Abortion Services to Return to Site of Murdered Kansas Doctor’s Clinic

Saturday, September 29, 2012
George Tiller

Abortion services may again return to Wichita, Kansas, where the city’s only doctor who performed such procedures was gunned down three years ago.


The Trust Women Foundation has purchased the building where the late George Tiller provided abortion services, including so-called late-term abortions. They plan to open the Trust Women Family Planning and Memorial Center.


Julie Burkhart, an abortion-rights activist and former Tiller employee, runs the foundation. She said the new clinic will offer abortions among its services, but not those performed deep into a pregnancy.


Tiller was shot to death while serving as an usher at his church on May 31, 2009, by Scott Roeder, an antiabortion zealot from Kansas City. Roeder was convicted of murder and is serving a life sentence.


Kansas has three abortion clinics, but all are in the Kansas City area.

-Noel Brinkerhoff


To Learn More

Foundation Buys Former Tiller Clinic To Provide Abortion Services (by Dion Lefler, Wichita Eagle)

Murdered Kansas Doctor's Abortion Clinic Sold (by John Hanna, Associated Press)

Bush Justice Department Didn’t Enforce Anti-Abortion Violence Laws (by Noel Brinkerhoff, AllGov)


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