Contact: Troy Newman, President, 316-841-1700; Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Policy Advisor, 316-516-3034; both with Operation Rescue; firstname.lastname@example.org
GERMANTOWN, Md., Nov. 29, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- Operation Rescue has been notified by the Maryland Board of Physicians that it has completed its investigation of late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart and has issued an "Advisory Letter" to him, based on their findings. The Board informed Operation Rescue that the Advisory Letter will not be made public.
The investigation was based on a complaint filed by Operation Rescue alleging that Carhart lied to the Medical Board about his abortion business in order to gain licensure in Maryland, and that he routinely falsified fetal ages by taking bogus ultrasound readings.
"While we are disappointed that the Board did not take stronger measures against Carhart, the Board's actions do indicate that there was merit to our complaint," said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. "Carhart has a long history of abortion abuses. His shoddy and unscrupulous practices are starting to catch up with him."
Carhart was once issued a similar non-disciplinary admonishment from his home state of Nebraska wherein he agreed to stop falsifying medical records, falling asleep during abortions, and interrupting abortions to take personal phone calls.
In 2009, several of Carhart's former Nebraska employees submitted affidavits to the Nebraska Attorney General to support a complaint that Carhart was engaging in illegal practices, including using unlicensed workers to conduct medical duties for which they were not qualified. That investigation is ongoing.
Carhart was also the abortionist on duty when a 19-year old Down syndrome girl named Christin Gilbert was killed during a botched third-trimester abortion in Kansas. Carhart was never held accountable for his part in her death.
The Maryland Coalition for Life is planning a demonstration outside Carhart's Germantown abortion clinic, located at Wisteria and Executive Park Terrace, on December 5, from 8-10 a.m., to mark one year since Carhart located his late-term abortion business to Germantown. The demonstration will feature 720 crosses to memorialize the estimated 720 lives lost to abortion over the past year. A press conference will be held at 9:30 a.m. during the protest.
Read the Board's letter to Operation Rescue.
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Operation Rescue is one of the leading pro-life Christian activist organizations in the nation and has become a strong voice for the pro-life movement in America. Operation Rescue is now headquartered in a former abortion clinic that it bought and closed in 2006. From there, Operation Rescue launches its innovative new strategies across the nation, exposing and closing abortion clinics through peaceful, legal means. Its activities are on the cutting edge of the abortion issue, taking direct action to stop abortion and ultimately restore legal personhood to the pre-born in obedience to biblical mandates.