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Bellevue physician and abortion rights advocate, Dr. LeRoy "Lee" Carhart, dies

Posted at 5:20 PM, Apr 28, 2023

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Nationally known abortion rights advocate and physician, Dr. LeRoy “Lee” H. Carhart died on Friday.

His clinic in Bellevue was known as a gathering place for both sides of the abortion issue. A spokesperson for his clinic confirmed the death saying he will be deeply missed by family, friends, colleagues and patients.

Carhart founded his first clinic specializing in abortions in 1992 and spokesperson Karissa Powell says staff and doctors will continue his mission to provide services.

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