Live Action has another must-watch video, released today. Leroy Carhart, the most well-known doctor performing late-term abortions in the United States, is on video comparing a poisoned, dead baby in a womb to a piece of meat in a Crock-Pot.
From a conversation in his Nebraska clinic:
Woman: So I’ll have a dead baby in me?
Dr. Carhart: For 3 days, yeah.
Woman: Will it start to decay or something?
Dr. Carhart No, it’s like putting meat in a Crock-Pot, okay? . . . in a slow cooker
Woman: . . . And what do you use to break it up? Just –
Dr. Carhart: A whole bunch of, you know –
Woman: You’ve got a toolkit.
Dr. Carhart: A pickaxe, a drill bit, you know . . .
Carhart has claimed, as the conventional rhetoric of the abortion industry goes, that the late-term abortions he does in Maryland involve babies with “anomalies.” But in Nebraska, as we see on the video, he is willing to schedule elective late-term abortions, and he certainly makes it sound routine:
Woman: Oh. So you don’t see a lot of women like me?
Dr. Carhart: Well, saw four this week, so.
Woman: Okay. At 26 weeks?
Dr. Carhart: Yeah.
Carhart talks about Jennifer Morbelli, a schoolteacher who went to him for a late-term abortion and died, claiming that she died from complications with her pregnancy, not because of the abortion. “Everything from the abortion went fine,” he says on the Live Action video. The medical examiner has said otherwise.
I urge you to watch the video. It’s all too easy to dismiss a Kermit Gosnell as a monster. And Carhart, too, if you see the barbarism of what he is saying. Don’t.
From today’s Live Action video:
Dr. Carhart: Yeah, it’s moving now.
Woman: — kicking and moving —
Dr. Carhart: After 20 weeks, it should be.
Woman: So I won’t feel it, like, moving or anything . . .
Dr. Carhart: Probably within . . . within an hour of the injection you shouldn’t feel it moving anymore.
Woman: And then, um – so, and then you – on the second day, you take it out, and then what – what happens to it after?
Dr. Carhart: It goes – we have to either – if you want to have it cremated, then you have to arrange that with the funeral home, and in Maryland, that’s like 20–uh, like $400 or $450 to get them to cremate it and give you back the ashes. Um, if we–if you don’t choose to do that, then we’d send it to be–it goes in with medical– what they call “medical body parts,” same as if you had an arm amputated at the hospital or something, cancer in the leg and they have to remove the leg. Then it just gets cremated with that and buried . . . rather than spending the rest of your life wondering where your child is and what’s happening to it and everything else, it’s better to know that it – you know, it can be a memory in your heart and wish it was different, but know that it couldn’t be . . .
And then he says:
Dr. Carhart: I mean, this baby is a part of you forever.
Dr. Carhart: I mean, and if you expect it to go away in a week, that’s the wrong approach to it, okay?
Woman: How do you think I’ll–when you say I’ll be affected–
Dr. Carhart: I think you’ll be affected for the positive. I think you have–I think you can make very difficult, hard decisions that help shape the life–the rest of your future and make you work harder for the things, you know, that are important.
Dr. Carhart: And I think out of respect and love and honor for this baby that you’ve lost, you will find yourself being a better person . . . postpartum depression is really very common, but post-abortion depression? I can honestly tell you that I haven’t seen one — one person that way, and —
Woman: Oh, okay.
Dr. Carhart: . . . We had a 16-year-old girl that was pregnant, and 26 or 7 weeks, that we had–we did that–the termination for her. And she tried to kill herself, and she got to the hospital and recovered. . . . And she tried to kill herself, not because of the termination, but because of the baby that she had before this. It was already a year old, and she wished she had not had that baby . . . I’ve not had anybody leave there feeling worse than they came.
You might call it delusion. It’s endemic of the ideology of abortion though. It’s why clinics like the ones Jillian writes about today get away with what they’re doing. A segment of our population insists that late-term abortions are simply necessary, so a woman walks into a clinic at 26 weeks as she feels her baby kicking and is told she will be better for it.
This doctor, who is considered a hero by many of the most vocal abortion advocates, is a practitioner of an ideology here, not medicine.
This is instructive: “I think out of respect and love and honor for this baby that you’ve lost, you will find yourself being a better person . . .” He sure does cut through the euphemisms there.
As for the “no post-abortion depression” speech, this, again, is ideology, not medicine. Maybe his Crock-Pot talk is the magic touch, but abortion isn’t a ticket to peace, happiness, and sainthood. It is torturing women and men around the country, as people who minister to them like Theresa Bonopartis and Vicki Thorn and Michaelene Fredenburg can tell you. And they weren’t all feeling the baby’s kicks yet.
(There is healing — that comes from being truthful! And, by the way, Catholics might find themselves celebrating an American woman as a saint who knew this road well.)
Can we at least begin to work together to expose this human-rights tragedy that is late-term abortion? Lila Rose shouldn’t have to be sending in undercover cameras. This should be on thee front pages. We must stop looking away. This should end.