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Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:00 PM

Abortion opponents tie woman's death to Nebraska doctor

Source: Omaha World Herald

By Robby Korth and Josh Frigerio,

A New York woman's death has put LeRoy Carhart, Nebraska's controversial abortion doctor, back in the national spotlight.

Abortion opponents claim a 29-year-old kindergarten teacher died after undergoing a procedure at Carhart's clinic in Germantown, Maryland. He also operates clinics in Bellevue.

Carhart could not be reached for comment Monday afternoon.

Bruce Goldfarb, a spokesman for Maryland chief medical examiner, said the woman's death is being investigated, but he couldn't provide any details. At this point, he said, it is a routine investigation.

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Read more: http://www.omaha.com/article/20130211/NEWS/130219941/1685#abortion-opponents-tie-woman-s-death-to-nebraska-doctor



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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:04 PM

1. perhaps discussing the lives saved due to abortion is a much needed discussion.

I know, first hand as a former Prosecutor and Defense atty, of at least 20.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:05 PM

2. How dare they? Can you just imagine the number

of deaths that would result if there were NO CLINICS?

disgusting for THEM to attack the Dr. for this...

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:13 PM

3. Any surgical procedure has risks.

No matter how routine or minimally invasive it is.

Those anti abortion freaks will cling onto anything to spew their batshit crazy philosophy. Fuck em.

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Response to darkangel218 (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 01:12 AM

12. +1

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:16 PM

4. Sometimes people die when having their appendix out.

And I believe those deaths are investigated as well.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:39 PM

5. How about the many deaths in free-standing plastic surgery clinics?

They could picket against trying to change the body God gave you!

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Response to uberblonde (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:45 PM

7. author olivia goldsmith (first wives club) died after going in for a chin-tuck

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:04 PM

6. This Dr. Carhart was also involved in 2 SCOTUS abortion cases

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LeRoy_Carhart

Carhart filed suit against the Nebraska Attorney General, Don Stenberg, because a Nebraska law banned a form of abortion, dilation and extraction (D&X), which involves partially delivering a fetus from the uterus and is termed "partial-birth abortion." In Stenberg v. Carhart the United States Supreme Court struck down the Nebraska law with Sandra Day O'Connor providing the swing vote for the five-to-four decision because the law did not allow for the use of the procedure even when the mother's health would be put at greater risk by another abortion procedure.

Carhart later filed suit against U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales seeking to strike down the 2003 Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, a federal law that is similar to the state law struck down in Stenberg, but while the Court did not officially reverse Stenberg, it upheld the federal ban as not imposing an undue burden on women, the test established in Planned Parenthood v. Casey. O'Connor's successor, Samuel Alito, sided with the four Justices who dissented in Stenberg, creating a five-to-four majority. In the Gonzales v. Carhart case, his attorney was Priscilla J. Smith.

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Response to alp227 (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 01:14 AM

13. Thanks, alp. This shows why they are after him...

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:50 PM

8. Since many late term abortions are done to save the life of the woman, I am sure it will

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too late for some also.

Edited to change "most of" to "many" as I do not have the statistics to prove "most of" and "many" is enough for me. Even "some" would be enough. If an abortion is done to save the life of a woman, or because she has a dead fetus in her, it may be too late to save her life also.

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:02 PM

9. actually most are done because the baby is not viable

either has already died or will die either during or shortly after it is born, if the baby is viable (I hate that word but it is the medical term) but the mothers life is in danger, there are other methods that will not involve the babies death

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Response to azurnoir (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:18 PM

10. They try to do c-sects but it isn't always possible. I don't have #s as to which is "most", or not

from reputable source. A late term abortion may be done because the fetus has died in utero. In which case the woman can be quite sick, depending on how long it's been, etc.

I am waiting for the documentary "After Tiller" to be released as it interviews this man and another woman about what they do, why they do it, who they do it with/on.

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:35 PM

11. to be honest I can not imagine that any reputable US* Doctor

would do a late term abortion on a living healthy fetus, as it could be considered murder, these types of abortions include giving the fetus an injection (digoxin an extract of foxglove) that causes its death, and to be clear I am speaking of 3rd trimester abortions here, in a normal pregnancy the fetus is viable after 27 weeks, I have only personally known one person who did this and it was because the babies brain tissue was developing on the outside of her skull

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 06:13 AM

14. how come a woman's life is so precious

when death comes as the result of complications arrising from an abortion but that same woman who wasn't pregnant and was trying to prevent herself from becoming pregnant by trying to get birth control pills' life ain't worth a good god damn?

Women die from plastic surgery complications and no one sees these complaining idiots getting too exercised behind that.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:38 AM

15. Late term abortions are more risky, and usually only done in cases of

the pregnancy compromising the health of the woman, or defects deemed fatal to the fetus.

The fact that her baby was listed as having died shows that this was a wanted pregnancy that went very wrong.

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