A prominent abortionist who argued before the Supreme Court twice once kept on his desk a placard reading, “Even on my worst days, I’M KILLING IT.”
Former Planned Parenthood Clinic Director Abby Johnson unearthed a birthday photo showing the placard alongside a mug with the message: “These are the tears of my staff.”
“This is the abortion doctor, Leroy Carhart. He has killed tens of thousands of babies in his lifetime, including those in the third trimester. His staff had a party for his birthday and posted this picture. Look at the sign beside the cake,” Johnson wrote on Facebook. “‘Even on my worst days, I’M KILLING IT.’ You know, at least he’s honest. Eternity will be very scary for him unless he finds repentance. I pray he finds it’s very, very soon.”
This is the abortion doctor, Leroy Carhart. He has killed tens of thousands of babies in his lifetime, including those…
Johnson also shared that the pro-life outreach group And Then There Were None “is helping to dry the tears of the staff (as is stated on his coffee cup). We have had several of his workers come through our ministry and find healing in Court.”
Carhart performs abortions in all three trimesters and he admitted in a recent BBC interview that he kills “babies.”
“The baby has no input in this, as far as I’m concerned,” he told the BBC’s Hilary Andersson. She noted, “it’s interesting that you use the word baby because a lot of abortionists won’t use that…”
“I-I think that it is a baby and I tell our— I use it with our patients,” he replied. “And you don’t have a problem with killing a baby?” Andersson asked. “I have no problem if it’s in the mother’s uterus.”
In fact, the abortionist used cavalier language in referring to a late-term abortion. When speaking with a Live Action undercover interviewer who was posing as a woman seeking an abortion at 26-weeks gestation, he referred to a dead baby in a mother’s womb as “like putting meat in a Crock-Pot.”
Carhart described the baby as “mushy,” saying the victims of his killing methods would come out of the birth canal after being dead for a few days. “So what makes the baby mushy?” the interviewer asked. “The fact that it’s not alive, for two or three days.”
“Oh, so I’ll have a dead baby in me?” she asked.
“For three days, yeah,” he replied.
“Will it start to decay or something?” she pressed.
“No… not, it’s very, very minimal if it does, because there’s no bacteria there,” he responded. “So it’s like putting meat in a Crock-Pot.”
In the video, the abortionist also describes other gruesome procedures.
Trained as a surgeon in the U.S. Air Force, Carhart opened an emergency clinic in Omaha in 1985. Arsonists targeted his farm and home in 1991. He said he received a note the morning after the fire, claiming responsibility and comparing the deaths of his animals to the “murder of children.” Abortion had been a small part of his practice before the arson, but after the fire he said, “I decided abortion would be my life’s work.”
Carhart took that “life’s work” to the Supreme Court in Stenberg v. Carhart (2000). A Nebraska law had banned dilation and extraction abortion, a form of partial-birth abortion. In a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court struck down the Nebraska law because it banned the procedure even when the mother’s health would be put at greater risk by another abortion procedure.
The abortionist went to the Supreme Court again in Gonzales v. Carhart (2007). In that case, Carhart sued U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, aiming to strike down the 2003 Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act. The Supreme Court did not side with Carhart this time, however. While it did not reverse Stenberg, the Court upheld the federal ban.
In addition to these two Supreme Court cases, Carhart is notorious for the death of a 29-year-old woman who had been 33 weeks pregnant with a medically abnormal baby. She died from abortion complications. The Maryland Board of Physicians investigated the case and exonerated Carhart, but pro-life organizations insisted he was responsible.
Whether or not Carhart was responsible for the woman’s death, he seems quite comfortable admitting that his abortion practice involves the killing of babies. He even nonchalantly referred to a dead baby as “meat in a Crock-Pot.”
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