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MD Coalition Strategy Following Death of Woman at Hands of Carhart

The Maryland Coalition for Life calls for the following 6 actions in response to the death of the woman at the hands of Leroy Carhart on February 7, 2013. Further details and plans will be posted shortly – to encourage and ensure that these actions will be taken.

1. Call on Shady Grove Hospital to file a formal report to MD Board of Physicians
2. Call on the MD Board of Physicians to suspend/revoke Carhart’s MD Medical License immediately, pending further investigation
3. Call on the MD Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to shut down Germantown Reproductive Health Services immediately, pending further investigation
4. Call on Todd Stave (owner and landlord) to shut down Germantown Health and Reproductive Health Services immediately, pending further investigation
5. Call upon the Executive Park Terrace Condo Association take steps to close Germantown Reproductive Health Services immediately
6. Call upon the MD Legislature (both House of Delegates and the Senate), as well as Governor O’Malley, to pass and enact the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act ASAP this session

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Memorial, Prayer Vigil, and Press Conference Monday at 9am


Germantown, MD, February 9, 2013 – A Memorial, Prayer Vigil, and in-depth Press Conference will be held Monday in Germantown, MD, to mourn the death of the 29 year old killed by Leroy Carhart on Thursday. The event will begin at 9am Monday morning, February 11, and will be held in an open area adjacent to Germantown Reproductive Health Services (GHRS), the office where Carhart performs late-term abortions.

The address of GRHS is 13233 Executive Park Terrace, Germantown, MD 20874, but that office is located in an office park that is on private property. The event will take place just next to the office park on Wisteria Lane. Additional details about the event and a detailed map of the area is available at

Organizations, Church leaders, and citizens will gather together to mourn the death of a young woman who died from complications of a 3rd trimester abortion conducted by LeRoy Carhart. The young woman was taken to the Emergency Room at Shady Grove Adventist hospital Thursday morning when she became short of breath and experienced intense pain, where she eventually died due to massive blood loss and hemorrhagic shock. The young woman attempted to contact Carhart first, but he had already left town and was unreachable for follow-up care.

Representatives of Priests for Life, Alliance Defending Freedom, 40 Days for Life, the Family Research Council, Students for Life, Operation Rescue, Rock for Life, the Christian Defense Coalition, the National Black Pro-Life Union, the Maryland Family Alliance, the Archdiocese of Washington DC, several local churches and pastors, and many others will join the Maryland Coalition for Life on Monday.

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Germantown, MD, February 8, 2013 – A 29 year-old woman was pronounced dead at a local hospital in Rockville, MD on Thursday, February 7th, as a direct result of complications experienced during a 3rd trimester abortion by LeRoy Carhart – who was hailed as a “hero” in the film “After Tiller” at the recent Sundance Film Festival.

The young woman arrived at Carhart’s Germantown, MD, abortion facility – Germantown Reproductive Health Services – Sunday evening to begin a risky, four-day, third-trimester abortion. She was approximately 33 weeks pregnant.

Witnesses say that the young woman appeared “pale and weak” when she returned to the clinic Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday for the remaining steps of the late-term abortion.

Thursday morning around 5am, the young woman was short of breath and in intense pain. When she and her family tried to contact LeRoy Carhart for assistance and follow-up care, he could not be reached. The young woman was transported to a local hospital Emergency Room by private vehicle.

By 10am Thursday, the young woman “coded” 6 times, and had to be revived by Emergency personnel. Due to immense blood loss and hemorrhagic shock, her body was unable to recover, and she was pronounced dead.

The Maryland Medical Examiner spent a significant amount of time reviewing the case and the records at the hospital on Thursday, and determined the case needed further investigation due to the unusual circumstances of her death.

All information was provided to MDCFL on condition of anonymity, and by an extremely credible, confidential source.

“It is so tragic that this family had to lose not only their nearly full-term child, but also their wife, daughter, and sister,” said Michael Martelli, Executive Director of the Maryland Coalition for Life. “What is most appalling is that the State of Maryland refused to hear the pleas of this community, and has allowed this man to continue to butcher women and children.”

