SILVER SPRING, MD - A Nebraska doctor who performs abortions late in a pregnancy is planning to begin offering the controversial procedures at a Maryland clinic. The Germantown Reproductive Services and Family Planning Clinic in Montgomery County already performs abortions. The word is spreading through the area about Dr. Leroy Carhart joining the clinic.
"I think it sucks that it is in a community and not like a big city but what are you going to do," said customer Chrisanthi Halkiotis.
Some business leaders say the attraction doesn't help.
"You don't want to be in an area or community where your clients are scared," said business owner Adam Cox.
Carhart is among a select few physicians who perform the procedure. Carhart worked closely with another late term provider Dr. George Tiller. Tiller was shot and killed in Kansas 2009.