LeRoy Carhart, an American physician known for performing abortions late in pregnancy, passed away at the age of 82.
LeRoy Harrison Carhart was born on October 28, 1941. He served as a physician in the U.S. Air Force and retired with the rank of lieutenant colonel.
He graduated from Rutgers University and the Hahnemann University School of Medicine in 1973.
LeRoy Carhart Cause Of Death
The cause of death has not been officially released yet. He opened his first abortion clinic in 1992 with a belief that patients know what is best for their life plan and should be supported.
Carhart and his colleagues provided compassionate, comfortable, and personal care to their patients.
His Maryland and Nebraska CARE staff and doctors will continue his lifelong dedication to abortion patients.
Carhart was an advocate for women’s rights and fought against laws banning late-term abortions.
In 1985, he opened a walk-in emergency clinic in Omaha. His home and property were set on fire in 1991 after the Nebraska Parental Notification Law was passed. After the attack, Carhart began performing abortions full-time.
Carhart was involved in several controversies and lawsuits related to his practice of performing late-term abortions. In February 2013, a 29-year-old woman died a day after a four-day abortion at Carhart’s Germantown clinic.
The Maryland Board of Physicians exonerated Carhart, finding “no deficiencies” in his handling of the incident.
He also sued Nebraska Attorney General Don Stenberg over a D&X abortion ban and later sued U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to overturn the 2003 Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act.
Thoughts and prayers are with Carhart’s friends and family during this difficult time. Despite the controversies surrounding his practice, Carhart was dedicated to providing compassionate care to his patients, and his colleagues will continue his legacy of supporting abortion patients.