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Kansas Late-Term Abortion Facility Closed While George Tiller Arraigned
Life News ^ | 8/2/07 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 08/02/2007 4:26:24 PM PDT by wagglebee

Wichita, KS (LifeNews.com) -- The controversial late-term abortion facility in Wichita is closed this weekend next while abortion practitioner George Tiller is arraigned on charges he did illegal abortions. Tiller has been charged by the state's attorney general with violating a law requiring the signature of a doctor vouching that the abortion is medically necessary.

Tiller is scheduled to be arraigned next Tuesday on 19 criminal counts of doing abortions in violation of the law and he could face 19 years in jail if convicted and sentenced to the maximum prison time.

As a result of the legal proceedings, Tiller is temporarily closing his Women's Health Care Services abortion business and referring women to abortion centers in Kansas City and Oklahoma.

Operation Rescue President Troy Newman, based in Wichita, applauded the closing in a statement sent to LifeNews.com.

"We are rejoicing that for two straight weeks, Wichita, Kansas, the nation's abortion capital, will be abortion free for the first time since abortions began here," he said. "We pray that abortions will never resume."

He explained it is unclear when and if abortions will resume.

Tiller's clinic was also closed for abortions the first week in July and last month more than 500 pro-life people stood outside in a prayer rally hoping it would close again.

As the first response to the new charges, attorneys for Tiller have filed a lawsuit claiming the Kansas law is unconstitutional. Tiller's attorneys argue that the provision of the law that requires two or more doctors to sign off on late-term abortions is invalid.

In their July 5 motion, they also sought to dismiss the 19 misdemeanor charges Attorney General Dan Morrison filed that would have Tiller in jail as long as 19 years if convicted. He could also be fined $2500 per violation and lose his medical license.

Morrison filed charges alleging that before performing 19 late-term abortions in 2003, Tiller received a second opinion from abortion practitioner Ann Kristin Neuhaus, who Morrison said had financial ties with Tiller.

A 1998 Kansas law says that before an abortion of a baby 21 weeks or older, two physicians must determine if continuation of a pregnancy will lead to death or "substantial and irreversible" harm to a "major bodily function."

The consulting doctor can have no financial or legal ties to the abortion practitioner.

Newman said the closing is the latest in a string of good news.

"Because of public pressure brought by Operation Rescue, over a dozen clinic workers have quit their jobs with Tiller and dozens of companies will no long do business with him," said Newman.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Kansas
KEYWORDS: abortion; abortuary; georgetiller; prolife; wichita
Hopefully Tiller the Killer's murder den will soon be closed forever.
1 posted on 08/02/2007 4:26:26 PM PDT by wagglebee
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To: cgk; Coleus; cpforlife.org; narses; 8mmMauser

Pro-Life Ping


2 posted on 08/02/2007 4:27:05 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Shut down his murder factory and send him and his staff to prison for the rest of their lives.


3 posted on 08/02/2007 4:29:12 PM PDT by stm
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To: wagglebee

Fantastic News! Hoooraaayyy!!!! Go God!!!


4 posted on 08/02/2007 4:29:53 PM PDT by Arcy
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To: stm

I couldn’t agree more.


5 posted on 08/02/2007 4:30:04 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Tabi Katz; juliej; Raquel; AliVeritas; Coleus

Thank the Lord!


6 posted on 08/02/2007 4:32:00 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: wagglebee

I hope he spends every dime he has on lawyers - and then gets convicted.


7 posted on 08/02/2007 4:35:25 PM PDT by joebuck
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To: wagglebee

Truly Great News and hopefully The Killer will be sent to Prison for the MAX TIME! Truly a Most Evil Serial Murderer.


8 posted on 08/02/2007 4:39:35 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (God Bless America and The Republicans)
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To: joebuck

Wow, LIFE in the womb ought to be a little safer for the Little People these days in Wichita. Wow!


