(Kansas City Star) The first abortion clinic to operate in Wichita since the 2009 murder of physician George Tiller plans to open its doors this week despite continuing efforts by abortion foes to block it.
Nearly four years after a Kansas City abortion opponent gunned down Tiller in the physician's church, the new clinic will begin seeing patients in the same building that housed Tiller's practice for decades.
But this clinic will be different, its operators say.
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Formerly called Women's Health Care Services, the clinic has been renamed South Wind Women's Center. Although Tiller was one of a handful of American doctors who performed late-term abortions, the new clinic will perform the procedures through 14 weeks of pregnancy. And though the overwhelming majority of Tiller's practice was abortions, South Wind plans to offer everything from routine physical exams to fertility counseling.