Hundreds Mourn Slain Late-term Abortion Provider

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Hundreds of people gathered during the weekend for the funeral of slain late-term abortion provider Dr. George Tiller.

Tiller performed late-term abortions in Wichita, Kansas.  He was shot to death a week ago in his local church.

Abortion providers from across the country attended the Saturday service for Tiller.

ABC News spoke with Dr. Leroy Carhart who also performs late-term abortions.  Carhart is one of less than a dozen U.S. doctors who offer the procedure.

"It's very much a 3-day, 4-day -- even 5-day procedure -- and in our procedure after the first day the fetus is no longer alive.  So it's really a miscarriage of a still-born fetus," Carhart said.

Tom McClusky from the Family Research Council believes that late-term abortion is especially heinous because babies can feel pain.

"Any abortion that we see in the pro-life movement as being wrong.  But in the case of late-term abortion, these are children that have arms, have legs, feel pain," he said.

Kansas authorities are holding Scott Roeder on charges of first-degree murder in connection with the shooting of Tiller.

Abortion supporters have been mourning Tiller as a hero because he was one of the few doctors who performed late-term abortions.

Suprisingly, some liberal Christian leaders have made similar remarks.     

Click the player to watch the CBN News interview with Juila Dean, Religion Reporter for the Washington Times.

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