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Jennifer Morbelli Laid To Rest

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On February 13, at 10am, a service for Jennifer Morbelli, who passed away after a botched late-term abortion last Thursday, was held, and Viral Read was on the scene.  Morbelli was a twenty-nine year old Kindergarten teacher, who is the latest victim of Dr. LeRoy Carhart.

In a humble eulogy, Morbelli’s sister Kristin remembered how wonderful her sister was; how she always was ‘sticking up for her’ in ways no one else would. ViralRead’s New York City based correspondent reported that in the view of her family, Morbelli had accomplished more in 29 years than most do in a lifetime. In her mother’s stead, Kristin read a letter from her mother and father to Morbelli, a feat incomprehensible to anyone who has never laid a loved one to rest.

 The priest who presided over the services delivered a consoling homily in which he remembered his favorite childhood nursery rhyme, Humpty Dumpty. He stated that much like Humpty Dumpty, God will put both Jennifer and her unborn child, Madison Leigh, back together again.

A kindergarten teacher at Church Street Elementary in White Plains, N.Y., Morbelli was married and her pregnancy had been planned; she even named the unborn child Madison Leigh. However, as reported by Jill Stanek, a prenatal test about two weeks ago found “fetal abnormalities” and the decision was made to seek an abortion. Morbelli was 33 weeks pregnant and Carhart’s Maryland clinic is one of the few sites that perform such late-term abortions.

In a post I wrote for the Tatler today, the clinic where Morbelli had her abortion is under investigation.  Furthermore, it was approved by the state of Maryland without a proper inspection.  The police and medical authorities are investigating this tragic incident  Also, the clinic is being investigated by the Maryland Attorney General for illegal dumping of biohazardous waste.

Dr. Carhart was also involved in another botched late-term abortion in 2005, which killed nineteen year old Christin Gilbert.

Andrew O’Shea, who penned the Viral Read piece, aptly noted the lack of media coverage on this harrowing incident.

Most major news organizations have refused to cover the death of Jennifer Morbelli. The Washington Post has published two articles about the case, a 350-word piece Sunday and a longer article in Tuesday’s edition about a press conference pro-life groups held near the Germantown clinic. The case has also been reported by the Journal News in Westchester County, N.Y., the Gazette in Montgomery County, Md., and the Omaha World-Herald in Nebraska.

However, Morbelli’s death has not yet been reported by the New York TimesUSA Today, network news channels or the cable news networks for that matter.

“How could any news editor look at the death of Jennifer Morbelli and say, ‘That’s not a story’?” veteran journalist Robert Stacy McCain wrote Tuesday. “This is not merely news, it’s got enough of a human-interest angle to deserve at least a two-hour network special or a magazine cover story.”

However, McCain’s coverage of Morbelli’s death wasn’t without criticism.  Then again, is there anything conservatives can do without being slammed by the left?  Bridgette Dunlap, a Human Rights Fellow at the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice, thought that Jill Stanek – a pro-life activist who released Morbelli’s name – should be sued by her family for “intentional infliction of emotional distress and invasion of privacy.”

McCain responded.

OK, fine, Bridgette: Let’s have a long, ugly quarrel on Twitter where you lecture me about privacy rights and I’m forced to advocate the public’s “right to know” argument by which the New York Times justifies leaking classified national-security information.

Accuse me of disrespecting the Morbelli family’s grief, denounce me for seeking to exploit this woman’s death for the sake of politics and I will repeat what I’ve said before: I don’t care, just stop ignoring this story.

This story isn’t about me or you or Jill Stanek. This story is about an abortionist who left a woman to bleed to death. If you want to target Jill Stanek for a lawsuit, please go right ahead, Bridgette, and I’ll cover the lawsuit, because that will call attention to the shameful enormity of the bloody career of this disgraceful butcher, LeRoy Carhart.

In closing, I’m sure Dunlap was equally appalled by the Journal News doxxing every handgun permit holder in Westchester and Rockland counties last December, and treating them like convicted sex offenders.

