Woman dies after failed late-term abortion
NEW ROCHELLE - A Westchester woman has died after a failed late-term abortion.
Reports say that Jennifer McKenna-Morbelli, 29, traveled from New York to a hospital in Maryland to receive a late-term abortion after learning that her child would be born with abnormalities.
Late-term abortions are illegal in New York.
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Morbelli, who was eight months pregnant at the time, was a married kindergarten teacher in New Rochelle and a substitute teacher at Church Street Elementary in White Plains.
The Maryland Coalition for Life says the four-day procedure was performed by controversial abortion doctor Dr. LeRoy Carhart. Carhart is said to be one of a handful of doctors in the U.S. that performs the high-risk procedure.
A funeral for McKenna-Morbelli will be held Wednesday morning.