Skip to comments.New abortion clinic opens in Wichita
Posted on 04/09/2013 2:45:06 PM PDT by Morgana
Since the abortionist George Tiller was shot and killed in his church in 2009, his former clinic has remained empty until now.
Julie Burkhart, the founder and executive director of Trust Women (and former co-worker of George Tiller), has been working for some time to open a new abortion clinic in the same building she worked in years ago under Tiller. Her efforts were brought to fruition when the new clinic South Wind Womens Center opened on April 3.
Like many abortion clinics, this new clinic advertises that it will provide comprehensive health care services for women, but it focuses on abortion. They will provide abortions up to 14 weeks gestation, and refer women seeking abortions past that point. The clinic will function with three medical providers, including one abortionist who has tried to keep her identity ultra-private. In the video below, which aired a couple months ago, her face was obscured and her voice altered.
This new abortionist wishes to remain anonymous as long as possible, keeping her identity off of the record of crazy people with guns. She hasnt told her family and friends about her decision to start working in an abortion clinic after working as an OB/GYN for years. My mom says I told her when I was 4 that I was going to be a baby doctor, she said, and after witnessing last years elections, she stated, I guess I was flabbergasted that we were fighting about things that were over and done with since before I was born. Now identified as 31-year-old Cheryl Chastine, she felt called to change the scope of her work and is now dedicated to working at South Wind.
Chastine currently works as an OB/GYN in the Chicago area; she received her license to perform abortions in Kansas on January 17 this year. She will fly to Kansas on a regular basis to perform abortions at South Wind. However, the clinic is bound to run into many issues, since Kansas law requires that medical facilities be owned by licensed professionals. Burkhart, who has no medical training, owns this clinic.
Kansas has been at the heart of the abortion battle for years, especially with everything that happened in 2009 with the murder of George Tiller. Many laws have been enacted since the horror of Tillers later-term abortion practice was revealed, including the following restrictions:
A woman must receive state-directed counseling that includes information designed to discourage her from having an abortion and then wait 24 hours before the procedure is provided. Abortion is covered in private insurance policies only in cases of life endangerment, unless an optional rider is purchased at an additional cost. Health plans that will be offered in the states health exchange that will be established under the federal health care reform law can cover abortion only when the womans life is endangered. Abortion is covered in insurance policies for public employees only in cases of life endangerment. The use of telemedicine for the performance of medication abortion is prohibited. The parents of a minor must consent before an abortion is provided. Public funding is available for abortion only in cases of life endangerment, rape, or incest. A woman must undergo an ultrasound before obtaining an abortion; the provider must offer her the option to view the image. An abortion may be performed at or after 20 weeks post-fertilization (22 weeks after the womans last menstrual period) only if the womans life is endangered or if her physical health is severely compromised, based on the spurious assertion [sic - Guttmacher's words] that a fetus can feel pain at that point.
The battle at South Wind has surely only just begun. Operation Rescue has revealed many legal concerns with the clinic already, which are bound to multiply. Stay tuned as this story continues to develop!
My mom says I told her when I was 4 that I was going to be a baby KILLING doctor, there fixed it!!!!
I’m completely amazed that she thinks she’s somehow just a “baby doctor”
I absolutely have no idea how Kansas allows the clinic to operate when they KNOW it is not owned by a medically licensed person, which their law requires.
If it was a crisis pregnancy center/adoption center run by christians, and they were not complying with the smallest law or regulation, they’d be jumping on them and not allowing their doors open until they fully complied and paid for a state inspection to confirm it.
We have a new Butcher of Wichita.
A “baby doctor?” Am I reading that right?
Josef Mengele was a doctor too, I suppose.
As in thou shalt not terminate?
Even the devil can appear as an angel of light.
You can't throw a burlap bag over their brains.
I’m sure she’s a progressive heroine.
It takes a special kind of evil idiot to support the death penalty for the pre-born and oppose it for those who commit murder.