Monday, June 4, 2012
A Kansas abortion opponent accused of sending a threatening letter to a Wichita doctor is claiming that her message was "divinely inspired."
Angel Dillard made the assertion in a recent filing in federal court. The Valley Center woman is being sued by the U.S. Justice Department under a law aimed at protecting access to abortion services.
Authorities say Dillard wrote to Dr. Mila Means last year warning her to check daily under her car because someone might place an explosive there. At the time, Means was training to offer abortions in Wichita.
Dillard contends the lawsuit violates her freedom of speech and religion. She has filed a counterclaim.
No abortions have been openly done in Wichita since Dr. George Tiller was killed by an abortion opponent in 2009.