Abortion Doc Acquitted

The trial may be over, but the controversy will likely continue. George Tiller, the Kansas doctor currently in the spotlight and on the stand for performing late-term abortions, was acquitted this afternoon on charges that he did not seek a proper second opinion before completing some procedures in 2003. He faced a year in jail for each charge. However, the state medical board lodged a complaint against him immediately after the trial—the consequences of which could revoke, suspend, or limit his medical license.