9 posted on 08/02/2007 4:49:31 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: wagglebee

Don’t get your hopes up. Paul Morrison is Kansas AG largely because of support from the abortion mills and Tiller was his biggest contributor if you include the funds he laundered through various front groups. He bought ads and mailers attacking Phill Kline as well, again through his thinly disguised fronts. Morrison will show his gratitude for the support by getting Tiller a slap on the wrist at most. Tiller will be free to go on operating his butcher shop.


10 posted on 08/02/2007 4:55:39 PM PDT by TheDotte ("The advertisement contains the only reliable truths to be found in the newspaper."-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: wagglebee

Tiller the Killer is down, but certainly not out.

But the highest praises for the pro-life folks for their endless years of prayer and protest!


11 posted on 08/02/2007 5:10:02 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (The ideal tyranny is that which is ignorantly self-administered by its victims.)
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To: 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember; afraidfortherepublic; Alas; al_c; american colleen; annalex; ...

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12 posted on 08/02/2007 6:40:06 PM PDT by Coleus (Pro Deo et Patria)
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To: wagglebee

I know many of you have him in your cross-hairs, but Bill O’Reilly gets credit for this one.


13 posted on 08/02/2007 6:49:43 PM PDT by tennteacher (Duncan Hunter '08)
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To: tennteacher

We’ve been fighting for years to get this abortion mill shut down. New laws requiring him to report underage abortions hasn’t even worked. Special place in hell reserved for Tiller.


14 posted on 08/02/2007 6:53:51 PM PDT by phil1750 (Love like you've never been hurt;Dance like nobody's watching;PRAY like it's your last prayer)
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To: wagglebee; MHGinTN; Coleus; cpforlife.org; All
May this be the start of the end!

Does anyone here know the answer to a few questions. Legal ones? Is it against the law to take pictures of people in the parking lot of PP? How about if the security guard is taking my picture while I am out there? They already have me on the security cameras, what was the point of his taking out his cellphone and taking a picture with it? How does one get an investigation going? What should really be done if questioning the possibility of late term abortions at a clinic?

15 posted on 08/02/2007 8:54:22 PM PDT by MountainFlower (There but by the grace of God go I.)
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To: TheDotte

Can’t there be something done about the conflict of interest issue?!! Surely there should be a way to point that out in court that the AG has a conflict of interest. May God’s justice prevail!


16 posted on 08/02/2007 8:56:47 PM PDT by MountainFlower (There but by the grace of God go I.)
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To: wagglebee

Let’s all pray a Hail Mary that this clinic gets shut down permanently.

And give Bill O’Reilly credit for first bring Tiller to the attendtion of the mass media.


17 posted on 08/02/2007 9:35:38 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: MountainFlower

**May God’s justice prevail!**

Amen. Pray for the conversion of the Attorney General.

Pray for the conversion of America!


18 posted on 08/02/2007 9:37:21 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: tennteacher

O’Reilly should get credit for getting Jessica’s law past in a few states also and a few judges reprimanded or let go and this case. But, there are a lot of O’Reilly haters here that want to throw the baby out with the bath water because he made a swipe at FR. I say be pissed at that but give credit where it is due.


19 posted on 08/02/2007 10:02:42 PM PDT by fish hawk (The religion of Darwinism = Monkey Intellect)
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To: firebrand

Oh, happy day! The wheels of justice turn slowly but they eventually turn.


20 posted on 08/03/2007 6:56:22 AM PDT by juliej (vote gop)
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To: TheDotte

This is what I am afraid of. However, every day this mill is closed is a good day. I love the term “women’s health care center” - which means KILLING FIELD. These people cannot even state what it is that they do. Isn’t Kathleen Sebelius the governor of Kansas? She is a big pro abort. Why won’t the people vote these jerks out?


