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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Tiller family: Clinic will close


Eagle staff

George Tiller's clinic will close in the wake of the Wichita abortion provider's shooting death, lawyers for the Tiller family said today.

Lee Thompson and Dan Monnat, the family's lawyers, said in a statement that the clinic, Women's Health Care Services, will be permanently closed, effective immediately.

Tiller family members will not be involved in any other similar clinic, the statement said.

"We are proud of the service and courage shown by our husband and father and know that women's health care needs have been met because of his dedication and service," the family said, adding that they plan to honor Tiller's memory through private charitable activities.

Tiller was shot to death on May 31 while serving as an usher at his church.

Scott Roeder is being held in the Sedgwick County Jail on charges of first-degree murder and aggravated assault in connection with the shooting.

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