WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ A judge rules that an abortion opponent was not damaged when a security officer used a "stink bomb'' to keep protesters away.
Mark Gietzen, chairman of Kansas Coalition for Life, filed a small-claims lawsuit seeking $4,000 in damages from John Rayburn and his company, Diamond Security.
The security officer used a stink bomb consisting of foul-smelling catfish bait at Dr. George Tiller's clinic on Sept. 20.
Judge Steven Woodring ruled Tuesday that Gietzen failed to show he suffered any damage.
Gietzen claimed in his lawsuit the incident led to the loss of several volunteers to protest outside the clinic.
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