Missy Martinez-Stone, CEO of Reprotection, an organization that investigates and works to shut down abortion facilities that are known to violate health and safety standards, urged pro-lifers to lead with compassion and provide Carhart’s family with the space they need to grieve.
“This is not a victory, and we aren’t celebrating,” the pro-life advocate told The Christian Post in a Monday statement.
Martinez-Stone, whose organization was investigating the late-term abortionist for failing to adhere to basic medical standards, also noted that Carhart was being sued for malpractice. Two different women alleged in recent lawsuits that Carhart left fetal remains inside of them and caused them to experience a severe loss of blood.
Two other women are also known to have died after Carhart performed an abortion on them. In 2005, 19-year-old Christin Gilbert died after undergoing a 28-week abortion performed by Carhart at abortionist George Tiller's Wichita facility. Then, in 2013, 29-year-old Jennifer Morbelli died from an abortion she underwent at 33 weeks pregnant. As USA Today reported at the time, although Morbelli’s family made multiple attempts to contact the abortionist before the young woman’s death, he was said to have been unreachable.
“The fact that Carhart has passed away doesn’t mean that we don’t continue to seek justice for the women who were harmed at his facilities,” Martinez-Stone said. “Our efforts to safeguard women from harmful abortion industry practices will continue.”