Dr. LeRoy Carhart
Dr. LeRoy Carhart served as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force for 21 years and now works full-time providing abortions. In 1992, he founded the Abortion and Contraception Clinic of Nebraska in Bellevue, Nebraska, with his childhood sweetheart and wife of 50 years, Mary Lou Carhart. Dr. Carhart was trained to do third-trimester abortions by Dr. George Tiller and was an associate physician at Dr. Tiller's clinic in Wichita, Kansas, from 1998 until Tiller's murder in 2009. After Dr. Tiller's death, Dr. Carhart decided to start providing late abortions at his own clinic in Nebraska. In 2010, when Nebraska enacted a 20-week abortion ban, Dr. Carhart opened a clinic in Maryland, where he currently offers care.
Dr. Warren Hern
Dr. Warren Hern is the director of the Boulder Abortion Clinic in Boulder, Colorado. He has been performing abortions full-time in Colorado since 1973 and founded his own private practice in 1975. He began doing third-trimester abortions in 1982 and is one of the experts in that field, as was Dr. Tiller. A scholar as well as a physician, Dr. Hern received his Ph.D. in epidemiology from the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Public Health in 1988 and has also studied fertility and the use of contraceptives in Peru's Shipibo communities for the past 40 years. He has written extensively about that research, as well as about abortion practice and women's rights.
Dr. Susan Robinson
Dr. Susan Robinson is board-certified in obstetrics/gynecology. She started providing abortion care after John Salvi murdered workers at two abortion clinics in Brookline, Massachusetts in 1994 and has been providing abortion care exclusively since 2001. She has worked in private abortion clinics and for several Planned Parenthood affiliates and has taught abortion care to doctors, nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives and physician assistants. From 2005 to 2009, she worked with and learned from Dr. George Tiller at Women's Health Care Services in Wichita. She is now providing late abortion care with Dr. Shelley Sella, working at Southwestern Women's Options in Albuquerque, New Mexico, which is owned by Dr. Curtis Boyd and Glenna Halvorson-Boyd.
Dr. Shelley Sella
Dr. Shelley Sella is an obstetrician/gynecologist who worked as a home-birth midwife in Santa Cruz, California, from 1987 to 1989 prior to being licensed as a physician. She performed her first abortion in 1990, and 10 years later, she began providing abortions exclusively. From 2002 to May 31, 2009, she was mentored by and worked with Dr. George Tiller in Wichita, Kansas. Following Tiller's assassination, a friend of his, Dr. Curtis Boyd, invited Sella and her colleague from Wichita, Dr. Susan Robinson, to begin offering third-trimester abortions at his clinic in Albuquerque, New Mexico.