- Joshua M. Sharfstein, M.D.Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
- Speaker Michael BuschMaryland House of Delegates
- President Michael MillerMaryland State Senate
- Maryland Board of PhysiciansAndrea Mathias, M.D.
- Todd StaveVoice of Choice
- Todd Michael StaveGermantown Reproductive Health Services
- Dr. Jay H. SamuelsGermantown Reproductive Health Clinic
Revoke Carhart's Medical License & Suspend the License of Abortion Facility
We the undersigned respectfully request the following FOUR immediate actions be taken to prevent more patients like Jennifer McKenna Morbelli (29) and Christin Gilbert (19) from being killed by Dr. Leroy Carhart or Germantown Reproductive Health Services.
Maryland Board of Physicians should immediately revoke the medical license of Leroy Carhart.
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene should immediately suspend the operating license of Germantown Reproductive Health Clinic.
Dr. Jay H. Samuels and Todd Michael Stave should shut down Germantown Reproductive Health Services until all law enforcement and regulatory body investigations are fully complete.
Maryland House of Delegates and State Senate should each pass Pain Capable Fetal Protection bills. SB 456 and HB 1312 would ban abortions in Maryland past 20 weeks from fertilization similar to legislation already passed in Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Nebraska.
Germantown Reproductive Health Services is a Germantown, Maryland abortion clinic that provides late term abortions up to 39 weeks gestation.
The clinic owners, Dr. Jay Samuels and Todd Michael Stave recruited the notorious late term abortionist Dr. Leroy Carhart to perform 3rd trimester abortions on fully viable pre-born babies up to the day before they are born.
Dr. Leroy Carhart has a long and troubled history as an abortion provider across America.
Allegations against Leroy Carhart and his abortion practice include:
Illegally Dumping Fetal Tissue
Illegally Dumping Hazardous Bio-Medical Waste
Unlicensed Workers Illegally Performing Medical Tasks
Illegal Post-Viability Abortions in Nebraska
Improper Infection Control Protocols Training
Drug Disposal Violations
Violating Patient Standard of Care
Improper Equipment Sterilization
Falsified Entries on Patient Records
Failure to Maintain Proper Hygiene
Violating HIPAA Regulations Regarding Patient Records
Reprimanded by the Nebraska Department of Health
Admonished by the Maryland Board of Physicians
In February, 2013, Leroy Carhart conducted a Late-Term (33 week) abortion on a 29 year old kindergarten teacher named Jennifer Leigh Morbelli that resulted in her death from two causes according to the Chief Medical Examiner.
The first cause listed is an “amniotic fluid embolism following termination of pregnancy.” That means amniotic fluid surrounding the pre-born baby entered the patient’s bloodstream, causing a life-threatening condition.
The second cause of death was listed as “disseminated intravascular coagulation,” or DIC, a condition where small blood clots form and absorb the clotting agents in the blood to the point where profuse bleeding can occur.
The DIC determination is consistent with information provided by a confidential source that Morbelli suffered profuse internal bleeding and hematocrit levels that were “incompatible with life.”
Jennifer tragically died on Thursday, February 7, 2013 from these complications in her 3rd trimester (33 weeks) abortion performed by Leroy Carhart.
Carhart could not be located by phone or in person to treat Mrs. Morbelli when her family repeatedly attempted to contact his office on the evening of Wednesday, Feb. 6th, and the early morning of Thursday, Feb. 7th.
Morbelli was instructed in clinic paperwork not to go to the emergency room but to call Dr. Carhart and he would meet them at the clinic. Sadly, one of the numbers given to patients to call went to Carhart’s horse equipment business.
In January, 2005, Leroy Carhart conducted a Late-Term (28 week) abortion on a 19-year old Down Syndrome patient named Christin Gilbert that resulted in horrific complications, including a torn uterus, internal hemorrhaging, acute bronchopneumonia, cramping, vomiting, and sepsis, a fatal infection that was not properly diagnosed.
Christin tragically died on Thursday, January 13, 2005 from these complications in her 3rd trimester abortion performed by Leroy Carhart.
THIS IS THE EMAIL THAT WILL BE SENT TO THE MARYLAND BOARD OF PHYSICIANS AND THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE.
- Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Joshua M. Sharfstein, M.D.
- Maryland House of Delegates
Speaker Michael Busch
- Maryland State Senate
President Michael Miller
- Andrea Mathias, M.D.
Maryland Board of Physicians
- Voice of Choice
- Germantown Reproductive Health Services
Todd Michael Stave
- Germantown Reproductive Health Clinic
Dr. Jay H. Samuels
Jennifer Leigh Morbelli, a 29-year-old kindergarten teacher from New Rochelle, NY, DID NOT HAVE TO DIE at the hands of the notorious LATE-TERM abortionist Leroy Carhart.
I know that Defend Life of Maryland has been warning county and state officials about the dangers of LATE-TERM abortions since 1987 and has lobbied extensively since Dr. Carhart opened his practice in Germantown, MD in December, 2010.
I share both the sadness and outrage of many people across America about this senseless death.
Maryland officials knew about the malfeasance that has plagued the career of Dr. Leroy Carhart and granted him a medical license anyway.
The Maryland Board of Physicians knew that Dr. Carhart did not have admitting privileges at any hospitals in the state in the case of an emergency.
Also, state officials knew these procedures were being done in an office condo that had never been inspected by the Department of Health rather than an ambulatory surgical center as required by many other states.
The Maryland Chief Medical Examiner says Mrs. Morbelli died as a direct result of the abortion. This procedure was performed in a facility that had never been inspected by the State of Maryland and was not equipped to handle this type of surgery and these types of emergencies.
I urge the Maryland Board of Physicians to revoke the medical license of Dr. LeRoy Carhart and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to suspend the operating license for Germantown Reproductive Health Services.
I am also requesting that Dr. Jay H. Samuels and Todd Michael Stave shut down Germantown Reproductive Health Services until all law enforcement and regulatory body investigations are fully complete.
Flying in from another state and leaving immediately after the procedure, as Dr. Carhart does, is an unsafe and dangerous way to practice medicine. It is reported that while Jennifer Morbelli was still recovering from her surgical procedure at a Maryland hotel, Dr. Carhart had already left the state and was unable to provide any aftercare or be reached for advice. This is an unsafe and dangerous way to practice medicine in the state of Maryland. As long as Dr. Carhart remains licensed to practice here in Maryland, he presents an ongoing risk to women.
Again, I urge the Maryland Board of Physicians to revoke the medical license of Dr. LeRoy Carhart and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to suspend the operating license for Germantown Reproductive Health Services.
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