TRIALS

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.