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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.
By United Press International

Kansas Supreme Court suspends former AG's law license

TOPEKA, Kan., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- The Kansas Supreme Court Friday suspended the law license of former Attorney General Phil Kline for "significant and numerous" cases of professional misconduct.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, May 31, 2013.
By United Press International

New abortion clinic opening in Wichita

WICHITA, Kan., April 3 (UPI) -- A new clinic offering abortion and women's health services is set to open in Wichita Kan., on the site of slain doctor George Tiller's clinic.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013.
By United Press International

Slain abortion doc's practice reopening

WICHITA, Kan., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- The building that housed a slain abortion provider's practice in Wichita, Kan., is set to reopen and doctors will resume the procedure, officials said.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012.
By United Press International

Anti-abortion ex-Kansas AG faces hearing

TOPEKA, Kan., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline defended his investigation of two abortion clinics during a disciplinary hearing this week.

Roeder: No sympathy for Tiller's family

WICHITA, Kan., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Anti-abortion activist Scott Roeder, convicted of killing a Wichita, Kan., abortion provider, says he has no pity for the family of Dr. George Tiller.

Murder jury ignored abortion question

WICHITA, Kan., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- A juror in the Kansas trial of a man found guilty of murdering abortion doctor George Tiller said the subject of abortion did not figure in deliberations.

Roeder lawyer not surprised at verdict

WITCHITA, Kan., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The guilty verdict issued to the killer of Kansas abortion doctor George Tiller wasn't surprising, his attorney says.

Jury convicts abortion doctor's killer

WICHITA, Kan., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- A jury in Wichita, Kan., deliberated for 37 minutes Friday before convicting the anti-abortion activist who admitted killing Dr. George Tiller.

Defendant: I killed doctor to save babies

WICHITA, Kan., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- The jury in the Kansas abortion killing trial cannot consider whether Scott Roeder believed he was saving lives by taking Dr. George Tiller's, a judge says.

Witness details threat in church shooting

WICHITA, Kan., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- A 51-year-old man accused of fatally shooting an abortion provider in a church in Wichita, Kan., also threatened an usher, a witness testified Monday.

Jury selection ends in abortion killing

WICHITA, Kan., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Jury selection was completed Thursday in the trial of an anti-abortion activist charged with killing Dr. George Tiller at a Wichita, Kan., church.
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George Richard Tiller, MD (August 8, 1941 – May 31, 2009) was an American physician from Wichita, Kansas. He was the medical director of a clinic in Wichita, Women's Health Care Services, one of only three nationwide which provided abortions after the 21st week of pregnancy (known as late-term abortion).

Pro-life group Operation Rescue kept a daily vigil outside Tiller's clinic for many years: first the national group, then later a branch that moved from California to Kansas specifically to focus on Tiller. On August 19, 1993, outside of the Wichita clinic, Tiller was shot in both arms by Shelley Shannon, who received an 11-year prison sentence for the crime of attempted murder. On May 31, 2009, Tiller was shot through the eye and killed, by anti-abortion activist Scott Roeder, as Tiller served as an usher during the Sunday morning service at his church in Wichita. Jurors deliberated 40 minutes before convicting Roeder of murder on January 29, 2010.

George Tiller studied at the University of Kansas School of Medicine from 1963 to 1967. Shortly thereafter, he held a medical internship with United States Navy, and served as flight surgeon in Oakland, California, in 1969 and 1970. In July 1970, he planned to start a dermatology residency. However on August 21, 1970, his parents, sister and brother-in-law were killed in an aircraft accident. In her will, his sister had requested that Tiller take care of her one-year-old son. Tiller had intended to go back to Wichita, close up his father's family practice and then go back to become a dermatologist. However, he quickly felt pressure to take over his father's family practice. Tiller's father had performed abortions at his practice. After hearing about a woman who had died from an illegal abortion, Tiller stayed in Wichita to continue his father's practice.

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