"While praying on Wisteria Drive during the 40 Days for Life Campaign, all of a sudden a young woman stood in front of us and simply said, "I just stopped by to say thank you for all you're doing." I hadn't seen her, but she had been driving by and pulled into the parking lot. (By the way, it was pouring!).
We then heard her story: She is a single mom with 4 children, and is 5 months pregnant with her 5th child. This past January, 2014 she had an appointment at Carhart's for an abortion on a Monday morning. The Friday (or Saturday) night before, she had driven by on Wisteria and she saw about 10 - 15 people holding signs and praying. At that point, she decided she could not go through with the abortion and cancelled her appointment.
This was a powerful testimony to me that the Lord is using our presence to save lives even if we never talk directly to anyone. Only God knows how many others have changed their minds just because we are here in Germantown."
4th Woman in 13 Months Taken from Germantown to Local Hospital (the First Died)
Germantown, MD – After little sleep and a heavy patient load, LeRoy Carhart sent another abortion patient to the hospital on March 4, 2014 for treatment of apparently life-threatening complications.
An ambulance arrived at about 4:00 p.m. in response for a call for emergency assistance. It transported a female patient to a local hospital. Carhart was not seen with his patient during the incident.
Due to a snowstorm, Carhart was unable to see women scheduled for multi-day late-term abortions as usual on Sunday. Carhart was seen by witnesses at the Germantown Reproductive Health Services abortion clinic between 5:00 and 11:00 p.m. on Monday then was back at the clinic 9:45 a.m. Tuesday morning where at least 16 abortion patients were seen.
“It appears that Carhart was once again conducting surgeries on women in a fatigued state, as he is known to do. He brags of never taking a day off. At the age of 72, we believe he is endangering women with his irresponsible behavior, and this latest medical emergency in Germantown is more evidence of that,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue.
As far back as 1993, Carhart was ordered by the Nebraska Attorney General to stop “interrupting or delaying a surgical procedure including abortion due to or as a result of his exhaustion or fatigue.”
Medical emergencies at Carhart’s abortion facilities in Maryland and in Bellevue, Nebraska, have become more frequent in recent months, leading to concerns that he is unfit to continue practicing medicine.
Operation Rescue is in the process of filing a complaint with the Maryland Board of Physicians demanding an emergency suspension of Carhart’s medical license pending a full investigation into the recent rash of abortion injuries.