Anti-Abortion Group Holds Vigil At Closed Kansas clinic

WICHITA, Kan. -- Abortion opponents waited nearly eight hours but finally succeeded in holding a memorial service at the closed clinic of slain abortion provider George Tiller.

A small group of 10 abortion foes left hundreds of flowers and held a brief prayer service Saturday.

A group of counter-protesters thwarted the event for most of the day.

Abortion opponents had planned a noon event at Tiller's clinic, but more than 40 abortion rights supporters announced plans for their own demonstrations and stood outside the clinic for hours.

About 30 abortion opponents held an event at Operation Rescue's national headquarters, the site of a closed Wichita abortion clinic the group bought in 2006.

Tiller was gunned down May 31 at his church.

Murder and aggravated assault charges were filed against Scott Roeder of Kansas City, Mo.

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