Kansas Abortion Clinic Opens in Slain Docs Office

south-windA new clinic offering abortions and other women’s medical services has opened in the Wichita building where a slain Kansas abortion provider had practiced.

The South Wind Women’s Clinic saw its first patient Thursday nearly four years after Dr. George Tiller was gunned down in his church by an abortion opponent. The building was purchased by the abortion rights group Trust Women Foundation.

Group spokeswoman Kerry Townsend Jacob cited privacy rights in declining to say whether the first patient received an abortion.

No abortions have been performed openly in Wichita since the death of Tiller, who was one of the nation’s few doctors performing late-term abortions.

Three other Kansas clinics provide abortions but all are in the Kansas City area, about 200 miles from Wichita.