Yesterday, Students for Life of America and Rock for Life traveled to Baltimore to deliver 5,000 citizen complaints against late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart to the Maryland Board of Physicians for the killing of 29-year-old Jennifer Morbelli and her 33-week-old preborn daughter Madison Leigh from abortion. The letters were signed as part of StopCarhart.com, a coalition of national pro-life organizations (Operation Rescue, Live Action, JillStanek.com, Rock for Life, LifeSiteNews.com, Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust, and Students for Life of America) and asked for the immediate suspension of Carhart’s Maryland Medical License until his disciplinary case can be fully adjudicated and his license permanently revoked.
SFLA and RFL carried the boxes of letters up to the fourth floor of the office building where the Maryland Board of Physicians is located and told the woman at the front window that we had petitions to deliver. She called someone else in the office, and a few minutes later, the Executive Director of the Maryland Board of Physicians, Carole Catalfo, and another woman came out to speak with us.
The two board staff members refused to take the 5,000 complaints! Furthermore, they insisted that we could not leave them with them because they would not accept these complaints – regardless of the number – because they only accept official complaints like the one Operation Rescue filed here. Our team tried to explain that these citizen complaint letters were in support of Operation Rescue’s official complaint, but they refused to accept them as they said that public opinion doesn’t matter.
Ms. Catalfo and her associate were dismissive and condescending, stating that it was very unlikely that 5,000 people knew the details of the situation. Instead, they suggested that these 5,000 concerned citizens were merely biased by the media.
This is entirely unacceptable. Our voices do matter and for Ms. Catalfo and the Maryland Board of Physicians – an organization which has received an award for “serving the public interest and protecting the health of Maryland’s citizens” – to say otherwise is wrong.
Today, can you help us get the word out there so we can have an even stronger voice when our team goes back to Ms. Catalfo’s office in a few weeks?
Here are two things you can do RIGHT NOW:
1) Help us increase the number of signatures on our citizen compliant by 50 percent before April 4th by encouraging your friends and family members to sign on at StopCarhart.com.
2) Call Maryland Board of Physicians Executive Director Carole Catalfo at 410-764-4780 or email her at [email protected] today to show her that 5,000 people really do care and know the facts of the case – please use the official OR complaint for reference.
Then we will go back with double the boxes and personally deliver the complaints, dropping off box after box in the reception area of the office if we have to. We will not take NO! for an answer!
Stay tuned for more updates! Let’s show the Maryland Board of Physicians that America is watching, and we expect justice for Jennifer and Madison!