Suit reveals ties among radical abortion opponents

ROXANA HEGEMAN Associated Press Published:

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- A lawsuit against a Kansas woman who publicly proclaimed her admiration for the man who gunned down one of the country's few late-term abortion providers is revealing the unwavering support a small group of radical anti-abortion activists has for the imprisoned killer.

The lawsuit against Angel Dillard is indicates the Justice Department is taking a more heavy handed approach to perceived threats. The federal government alleges Dillard sent a threatening letter in 2011 to another Wichita doctor who was planning to offer abortions.

The lawsuit also highlights Dillard's relationship with Scott Roeder, the man convicted of fatally shooting abortion provider George Tiller in 2009.

Court documents also show extremists are visiting Roeder in prison, sending him money and offering legal advice.

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