Dr. Tiller's Former Wichita Abortion Clinic Is Finally Back in Business

Julie Burkhart and her team are finally ready to re-open the Wichita, Kansas abortion clinic George Tiller ran before he was fatally shot by anti-abortion activist Scott Roeder four years ago. The clinic, now called South Wind Women's Center, will be the first abortion clinic to operate in Wichita since Roeder was… » 4/02/13 7:00pm 4/02/13 7:00pm

George Tiller's Former Abortion Clinic Will Reopen, Dammit

The Wichita, Kansas abortion clinic George Tiller ran before he was fatally shot by anti-abortion activist Scott Roeder will soon be back in business. Julie Burkhart, its new leader (and one of Tiller's former employers and mentees) faces both old and new challenges as she and her team prepare to provide for the women … » 1/25/13 10:25am 1/25/13 10:25am

There Are Only Four Docs Left Who Perform Late Term Abortions

After Dr. George Tiller, one of the few physicians in America to perform late term abortions, was assassinated by anti-choice zealot Scott Roeder in 2009, only four doctors who perform third trimester abortions remain.Third trimester abortions make up fewer than one percent of all abortions in the United States, and… » 1/18/13 10:50am 1/18/13 10:50am

Law That Gives Away Identities of Women Having Abortions Couldn't…

Republican state legislators continue to demonstrate their commitment to creating jobs by tirelessly working to craft legislation that's so ridiculous that it keeps thousands of bloggers, fact checkers, health care advocates, and attorneys afloat during these difficult economic times. The latest wacky turn is courtesy… » 3/19/12 5:20pm 3/19/12 5:20pm

Obama Administration Cracks Down On Abortion Clinic Protesters

Violence at abortion clinics has been down since George Tiller was murdered in 2009, and part of the reason may be that the Obama administration is doing more to prosecute anti-choice protesters who break the law. Some say the FBI could have prevented Tiller's death if Scott Roeder had been investigated more… » 9/02/11 12:30pm 9/02/11 12:30pm

South Dakota Considers Legalizing The Murder Of Abortion Providers

South Dakota lawmakers are about to consider a bill that would expand the meaning of justifiable homicide to include "resisting an attempt to harm" an unborn child related to the killer, Mother Jones reports. "If the bill passes, it could in theory allow a woman's father, mother, son, daughter, or husband to kill anyone… » 2/15/11 10:10am 2/15/11 10:10am

An Unfortunate History Of Abortion Provider Evictions

A landlord is suing a family practitioner in Wichita, Kansas because the doctor wants to offer abortion services; the landlord says all the protests will cause a nuisance. Wichita's last abortion provider was murdered. The landlord-pressuring tactic has long precedent. » 2/04/11 3:47pm 2/04/11 3:47pm

Being Dr. Tiller: What It Takes To Step In Where No One Else Will

Witnesses have begun testifying in Scott Roeder's trial, and a GQ profile of the doctor he killed raises a question: what does it take to perform late-term abortions in a country where people like Roeder run wild? » 1/25/10 3:20pm 1/25/10 3:20pm