Abortion Doctor Killed in a Church
In WICHITA, K.S Dr. George Tiller was one of the doctors that did late abortions. Dr. George Tiller in the past endured threats and violence. A protester shot Tiller in both arms in 1993, and his clinic was bombed in 1985. Recently Tiller said had asked federal prosecutors to step up investigations of vandalism and other threats against the clinic out of fear that the incidents were increasing and that Tiller's safety was in jeopardy. In 1991, Tiller was shot in the foyer of Reformation Lutheran Church, Stolz said. One of just 3 clinics in the nation Tiller's Women's Health Care Services clinic is where abortions are performed after the 21st week of pregnancy. The clinic was heavily fortified and Tiller often traveled with a bodyguard, but Stolz said there was no indication of security at the church Sunday.In early May, Tiller had asked the FBI to investigate vandalism at his clinic, including cut wires to surveillance cameras and damage to the roof that sent rainwater pouring into the building.In 1991, the Summer of Mercy protests organized by Operation Rescue drew thousands of anti-abortion activists to this city for demonstrations marked by civil disobedience and mass arrests.Tiller began providing abortion services in 1973. He was shot and killed Sunday in a church where he was serving as an usher.