WICHITA, Kan. (AP) A federal magistrate judge has set a trial date for next year in the government’s lawsuit against an abortion opponent accused of sending a threatening letter to a Wichita doctor who was training to offer abortion services.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Kenneth Gale scheduled the trial against anti-abortion activist Angel Dillard for Feb. 5, 2013. His order on Thursday also sets a timeline for the parties to try to settle the case.
The Valley Center woman told Dr. Mila Means in January that she would have to check under her car every day because someone might place an explosive under it.
No abortions have been openly done in Wichita since Dr. George Tiller was shot and killed by an abortion opponent in 2009.