February 11, 2011


Is Providing Abortions Creating a ‘Nuisance’?

A judge in Wichita blocks a doctor from filling a vacancy created by the murder of Dr. George Tiller.

by Kate Sheppard | Mother Jones

(Feb. 4, 2011) The first doctor to try to offer abortion services in Wichita, Kansas, since Dr. George Tiller was gunned down in a church in May 2009 has been blocked from doing so — by her landlord, who has claimed this would create a "nuisance." And groups opposed to abortion rights are hailing this development as a major win on a prominent frontline in the national war over abortion.

Dr. Mila Means is a family practitioner in Wichita, and since last year she has been preparing to provide abortion services there. (She has been undergoing training with Kansas City abortion provider, Aid for Women.) But on Monday, a state judge issued a temporary restraining order barring Means from performing abortions at her medical office or making any changes to the facility that would allow her to do so. Judge Jeffrey Goering granted this order at the behest of Foliage Development, Inc., the owner of the building that houses Means' office.

For the complete article, go to http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/02/mila-means-abortion-tiller-wichita.