Doctor Will Do Late-Term Abortions in Kansas

Neb. physician will fill role of murdered Tiller
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 10, 2009 4:18 PM CDT
Dr. LeRoy Carhart.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – A Nebraska doctor said today he will perform third-term abortions in Kansas after the slaying of abortion provider George Tiller, even though Tiller's clinic is closed. Dr. LeRoy Carhart declined to discuss details of his decision, which he made public a day after Tiller's family announced his Wichita clinic was permanently shutting its doors.

Carhart isn't saying whether his plans include opening a new facility or offering the abortions at an existing practice. He says such details are "something that doesn't need to be talked about" until everything is in place. Tiller's clinic was one of the only facilities in the country that performed third-trimester abortions. Carhart had performed late-term abortions there for 10 years.