Carhart’s so-called late-term abortion “fact” sheet

2013 Sundance Portrait - After TillerIn July 2012 an abortion-minded mother who was 27 weeks pregnant changed her mind and gave sidewalk counselors praying and offering help outside LeRoy Carhart’s (pictured right) Germantown, Maryland, abortion clinic all the paperwork he had given her.

The paperwork included “Facts about Induction Procedure (22 weeks and up).”

Abortion proponents oppose any attempts by legislatures to ensure abortionists provide informed consent. For instance, Guttmacher Institute thinks the needs of pregnant mothers are too “complex” to address in a written document:

Regulations requiring state-approved information or waiting periods may not meet the complex needs of all women. Instead, women may benefit more from interactions with trained staff who can assess and respond to their individual needs.

Amanda Marcotte thinks to mandate what is included in abortion informed consent is to call women “stupid” – the status quo is fine:

But are women as stupid as conservatives believe?…

Anti-choice propaganda would have you believe that women are marched through abortion clinics, strapped to tables, and subjected to abortions without anyone asking them a question, much less explaining what’s going on. In reality, women get counseling beforehand, where they talk about why they want an abortion and are given information about what’s going to happen and what options they have.

Bearing those thoughts in mind, read Carhart’s “fact” sheet on late-term induction abortions for yourself. Click to enlarge…


Where to begin? Do Marcotte, et al, stand by this as professional and complete “information about what’s going to happen”?

For starters, the word “abortion” is only mentioned once, at the end of the second-to-last sentence, aside from within the url at the top of the page. And this is a document about abortion. Why avoid the word? Are women so frail they can’t handle it? Or are we indeed to assume aborting mothers of late-term babies know everything they need to know when walking through the door?

The “What it is” section doesn’t begin to explain what “it” is. By this paragraph I would think “it” is an ultrasound.

You-cant-handle-the-truth6And never mind “baby,” the document never even mentions the more politically correct term, “fetus.” That being terminated is  “the pregnancy.” Again, can’t women be expected to handle accurate medical terminology and information?

There is no explanation as to what happens between feeling pressure and the D&C, making it appear as if it is the D&C that ensures the abortion, which is false. There is no explanation as to what a mother might see during the “to be completed” part of the labor induction abortion, which is the delivery of her dead baby, or if she might want to hold her dead baby.

I also wonder who administers the Oxytocin (Pitocin)? Who increases or decreases the dosage? Is the mother wearing a monitor to ensure she is not contracting too much or too little and how strong the contractions are? Who gives the pain meds? It would seem to me if a nurse wereindeed overseeing patients, s/he would be identified as “nurse,” not “person.”

Comparing Carhart’s abortion induction protocol to my experience with a hospital’s labor induction protocol for mothers carrying babies the same gestational age (including mothers of younger babies who had died) leaves me shocked. How Third World this man is.

Do abortion proponents really stand by this standard of “informed” consent?

Here is Carhart’s “fact” sheet on D&E abortions, which is just as vague.

27 thoughts on “Carhart’s so-called late-term abortion “fact” sheet”

  1. Nebraska’s Informed Consent for Abortion statute, passed in 1993, is not being implemented the way the law was intended to be. Aside from his cryptic “instructions”, abortionists in Nebraska have skirted the letter of the law by not properly direction women and young girls to the Dept of Health & Human Services mandated resources under our 1993 law. That is why LB 300 was introduced this session of the Unicameral. It will be heard Friday, March 1st in Judiciary Committee and I encourage pro-life Nebraskans who can get away to come to the Capitol for the full day or just the afternoon hearing. We will have Pro-Life Legislative Day in the morning to discuss the bill which directs DHHS to put all of the 1993 Informed Consent info on a dedicated web page within the DHHS website, keyword searchable. In addition, LB 300 directs DHHS web page to link to the Endowment for Human Development website which has over 136 videos and photos of unborn babies’ development on 4-D ultrasound. The final piece to LB 300 is it directs the abortionists’ web sites to link to the new DHHS web page which links to EHD 4-D ultrasound videos and photos.  With Carhart still doing early abortions in Bellevue and now with the death in Maryland, the hearing on LB 300 should be quite instructive.


  2. “There is no explanation as to what happens between feeling pressure and the D&C, making it appear as if it is the D&C that ensures the abortion, which is false.”


    Yes, this was what stood out to me more than anything else.  Very vague and misleading.


  3. First of all Lees house of horrors doesn’t look fit to board a horse. I would bet the inside is atrocious. second …id heard that in fact carhartless was charged with neglecting his horses. How could anyone in their right mind enter that shack??? I wonder if he hangs a sign Enter at your own risk. Lets not forget the other patient he killed Christian with DS and her baby. The body count rises yet the Looney liberal feminists continue to cry…A war on women …a woman’s right to choose ! Aaaagh! Howling like nuts. meanwhile skirting the issue of 2 dead women broken wounded women and little baby women being murdered in the womb. Liberalism is a mental. disorder !!


  4. As one who has been through three inductions (to deliver live babies), I can only say their description is…laughable.  But the statement that most intrigues me is this, “…an injection into the uterine cavity…will be administered to terminate the pregnancy.”  Could you be a little more specific, doctor?  Exactly how does this injection terminate the pregnancy?  Could you explain? I don’t understand.


