- Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; scores killed
- Mississippi abortion law can’t be enforced
- Teacher who survived Sandy Hook has book deal
- Jury awards Jesse Ventura $1.8M in case vs. ‘American Sniper’ author Chris Kyle
- Government OKs Arab-owned company to operate U.S. cargo port
- Defense lawyer: McDonnell’s wife had ‘crush’ on CEO
- Chinese hackers stole ‘huge quantities’ of sensitive data on Israel’s Iron Dome
- House unveils bill to speed deportations of illegal immigrant children
- Californians protest middle school for hiring white man to teach cultural studies
- Killer’s sentencing overturned because mother couldn’t find seat in courtroom
Abortionist on video: Fetus can come out ‘in pieces’
Question of the Day
A pro-life group’s “undercover video” campaign has caught a prominent abortion doctor telling a pregnant woman that if her baby didn’t die after a lethal injection, he would take it out “in pieces.”
Dr. Carhart, who specializes in late-term abortions, also works at a clinic in Germantown.
The video is the fourth in a series aimed at exposing the “inhumanity” of late-term abortion. It was obtained by two pregnant women who met with Dr. Carhart by pretending they wanted an abortion.
In one session, Dr. Carhart explained that in cases when fetuses don’t die from the lethal injections, then “we take them out in pieces.”
“Dr. Carhart’s testimony is shocking and sickening,” said Lila Rose, president of Live Action. “He compares a baby in the womb to ‘meat’ in a ‘slow cooker.’ He jokes about his abortion tool kit, complete with ‘pickaxe’ and ‘drill bit.’ “
Dr. Carhart also “outright lies” when he says one of his patients died of complications in her pregnancy, rather than from the abortion he performed on her, said Ms. Rose, referring to Jennifer Morbelli, of New Rochelle, N.Y., who died in February after visiting the Germantown clinic.
The death of Morbelli is being investigated by Maryland authorities and an autopsy report is pending. Media reports say she was possibly 33 weeks pregnant and there were complications with the unborn child.
A request for comment from Dr. Carhart’s Nebraska clinic was not immediately returned. Requests for comment from other pro-choice organizations, including the National Abortion Federation, of which Dr. Carhart is a member, were also not immediately returned.
Dr. Carhart is nationally known from his two U.S. Supreme Court lawsuits dealing with bans on an abortion procedure known as “partial-birth abortion.” In Stenberg v. Carhart in 2000, the high court handed him a victory by overturning the Nebraska law for violating the constitutional due-process clause.
However, in Gonzales v. Carhart in 2007, the high court upheld the federal Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003.
Earlier Live Action videos, taken in New York, the District and Arizona, have been denounced as invasions of doctor-patient confidentiality. But Live Action is calling for federal and local investigations into health and legal violations by abortion clinics, especially those that perform late-term abortions.
Separately, 25 senators, led by Sen. Mike Lee, Utah Republican, have prepared a nonbinding “sense of the Senate” resolution calling for a congressional investigation to “correct abusive, unsanitary, and illegal abortion practices and the interstate referral of women and girls to facilities engaged in dangerous or illegal second- and third-trimester procedures.”
The resolution, sparked by the murder trial of late-term abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell in Philadelphia, was filed Monday and discussed Wednesday on the Senate floor. However, Senate Democrats led by Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut offered a different resolution on Wednesday to apply condemnation to such practices in all health care settings, including dental offices.
© Copyright 2014 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.
About the Author
Cheryl Wetzstein covers family and social issues as a national reporter for The Washington Times. She has been a reporter for three decades, working in New York City and Washington, D.C. Since joining The Washington Times in 1985, she has been a features writer, environmental and consumer affairs reporter, and assistant business editor.
Beginning in 1994, Mrs. Wetzstein worked exclusively ...
- Mississippi abortion law can't be enforced
- Federal appeals court rules against Virginia's gay marriage ban
- Events honoring 20th National Parents' Day reaffirm family
- '50 Shades' movie trailer outrages anti-porn groups
- Tougher clinic rules lead to drop in Texas abortions
Latest Blog Entries
- Gay therapy ban author seeks Calif. House seat
- Transgender 'bathroom law' gets 5,000 more signatures
- Pro-life, stem-cell bill signed into law by Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback
- N. Dakota lawmakers approve tough abortion bill
- Pope Benedict XVI's successor should allow priests to get a new title: Husband, poll finds
TWT Video Picks
- Boehner rules out impeachment: 'Scam started by Democrats'
- Obama: 'Not a new Cold War,' but new Russia sanctions announced
- Obama thanks Muslims for 'building the very fabric of our nation'
- Federal judge grants 90-day stay in D.C. gun case
- Smugglers, rainstorm combine to poke holes in border fence
- PHILLIPS: Once-in-a-century stupidity
- Obama's brother wears Hamas scarf bearing anti-Israel slogans in photo
- HURT: Impeaching Obama is a losing strategy for the GOP
- Kerry's credibility questioned as fighting in Gaza rages
- D.C. seeks to stay judge's order allowing gun owners to carry in public
Obama's biggest White House 'fails'
Celebrities turned politicians
Athletes turned actors
20 gadgets that changed the world