The landscape for abortion access is shifting quickly, as state after state passes restrictive laws. Particularly affected by these new laws are women who need abortions later in their pregnancies.
Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson vetoed a bill that would have added a slew of reporting requirements for doctors performing abortions and contained many provisions effecting physicians and their ability to practice in Kansas.
The Justice Department today announced that the Civil Rights Division and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Kansas have launched a federal investigation into federal crimes in connection with the murder of Dr. George Tiller.
Tiller’s assassination has raised questions regarding how often late-term abortions take place and what factors contribute to putting women in this difficult position.
According to an interview conducted by Democracy Now, Scott Roeder, the man arrested and charged with first-degree murder the murder of Dr. George Tiller was reported to the FBI for vandalizing a Kansas City women’s health clinic on two separate occasions, one a week before Dr. Tiller was killed and the other and a day before his murder. A clinic worker called the FBI to report Roeder’s actions but he was not arrested.