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Abortion Doctor’s Slaying Spurs Reaction in Maine 

Maine abortion clinics are stepping up security. It’s in response to the murder of Dr. George Tiller, a Kansas physician who performed late-term abortions. Family Planning Association of Maine President George Hill says their clinic in Augusta is always on alert, but with Tiller’s death they are taking extra steps to ensure the safety of staff and patients.Hill says Tiller has been a hero to many in the field including himself. Twelve years ago Family Planning added abortion services to the women’s health clinic they began in 1971. Anti-abortion activists have been known to picket near the Augusta office and TV5 has been told that threats have been made too.The director of Maine-based pro-life group Right to Life based in Auburn told TV5 News that their organization opposes violence. The group released the following statement to TV5 News:As you have most likely heard, late term abortionist, George Tiller, was shot and killed yesterday by a lone gunman in Kansas.Maine Right to Life Committee consistently abhors violence. We seek to uphold the inviolable sanctity of human life from conception to natural death by making abortion, infanticide, euthanasia and embryonic stem cell destruction socially, ethically, and legally unacceptable and to actively promote positive alternatives.Please pray for the conversion of all who perpetrate violence.