- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 18, 2009

WICHITA, KAN. (AP) - A jury has been selected for the Kansas trial of one of the nation’s few late-term abortion providers.

Six jurors and two alternates were seated Wednesday to hear charges that Dr. George Tiller violated the state’s late-term abortion law. Opening statements are set for Monday.

Tiller and his clinic in Wichita have been targets of abortion opponents for decades. His clinic was bombed in 1985, and an abortion opponent shot him in both arms in 1993.

Tiller is charged with 19 misdemeanors alleging he failed to obtain a second opinion for late-term abortions from an independent physician as required by Kansas law.

If convicted, he could face a year in jail or a fine of $2,500 for each misdemeanor charge.

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