A Germantown doctor has been cleared in the death of a 29-year-old woman after a late-term abortion earlier this year.
Following an investigation, the Maryland Board of Physicians has closed its investigation, saying that LeRoy Carhart was not at fault in the patient's death in February.
An anti-abortion group filed a complaint after her death, claiming Carhart provided improper care to the woman, reported the Washington Post.
An autopsy performed in May ruled the woman died of natural causes after suffering from a rare condition in which amniotic fluid entered her blood vessels.
State health officials also found "no deficiencies" in her care at the clinic, the Post reported.
Carhart said fetal anomalies were discovered fairly late in the woman's pregnancy, and the couple sought additional testing before the woman had an abortion at 33 weeks along.
"I totally believe that we did everything as correctly as possible," Carhart said, according to the Post. "It's a horrendous thing for the family and it's hard for me. I think about it every day."
Abortion opponents saw the woman arrive at the clinic and tried to convince her not to terminate her pregnancy, the Post reported.