Dr. George Tiller, 1941-2009

Dr. George Tiller, pictured here on March 23, 2009, was shot and killed at the Reformation Lutheran Church in Wichita, Kansas on Sunday, May 31.

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Thomas Dyke lays flowers at the gated entrance of Women’s Health Care Services in Wichita after Tiller’s death.

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Parishioners leave the church after the shooting.

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Tiller’s body is removed from the church.

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Wichita Police Captain Brent Allred addresses the media.

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Mary LaFrancis, a retired nurse from Nebraska, prays in front of the Sedgwick County Courthouse where Tiller was on trial on March 23, 2009, facing 19 misdemeanor charges for allegedly consulting a second physician in late-term abortion cases who was not “independent” as required by Kansas state law. Tiller was acquitted of all charges.

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Dr. Tiller addresses legislators and their guests at a tour of his clinic in Wichita on October 6, 1998. The clinic was the site of frequent protests – in 1993, Tiller was shot in both arms by an anti-abortion activist.

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(left to right) Kelli Parks, Jon Ingram and Kasey Thomas of Wichita attend a candlelight vigil for Tiller on May 31.

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Tiller’s wife, Jeanne.

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