Here is the face of abortion that Planned Parenthood, the National Abortion Federation (NAF), the National Organization for Women (NOW), and their Big Media allies don’t want you to see: Dr. Leroy Carhart.
Not now, anyway; and not in a candid, unscripted role that demolishes the sainted image Hollywood and a sympathetic media have crafted of him. Carhart is supposed to be the “responsible” face of abortion, as opposed to the horrific image recently revealed in the trial of Dr. Kermit “House of Horrors” Gosnell.
A few months ago Carhart was a celebrity at Robert Redford’s 2013 Sundance Film Festival, receiving standing ovations from audiences for his star appearance (as himself) in After Tiller, a documentary that canonizes Carhart and three other abortionists noted for performing late-term, partial-birth abortions. The film has been enthusiastically received at a string of film festivals since its premier in January at Sundance, most recently being showcased at the Maryland Film Festival on May 12.
However, the same Big Media reviewers who lavished acclaim on Carhart and After Tiller are ignoring — so far — a new undercover video that shows the abortionist “hero” making shocking comments to a young woman in her third trimester of pregnancy.
Inhuman: Undercover in America's Late-Term Abortion Industry – Carhart is the latest in a series of undercover videos produced by Lila Rose and her Live Action News that have devastatingly exposed Planned Parenthood and other leading abortion providers. Inhuman — Carhart catches the revered abortion icon in an unvarnished moment, revealing the truly inhuman face behind his contrived mask of “compassion.” (See video at bottom of article.)
“Crock Pot … Pickaxe, Drill Bit”
In attempts to allay concerns of the young woman who asks if there will be difficulties removing the baby from her womb, since she is already 26 weeks pregnant, Dr. Carhart sickeningly jokes that it will be no problem. He compares the baby to “meat in a Crock Pot” and says if the baby doesn’t come out, he can go in and “take it out in pieces,” breaking it up with “a pickaxe, a drill bit” and other tools in his “toolkit.”
Breaking the Law — With Impunity
Carhart also reveals that he is willing to break the law and seems to be saying that he does it all the time. When the woman reveals that she is from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, which bans elective abortions after 24 weeks, Carhart says, nevertheless, that he will come to her home to get the abortion started. From the transcript:
Dr. Carhart: That’s fine, um, we start on Sundays in Sioux Falls. Up, you’re in Sioux Falls.
Woman: You’ll come and home visit?
Dr. Carhart: (Inaudible) I will come to your house and do this, in Sioux Falls. That would be really good, I can’t go over 14 or 16 there. Um, but we um, need to have you start, at 26 weeks, or actually no, we could do Monday morning, if you want to.
It is also very clear from the video that Dr. Carhart acknowledges that this is a purely elective abortion he is proposing and that there is nothing physically wrong with the mother or the baby.
Dr. Carhart: so, um, they’ve got this down as a fetal indication, there’s nothing wrong with the baby that you know of, is there?
Woman: Nothing that I know of.
Dr. Carhart: OK, I don’t know where that came from or how that got in here, but I’ve never had a fetal indication that wasn’t within 2 or 3 days of what she thought she was, so I—
Woman: Does that mean, fetal indication —
Dr. Carhart: Means there’s something wrong with the baby and that’s why you’re terminating.
Woman: Yeah. No.
Dr. Carhart: Just, just pure —
Woman: purely this is what I wanna do.
Dr. Carhart: And here (coughs) we cannot do it, but in Maryland we can do it, in fact the only places where it can be done right now is Maryland, um, Boulder, Colorado, and uh, Albuquerque.
The new undercover video also puts the lie to the claim of Carhart’s media defenders who claim that he honors the “fetal viability” rule of 24 weeks. An admiring 2009 Newsweek/Daily Beast piece entitled, “The Abortion Evangelist,” for instance, says Carhart won’t “do elective abortions past 24 weeks.” Here’s the excerpt:
Carhart has a few firm lines; he won't, for example, do elective abortions past 24 weeks, because the fetus is likely viable. "It just makes sense to me," says Carhart. "After a certain point in time, the fetus is viable and we have to look at it differently than if it were not viable." And at 24 weeks, many studies show a fetus's chance of survival to be above 50 percent. Any earlier and the survival rate is lower; at 22 weeks it's less than 10 percent. But Carhart admits that such clear guidelines rarely present themselves. "There are times when abortion is the right answer," he says. "There are times when abortion is not the right answer. I hope I get it right."
Firm lines? Won't do elective abortions after 24 weeks? Watch the video or read the transcript for the truth.
Woman: so, a baby at this age, what am I, 26 weeks?
Dr. Carhart: 26.
Woman: Could not survive? If it was delivered?
Dr. Carhart: If it came out, oh yeah, it probably — probably could, probably. It would be a 50/50 thing, probably.
Woman: Oh, oh, OK.
Dr. Carhart: But we’re OK, we can do by law in Maryland, we can go to 28 weeks, so.
Woman: Oh, OK. so I’m OK.
Dr. Carhart: Yeah, you’re, you’ll fit within, that’s what I say, we can do electively, we can do this electively in —
Carhart Boast: He’s Killed “Twenty-Some Thousand” Babies Over 24 Weeks
When the woman asks what will happen if the baby comes out alive, Carhart assures her that won’t happen and then boasts that he has done “twenty-some thousand” abortions on women who were over 24 weeks pregnant.
Will Newsweek/Daily Beast take another, more honest look at Carhart now? What about the other Big Media organs that glowingly profiled Carhart and the movie After Tiller, such as ABC News, the Associated Press, the Los Angeles Times, the Huffington Post, and the Hollywood Reporter now give equal coverage to the unrehearsed, unscripted, undercover truth revealed in Inhuman — Carhart?
Will the media accomplices of Dr. Carhart now look into the tragic death of 29-year-old Jennifer Morbelli, who died on February 7, 2013, after an abortion by Dr. LeRoy Carhart at his clinic, Germantown Reproductive Health Services, in Germantown, Maryland? Her baby was at the 33-week gestation point when Carhart butchered both mother and child.
The true face of abortion is coming out, regardless of efforts by the pro-abortion Big Media guns to censor it. As we reported yesterday, another important video recently came out with three former employees exposing the horrendous practices of Texas abortionist Dr. Douglas Karpen. There is still much more to come.