Anglican Samizdat

August 15, 2009

The abortion mentor

Filed under: Abortion — David Jenkins @ 9:57 pm

After George Tiller’s murder, LeRoy Carhart is one of the few remaining doctors in the US who are willing to do late term abortions. According to Newsweek, he is eager to train other doctors in his grisly trade:

The Abortion Evangelist.
LeRoy Carhart is determined to train as many late-term-abortion providers as possible—or the practice just might die with him.

In the wake of Tiller’s assassination, Carhart began offering late-term abortions in his own practice—before, he’d done so only at Tiller’s Wichita clinic—and started planning a new late-term clinic to replace Tiller’s, where he could see women in the late second and early third trimesters. He’s fielded calls from three physicians who want to learn how to do abortions. Two have already begun training. “I think the only thing I can do…is just train as many doctors as I can to go out on their own and provide abortions and get enough people providing them,” says Carhart. “That makes [the anti-abortion activist’s] job 10 times harder because there are now 10 times more of us.”

In case anyone thinks that what Carhart is doing to make money is not murder, read what he himself says about it:

•  “I know that the fetus is alive during the process most of the time because I can see fetal heartbeat on the ultrasound… I think brain death would occur because the suctioning to remove contents is only two or three seconds. So somewhere in that period of time—obviously not when you penetrate the skull, because people get shot in the head and they don’t die immediately from that, if they are going to die at all—so that probably is not sufficient to kill the fetus. But I think removing the brain contents eventually will… My intent in every abortion I have ever done is to kill the fetus and terminate the pregnancy.”
-LeRoy Carhart, testifying under oath in 1997 about what he does to facilitate abortion, quoted in the Asheville Tribune.

• “The fetus, in many cases, dies just as a human adult or child would: it bleeds to death as it is torn from limb to limb… The fetus can be alive at the beginning of the dismemberment process and can survive for a time while its limbs are being torn off.”
-LeRoy Carhart, as quoted by Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy in Carhart v. Stenberg

• “This act covers every D&E [dilation and evacuation] that I did. Everything that I do to cause an abortion is an overt act. . . The fetuses are alive at the time of delivery. [There is a heartbeat] very frequently.”
-LeRoy Carhart, testifying under oath that language in the partial-birth abortion ban act bans more than just partial-birth abortion, Carhart v. Ashcroft (April 1, 2004).

• “Well, I was telling Ms. Smith at lunch today that we’re talking about a fetus that’s not only been dead for 48 hours, but we’re talking about a fetus that has been dead for 48 hours in essentially a warming oven or crock pot. It has been kept at a hundred degrees for 48 hours. And that’s enough temperature to cook meat. So we are not only dealing with a fetus that has been dead in my practice, we are dealing with a fetus that’s both dead and soft—so it’s much more pliable.”
-LeRoy Carhart, testifying under oath on the safety of his abortion methods, in a deposition taken for Carhart v. Ashcroft, April 1, 2004.

• Carhart said at least once a month, an entire fetus is expelled from the mother during a D&E he is performing. “The fetuses are alive at the time of delivery,” he said. There is a heartbeat “very frequently.”
-LeRoy Carhart, The Associated Press, April 1, 2004, “Doctor: Law Would Outlaw Many Abortions”

Does a civilisation that tolerates something so monstrous deserve to survive? No.



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  2. Does a civilisation that tolerates something so monstrous deserve to survive? No.

    Nor, if the Lord tarries, will it. As its foundation rots, it will collapse in upon itself.

    Comment by John K — August 16, 2009 @ 7:48 pm

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