Grand Jury: No Charges In Tiller Investigation

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email

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A grand jury investigating Wichita abortion provider George Tiller has concluded its work with no indictments against the doctor.

The Sedgwick County District Attorney issued a statement this afternoon. Here's a portion of the statement;

“We the Grand Jury were charged with investigating alleged violations of the laws related to abortion at the Women’s Health Care Services, Wichita, KS. After six months of conducting an investigation that included hearing extensive witness testimony, reviewing volumes of documents and medical records of patients of Women’s Health Care Services, this Grand Jury has not found sufficient evidence to bring an indictment on any crime related to the abortion laws."

The grand jury convened on January 8th in response to a petition drive launched by abortion opponents.

Tiller's attorneys Lee Thompson and Dan Monnat released a statement this afternoon. “Dr. Tiller complies with the law and the scurrilous attempts by extremists to suggest otherwise should now be put to rest and disregarded in the future”, the attorneys said. “Now that the grand jury has reviewed files from the past five years, Dr. Tiller hopes that these continuous politically motivated witch hunts will end and that women can seek reproductive health care in the privacy that is Constitutionally mandated. Repetitive grand juries do nothing but cost the taxpayers money – especially those motivated by extremist groups who have no credibility,” the attorneys said.

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