1 year after opening, Wichita clinic issues report

abortion

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita clinic says it has provided about 1,200 abortions in the year since it opened.

The South Wind Women’s Center says it served about 1,500 patients for reproductive care, including abortions up to 14 weeks. The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/1eehw8I ) patients came from across Kansas, as well states such as Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas.

The center operates in the same building where Dr. George Tiller provided abortions before he was murdered at his church in 2009. It is the only clinic that offers abortions in Wichita.

Kansas health officials say the number of abortions in the state declined slightly last year despite the clinic opening. A preliminary report says 7,479 abortions were performed last year, the second-lowest number since 1987. A total of 7,598 abortions were performed in 2012.

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Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com

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