  5. The D&E page is even better.  “…the contents of the uterus are removed by suction and instrument.”  Funny, but no mention of how the instrument is used.  Can you clarify that, doctor?  Why do you need an instrument for this?


  6. While noting that labor can be different early vs term, as someone who is 3 natural labors down (all full term) I would never think this instruction sheet was refering to the (dead, alive, peicemeal, whole etc) delivery of a baby! Reading this, with no preconceived notions, you’d be under the (hugely mistaken) understanding that a small growth or tumor was being removed! This reads closer to my mom’s discription of having an ovarian cyst removed (closer to, style, expectations, not word-for-word, she obviously had a real live doctor give her accurate information for a surgery not some horse-trader’s fantasy) than any of the instructions I’ve had from 3 different births.


  7. Its pretty simple …don’t believe the liberals who twist things to suit themselves. push push push and the baby IS the contents of the uterus. it isn’t a golf ball or a seal…the product of conception is the baby. Simple !


  8. Termination of pregnancy…killing a baby. semantics …sigh fetus is also baby. embryo..tiny baby…An abortionist…paid assassin ! You can put a pig in a white smock but its still a pig.


  9. A fact sheet? I guess the facts of the day are how many babies will he be murdering and how much $ will he be making . And if a woman dies his simple fact is do not go to an ER…call 1 800 rent a horse . The other fact is he indeed is one twisted individual .


  10. “Counseling?”

    Yeah right.  A trained salesperson tries to sell an abortion to whoever is seated in front of her.  She has a quota to meet after all.

    She goes through a list of reasons why pregnancy is so HARD and there will be no college, no future, no job. No spouse, no life IF you have that baby. You will never amount to anything and you can kiss your freedom goodbye and btw do you know how much a child costs??

    Closing the sale she will ask

    “Will that be Visa or Mastercard today?”


  11. When it comes to Carhart and Hern I keep hoping for another Bernard Nathonson story. Many abortionists have quit and repented. Carhart was in the middle of performing an abortion once and left the woman on the operating table to go outside to toss rocks at his window . Perhaps he had a lucid moment to really see how sick he really is.


  12. Our Ohio abortionist Martin Ruddock is another depraved Carhart. I’m happy to report that Caroline the post abortive nurse has quit!! Win win! Praying works in Gods timing ! Be free Caroline !


  13. And thanks for your prayers pro lifers. Caroline was working for Ruddock to try to rid herself of her own guilt from her own abortion. She was opened to chatting with pro lifers but then she would flip back and curse at us. She came out one day to ask a pastor for a hug which he gave her. The next day it was back to BLANK you! I’m happy to report that she’s finally gone from that sick place.


  14. At the top of this “fact sheet”  it should say



    Was Jennifer informed of her risk of death along with her child?  Hmmmmmmmm.


  15. If the fact sheet were more explicit women, would change their minds about the abortion.  Can’t have that, now, can we?


  16. I’m curious, where was the mother when she changed her mind?  How was this forced upon her?


  17. If the Fact sheet were detailed and not vague, perhaps the mother would change her mind about getting the abortion.


  18. Dewayne says:
    February 22, 2013 at 2:18 pm
    If the Fact sheet were detailed and not vague, perhaps the mother would change her mind about getting the abortion.
    (Denise) I’ve written that if all girls and women seeking abortions were forced to see a picture of what the embryo or fetus looks like at her stage of pregnancy (or hear a description if blind) many would carry to term.


  19. Exactly, DeniseNoe.  That’s why pro-aborts are fighting the pre-abort sonogram/ultrasound.  Heaven forbid they see a human face looking back at them.


  20. Dewayne says:
    February 22, 2013 at 3:50 pm
    Exactly, DeniseNoe.  That’s why pro-aborts are fighting the pre-abort sonogram/ultrasound.  Heaven forbid they see a human face looking back at them.
    (Denise) When someone makes a decision that is important and irrevocable, that individual should have all relevant information concerning that decision.  In this case, that information would lead to a MAJOR decrease.


  21. While forcing the girl or woman to know what the embryo or fetus looks like at her stage of pregnancy would motivate many to carry to term, it would not stop all abortions.  I have a friend who illegally aborted at the beginning of her 4th month of pregnancy. She has assured me that nothing would have prevented that abortion.  She would have aborted even if forced to see what the fetus looked like at 13 weeks of pregnancy: it has a head, torso, arms, and legs. Nothing could have stopped her from aborting because she was so resistant to the physical process of pregnancy.
    This is part of the reason I place so much emphasis on prevention.  Some pregnancies are doomed because of the female’s resistance to carrying to term. Therefore, the only way to stop this horror is to ensure that those girls and women don’t get pregnant in the first place.  This can be done either by preventing the sex act or through contraception.  I am open to the latter but prefer the former.


  22. When I think of all the disclosure that went into one of my surgeries for what seemed rare consequences that could happen, it’s bizarre that abortion advocates oppose informed consent.  Same with a recent prescription.  The fierce opposition to this kind of consent makes abortion leaders “pro-abortion.”  Why not cut out informed consent for other similar procedures and prescriptions? 


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