Skip to comments.Abortion Activists Forget George Tiller Killed, Injured Women in Botched Abortions
Posted on 06/04/2009 12:29:32 PM PDT by wagglebee
Wichita, KS (LifeNews.com) -- Since his shooting death last weekend, the mainstream media and abortion advocates have gone out of their way to paint late-term abortion practitioner George Tiller as a champion of women. However, their portrayal of Tiller neglects any mention of the women he killed or injured in botched abortions.
While hundreds of pro-life groups have forcefully condemned alleged gunman Scott Roeder for killing Tiller, and, while his record presents no reason for his death, Tiller was anything but a protector of women's health.
Perhaps the biggest blunder in Tiller's career of doing legal, and supposedly safe, abortions was the death of Christin Gilbert.
Gilbert was a 19 year-old mentally disabled girl from Texas who was killed in a botched legal abortion done at Tiller's abortion business in Wichita in January 2005.
After the botched abortion, Gilbert was rushed into the Wesley Medical Center ER, followed by Tiller moments later. She eventually died.
Following Gilbert's death, the Kansas Board of Healing Arts, which regulates doctors in the state, refused to prosecute Tiller for killing Gilbert, saying he followed all state laws during the abortion procedure.
After the agency's decision thousands of Wichita residents filed petitions with the local courts to call for a grand jury to investigate the case. The grand jury, too, failed to prosecute Tiller or any of his staff involved in the abortion.
Gilbert's own family put together a petition drive to get a Kansas county to convene a grand jury to investigate the death.
During the proceedings, Tiller took Fifth Amendment protections, as did a number of Tiller abortion business employees, which prevented the grand jury from getting more information about Gilbert's medical care, before, during and after the abortion.
Paramedics in Wichita are no stranger to Tiller's abortion center as they went there numerous times to transport patients injured in botched abortions to Wesley Medical Center.
One botched abortion reportedly occurred as recently as March, when an ambulance transported a woman from Women's Health Care Services to a local hospital.
Eyewitnesses say Sedgwick County ambulance number 23 left Tiller's abortion center with no lights or sirens running -- which is customary with many abortion facilities that don't want to draw attention to failed abortions. The patient was rushed into the emergency room with her head covered, leaving witnesses to wonder if she was alive.
In September, a woman who had an abortion at Tiller's center says it nearly took her life. She said Tiller center abortion practitioner Shelley Sella may have botched an injection she gave the patient.
The injection allegedly caused sepsis, a systemic infection that rapidly spreads throughout the body and can cause rapid death.
The patient also accused Sella of misdiagnosing her pregnancy at 19 weeks, even though previous medical examinations placed her pregnancy at 23 weeks, beyond the legal limit for abortions in Kansas.
Emergency medical personnel arrived at Tiller's abortion center in October to transport an abortion victim for emergency medical care. At the time that was the third emergency transport documented in the last five weeks.
Tiller's record as an abortion practitioner was so poor that, at the time of his death, the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts released to the public a petition it filed in December listing eleven allegations against Tiller's license.
Violations alleged include performing an abortion on a fetus that was viable without having a documented referral from another physician not legally or financially affiliated with him," the board said in a statement.
They also include "unprofessional or dishonorable conduct or professional incompetency and commitment of acts likely to deceive, defraud or harm the public."
The allegations could have resulted in Tiller losing his medical license and could have required Tiller to stop doing abortions or significantly scaling back his abortion business.
Unfortunately, Tiller's death WILL NOT end this.
Last I heard, his “clinic” was closed indefinitely...
This episode really has little to do w/ Tiller. Rather it was an attack on one of the moral pillars of liberalism. The biased reporting was a defense of their ‘religion’ and despite the rhetoric this is a battle between humanism and christianity. There’s no other way to interpret the coverage in degree and content.
“Following Gilbert’s death, the Kansas Board of Healing Arts, which regulates doctors in the state, refused to prosecute Tiller for killing Gilbert, saying he followed all state laws during the abortion procedure.”
therfore, thiswas a state sanctioned murder of the MOTHER?
the deaths of that handful of women is negligible in comparison to the thousands of mutilated babies.
Here’s a question I’d like to ask to liberals with absolutely no hyperbole:
“is there ANYTHING that could be done to a very young baby that could make them have a smidgen of pity for these poor babies? Serious, if an abortionist decided to put preemie babies on red hot coals until they howled, could they feel a hint of mercy?”
They’re working to get it open again and “doctor” Carhart from Nebraska who used to come to Wichita on a regular basis to assist Tiller will probably run it.
You read it wrong, Sella was/is one of Tiller’s baby butchers.
They should raze the place and use the millions that Tiller made to open a Crisis Pregnancy Center.
I think Sella is one of the abortionists.
(I guess in quoting that hundreds of years old saying I am obligated to state I do not advocate violence against anyone.)
I'm sure they DID know - they probably downgraded it so they wouldn't have to get a second doctor's concurrence in the 'necessity' of the abortion.
Following Gilberts death, the Kansas Board of Healing Arts, which regulates doctors in the state, refused to prosecute Tiller for killing Gilbert, saying he followed all state laws during the abortion procedure.
Regulatory/trade groups rarely advance lawsuits against their members, their main purpose in existing seems to be to obfuscate and cover for ineptitude. This board may be a gov’t run board and not a trade run board but there is NO doubt they know how well connected Tiller was.
#10, in Jesus Name, may that never happen. Who can call themselves Dr and commit murder? It is a disgrace to the profession. My grandfather was an MD and to put Tiller, or any other abortionist in the same class is an outrage.
I expect the pro-abortion crowd to temper its exploitation of Tiller’s death in part for the reasons mentioned in this article.
Abortion is the only “medical procedure” whose success is measured by an asystolic heart rhythm.
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