Son Of Gosnell: LeRoy Carhart

It sounds like one of those terrible 1950s low budget, B-movie horror flicks, so bad that we watch them for laughs on cult horror movie shows with hosts like the irrepressible, Richmond-based Bowman Body back in the day, or the more current Svengoolie.  But it's no laughing matter. Not even close. Sadly, just as the Pennsylvania trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell, accused of killing a woman and several babies born after botched late-term abortions, is gaining the slightest bit of traction in the media, accusations of murder have surfaced in neighboring Maryland. It is alleged that on February 7 abortionist LeRoy Carhart, while performing a late-term abortion (33 weeks) in Montgomery County, killed 29-year-old Jennifer McKenna Morbelli of White Plains, N.Y. (See

According to section 23a of the medical examiner's report, the cause of death was "disseminated intravascular coagulation . . . due to or as a consequence of Amniotic Fluid Embolism following Medical Termination of Pregnancy." What's worse is that the condition is treatable if caught in time, but Carhart allegedly abandoned Mrs. Morbelli, which delayed her eventual emergency treatment at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, where she died. Abandoning a patient is a criminal offense. Complaints by Operation Rescue and a coalition of pro-life organizations have led to a preliminary investigation into the revocation of Carhart's medical license by the Maryland Board of Physicians; and Operation Rescue filed a complaint against him to the Montgomery County State Attorney.

Unfortunately, Carhart is no beginner at this brutality. In 2005, Christin Gilbert died from complications of a Carahrt-performed late-term abortion. The Maryland Attorney General's office previously announced that it was investigating Carhart's abortion center, Germantown Reproductive Health Services, for illegal dumping. A a document filed in that investigation instructs women not to go to a hospital in the event of an emergency, but instead to "call and we will meet you at the clinic." In addition, 17 members of the Maryland House of Delegates wrote a letter to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene asking it to close down Carhart's abortion center.

Sadly, this all appears too familiar. These stories will only get more grotesque and sadder as more and more information finally gets out about the horrors of what goes on inside abortion centers.


Lon Chaney spooks a few people in the classic bad horror film Son of Dracula. In America's abortion clinics, though, real butchery goes on, starting with Kermit Gosnell and LeRoy Carhart.