OMAHA, Neb. | A Nebraska doctor says he'll 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 with The Associated Press on Wednesday, 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.
Kansas state law allows abortions after the 21st week in certain cases.