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Abortion foes interested in buying Kansas clinic


TOPEKA, KS – The leader of an anti-abortion group says the organization is interested in buying the now-closed clinic of slain abortion provider George Tiller.

Tiller's family announced Tuesday that his clinic in Wichita, Kansas, was shutting down permanently. The doctor was fatally shot on May 31.

Operation Rescue President Troy Newman said he would love to make an offer for the property and that his group had discussed the idea.

Newman's group bought another former abortion clinic in Wichita in 2006 for its headquarters. Newman said Operation Rescue could use more space.

Asked about Newman's comments, Tiller attorney Dan Monnat called them an "irreverent publicity stunt."

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