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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