we are watching – they cannot just sweep Carhart’s killing of Jennifer Morbelli and Madison Leigh under the rug.

Thank you to everyone who is standing up and demanding justice for Jennifer and her preborn baby Madison Leigh, the latest victims of LeRoy Carhart, on StopCarhart.com. We will keep you updated on what happens next!

Late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart botched another abortion on February 7, 2013, 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.

Here is what top pro-life leaders are saying about the necessity of the Maryland Board of Physicians shutting down LeRoy Carhart’s dangerous late-term abortion facility:

President of Operation Rescue Troy Newman: “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. 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.”

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Co-Founder of Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust Cheryl Conrad: “LeRoy Carhart may be under preliminary investigation, but that won’t stop him from continuing to kill preborn babies and their moms. 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.”

Priests for Life National Director and National Pro-life Religious Council President Fr. Frank Pavone: “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.”