She says she has plans to open an abortion clinic in Wichita. Tonight Dr. Mila Means, The Kansas Chapter of the National Organization for Women and a panel of other participants held a community meeting.
Kansas NOW organized the event, meant to answer questions from the public and engage people in a discussion about religion, politics, abortion and terrorism.
The event was held at College Hill United Methodist Church - the same church where Dr. George Tiller's funeral was held. Tiller, a long-time Wichita abortion doctor, was gunned down in 2009.
Protesters lined the streets outside the church with graphic images of aborted fetuses. And while the meeting was advertised as "open to the public," protesters were denied access inside the church.
A representative with Kansas NOW says the meeting is meant to be an "affirmation of choice, not a debate on abortion."
Tiller's former security team, as well as members of the Wichita Police Department assisted with the event. Everyone had to pass through a metal detector to even get in.
Dr. Mila Means spoke with Eyewitness News before the event and said she had never been as nervous for meeting as she was tonight. "It just seems strange that we need to resort to metal detectors in a church in order to feel safe."
Friday's meeting remained peaceful without any disruptions or outbursts.