However, we can have a legal debate some other time.  Rest in peace, Jennifer Morbelli and Madison Leigh.

(H/T Viral ReadRobert Stacy McCain)

Questions Still Surround Morbelli Tragedy

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As I posted yesterday, last week twenty-nine year old Jennifer Morbelli sought a late-term abortion from Leroy Carhart.  It went horribly wrong, and she had massive internal bleeding in her abdominal cavity.  She went into a Code Blue condition six times before passing away from her injuries. The reason for her late-term abortion is still unknown.  Unless the pregnancy endangers the life of the mother, late-term abortions are illegal in the United States under the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003.

According to Jill Stanek, a leading pro-life advocate, the child was wanted, but was suffering from “fetal anomalies.”  What these anomalies were are still unknown.  All we do know is that upon learning upon her baby’s condition two week ago:

Jennifer, her husband, her parents, and her sister traveled to Carhart’s late-term Germantown Reproductive Health Services abortion clinic in Germantown,Maryland, last weekend. Carhart began the abortion process on Sunday, February 3, in the afternoon, according to sidewalk counselors who maintain a constant presence at the clinic when it is open. They noted Jennifer appeared “very” late-term. According to those counselors, Sunday is when Carhart kills late-term babies by lethal injection into the heart through the mothers’ abdominal wall.

Jennifer and her family returned on Monday, presumably to begin the labor induction process by insertion of laminaria or prostaglandins to dilate the cervix, and again on Tuesday. They likely spent each night at a nearby hotel, as is the usual process for a multi-day, late-term abortion at Carhart’s Germantown clinic. Each day sidewalk counselors noted in real-time annotations that Jennifer appeared more and more pale.

The family returned again on Wednesday, presumably for the delivery of Jennifer’s dead baby Madison, staying nine hours, an extraordinary length of time. They left at 4:35 p.m. Carhart and his wife Mary Lou left soon afterward. The two typically fly out on Wednesday afternoons to either Indianapolis, Indiana, or BellevueNebraska, to commit abortions on Thursdays. Carhart is what’s known as a “circuit rider” abortionist.

At approximately 5:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 7, Jennifer presented at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in RockvilleMaryland, which is almost nine miles fromCarhart’s clinic. Family members told hospital personnel they had tried to reach Carhart several times, but he did not return their calls.

At approximately 9:00 a.m. Jennifer coded. She coded a total of six times before she was pronounced dead at about 10:00 a.m. It was during this time Carhart called the hospital. He never showed up.

What’s more disturbing, according to Stanek, is that the state of Maryland licensed seventeen abortion clinics, including Carhart’s, without inspecting one of them.

LifeSiteNews reported on February 12 that the police and medical authorities are investigating this matter.

The Maryland Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has autopsied Morbelli’s body, but officials say a complete review could take more than a month.

Tricia Nay, the medical director of Maryland’s Office of Health Care Quality, confirmed that her office is looking into the matter. “We are aware of this incident, and we do have an ongoing investigation,” said Nay.

The probe into Morbelli’s death comes as the controversial abortion facility is also under investigation by the Maryland Attorney General’s office for charges of illegal dumping of biohazardous waste – possibly including the remains of aborted infants – and private patient information.

As I’ve written in a previous post, this isn’t the first patient that has died from a botched abortion from Dr. Carhart. In 2005, Christin Gilbert died after a failed late-term abortion, which was the result of a sexual assault.  After Tiller “gave her [Christin’s] baby a fatal digoxin injection to the heart. Christin was prepared for labor and delivery of her dead child. Her cervix was filled with laminaria and she was sent back to her hotel room at the La Quinta Inn, located about 1-2 miles from WHCS on East Kellogg in Wichita.” The baby was expelled, but Christin suffered a tear in her uterus, which was taken care of during the procedure.  However:

at this point, Carhart allegedly administered the abortion drug RU 486 to Christin. This drug is approved for medical abortions in pregnancies prior to the 6th week of gestation. The drug has been responsible for at least six deaths in the United States between 2001 and 2006.

