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Protesters expose new owner of Tiller's clinic at her ‘wellness center’
Life Site ^ | Ben Johnson

Posted on 04/18/2013 9:09:23 PM PDT by Morgana

OAK PARK, IL, April 17, 2013 ( – Dr. Cheryl Chastine hoped to remain anonymous after purchasing George Tiller's former abortion facility in Wichita, Kansas. This morning Eric Scheidler, Jill Stanek, and dozens of pro-life activists assured her quiet Chicago suburb learned about her latest work.

“Dr. Chastine's patients have a right to know she has taken on such a significant role in the abortion industry,” say signs erected by the Pro-Life Action League outside her practice, Total Wellness Inc. in Oak Park, Illinois.

“I had been hoping not to be mentioned by name,” Chastine told a member of Operation Rescue recently after being listed as the new owner of South Wind Women’s Center in Wichita.

“Here we have a woman living a double-life,” Scheidler told “Here in Oak Park in this family-centered community, she's a family practice doctor at a wellness center. But then in Wichita, Kansas, she's killing babies.”

Under Kansas law, abortion facilities have to have a doctor as a primary owner, but pro-life activists are uncertain of Chastine's actual role. Scheidler said Chastine has arranged to travel to Wichita to perform abortions there. He does not believe she performs abortions at the wellness center.

Scheidler said protesters are appealing to the humanitarian instincts that led the 31-year-old, who graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in 2009, to begin a career in the healing arts.

He told LifesiteNews, “We hope we can reach her at that level and she'll realize, 'This isn't medicine, This isn't what my heart desires. This isn't what I went to medical school for – to kill children and to face all the protests that appropriately come with that.'”

He says he believes those who attend a wellness center may object to having an abortionist provide their health care, especially in Oak Park.

“We're not here to make anybody be unemployed,” he said, “but if it's hard to be a legitimate doctor and an abortionist, if it's harder to do abortions, if we can do anything to make the practice of abortion less attractive to physicians – especially young physicians like Dr. Chastine – so much the better.”

Abortionists, he said, deserve to suffer the loss of business and prestige. “Abortion takes the life of an unborn child in a brutal, gruesome, gory, horrific way,” he said. “It is the exact opposite of medicine, and it should be shameful.”

The 40-some protesters who arrived at the center all belong to the Pro-Life Action League, which did not advertise the event in advance to avoid a counterprotest.

However, Scheidler said it came about because those hoping to protect the unborn collaborated to learn the identity of the new owner of the abortion facility.

“I think it shows that pro-lifers are really energized for this kind of activism that really goes right to the heart of the abortion cartel,” Scheidler said.

TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: abortion; cherylchastine; il; kansas; tiller

1 posted on 04/18/2013 9:09:23 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

Say what you will about Chicago (and Lord knows I’ve said plenty), I was pleasantly surprised and deeply heartened at the vigor of their Pro-Life movement as evidenced in this flash mob counterprotest they staged a few years ago:

With this kind of pressure brought to bear, I suspect the doctor’s Oak Park practice will not do well.

2 posted on 04/18/2013 9:19:46 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Morgana
My family lived in Oak Park from 1911 until 2008 (4 generations).
It went utterly liberal somewhere in the 1980s, from what had
been a bastion of large Christian families since the end of WWII.
This protest by the heroic Scheidlers will not be well-received.
How times have changed.

A block from there was the Brinkerhoff Drug Store, and in about
1963, they put a Playboy out in the rack with the other
magazines. Sister Lois, principal of our Ascension School a
couple of blocks from there, announced this over the PA, and
the great outcry by the community soon had that flesh mag wrapped
in brown paper and only available for those who went to the rear to ask for it.

Hello Wellness Center? This is George Orwell speaking. Do you do abortion referrals? And does your director murder babies? I see. Oh nothing. You see, I am writing a book...
3 posted on 04/18/2013 9:33:25 PM PDT by jobim (.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Pass it on.

4 posted on 04/18/2013 9:42:00 PM PDT by Slyfox (The Key to Marxism is Medicine ~ Vladimir Lenin is smiling from hell)
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To: jobim

Why did Oak Park IL go liberal in the 1980s, what changed?

5 posted on 04/19/2013 6:31:43 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Slyfox

That would be a great bumper sticker.

6 posted on 04/19/2013 8:02:44 AM PDT by Neidermeyer (I used to be disgusted , now I try to be amused.)
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To: US Navy Vet
I'll just think out loud here with no data as back-up. The
backdrop is Chicago, which began its boom as a financial
center in the 1980s, attracting young professionals from
around the globe, which gave rise to a wholesale rehab of rings
around the Loop, areas that were either ghetto or abandoned
industrial, areas I well recall during my 4 years riding into
the city for high school. Yuppies & DINKS (dual income - no kids)
displaced ethnic neighborhoods adjacent to this
burgeoning area. In Oak Park those large families had
grown up and moved on. Parents now in retirement began to die
off or move to retirement locales. The Pill had worked its magic
and would guarantee that the Baby Boomers have small families.
Oak Park's location as the closest suburb to the west, served
by the subway and Eisenhower expy, full of history (Hemingway,
FL Wright, etal) and historic old victorians, was the natural
setting for these newly emerging yuppie liberals. It became
a center of homosexuality, gun control, and progressive
heresy in the Catholic Church. A perfect setting for the Orwellian
Wellness Center Abortion Accomplice.
7 posted on 04/19/2013 12:28:19 PM PDT by jobim (.)
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To: Neidermeyer

I actually wrote that on a sign when I was protesting in front of a clinic back in 1989. The personel walking into the clinic, well their looks were so vicious that I had to ask the people around me to give me some prayers for protection.

I never got it made into a bumpersticker because I really like my Yukon.

8 posted on 04/19/2013 1:32:14 PM PDT by Slyfox (The Key to Marxism is Medicine ~ Vladimir Lenin is smiling from hell)
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To: Slyfox

Get it printed up and put it on every lamp-post near every clinic... preferably on that security paper so if it’s torn off it leaves the letters behind.

9 posted on 04/20/2013 9:00:59 AM PDT by Neidermeyer (I used to be disgusted , now I try to be amused.)
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