CNN profile: Late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart vs. "his No. 1 foe"

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On October 27, CNN profiled Operation Rescue's Troy Newman and NE late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart in a lengthy article, along with "Perspectives on abortion" video vignettes.

Newman's analysis: "Not a perfect article. But it better than what I thought CNN would do."

There are 6 videos, and I've uploaded Newman and Carhart's to YouTube...

Choice words (pardon the pun) and photos (click all to enlarge) from the article...

When you cross The Line of Death onto clinic property, the protesters stare at you. They get on walkie talkies and relay information: Your car. What you look like. Any identifying detail.

"Take a look around you, sir," one woman shouts. "The place is a dump."

The parking lot at Dr. LeRoy Carhart's clinic in Bellevue, NE is crumbled. A giant sign reads "Abortion & Contraception Clinic of Nebraska." Paint peels off the sides of the building, once a motorcycle shop, a car dealership showroom and an electronics store....

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Carhart was performing an abortion in Procedure Room No. 1 when his cell phone buzzed with the news [that George Tiller had been murdered]. He didn't have time to grieve for his best friend. He still had 12 abortions to do.

"I finished them all," he says proudly....

Carhart says in his soft-spoken voice... "I have abortion on the front of this building, because I think abortion isn't a four-letter word. It's a part of life."

Newman is appalled. In no way is "killing a baby" a way of life, he says.... [T]o him, Carhart personifies... a morally repugnant human being. He refuses to call Carhart a doctor.

"Doctors heal people. Abortionists do just the opposite."...

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[Carhart] charges anywhere from $430 to $10,000 for an abortion. The price depends on how far along the pregnancy is.

Of the 60k abortions he says he's performed, he says about 400 were beyond 24 weeks, so-called late-term abortions. In each case, he says, there was a medical reason for the procedure.

"I am not pro-abortion," he says. "That's the very one clear thing I want you to understand. Abortion is not the right answer for every pregnancy."

The latest abortion he's ever performed was at 36 weeks, he says, because the fetus had not developed a brain. His youngest patient was 10, a victim of incest....

[JLS note: 36 weeks? That's just so weird. A baby is considered full-term at 36 or 37 weeks, depending on the dr. The mother could simply have delivered. And did Carhart report the rape to authorities? Was he responsible and saved some of the baby's tissue for DNA matching?]

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Carhart doesn't mask his language. He's open and honest about what he does, sometimes uncomfortably so.

"We do kill fetuses," he says. "It dies because we give an injection into the fetus that causes the heart to just slowdown."...

Newman had no idea then that he would become one of the nation's most outspoken activists against abortion - despised by women's groups and supporters of abortion rights.

"I always wonder: What part of wanting to save a baby's life is so bad that it makes people hate me?"


I betcha that Carhart didn't report that incest to the authorities. Abortionists think they're above the law.

If the 10 year old made it that far....

And not having a brain IS a horrible reason for an abortion! I'm reminded of little Baby Faith who lived for THREE months.....

Posted by: LizFromNebraska at October 28, 2009 8:20 AM

One of these days, someone's going to do an unbiased news article.

Posted by: Vannah at October 28, 2009 8:22 AM

Poor, low income women who have to have their baby killed can somehow come up with $10,000??

They need abortions!(for free) Right Robert Berger?

Posted by: carla Author Profile Page at October 28, 2009 8:35 AM

Oh and I am waiting to hear THE REST OF THE interview with that 10 year old girl. How's she doing, Leroy?

Posted by: carla Author Profile Page at October 28, 2009 8:36 AM

Carla, I was thinking the same thing. How in the world does anyone come up with $10,000 for an abortion. And for $10,000 couldn't you find a nicer place for the money? That place looks like the roof is going to cave in any moment!

Posted by: Sydney M at October 28, 2009 9:02 AM

Posted by: Cranky Catholic at October 28, 2009 9:03 AM

I think I misread the article: It was a different patient that was the 36 weeks. The 10 year old was the incest victim (and probably aborted at 6-8 weeks is my guess). Hmm, wonder if they arrested the FATHER? or stepfather? or whoever it was? Or at least informed the police?

$10,000 is for the late term abortions is my guess.

Medical reason? HA! Most of the babies are probably healthy when they are killed.

Posted by: LizFromNebraska at October 28, 2009 10:06 AM

I know it's mean to attack peoples looks, but this guy is a pig! I wouldn't want him touching me!

Posted by: Phillymiss at October 28, 2009 10:18 AM

So he has done appox. 400 late term abortions at $10,000 each. Cha-ching. Abortion is a business, people.

Posted by: carla Author Profile Page at October 28, 2009 10:20 AM

yet to hear the proaborts tell it the average abortion is only $400 versus the cost of a pregnancy. You can leave a baby on the steps of any fire station or church for free. Many adoptive parents will pay for a womans medical care during pregnancy, too. None of that ever gets mentioned, does it? $10000 dollars will buy a whole lot of diapers. The proaborts want us out of abortion but have no problem asking us to pay for abortion. Keep the change, Obama. I'll pass, thanks.

Posted by: JillGuidry at October 28, 2009 12:17 PM

Phillymiss: "I know it's mean to attack peoples looks, but this guy is a pig! I wouldn't want him touching me!"

Please apologize immediately to pigs.

Posted by: bmmg39 at October 28, 2009 8:42 PM

This a very sick, pathetic man. I cannot imagine allowing him touching anyone especially a 10 year old child and I cannot imagine taking anyone to this dilapidated dump to have their nails trimmed let alone having some woman's cervix dialated, a curette inserted, her baby dismembered, and vacuum suction applied, which needs to be a STERILE procedure utilizing STERLILE technique with sterilized instruments to avoid complications. like severe infection, pelvic inflammatory disease, sepsis, blood clots, pulmonary embolism, retained fetal parts, severe blood loss and lacerated cervix, bladder, bowel or blood vessels. I want to see all the pro-aborts line up to take their daughters to Carhart's clinic. Icky, nasty place shows just how much he cares about women.

Posted by: Prolifer L at October 28, 2009 9:10 PM

"I always wonder: What part of wanting to save a baby's life is so bad that it makes people hate me?"

Well, if you ask yourself "what part of dying a horrific death on a cross so that all may have eternal life is so bad that it makes people hate Jesus?" will understand.

John 15:18 (New American Standard Bible)

If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you.

Posted by: Marie at October 28, 2009 9:40 PM

LeRoy Carhart should consider Troy Newman his foe as God is on the side of anyone who tries to protect His precious unborn children. Troy Newman is just a good Christan man who is working through legal means to display Carhart as the ill equipped, careless, abortion obsessed man who psychotically obsessed with Tiller is making money off of unsuspecting, desperate women who feel they have no where to turn. Alayna Staggers, nurse and mom

Posted by: Alayna Staggers at October 31, 2009 5:03 PM