On the very same day that this woman died, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene posted on their website that they issued a license to Carhart’s clinic to perform abortions – without a single inspection of the facility.

“He already killed Christin Gilbert in Kansas in 2005, and now another senseless tragedy has come as a result of Carhart’s so-called women’s healthcare and the apathy of the pro-abortion Maryland State Government,” said Martelli.

A prayer vigil, memorial, and follow-up press conference will be held in Germantown at 9am on Monday, February 11, just next to the office park where Carhart conducted the third trimester abortion. More information about the event and location is available at

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Major Press Conference About Carhart Friday, February 8th at 11am in Germantown

Pro-Life Groups Will Hold Press Conference Friday to Announce Major Breaking News Concerning Late-term Abortions Conducted by LeRoy Carhart

GERMANTOWN, MD, Feb. 7, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ — A Coalition of Pro-Life groups, including the Maryland Coalition for Life, Operation Rescue, and the Christian Defense Coalition, announce that a press conference will be held tomorrow, February 8, 2013, to break a major news story related to late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart, who conducts risky third-trimester abortions at Germantown Reproductive Health Services.

Press Conference Details

When: Friday, February 8, 2012, at 11:00 AM EST

Where: Outside Germantown Reproductive Health Services
13233 Executive Park Terrace, Germantown, MD 20874

Why: Major news announcement of national importance related to third trimester abortions conducted by abortionist LeRoy Carhart, who made recent headlines after being featured in the film “After Tiller” that debuted at the Sundance Film Festival.

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Time to Help One of Our Own

Your kindness and generosity have made a huge difference in the Fight for Life here in Maryland. Countless women, men, and children have been touched by the MD Coalition for Life, and their lives have been saved or improved directly because of you and your willingness to help!

Ginnie Robertson

Now it’s time to help one of our own! Ginnie Robertson has been volunteering for the MD Coalition for Life as our Communications Coordinator for almost a year now, helping out with website posts, press releases, phone contacts, etc.

However, she recently lost her “day job”. She has lost her home and is in a shelter called Shepherd’s Cove. Ginnie is in desperate need of a new computer related part-time job, working @ 10 hours per week, that could preferably be done remotely/electronically. She really needs to get a job and get some income coming in again so she can be out of the shelter by April.

If you have any work, or know of a company that could use her assistance with computer work, please let me know right away so I can get you in touch with Ginnie. Let’s pull together and see if we can help out this Pro-Life sister in her time of need.

Thank you again for your consistent willingness to help others!

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Download Pro-Life AudioBook for Free This Month

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Is a fetus a person?

Is “pro-choice” really a neutral position?

For 40 years since the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, the abortion debate has been highly charged and politicized. Questions like these—and passionate but widely varying answers—have become the common language of the public dialogue on this issue. Yet behind the scenes of this historic case are other intriguing questions:

·       How did the Supreme Court come to be involved in the abortion debate?
·       Was language manipulated to affect the outcome?
·       What was the moral basis underlying the decision?

In Compelling Interest, author Roger Resler draws on original sources, including the actual transcripts for oral arguments, the majority and minority opinions, and comments by the lawyers and others involved to take a careful look at the real story behind the historic Roe v. Wade decision.

Resler includes conversations with experts, including sociology professor Dr. William Brennan, the late Dr. Mildred Jefferson and Dr. Carolyn Gerster who co-founded the National Right to Life Committee, prolific author and speaker Randy Alcorn, bioethics professor Dr. Gerard Magill, perinatologist Dr. James Thorp, and photojournalistMichael Clancy.

This carefully researched book speaks with a thought-provoking, balanced voice that stands out from the usual partisan rhetoric on the topic.


