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 Times, USA 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.”
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.