Thursday, February 21, 2013
Jennifer McKenna Morbelli visited Germantown abortion clinic.
An elementary school teacher from New York state died from abortion-related complications, a spokesman for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said Thursday. Jennifer McKenna Morbelli, 29, of New Rochelle, NY, died Feb. 7 at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville, days after she had an abortion at Germantown Reproductive Health Services. The manner of Morbelli’s death was “natural," Bruce Goldfarb, a spokesman for the chief medical examiner's office, told Patch. “Disseminated intravascular coagulation” and “amniotic fluid embolism” were listed as causes of death on the death certificate, Goldfarb said. Amniotic fluid embolism is when amniotic fluid escapes into the blood stream. “It’s very rare, very serious,” Goldfarb said. …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Jennifer McKenna Morbelli, 29, was pronounced dead at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital on Feb. 7, The Gazette reports. Police confirmed Morbelli had an abortion proceedure at Germantown Reproductive Health Services.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Anti-abortion protestors allege the woman died after receiving an abortion at Germantown Reproductive Services.
The Maryland Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is investigating the death of a 29-year-old woman whom anti-abortion activists allege died after receiving an abortion at Germantown Reproductive Health Services. The woman died Thursday at Shady Grove Hospital, according to the chief medical examiner’s office. The cause and manner of death was still pending. “Any speculation at this point would be premature,” spokesman Bruce Goldfarb told Patch. Montgomery County Police is coordinating with the medical examiner’s office on the investigation and is awaiting its report, a police spokeswoman told Patch on Monday. Last week, Capt. Paul Starks, a police spokesman, told The Washington Post that there was “no indication of any criminal activity …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The Los Angeles-based pastor was arrested during the Obama inauguration Monday.
Tuesday, January 22
By Anamika Roy, Capital News Service A vocal anti-abortion protester who climbed a tree at the Presidential Inaugural on Monday was arrested by Capitol Police after his screaming disturbed ticketholders. A man identified by Capitol Police as Rives Grogan was a ticketed guest, who was detained after causing the disturbance, said Capitol Police spokesman Shennell S. Antrobus. He has been a pastor at New Beginnings Christian Church in Los Angeles, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. He has twice disrupted Supreme Court proceedings, according to an NBC Washington story. The protester accused President Obama, whom he called "the anti-Christ," of killing babies and causing bloodshed. He asked attendees to "Stop Obama." The protester held a …
Monday, January 7, 2013
A Prince George's County, MD husband and wife fought for custody of their frozen embryos after their divorce was finalized last May.
A Maryland woman has gained custody of nine frozen embryos she created with her ex-husband, according to an attorney working on the case. Godlove Mbah of Greenbelt and his ex-wife, Honorine Anong of Upper Marlboro, were divorced in May 2012, but disputes have continued over the couple's stored embryos and a 3-year-old daughter previously conceived from one their embryos. Though Mbah asked to have them destroyed, according to The Daily Record, Maryland Circuit Court Judge John Paul Davey signed an order in December giving sole custody of the embryos to Anong—a first-of-its-kind ruling in Maryland. Davey found that the commercial contract the couple signed at the Shady Grove Fertility Clinic in July 2008—prior to the procedure—was valid, …
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Staff at Germantown abortion clinic briefed on emergency protocols
In response to Monday's pro-life protests against the arrival of late-term abortion provider Dr. LeRoy Carhart, the National Abortion Federation is working to strengthen safety at the Reproductive Health Services clinic in Germantown. According to the federation's president and CEO Vicki Saoporta, the clinic's security director has been working since last week to brief staff on how to handle emergency situations. " We are concerned for the safety of all of our members. We are working with law enforcement to ensure appropriate response to invested prosecute lower levels of violence" so that violence does not escalate the level of murder and bombing, Saoporta said. Saoporta said the Carhart has continually been targeted by pro-life …