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Doctor's Willingness To Perform Late-Term Abortions Raises Concern

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Dr. LeRoy Carhart is one of few doctors in the country willing to perform late-term abortions. Carhart began working at the Germantown Reproductive Health Center Monday. Before this, he was working out of a clinic in Kansas run by Dr. George Tiller. Tiller, also an abortion provider, was shot and killed by an alleged anti-abortion advocate in 2009.

When Tiller's family decided not to reopen the facility, Carhart moved to Maryland, where law allows late-term abortions under certain circumstances. Although some now worry about the safety of the Germantown clinic and Carhart, Dr. John Brujowsky, who opposes Carhart's practice, says local protesters want a solution, not trouble.

"I don't think anybody here wants any ill will toward Dr. Carhart. We would love [for] him to make better choices with his medical practice. We would hope that he would have a change of heart and turn away from this, but no...there's no an ounce of animosity, or anything about hurting his life," Brujowsky says.

Carhart has not been available for comment.

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