Carhart: Aborting Late-Term Baby ‘Like Putting Meat in a Crock-Pot’

Melanie Arter | June 14, 2013 | 10:07am EDT
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Abortionist Dr. Leroy Carhart (AP Photo)

( In a covertly made tape-recording at a Nebraska abortion clinic, Dr. Leroy Carhart told a pregnant woman that aborting her late-term baby by subjecting the child to a lethal injection inside the womb was “like putting meat in a Crock-Pot.”

“It’s like putting meat in a Crock-Pot. Okay? It doesn’t get broke – it gets softer. It doesn’t get infected,” Carhart said in response to a question from a Live Action investigator who posed as a potential patient.

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Live Action was founded in 2003 as a pro-life club by a 15-year-old named Lila Rose. It was later legally formed as a non-partisan, non-profit organization in 2008. Today it is “a new media movement dedicated to ending abortion and building a culture of life,” according to its website.

The baby “will come through. It’ll compress down and come through that because it’s not alive,” Carhart said in explaining the abortion procedure.

“So when you say ‘compress down—’” the investigator said.

“Just, it gets soft, like, mushy so you push it through,” said Carhart.

“So what makes the baby ‘mushy?’” the investigator asked.

“The fact that it’s not alive for two or three days,” Carhart replied.

“So I’ll have a dead baby in me?” the investigator asked.

“For three days, yeah,” Carhart said.

“Will it start to decay or something?” the investigator asked.

“No, it’s like putting meat in a Crock-Pot. Okay? It doesn’t get broke – it gets softer. It doesn’t get infected, or you know—” Carhart said.

“So the dead baby in me is like meat in a Crock-Pot,” the investigator said.

“Pretty much, yeah, kinda much,” Carhart said. “In a slow cooker.”

“And what do you use to break it up?” the investigator asked.

“A whole bunch of—” Carhart started to say.

“You’ve got a toolkit?” the investigator asked.

“A pickaxe, a drill bit. I mean there’s all—there’s just instruments that have been developed. I’d have better luck standing in front of a train and getting hit and surviving than – going 100 miles an hour – than the baby will,” Carhart said.

Live Action’s undercover operation at the Abortion and Conception Clinic of Nebraska was recorded at the end of March and was included in a video titled, “Inhuman: Undercover in America’s Late-Term Abortion Industry,” a compilation of similar undercover operations at several abortion clinics nationwide, including New Mexico, Nebraska, and Washington, D.C. contacted Carhart’s office for an explanation, but he did not respond by press time.

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