Woman dies after 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. (2/11/13)

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.

READ MORE: Long Island Top Stories

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.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

advertisement | advertise on News 12