Tiller’s Clinic to Close
Posted on Jun 10, 2009
Was the murder of Kansas doctor George Tiller an act of terrorism? In a move sparked by fear, Tiller’s family has decided to close the clinic, one of the few remaining places in the U.S. that performed late-term abortions.
The family of a murdered Kansas doctor said on Tuesday they would not reopen his clinic, which was one of only a few in the United States willing to provide late-term abortions.
George Tiller, 67, died in the foyer of his church, shot once in the face as he served as an usher at Sunday services on May 31.
Police quickly arrested anti-abortion protester Scott Roeder, 51, and have charged him with first-degree murder and aggravated assault in the killing.
A statement released by attorneys for Tiller’s family said they were “ceasing operation of the clinic and any involvement by family members in any other similar clinic.”
Scott Roeder, the accused killer of Dr. George Tiller, in court in Wichita, Kan.