WICHITA, Kan. (AP) The former Wichita clinic of slain abortion provider George Tiller is being remodeled to meet new Kansas regulations.
The work is taking place amid growing opposition by anti-abortion activists as the building’s new owners a group called Trust Women prepare to open it for the first time since Tiller’s 2009 murder.
Trust Women attorney Robert Eye said Tuesday that contractors are modifying the clinic to make sure hallways and interior spaces are big enough to comply with the requirements of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. He says once the work is completed and the building is inspected and licensed, the new clinic would open for services.
Meanwhile, anti-abortion activists are mounting a petition drive to the city council and planning commission in opposition to its opening.