Abortion Doctor's Clinic to Close for Good

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A lawyer for murdered abortionist Dr. George Tiller says the doctor's clinic will be "permanently closed."

All operations at Women's Health Care Services Inc. have been halted since Tiller's death.  Rather than keeping the clinic open, his family said the facility will close for good and honor the doctor with charitable activites instead.

"We are proud of the service and courage shown by our husband and father and know that women's health care needs have been met because of his dedication and service," the family said.

No further reasoning was given.

Meanwhile, abortion clinics are asking for more protection in the wake Tiller's murder.  The suspect in the case is warning of more violence, but authorities say there is no evidence to back up that claim.

Over the weekend, abortion providers from across the country gathered to mourn the loss of their colleague who was shot last week at his Kansas church.

Tiller was one of only a few doctors in the country who performed late-term abortions, and by some estimates performed over 60,000 of those controversial procedures.

Abortion providers who were present at Tiller's funeral said his death will not be in vain.

"It will make us more firm in our resolve in what we do and why we do what we do," said Toni Hawkins, the executive director of Atlanta Surgicenter.

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