7 Jun 2009

Slain abortion doctor buried

11:49 am on 7 June 2009

Hundreds of mourners have attended the funeral of a murdered American doctor who carried out late-term abortions.

Dr George Tiller was shot dead last Sunday at a church service in Kansas.

The BBC reports his funeral was conducted in a different church to that in which he was killed.

A man aged 51, who is believed to be an anti-abortionist, has been arrested and charged with murder.

Dr Tiller's clinic was often been the site of demonstrations. He was shot and wounded by an assailant 16 years ago.