Wichitans on front page of NY Times

Dr. Mila Means, right, at a rally with Kari Ann Rinker of the National Organization for Women.


July 9, 2011
Wichita Doctor Takes Up Fight for Abortions


WICHITA, Kan. — Not long ago, Dr. Mila Means, the physician trying to open an abortion clinic in this city, received a letter advising her to check under her car each morning — “because maybe today is the day someone places an explosive under it,” the note said.

There was reason for concern: the last doctor to provide abortions here was shot to death because of his work. But rather than lower her profile, Dr. Means raised it by buying a car that nobody could miss: a bright-yellow Mini Cooper, emblazoned, appropriately enough, with lightning bolts.

“It’s partly an in-your-face response,” she explained. “You’re looking for me. I’m here.”

Two years have passed since this city, for decades the volatile epicenter of the national fight over abortion, was shaken by the murder of Dr. George R. Tiller — a controversial figure because of his willingness to perform later-term abortions — by a man who said he wanted to stop the killing of babies.

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4 responses to “Wichitans on front page of NY Times

  1. The right to have an abortion is as constitutional as the right to carry a gun.

    Next time a screaming idiot calls abortion murder, remind them of the number of people guns have killed. They hate it when you do that.

  2. The GOP will not win the war against women. But they will alienate many voters.

    • indypendent

      I don’t think these folks have admitted to themselves yet that Sarah Palin lost alot of women voters in 2008.

      I was telling a co-worker of mine that I would love to see a woman president or vice president in my lifetime – but I dont’ want a stupid one. After the laughter in the room died down – I got more than a few women who agreed with me – and even a few men.