WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Attorney for Wichita abortion provider
George Tiller are trying to distance their client from the
consulting physician who provided the second opinion required for
Tiller is one of the nation's few late-term abortion providers.
He is on trial this week in Sedgwick County District Court on 19
misdemeanor charges stemming from abortions he performed at his
Wichita clinic in 2003. He is accused of breaking a state law
requiring that a doctor performing a late-term abortion first
obtain a second opinion from an independent Kansas physician.
Prosecutors allege that the doctor he used for a second opinion
had improper legal and financial ties to Tiller.
The defense argued she came to his clinic for consultations for
the convenience and safety of patients.