A Kansas City abortion clinic has been training two doctors to provide abortion services in Wichita following the death of George Tiller, a clinic spokesman said Wednesday.
Mila Means and Greg Linhardt decided to learn how to perform abortions at their Wichita medical practices after Tiller was shot to death by anti-abortion activist Scott Roeder in May 2009, said Aid For Women spokesman Jeff Peterson. Abortion services haven't been offered in Wichita since Tiller's death.
"The reason we are training is for George," Peterson said.
The Aid for Women website lists Means and Linhardt as doctors who perform abortions on some days at the Kansas City, Kan., clinic.
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Tiller was one of few U.S. doctors who perform late-term abortions. But a spokesman for Means said late-term procedures will not be performed at her clinic, which plans to begin offering abortions sometime in the middle of next year.
"There will be no late-term abortions performed — ever," said Means' spokesman Christian Frederick.
Linhardt did not return a call for comment Wednesday evening.
"We are saddened by the news that someone would want to bring abortion back to Wichita," Operation Rescue president Troy Newman said in a release posted on the group's website.