Planned Parenthood Offering Abortion Services In Wichita
Planned Parenthood has begun offering medication abortions at its Wichita clinic. It is the second facility in the city to provide those services since abortion provider George Tiller was gunned down in 2009.
Its spokeswoman, Bonyen Lee-Gilmore, said Wednesday the clinic has been taking appointments and scheduling the procedure. Medication abortions are commonly known as the abortion pill and are done to terminate pregnancies up to about 9 weeks.
Its Wichita clinic began doing them on March 17.
Three other clinics in Kansas offer abortion services, including a Planned Parenthood clinic in Overland Park.
Wichita did not have any abortion clinics for four years after Tiller's clinic was shut down in the wake his murder. An abortion rights group bought his building and opened an abortion clinic in 2013.