Late-Term Abortion Doc Caught Comparing Unborn Baby to “Meat in a Crock Pot”


babyThe pro-life group Live Action has released a fourth video in a series of undercover videos catching late-term abortion practitioners and abortion clinics misleading women and showing indifference to the destruction of human life.

The videos show embattled abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell is not an anomaly.

The latest investigative video release captures late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart on tape discussing the grisly details of the abortion procedure and misleading a pregnant woman regarding the dangers of abortion.

Cahart’s testimony is shocking and disturbing. He compares the child in the womb to “meat in a Crock-Pot” and then jokes about his abortion toolkit, complete with a “pickaxe” and “drill bit.”This is the second time Carhart has used the terminology.

“It’s like putting meat in a Crock-Pot, OK?” he tells the woman considering an abortion.

When a Live Action investigator, who is 26 weeks pregnant, asks about what happens to the baby during the procedure, Dr. Carhart responds:

Dr. Carhart: It gets soft – like, mushy – so you push it through.

Woman: So what makes the baby “mushy”?

Dr. Carhart: The fact that it’s not alive for 2 or 3 days.

Woman: Oh. So I’ll have a dead baby in me?

Dr. Carhart: For 3 days, yeah… It’s like putting meat in a crock pot, okay? … It gets softer. It doesn’t get infected or-

Woman: OK, so the dead baby in me is like meat in a crock pot.

Dr. Carhart: Pretty much, yeah … in a slow cooker.

Dr. Carhart tells an undercover Live Action investigator who is 22 weeks pregnant:

We do a shot into the fetus to end the pregnancy the first day. … Well, if everything works right, you just deliver them and they come out fine. I mean, if for some reason that doesn’t happen, then we have to take them out in pieces…

A twenty-six-week pregnant Live Action investigator inquires what will happen in the case of complications:

Woman: But if we run into trouble … for some reason, I’m not able to deliver, you’ll be able to get it out in pieces.

Dr. Carhart: We’d take it out…

Woman: What do you use to break it up? Just-

Dr. Carhart: A whole bunch of-

Woman: You’ve got a toolkit.

Dr. Carhart: A pickaxe, a drill bit, yeah (laughs).

As Live Action notes:

He casually described the abortion as a “shot into the fetus” to ensure that “[i]t’ll be dead for two days before you deliver it.” He told her the injection also causes the baby to “[get] soft, like mushy [makes squishing sound], so you push it through… so it’s like putting meat in a crock pot.” If this method is unsuccessful, he would  have to remove the baby “in pieces,” using, he joked, “a pickaxe, a drill bit.”

Both investigators asked if Carhart’s abortions “hurt” the babies. He replied by arbitrarily inventing his own parameters for when a fetus feels pain. “so, after about two to three weeks after birth… I think then they have pretty good knowledge of pain, but before that I’m not so sure that they do.” In fact, there is wide consensus in the scientific community that babies feel acute pain by 20 weeks of gestation.

Lila Rose, the president of Live Action issued these comments about the new video:

The video exposes Carhart’s shocking claims that “[a]ll the late abortions Carhart has done in Germantown have involved fetuses with abnormalities[.]” Yet, he was willing to schedule a late-term abortion for our investigator, who was a healthy woman with a healthy pregnancy.

This investigation reveals the horrors of the abortion industry and exposes the true victims in this situation: the mother and her child. Our videos expose the gruesome, illegal, and inhuman practices going on inside many of America’s abortion centers. Instead of this being a rare occurrence, we have proven that this is the norm.

Please watch our latest video now and expose the truth about the abortion industry. LeRoy Carhart and his abortion industry cohorts must be stopped, and this attack on women and their children must be brought to an end.  Women deserve better than this. America deserves better than this.


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  1. “Instead of this being a rare occurrence”

    The most recent surveillance data I was able to find indicated that there are approximately 1,200 abortions at greater than 20 weeks gestation annually in the US — about 1.4% of all abortions. It should be noted that if the mother’s life is in danger, such an abortion would be indicated; my wife is a physician and once had to refer a patient for an abortion in such a case. However, unlike Israel, the US does not collect data for the reasons abortions are performed.

  2. Wow!! You think that’s something, I once heard someone compare an unborn child to its “mother’s thigh”

  3. Uber yerech imo acknowledges that the fetus is human; that is hardly the same as comparing it to “meat in a crockpot.”

  4. Interesting that they say “there is wide consensus in the scientific community that babies feel acute pain by 20 weeks of gestation.” Maybe by “wide consensus” they mean “this is what we believe.” See, from the AMA, that doesn’t share this “wide consensus.” This guy is a mieskeit, yes, but the article is just propaganda.

  5. Whether Americans are pro-life or pro-abortion, they should be disgusted by the manner in which this sleazebag deceives these women; he clearly fabricates information to convince these women to have an abortion. In my estimation, this is about a lot more than the abortion discussion alone.

  6. Money quote from the article referenced by commenter #4 Barzilai:

    “Fetal awareness of noxious stimuli requires functional thalamocortical connections. Thalamocortical fibers begin appearing between 23 to 30 weeks’ gestational age, while electroencephalography suggests the capacity for functional pain perception in preterm neonates probably does not exist before 29 or 30 weeks.”

    Yeah, the article is propaganda.

  7. For all those who dismiss the article as pure propaganda, do yourselves a favor and google “when does a fetus feel pain” – while there is not a unanimous consensus that unborn babies feel pain at 20 weeks, there is enough agreement to call it a wide consensus.