Controversial abortionist LeRoy Carhart in Germantown, Md., has sent another patient to the hospital with life-threatening complications, pro-life group Operation Rescue revealed on Wednesday. The group is urging officials to shut down his clinic.
"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.
According to Operation Rescue, an ambulance arrived Tuesday afternoon at Carhart's Germantown Reproductive Health Services abortion clinic and transported a female patient to a local hospital. According to the pro-life group, he saw as many as 16 abortion patients that day. more >>
A man who allegedly laced his pregnant girlfriend's pancake with an abortive agent has been charged with first-degree murder in Kansas. Scott Bollig was charged after his girlfriend miscarried the fetus in late January.
"Bollig did, then and there, unlawfully, feloniously and intentionally commit an overt act, to wit: putting a crushed form of a medication used to terminate an intrauterine pregnancy on food," court documents state.
Prosecutors and defense attorneys were rather tight-lipped about the case, saying that only the information in the criminal complaint would be released at this time. Bollig's girlfriend, Naomi Abbott, was between eight and 10 weeks pregnant at the time, and Bollig successfully caused a miscarriage after administering the abortive drug to Abbott without her knowledge. more >>
In the most recent episode of "Teen Mom 2," cast member Jenelle Evans found out that her recent abortion gave her a false pregnancy test.
Evans, who is trying to have another child with her boyfriend, Nathan Griffith, took a positive pregnancy test in the latest show. Excited about the prospect of having another child, Evans visited the doctor to ensure the test is accurate. To her disappointment, the doctor informed Evans that the test was false as a result of the leftover hormones in her body following her abortion, which she had earlier in the fifth season.
Evans leaves the doctor's office in tears, heartbroken by the revelation that she will not be having another child with her new boyfriend. Although the 22-year-old is evidently disappointed, her mother, Barbara Evans, expresses her relief that her daughter will not be having another baby so shortly after an abortion. Jenelle already has one son, and was previously addicted to heroin, although she says she has since recovered from her problem. more >>
Political columnist and evangelical Kirsten Powers, who helped raise attention about late-term abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, recently spoke about her decision to write the fateful article on the issue back in April 2013 when other mainstream media outlets had failed to do so.
In a brief interview with Carl Cannon of "Real Clear Politics," Powers reflected on the column, which was published in USAToday on April 11, 2013 with the tagline: "We've forgotten what belongs on Page 1."
Powers, who has a regular column with USAToday, writes for The Daily Beast, and serves as a political pundit on Fox News, told Cannon in her recent interview that she first heard of Gosnell's murder trial in 2013 from an old college friend who was staunchly pro-life and had been following the case. Powers admitted to Cannon that she had been dismissive of Gosnell's case at first, assuming that it would be national news if any of the abortion doctor's charges had any truth behind them. more >>
A pro-life senator from Virginia has come under fire for describing childbearing women as "hosts," in a Facebook post denouncing abortion. Although the senator has been criticized for his word choice, he has defended his statement, saying it was meant to mimic the pro-abortion advocates' view of women.
Sen. Stephen H. Martin (R-Chesterfield) wrote the controversial Facebook post in response to a card he received on Valentine's Day from the Virginia Pro-Choice Coalition encouraging him to change his opposition to abortion. Martin has previously supported tougher regulations for abortion clinics, a fetal personhood bill, as well as legislation that requires women to undergo an ultrasound before going through with the life-ending procedure.
"All women deserve access to their full range of reproductive health options – including preventing unintentional pregnancies, raising healthy children, and choosing safe, legal abortion – and your votes only make it more difficult for Virginians to plan and provide for their families," the note from the Virginia Pro-Choice Coalition read. more >>
A Florida woman previously tricked by her boyfriend to have an abortion is now using her story to convince the state legislature to pass a fetal protection law.
Remee Jo Lee, 27, stood in front of the state's Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday to tell her harrowing story of struggle and deception. In March 2013, her boyfriend, 29-year-old John Welden, tricked her into having an abortion when she was seven weeks pregnant. Welden, who apparently had another girlfriend and did not want to father Lee's child, convinced the pregnant woman into take the miscarriage-inducing drug Cytotec, telling her it was an antibiotic for an infection.
Welden was sentenced to 13 years, 8 months in prison in early January for drug tampering. The 29-year-old couldn't be prosecuted in connection with the child's death, however, because Florida law states such charges can only take place when the fetus can survive outside of the woman's body. The bill Lee is advocating for would protect all pregnancies, possibly carrying the sentence of life in prison to anyone who intentionally kills a fetus, no matter its age in the womb. more >>