Germantown abortion clinic carries on despite weekly protests -- Gazette.Net


Anti-abortion rights activists continue to protest LeRoy Carhart’s abortion practice at a Germantown clinic as the physician embarks on his fourth year there.

Protesters from the Maryland Coalition for Life and other groups hold weekly demonstrations at the Germantown Reproductive Services clinic. The protests reached a boiling point in February after the death of a New York teacher who had come to the clinic for an abortion. Carhart is one of the few physicians in the nation who provide late-term abortions.

The Maryland Board of Physicians, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and state medical examiner investigated the incident, but determined that no action was necessary against the clinic.

The clinic received a state license in February to perform surgical abortions. Protesters have repeatedly called for the clinic’s license to be revoked and for Carhart to leave.

Carhart, who lives in Nebraska, said Dec. 11 he is still performing abortions at the clinic and plans to continue.