Shelley Shannon, second from left, who was convicted of shooting a Kansas abortion doctor, leaves federal court in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Dec. 7, 1994. Shannon, who pleaded innocent to 18 federal counts involving arson at eight clinics in Oregon, Idaho, Nevada and northern California, had her trial date postponed by U.S. District Judge James Redden after learning that her defense attorney and federal prosecutors had not completed their review of evidence.
Shelley Shannon, from Grants Pass, Oregon, glances back at the spectator area of a Wichita court room Thursday morning. Shannon is on trial for the Aug. 93 shooting of Dr. George Tiller as he left his Wichita abortion clinic. Shannon is expected to take the stand Friday.
Shelley Shannon listens in to her sentencing before Judge Greg Waller Tuesday. At right is her defender Jay Greeno. She was sentenced for her shooting and attempted murder of Dr. George Tiller. She is listening to District Attorney Nola Foulston asking for the maximum sentence alloweable (and then some). Shannon received about 10 years.
Representative Ruby Gilbert, D, Wichita, sits through a mock consultation with Dr. George Tiller at the Women's Health Care Services next door. Under the blanket in the foreground are photos of aborted fetuses Tiller uses to show patients what they can expect in 1997.
A March 1994 file photo shows Paul Hill an anti-abortion activist holding a press confrence in Wichita, Ks. during the Shelley Shannon abortion shooting trial. Hill was arrested in connection with a double killing at an abortiion clinic in Pensacola, Fl. Hill had helped pay for part of Shannon's defense and spoke out supporting her, and her attempts to kill abortion doctor George Tiller.
Dr. George Tiller, of Wichita, Kan., speaks during a press conference in 1998 at his office about his view of the proposed legislation that would restrict late-term abortions in Kansas. Tiller, one of few physicians in the nation who performs late-term abortions, said the bill would effectively end the procedure at his office.
An unidentified anti-abortion protester passes by pro-choice supporters as the two groups demonstrate outside a Wichita, Kan. abortion clinic July 17, 2001. The clinic, operated by Dr. George Tiller, has been targeted by Operation Save America for a weeklong Summer of Mercy protest.
Wichita abortion provider Dr. George Tiller listens to testimony from former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline on Dec 11, 2008. in Sedgwick County District Court during a pre-trial hearing. Tiller's lawyers are requesting that 19 misdemeanor chargers against him be dismissed.
Abortions rights advocate Diane Wahto reads a statement in support of Dr. George Tiller outside Dr. George Tiller's Womens Health Care Services in Wichita, Kan. on the 35th anniversary of Roe v. Wade Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008.