Warren Hern

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Warren Martin Hern (born 1938) is an American physician best known for performing late-term abortions.[1] In 1973, he founded Boulder Abortion Clinic in Boulder, Colorado. Hern was a founding member of the National Abortion Federation, and authored Abortion Practice, a comprehensive text on operating and evaluating abortion facilities. He and doctors LeRoy Carhart, Shelley Sella, and Susan Robinson were the subject of the 2013 documentary After Tiller about the four late-term abortion providers in the United States after the 2009 assassination of George Tiller.


In 1973, Hern was asked to help found a private, non-profit abortion clinic in Boulder, Colorado, and after his position was eliminated, Hern entered into private practice, creating the Boulder Abortion Clinic in 1975.[2][3]

Hern also works as a volunteer providing medical care to the Shipibo tribe in Peru.

He has expressed outrage over the May 31, 2009 killing of George Tiller, a doctor who offered similar services, in Wichita.[4] In the aftermath of Tiller's murder, Hern's clinic has continued to receive threats.[5]


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