Baltimore, MD – Operation Rescue announces that late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart is under a full investigation by the Maryland Board of Physicians based on a complaint filed by one of its staff members.
In a letter dated April 1, 2011, the Maryland Board of Physicians confirmed the investigation to Cheryl Sullenger, who filed the complaint.
On April 19, 2011, Sullenger was placed under oath and interviewed by an investigator and Board attorney concerning information she provided.
“This is a very serious complaint that is being taken very seriously by the Maryland authorities,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “If charged and convicted, Carhart could face the revocation of his medical license in Maryland.”
Allegations in the complaint include:
• Carhart misrepresented his practice on his Maryland medical license application when he indicated he was an emergency room physician and university professor. In reality, Carhart has not had an affiliation with a hospital since 1987, and was stripped of any formal duties with the University of Nebraska in the late 1990s.“Based on our experience with Mr. Carhart, we are convinced that he is a shady, dishonest character whose concealment of his abortion activities, lack of hospital privileges, and history of botched abortions present a danger to the public. We plan to cooperate fully with the authorities to prevent other women from suffering the same tragic fate as Ms. Gilbert,” said Newman.
• Carhart’s Maryland application omits his decades of job history as owner and abortionist at the Abortion and Contraceptive Clinic in Bellevue, Nebraska, and 12 years of employment at Women’s Health Care Services in Wichita, Kansas, where he specialized in late-term abortions.
• Carhart conducts risky late-term abortions in Maryland without hospital privileges.
• Carhart has a history of involvement in multiple botched late-term abortions during his employment in Kansas, including the third trimester death of 19-year old Christin Gilbert.
Carhart also remains under criminal investigation by the Nebraska Attorney General’s office based on a complaint filed by Operation Rescue and local pro-life groups that contained several affidavits from former Carhart employees making allegations of illegal activity at his Bellevue, Nebraska, clinic.
A press conference will be held tomorrow to discuss this new investigation.
Press conference details:
When: Tuesday, April 26 at 11:00 A.M.
Where: Public sidewalk on Wisteria Dr., near 13233 Executive Park Terrace, Germantown, Maryland
View letter acknowledging Carhart investigation
Read the full complaint
This is what I gotta say to Maryland: SHAME ON YOU!! I've lived here all my life and I'm just now realizing (although I knew somewhat) that this state is one of the most liberal states in the 50. We have California on the West Coast and Maryland on the East Coast.
First, let me say that I am not a register voter. The one and only time I ever voted was for Ronald Reagan. That's it. I find all politicians to be liars. They don't have 'the people' in mind when they take office...seems like they have their own agenda instead. I'd rather not be involved with politics. And so with that said, I have recently started paying attention to the abortion issue. Let's just say that Maryland politician's could give a rat's behind about women's safety issues in this state. There are no regulations for abortion clinics here and the laws that were introduced into the house all got voted down. Unreal.
And this abortionist Leroy Carhart is practicing in this state and two other states. He does late term abortions....can you believe that? How does he get away with it. Isn't that the same about partial birth abortions that are suppose to be banned?
The Maryland Coalition for Life http://www.mdcoalitionforlife.com/index.html has been fighting Carhart's practice for quite sometime. In fact, they just opened up a pregnancy center right across the street from Carhart's practice! Haha...