Skip to comments.Operatio Rescue Buys Abortion Mill:Closed Clinic Will Become Headquarters
Posted on 07/01/2006 6:57:14 PM PDT by at bay
Wichita, KS Operation Rescue has announced that it has purchased the building that housed Central Womens Services, an abortion mill located at located at 3013 E. Central in Wichita, Kansas. The building will be renovated and serve as Operation Rescues headquarters, and will feature a memorial to the pre-born.
Quick action closes mill
Operation Rescue learned in late April that Central Womens Services had not been able to pay its rent in months, and that the property was for sale. OR acted quickly to make an offer on the building through a third party, and specifically requested that the current tenant not be retained. That stipulation was placed into the real estate contract.
It was later learned that Central Womens Services had come up with the back rent after the building had entered escrow, and asked to continue their rental agreement under the new owner. However, because the property was under contract, the abortion mill was instead forced to close.
We have no doubt that if we had not moved quickly to buy that building, this abortion mill would still be in operation today, said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue.
50,000 dead babies
The abortion mill, which did business under a variety of names over a span of nearly 3 decades, had operated in the current location for 23 years, opening on August 31, 1983, after relocating from an office near Pine and Emporia in Wichita. It is estimated that over 50,000 pre-born babies were aborted there.
The abortion mill captured the attention of local pro-lifers during the 1991 Summer of Mercy when a Pastors Rescue, led by Operation Rescue tactical director Jeff White, resulted in the arrests of 80 members of the clergy in what was likely the largest incident of civil disobedience by pastors in the history of the pro-life movement.
Small groups of sidewalk counselors have faithfully offered help to women at that location ever since.
Operation Rescue comes to town
In 2002, Operation Rescue relocated its offices from Southern California to Wichita and began a campaign to expose the abortion industry there. Since that time abortions have dropped a whopping 16% in Kansas.
Operation Rescue believes the drop in abortions has hurt the abortion industry across the board, and heavily contributed to Centrals financial difficulties. Any company that looses 16% of their business is going to be hurting, said Newman.
In addition to providing seasoned sidewalk counselors at the Central location, Operation Rescue purchased an empty lot behind Central Womens Services and placed a large billboard sign there warning women of the dangers of abortion. This sign faced the main entrance, and was repeatedly vandalized. The Truth Truck was also frequently parked in the lot during abortion days.
Since the mill is now closed, Operation Rescue has donated the lot to A Better Choice, the crisis pregnancy center next door. Plans have been made to turn the lot into a park.
In recent months, Central was open for abortions only two days per month, contributing to their financial woes. Abortionist Kristin Newhaus once operated there until she quit the Central mill in 2001, finally leaving the abortion business for good in 2002 under a cloud of accusations that she had committed an abortion on an unwilling woman and other infractions. Abortionist Sherman Zaremski of Kansas City took over for Newhaus, driving three hours to Wichita to kill babies at Central. Then in December of 2005, the mill closed for five weeks. When it reopened, there was a new abortionist, Planned Parenthood employee Ronald Yeomans, also from Kansas City. Operation Rescue published exposés on all three abortionists and conducted First Amendment outreaches in the home communities of Zaremski and Yeomans.
In July, 2005, Operation Rescue documented a suspected botched abortion at the now closed abortion mill.(see article)
My wife has been involved in one way or another with our local Carenet Pregnancy Center since its inception about 15 years ago. They have just started up a free ultrasound unit. It's a wonderful thing that they're doing.
I hope they bring in a priest or pastor to bless it, room by room. Lord knows if ever such blessings upon a dwelling needed it...
In one of the other stories they have a picture of the sink and garbage disposal used to dispose of the babies remains after the abortion. Thats probably only what they didn't sell to the labs and tissue brokers.
One of the activists who is now on the side of life said they can't get rid of the smell no matter how much bleach they pour down the drains.
What does it take to get to these abortionists souls that they can't see what they are doing? Thats what I don't understand.
It's the special glasses they use.
Isn't this where Tiller the Killer did is late-term abortions? Is he still in business, at a new place, or what?
I asked the same question on another thread. Turns out this is a different place (same town though).
OK; you've just turned MY stomach...
What a reminder of what happened there...
There is no doubt that this building purchase is good news; but renting a spot for this activity is probably not difficult - - if we raised enough $$$ to buy the buildings housing every clinic in the U.S. this month; by August they would all be back in business somewhere else...
The real solution...two more SCOTUS justices...
Whatever you do; be sure Hillary doesn't win in '08.
Sorry, I didn't mean to offend but this is an offensive subject so its hard to depict the reality without stomach turning comments.
"but renting a spot for this activity is probably not difficult - - if we raised enough $$$ to buy the buildings housing every clinic in the U.S. this month; by August they would all be back in business somewhere else..."
The "other" story I read indicated that the abortion mill had a loss of 16% of their business and was behind on their rent payments. That triggered the building owner to sell. The buyers made it a condition of the purchase that the tenants would move out.
Any new location would run a credit check and find they were late on rent payments. Not a huge factor but its something. Where some people don't mind renting to an abortionist perhaps they'll mind not getting paid for it.
it would take a while to scrub that place clean
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