By Dave Andrusko
Editor’s note. We will hear a lot of balderdash from pro-abortion Democrats to the effect that if there are “late-term” abortions, they are few and far between and only to save the mother’s life or the baby is diagnosed with a fatal anomaly. Neither is true, as we have discussed countless times. There are at least 11,000-13,000 abortions performed after the 20th week and rarely because the baby has a fatal anomaly or the mother’s life is at risk. The following from a year ago provides insight into the mind of a man who will abort babies well into the third trimester because, after all, “I have no problem if it’s in the mother’s uterus.”
Tip of the cap to Micaiah Bilger for providing pro-lifers with another reminder of the notorious—and I do mean notorious—late term abortionist, LeRoy Carhart.
Veteran pro-lifers recall that Carhart was at the heart of two abortion cases that reached the Supreme Court: Stenberg v. Carhart, in which the Supreme Court overturned a Nebraska ban on partial-birth abortions, and Gonzales v. Carhart, in which the Supreme Court upheld the federal ban on partial-birth abortions.
Carhart fled Nebraska for Germantown, Maryland (and subsequently Bethesda, Maryland) which has infinitely less protective laws and set up his grisly trade in which he aborts unborn babies up to and well beyond 28 weeks.
Bilger went to Carhart’s webpage and what she found was shocking, even by Carhart’s standards.*
The brochure informs the woman (or perhaps the abortionist who is looking for someone who will abort a baby well into the third trimester) that at, and after, 28 weeks, killing the baby [“an induction abortion”] takes place “over a four day period.” Here’s the explanatory paragraph—
This process generally starts with a medication [poison] that is given by a needle, through the abdomen, into the pregnancy. This is done to stop the heart of the fetus and end the pregnancy. Then your cervix is numbed and dilated using mechanical dilators, and laminaria. The laminaria are placed into your cervix and left there to expand slowly overnight. This laminaria process will be repeated each day. On the final day of the abortion the doctor will give you medicine called Misoprostol over the course of a few hours to soften and dilate your cervix more. All of these steps combined will induce labor of a typically intact stillborn.
As part of “Caring for women with kindness, courtesy, justice, love & respect,” Carhart remarks that “Many patients request a remembrance of their baby to take home with them.”
We read that “Services after your delivery” [of your dead baby] include
- Viewing your baby after the delivery
- Holding your baby after the delivery
- Photographs of your baby
- Cremation services referral
- Funeral arrangements referral
- Spiritual and ceremonial accommodations
- Remembrance certificate
Every time I read about Carhart, I ask myself is he more bent on fooling women or deluding himself?
We’re frequently told that Carhart is one of a mere handful of abortionists willing to take the lives of babies late into the third trimester. Thank goodness they are few and far between.
*Well, on second thought, perhaps not so shocking. When pressed by a British journalist how late he would perform abortions, Carhart
said he was not comfortable saying but added: “To the fetus it makes no difference whether it’s born or not born.”
He told a stunned [Hilary] Andersson: “The baby has no input in this as far as I’m concerned.”
The presenter [Andersson] commented on his use of the word ‘baby’, which she pointed out is uncommon for abortionists, as “they’ll use the word ‘fetus’ because they don’t want to acknowledge that there’s a life”.
She asked: “And you don’t have a problem with killing a baby?”
Dr. Carhart responded: “Absolutely not. I have no problem if it’s in the mother’s uterus.”