Death of New Rochelle Woman Gains National Attention Among Pro-Life Groups

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The tragic death of Jennifer McKenna Morbelli and her daughter, Madison Leigh, has become a national story among Pro-Life groups. Morbelli and her family are New Rochelle, NY. She died Thursday from medical complications during a lengthy abortion procedure.

Morbelli's obituary announced a wake to be held Monday and Tuesday followed by a Funeral Mass on Wednesday at Holy Name of Jesus in New Rochelle.

According to various online reports, Morbelli was 33 weeks pregnant. She learned two weeks ago that the baby she was carrying suffered from fetal anomalies and made arrangements for a late-term abortion. New York State prohibits abortions after 24 weeks unless necessary to preserve the mother's life.

Morbelli traveled to the Germantown Reproductive Health Center in Germantown, Maryland with her family.

She was a patient of Dr. LeRoy Carhart, known for providing late-term abortions using, intact dilation and extraction, a controversial abortion procedure often referred to "partial birth abortion".

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