Jury Finds Tiller Not Guilty in Abortion Case

By: AP
By: AP

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Jurors have found one of the nation's few late-term abortion providers not guilty of violating Kansas law requiring an independent, second opinion for the procedure.

Dr. George Tiller was acquitted Friday of 19 misdemeanor charges stemming from some abortions he performed at his Wichita clinic in 2003. Jurors found that he did not break a state law requiring that two Kansas physicians without legal or financial ties sign off on any abortion once a fetus can survive outside the womb.

If convicted, Tiller had faced a year in jail or a fine of $2,500 for each misdemeanor charge.

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