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After serving in the United States Air Force as a surgeon for 21 years, LeRoy Carhart retired as a Lt. Colonel. He has been providing abortion care for over 45 years. To further assist women, in 2000, Dr. Carhart and his wife, Mary Carhart, established a nonprofit organization, the Abortion Access Fund, Inc. (AAF). AAF helps patients pay for abortion care through generous donations from across the US, assists clinic owners in keeping their doors open, and supports the opening of new clinics. Dr. Carhart’s mission is to train future providers in advanced gestation abortion care to ensure abortion not only stays legal, but accessible in the decades to come.