This is the generation that will abolish abortion

Mother killed during botched abortion three days ago was a kindergarten teacher. My heart breaks as I read the details about this senseless double homicide. We are praying for her family, but crying out for the senseless violence of abortion to end.

From our friends at Operation Rescue – Carhart’s Deceased Late-Term Abortion Patient Identified

February 10, 2013

Germantown, MD – The identity of the woman who died Thursday from complications to a 33-week abortion done by LeRoy Carhart has been reported by pro-life blogger Jill Stanek

That woman was Jennifer Leigh Morbelli, 29, a kindergarten teacher from White Plains, New York. The Morbelli’s had been expecting a daughter, Madison Leigh. The mother and daughter will be interred together in New York on Wednesday.

Operation Rescue extends heart-felt condolences and prayers to her family and friends in their time of bereavement.

Investigations into Mrs. Morbelli’s death are underway by the police and Medical Examiner’s office.

“Jennifer was a beautiful woman was loved and cherished by many, whose future appeared bright. Her passing is an unspeakable tragedy,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue and Pro-Life Nation. “We are dedicated to working through the legal system to ensure that no more women will suffer Jennifer’s fate.”

Operation Rescue had already discovered the woman’s identity prior to its publication, but refrained from immediately releasing it out of sensitivity for the family.

Mrs. Morbelli died at Shady Grove Hospital on Thursday. While the Medical Examiner has yet to officially determine the cause of death, it is believed she died from massive internal bleeding as the result of a third trimester abortion she received at Germantown Reproductive Health Services, where Carhart works.

Efforts by family and hospital staff to reach Carhart when Mrs. Morbelli’s condition worsened were unsuccessful and may have contributed to her death.

“This is a case of not only shoddy practices, but patient abandonment that we believe rises to the level of criminal conduct,” said Newman. “We will press for criminal charges in this case, in addition to Board discipline.”

In 2005, another Carhart patient, 19-year old Christin Gilbert, also died from the risky late-term abortion procedure employed by Carhart and other third trimester abortionists across the nation. Operation Rescue has documented nearly a dozen additional serious complications over the past three years related to this same procedure, raising serious questions about its safety.

“We urge the immediate passage of laws at the state level banning late-term abortions in order to protect other women and their viable babies from unnecessary injury and death,” said Newman.



  1. Becky Kemp
    Posted February 10, 2013 at 9:20 pm | Permalink

    Why is Mr. Newman only urging the passing of laws “banning late-term abortions in order to protect other women and their viable babies from unnecessary injury and death?” Why do only ‘viable’ babies deserve protection under the law? This message sends gives the opinion that we are willing to compromise and abandon younger children to unnecessary injury and death. Mr. Newman, please tell our government that we urge the immediate passage of laws at the state level banning ALL abortions in order to protect other women and their babies from unnecessary injury and death.

    Both of these deaths were unnecessary and it is sad that our culture has made Ms. Morbelli, and millions of women like her, somehow feel that killing her child was the best option for her situation. We need to change this and help women find better solutions. And we also need to make it very clear that killing children is not something that we will compromise on. BAN ALL ABORTIONS NOW! PROTECT OUR CHILDREN!

    • Posted February 10, 2013 at 9:35 pm | Permalink

      Becky you know as well as I do that Troy and Operation Rescue are fighting for the total abolition of all abortion. They also want to save as many lives as possible along the way. If we took a law to congress that banned all abortions today it would never see the light of day, but if we took one about banning late term abortions it might pass. End all abortion, and end as many as we can along the way to total victory.

      If you can end them all RIGHT NOW, do it and I will celebrate.

  2. Ruth Slagle
    Posted February 11, 2013 at 12:22 am | Permalink

    I just have a few questions. 1. Is third trimester abortion not actually banned? 2. Did Obama overturn what had been put in place by Bush? 3. Why in the world did she have a third trimester abortion?

    The end of abortion has to be fazed out just like it was fazed in. When things happen to quickly there are never good results.

    Thanks for answering my questions.

    • Claire
      Posted February 11, 2013 at 9:37 pm | Permalink

      Ruth – abortion is legal throughout 9 months of pregnancy in the US. This is the result of Roe vs.Wade’s companion case, Doe vs. Bolton. Partial birth abortion, a process where the baby is partially delivered and then scissors are taken to his/her skull, is now illegal. However, the only difference is that the new “rule” is that the baby must be killed when it is still completely in utero. Aren’t we civilized?
      I’m sure we’ll all find out why this woman would choose abortion at 33 weeks. I assume doctors told her the baby would have a birth defect of some kind. Maybe she was told the baby would not live long anyway and encouraged to do it. Whatever the reason, she needs prayers as does her husband and family.

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