Life Legal is involved in two Maryland malpractice lawsuits against notorious late-term abortionist Leroy Carhart and his associates.
You may recognize Carhart from two Supreme Court cases that bear his name. Carhart challenged laws prohibiting barbaric partial birth abortions where babies are murdered after they are partially delivered. Ultimately, the U.S. Supreme Court dealt baby butchers a loss
by upholding the federal Partial Birth Abortion Ban.
In the current lawsuits against Carhart, botched abortions resulted in punctured internal organs and permanent injuries to two women.
In one case, Carhart’s associate, Elizabeth Swallow, began the process of aborting a 25-week-old baby, a two-day ordeal. When the dilation did not proceed fast enough, Swallow administered additional medications and then placed the woman under general anesthesia. The woman woke up screaming in pain and was bleeding heavily because her uterus and colon had been perforated. Swallow called in Carhart for assistance. Carhart, who runs the abortion mill and is 80 years old, was unable to stop the bleeding. The woman had to be rushed to the hospital where doctors diagnosed retained fetal parts in her uterus.
Just over a week later, another woman began bleeding profusely during a late-term abortion and Carhart was again called in to assist. The woman was taken by ambulance to a local hospital for suspected uterine rupture and multiple internal injuries. Surgeons at the hospital had to remove her uterus, rendering her infertile.
The lawsuits allege that Carhart and his colleagues failed to inform the women of the late-term abortion procedure and its dangers, including uterine rupture and injury to other internal organs. The lawsuits also allege that the abortionists did not properly monitor the women and did not properly administer the abortion-inducing drugs.
In both cases, Carhart gave the women medications to start dilation during their first visit to his office. Maryland does not require any pre-abortion ultrasound or counseling about fetal development and does not have a statutory waiting period before a woman can obtain an abortion. Pro-aborts in Maryland call these “unnecessary legal requirements,” preferring to send woman to the slaughterhouse without any information about what they are about to endure.
It should be noted that our role in this case is not to make abortionists “safer” child killers, but rather to put them out of business. Even if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, abortions will still be legal in Maryland.