Wichita Abortion Doctor Fights for Rights Despite Death Threats

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Wichita, Kansas native Dr. Mila Means, a physician trying to open an abortion clinic in Wichita, received a letter kindly advising her to check under her car every morning recently. The letter went on to say, because maybe today is the day someone places an explosive under it.  The last doctor who offered abortions in Wichita was shot and killed two years ago.

Dr. Means has consistently refused to let this letter stand in the way of her fight for women's right.  Dr. Means recently purchased a bright-yellow Mini Cooper with emblazoned with lightning bolts, prompting some to think that she is a martyr and others to think that she is certifiably insane.

The late Dr. George R. Tiller performed later-term abortions.  The killer said that he wanted to stop the killing of babies and described himself as a sort of martyr.  Obviously, Tiller's murder scared all of the doctors away.  Until now.

Troy Newman, president of Operation Rescue, said, We will ensure that this community remains abortion free.  Numerous pieces of anti-abortion legislation were introduced this year, one of them denying licenses to the two or three remaining clinics, making this a sort of uphill battle.

Still, the effort to found an abortion clinic in Wichita, led by a group of prominent abortion rights advocates, is in progress. 

Dr. Means, the self-proclaimed poorest doctor in the state, said that she wants to perform abortions because she has very few patients and can no longer pay the bills. So much for being a martyr.  But, advocates say, beggars can't be choosers.

 

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