21 posted on 08/03/2007 7:00:05 AM PDT by juliej (vote gop)
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To: tennteacher

You are right: Mr. O. did a good job on the Tiller story. I think, however, that as far as FR is concerned, somebody is giving him the wrong information. He seemed more apologetic last night.


22 posted on 08/03/2007 7:01:34 AM PDT by juliej (vote gop)
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To: wagglebee

While I certainly don’t trust Morrison to gain a meaningful conviction in this case, I will be thankful for every day that the facility is closed.

Next up is the KC clinics.


23 posted on 08/03/2007 7:21:12 AM PDT by Deut28 (Cursed be he who perverts the justice)
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To: Deut28

Look at what they are getting ready to try in Colorado!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1875505/posts


24 posted on 08/03/2007 7:25:16 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: MountainFlower

I pray outside a NY PP and a “neighbor” of PP always wandered by and took people in our group pictures without permission.

One day I brought my camera. There was a police detail there at our request to protect us from false charges.

I walked up to the “neighbor” and asked if I could take her picture ... and she began stuttering and carrying on ... and scurried away.

A police officer informed me anyone can take anyone’s picture anytime they want.

I still (LOL) just thinking about her.


25 posted on 08/03/2007 10:54:57 AM PDT by victim soul (lic)
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To: victim soul
I pray outside a NY PP and a “neighbor” of PP always wandered by and took people in our group pictures without permission.

I used to pick my nose for the cameras when I led those protests. Once I held up a sign with my name and address (I was a pastor and my info was public anyway). Just goof with them. They are just trying to intimidate you and if you laugh at them, they generally go away.

We used to send couples and girls into a clinic. One simply stood up and said "if God is aware of what is happening here today, don't you think it would be better for all of us to walk out of here." Sometimes the Catholics would just recite the rosary. The best results we had at a clinic was staging 3 couples to make appts for abortions and go in. One of them acted all upset at the literature we gave them and said stuff like "they are saying we are killing babies." Another would respond with "they are just crazy religious nuts, it is just a mass of tissue" and the third would say (after receiving the info from the first) "i dunno. It looks like a baby to ME. It says here that the heart is beating and brain wave activity is happening." By the time the staff wised up and threw them out, two other women had made a decision not to go through with it. You might get a letter from a lawyer, but it is fun and they can't touch you. (in a somber and serious way, if you can find mocking the Gestapo at the doors of Dachau "fun")

They wound up screening their prospective "patients" to the point of aggressiveness, being so paranoid we were planting other stooges.

26 posted on 08/03/2007 11:12:24 AM PDT by DreamsofPolycarp (Americans used to roar like lions for liberty. Now they bleat like sheep for security)
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To: victim soul
If that is the case, then it is time for me to get a digital camera to take shots of the late term women going in, and pray I am still there when they walk out to get a second shot. The facility in SD is supposedly not allowed and not equipped to do late term. In the last 2 months there were 2 late term who walked in. The first one I reported and the cop wouldn’t do anything about it...the security officer for PP came out and soothingly told the officer that I was yelling at the clients and that the late term woman was escorting someone else to have an abortion. I said I would only believe it when I saw her walk out as Pg as she was when she went in. The officer’s response to me was, “The security officer is a nice lady, she wouldn’t lie.” and during the conversation just prior to it he tried to assure me that the Dr wouldn’t do anything that was illegal! (Who is deluded here, to think that all abortion doctors will hold to the law?) I was also told to stop yelling at the clients or I would be removed. Hmmmm! Take away MY rights? According to another officer, I was not yelling or causing a disturbance. (All in interpretation.) When a distraught teen was crying on the sidewalk I did try to talk to her. It took all I had within me to stay on the sidewalk and not enter the property!Perhaps I should ask the male security guard if he would like to pose for his picture!?
27 posted on 08/03/2007 11:40:27 AM PDT by MountainFlower (There but by the grace of God go I.)
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To: wagglebee
Pinged from Terri Dailies

8mm


28 posted on 08/04/2007 3:28:27 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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