Praise for Compelling Interest

“This is a must read for anyone, whether you consider yourself pro-life or pro-choice. We must be prepared with factual information, which is what this book gives you. The abortion lobby has fooled the American public far too long. We need to know the truth about abortion and how these laws came to be. Read this book to get the truth.”
— Abby Johnson – Former Planned Parenthood Director – Author of best-selling bookUnplanned

“One could say that as an abortion survivor, I have a compelling interest in the Roe v. Wade decision and the abortion debate that has ensued over the past 40 years. However, I believe that all of us have a compelling interest in knowing how we have arrived at this place of over 55 million lives lost and a world that has been forever changed buy cheap cialis online no prescription as a result. As we mark 40 years of the Roe v. Wade decision, I believe that it’s important that we look at both how we have arrived at this place in time and reflect upon how our cultural landscape has been forever changed. I have found Compelling Interestto be effective at doing just that.”
— Melissa Ohden • Saline Infusion Abortion Survivor – Pro-Life Speaker and Author

“Roger Resler has provided us with a very complete and fascinating history—much of it behind the scenes—of the Roe v. Wade case, the events that led up to it, some of the major court cases after it, a lucid and cogent analysis of the legal issue of abortion, and a thorough rebuttal of the arguments advanced by proponents of Roe’s conclusion. This is a must read for all who work on the legal and ethical aspects of the abortion issue. I cannot recommend this work highly enough.”
— Patrick Lee – McAleer Professor of Bioethics – Director, Institute of Bioethics – Franciscan University of Steubenville

“I found myself absorbed in this book from page one. Roger Resler tells the lesser known story of how Roe v. Wade became the landmark that it is. We cannot understand our current ironic predicament—in which the state turns a blind eye to the elimination of millions of its future citizens—until we know the history of the abortion debate over the last 40 years. All in all, Compelling Interest is compellingly interesting and insightful.”
— Mark Galli – Senior Managing Editor Christianity Today


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Huge News – 40 Days for Life Webcast

Important Announcement from 40 Days for Life…don’t miss it!


Our national director, cheap cialis online David Bereit, and I have been
working hard behind the scenes for months on something
HUGE, and we haven’t been able to tell you anything
about it …

… Until TODAY!

On the brink of next week’s 40th anniversary of the
unjust Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision — that
imposed abortion on America — we get to FINALLY make a
surprise announcement of the biggest development since
40 Days for Life first began!

We just made a 4-minute video telling you about it:

Spread the word far and wide — this is going to be big!

For Life,

Shawn Carney
Campaign Director
40 Days for Life

Please forward this important announcement to
friends, family, co-workers — EVERYONE!!

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Germantown Update – 78th Life Saved

Unfortunately Carhart did see 25 women this week…

But 1 life was SAVED!!

On Tuesday “J”, “M” and their young son came into GPC looking for an abortion. They did not talk much but did listen to information about SGPC and realized they lived close to it. They did not want to talk with someone then, but agreed to prayer before they left the office. They did go over to Carhart’s, the man and boy came out to the car, then 6 min after going in she left the office, got in the car and they drove away. Pray they went or called SGPC for an appointment and that they will respond to the information they are offered. Thank God for this gift of life as we begin the new year.

How You Can Pray for Germantown…

Many volunteers and their family members are dealing with illness right now. Pray for quick recovery for everyone who is sick and a decrease in illness as this winter continues.

Thank you to everyone who took time away from their holiday to come and pray on Monday mornings.

This Monday some of you met Phil and some of the men who come and pray with him. They are often up and praying in Germantown early in the morning (5:00am) and return later to pray in GPC multiple times a week. As I was listening to them pray in the backroom, I realized how comforting it is to know people are praying inside and outside of GPC.

This coming Monday is the first meeting for the Germantown 40 Days for Life campaign. The meeting will be in GPC at 7:00. If your church canadian pharmacy viagra has not been involved in this event, you or someone from your church might want to come and find out what it is all about.

Last night there was a power failure at the office which messed up one of our electronic devices.   If you or someone you know is good at reading manuals, working with electronic items and codes please let me know.  When you contact me I will give you more details regarding the item and problem.

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