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By Cassy Fiano-Chesser, Live Action, August 24, 2020

LeRoy Carhart is one of the most notorious abortionists in the U.S., and one of the few who commits abortions very late in pregnancy. Carhart opened a family medicine practice after retiring from the United States Air Force, but as noted by the National Catholic Register, that wasn’t profitable, so he chose to become an abortion provider. He claimed an incident of arson turned him from a mere abortion practitioner into an “activist,” and he never looked back.

Carhart’s experience with late-term abortions is something he learned from the late Dr. George Tiller. Carhart told NPR that Tiller explicitly asked him to learn the “practice” of killing viable preborn children because both men were targeted by violent extremists claiming to be pro-life. Tiller was eventually murdered by one of these extremists, and Carhart carried on Tiller’s gruesome legacy. Both before and after Tiller’s death, Carhart drove from his Bellevue, Nebraska, facility to Tiller’s facility in Wichita, Kansas. When NPR asked Carhart why he drove instead of flying, he said, “[T]here were not adequate flights in order to do that… [I]t’s unfortunate, but the doctors just will not do it.”  …