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Md. Board Investigating Abortion Provider

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Maryland regulators are investigating a complaint about an abortion doctor who recently opened a clinic in suburban Washington. 

The Maryland Board of Physicians says in a letter that it has launched a full investigation of a complaint about Dr. LeRoy Carhart. 

Carhart is based in Nebraska and is one of the nation’s few late-term abortion providers. He opened a clinic last year in Germantown, Md. 

The complaint was filed in December by a representative of Operation Rescue, a group that tries to shut down abortion clinics. Among other allegations, it says Carhart did not disclose that he would be providing late-term abortions when he applied for his Maryland license. 

An attorney for Carhart declined to comment because he had not been officially informed about the complaint or investigation. 

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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