Abortion doctor murdered in church

by on May 31, 2009  •  In Reproductive rights

6a00e553bc36a3883401156e7a794f970c-800wi Dr. George Tiller, who was acquitted two months ago of charges that he had performed illegal late-term abortions, was murdered this morning as he attended church in Wichita KS. Dr. Tiller was one of a dwindling number of physicians in the United States who performed second-trimester abortions – often needed when a fetus is diagnosed with a serious anomaly. (See recollection by one of his patients.) He had long been a focus of right-to-life wrath in Kansas because of his tenacity in providing services, even after having been shot in both arms in 1993. His name surfaced during the confirmation process of HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, former Kansas governor, who had invited him and local Planned Parenthood staff to events in the governor's mansion. (more background here)


One Response to Abortion doctor murdered in church

  1. Alew May 31, 2009 at 3:08 PM

    Kansas doctor George Tiller killed today!
    WICHITA, Kansas РMedia reports say that abortion provider Dr. George Tiller has been shot and killed at his Wichita church. Tiller has been among the few U.S. physicians performing late-term abortion. His clinic has repeatedly been the site of protests for about two decades. He was acquitted in March of misdemeanor charges stemming from procedures he performed, but moments after the verdict the state’s medical board announced it was investigating allegations against him that are nearly identical to those the jury had rejected.
    The video from the scene:Dr. George Tiller-video

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