The clinic formerly operated by the late Dr. George Tiller in Wichita has been purchased by a group that intends to reopen it as a medical facility for women.
Trust Women Foundation Inc. Executive Director Julie Burkhart says her Wichita-based nonprofit bought the clinic in late August. An attorney for Dr. Tiller’s widow also confirmed the sale.
Burkhart is a former Tiller employee. She has said in the past that she was involved in efforts to open a new clinic in Wichita.
The city has been without an clinic that performs abortions since Dr. Tiller was shot to death at his church in May 2009 by an anti-abortion zealot.
Dr. Tiller did perform late-term abortions, but Burkhart said the new clinic won’t offer such services. She said the new clinic will perform abortions earlier in pregnancy as part of a wide range of obstetrical and family care.
The Wichita Eagle first reported the sale, based on public records.