RU 486 was apparently meant to be an “insurance policy” to make sure everything had been expelled from the uterus, but the drug was not approved by the FDA for that purpose. RU 486 was also approved as an oral medication, not as a vaginal suppository, which many believe contributed to life-threatening complications and deaths in women who used it in this way. It is believed that Carhart administered RU 486 to Christin as a vaginal suppository even though her uterus had suffered a laceration and was susceptible to infection.

Symptoms that Christin experienced after the administration of RU 486 were comparable to the symptoms of other women who have died from RU 486 nationwide, which include hemorrhage and sepsis.

Needless to say, the results were equally tragic.  Christin Gilbert died at the age of nineteen.

CORRECTION: In my previous post, I mistakenly wrote that Morbelli slipped into a coma before passing away.  She went – tragically – into Code Blue (cardiac/respiratory arrest) six times before she died.

Originally Posted at PJ Tatler.

Remembering Jennifer Morbelli

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It’s another tragic story of a young woman’s life being lost to a botched abortion.  In this case, it was twenty-nine year old Jennifer Morbelli, who was a patient of Dr. Leroy Carhart.  Carhart performed a third trimester abortion on Ms. Morbelli, which resulted in massive internal bleeding in her abdominal cavity.  She died last Friday.  This isn’t the first time a patient of Dr. Carhart has died while he was performing a third trimester abortion.  According to LifeSiteNews:

This tragic incident occurred the same day that another medical emergency took place at a New Mexico abortion clinic involving long-time Carhart associate Shelley Sella. At the time of that incident, a Medical Board in New Mexico was voting to clear Sella of negligence charges, related to a botched third trimester abortion using the same risky late-term abortion method employed by Carhart. This dangerous out-patient abortion process includes long periods of time where the patient is unmonitored while taking strong doses of a drug that causes unpredictable and sometimes violent contractions.

“The avoidable death of this young woman dramatically illustrates the dangers of third trimester abortions that are done outside of the safety of obstetrical standards,” said Troy Newman, president of Operation Rescue and Pro-life Nation.

“In 2005, Carhart was also involved in the death of Christin Gilbert, who died after a third trimester abortion in Wichita, Kansas. It is time for medical boards to put an end to these horrifically dangerous and barbaric third trimester abortions. If they do not, we can only expect Carhart and his associates to send more women to the morgue.”

Dr. Carhart’s butcher’s bill is disturbingly devoid of any remorse. Lila Rose, President of Live Action, released thisstatement on February 8 concerning the death Ms. Morbelli.

While his twenty-nine-year-old patient and her eight-month-old baby were dying horribly, late-term abortionist Leroy Carhart skipped town, leaving the hospital and the young woman’s family desperate for answers. Carhart himself is busy whitewashing and promoting his grisly work through a Hollywood film. So how many women and children are killed by abortionists like Carhart without our ever knowing, their deaths covered up by pro-abortion physicians?

Not only does Carhart’s violent work literally tear women from their children, but it also divides women against themselves; they suffer and mourn for their lost children, yet they are all the while told by Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion entities that they have no good reason to grieve.

These tragic and unnecessary deaths underline what Live Action has detailed again and again: abortion is not safe – for anyone. Women who understand what these horrible abortions entail do not want them. And those women who are lied to and misled about these “procedures” deserve to know exactly what Big Abortion – and their abortion bosses like Carhart – seek to do to them.

However, the nation – and the political left – is more wrapped up in Christopher Dorner, than the brutalization of women at the hands of  an abortionist.

Originally posted on the PJ Tatler

*Correction:  In my previous post, I mistakenly wrote that Morbelli slipped into a coma before passing away.  She went – tragically – into Code Blue (cardiac/respiratory arrest) six times before she died.