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No plans to immediately reopen clinic, Tiller family states

There are no plans to immediately reopen Women's Health Care Services in the wake of George Tiller's murder on Sunday, his family announced through their attorneys today.

A statement released by the family countermands a statement by longtime clinic doctor LeRoy Carhart, who told The Eagle on Monday that the clinic would resume normal operations next Monday after being closed for a week of mourning.

"The family of Dr. George Tiller would like to clarify statements made about the plans for Women's Health Care Services, P.A. The family's hope is that the valuable work of Dr. Tiller will be able to continue, but there have been no final decisions made about the long-term plans for the medical practice.

"There is currently no plan to immediately reopen the clinic, and no patients are being scheduled at this time. The Tiller family's focus, of course, is to determine what is in the best interests of the employees and the patients."

Carhart has returned to Omaha and plans to hold a news conference this afternoon.

Check Kansas.com for updates.