Clinic of murdered Kansas abortion doctor will not reopen

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 15 June 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b2437
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. 1New York

    The family of George Tiller, the murdered Kansas doctor who provided late abortions, have said that they will not reopen his clinic in Wichita.

    Now only two doctors in the United States and a small number of hospitals, which do not want their names mentioned, treat US women who need late abortions, usually after 21 weeks, for fetal abnormalities or their own severe health problems.

    Dr Tiller, aged 67, who operated Women’s Health Care Services, was shot to death on 31 May (BMJ 2009; 338:b2237, doi:10.1136/bmj.b2237). He was serving as an usher at his Reformed Lutheran Church in Wichita while his wife was …

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