Maryland Board of Physicians Closes Probe of Abortion Doctor After Woman’s Death
The Maryland Board of Physicians has closed its investigation into allegations that an abortion doctor provided improper care to a woman who died in February after the procedure, according to a copy of the letter sent to the physician.
The action was the last in a series of reviews into the care of a 29-year-old woman who died days after receiving a late-term abortion performed by LeRoy Carhart at the Germantown clinic where he works several days a week. Carhart is one of a handful of doctors nationwide who publicly acknowledge performing abortions late in pregnancy. He has been the focus of protests by antiabortion groups, especially after the murder conviction of Philadelphia abortion provider Kermit Gosnell in May.
Carhart’s office received the letter Tuesday and made a copy available to the Post. The letter, dated Oct. 10, said the board had completed its review of complaints made in February “regarding allegations that you did not appropriately provide care” to the woman.