Testimony: Fatal Injuries Resulted from Rho's Single-Day Dismemberment Abortion of 6-Month Old Pre-Born Baby
Contact: Troy Newman, President, 316-683-6790 ext. 111; Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Vice President, 316-516-3034; Both with Operation Rescue, firstname.lastname@example.org
QUEENS, N.Y., April 26, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- The manslaughter trial of abortionist Robert Rho resumed on Wednesday with a short day of testimony.
Rho is standing trial on one count of Second Degree Manslaughter (Reckless Homicide), a Class C Felony, for causing the death of Jaime Morales, 30, during a severely botched second trimester abortion in 2016.
An observer for Operation Rescue, Lauren Handy, has been in the courtroom all week. No other media outlets have had a presence in court.
The most significant testimony heard this week, was that of Dr. Steven Chasen, who sits on the Executive Board of the New York City Planned Parenthood. Chasen served as an expert witness for the prosecution, using autopsy photos to point out to the jury internal injuries Morales suffered during her botched late-term abortion.
Chasen had testified that Rho had lacerated her uterus and uterine artery, sliced through her cervix and cut deep into her vagina during the dismemberment abortion. Morales was bleeding so badly that Rho returned her to the procedure room for a second abortion.
While there, he attempted to suture her injuries, but he could not repair them all.
Finally, in an attempt to make it appear that her bleeding had stopped, Rho "cinched" her cervix shut, forcing the blood to pool into her abdominal cavity. Even though she was non-responsive, Rho released her at approximately 6:30 p.m.
"It is shocking that Rho did not call an ambulance for Moralas. He had to understand that she was still hemorrhaging internally. Instead, from what we know so far, he butchered her and her baby then kicked her to the curb to die," said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.
Testimony from Wednesday centered on execution of a search warrant and testimony about the fact Morales' baby was six months gestation, yet Rho attempted a dismemberment abortion in a single day.
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