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Abortion CEO committed to keeping Tillerís legacy alive endorses Greg Orman for U.S. Senate in Kansa
Life Site ^ | 10.20.14 | Ben Johnson

Posted on 10/20/2014 6:24:02 PM PDT by Morgana

FULL TITLE: Abortion CEO committed to ‘keeping Tiller’s legacy alive’ endorses Greg Orman for U.S. Senate in Kansas

A longtime associate of abortionist George Tiller, who is now the CEO of her own Wichita abortion facility, has thrown her support behind Greg Orman in his bid to defeat Republican incumbent U.S. Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas.

“As CEO of South Wind Women’s Center, an organization that provides reproductive health care to Kansas women, I am disheartened that, once again, the lives of women are up for debate,” Julie Burkhart wrote in The Wichita Eagle. “We live in a time when access to abortion is dangerously limited in many parts of this country.”

Roberts' Democratic challenger, Chad Taylor, has dropped out of the race and backed Orman, who supports abortion-on-demand.

Burkhart praised Orman's recent debate with the three-term incumbent last week. Orman said discussing abortion “prevents us from talking about other important issues,” and that Americans needed to start focusing on “big problems.”

"Get past the rights of the unborn?" Roberts responded. He called Orman's statement “unconscionable.”

“I am proud to receive the endorsement from the National Right to Life, and the Kansans for Life,” Roberts said. “I’ll tell you one thing, they don’t think we ought to get past this issue.”

But Burkhart said Orman is “correct that we have focused far too much time and energy on this topic. Abortion access is a life-or-death issue for women, but it’s not something that we need politicians to spend any more time legislating.”

“We need politicians who are willing to step away from abortion and spend their time working to make the lives of Kansans better,” she concluded.

Burkhart, the former leader of George Tiller's political action committee ProKanDo, said she opened the facility as her means of “keeping Dr. Tiller’s legacy alive.” Advertisement

She justified her work by telling the left-wing Mother Jones magazine last year that “abortion is about motherhood.”

“The fact that abortion clinic operator Julie Burkhart is championing Orman for Senate proves that he is radically pro-abortion and out of touch with the majority of Kansans,” Cheryl Sullenger, senior policy analyst at Operation Rescue, told LifeSiteNews.com.

Sullenger, whose organization is based in Wichita, said her fellow citizens “want to see less abortion in our state and support common-sense safety standards that Burkhart's clinic ignores. With Orman, we will only see less accountability for abortion facilities like Burkhart's, and unfortunately, that means more lives lost to abortion.”

From April 2013 to April 2014, the facility performed 1,200 abortions. Burkhart announced her patient numbers were “right in line with our projections,” and that her business was “financially on track.”

“I feel, of course, positive about that,” Burkhart said. “We have women coming to see us.”

One of SWWC's out-of-state abortionists, Cheryl Chastine of Illinois, told the left-wing news program Democracy Now! in June, “If I allow myself to be deterred during this work, then I am allowing a victory for terrorism.”

Roberts faces a tough re-election bid. He won his primary with just 48 percent of the vote, facing off against Dr. Milton Wolf, a Tea Party conservative with no prior political experience. Roberts was powered over the finish line by the strong support of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, the American Hospital Association, the National Rifle Association, and National Right to Life. Advertisement

He was expected to crush Democrat Chad Taylor, but instead Taylor and Orman have formed a political alliance committed to abortion rights.

“There's no more hiding behind a phony 'independent' designation for Orman now that he has come out of the closet and sided with liberal, pro-abortion Democrats and the abortion cartel,” Sullenger told LifeSiteNews.

The Senate race is a toss-up. The Real Clear Politics average shows the two in a dead-heat.


TOPICS: US: Kansas
KEYWORDS: abortion; election; gregorman; kansas; prolife; tiller; vote; voting
They are dragging Tiller's name into this? They must really want this Orman person to win.
1 posted on 10/20/2014 6:24:02 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana
Wolf needs to get over his loss and support Roberts.

I know KS conservatives are pissed, and that Roberts is a career politician pushing 80 years old who should have fricking retired. But in this rare instance, you gotta hold your nose for the guy.

If Cruz and Palin campaigned for him, then he's good enough for me.

2 posted on 10/20/2014 6:27:47 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Morgana

The abortion industry and the teachers’ union are the major forces behind Orman and his attempt to defeat Senator Roberts. The left wing of the Kansas Republican Party have always been key supporters of both elements. They want to advance their agenda at the expense of Kansas children, both the born and the unborn.

Why are so called conservatives on this forum supporting Orman? Explain your behavior or leave, forever.


3 posted on 10/20/2014 6:33:17 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: Morgana
"abortion is about motherhood"

????? Insane!!!

4 posted on 10/20/2014 6:44:51 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: centurion316

Why are the GOPe not fully supporting Brownback? Goes both ways, the Kansas GOPe is responsible for inflicting Kathleen Sebelius on us. They don’t deserve our votes.


5 posted on 10/20/2014 7:33:23 PM PDT by Lets Roll NOW (A baby isn't a punishment, Obama is)
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To: Lets Roll NOW

In Kansas, a sizable part of the Republican Party has always been liberal. These liberal Republicans have played both sides and managed for many years to be the power brokers, especially at the state level. They are not establishment, as demonstrated by their support for Sebelius and the Abortion industry.

They hate Brownback because he engineered the eviction of many of them from the state legislature, and from the party. The conservatives have won in Kansas thanks to Brownback, but they are fighting back. If they regain some of their power, shame on conservatives for letting it happen.


6 posted on 10/20/2014 7:56:30 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: Morgana

This endorsement won’t get much publicity in KS. All the editors are lying RATS openly campaigning for Orman, and they know his name is the kiss of death for most Kansans.


7 posted on 10/20/2014 8:58:59 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: centurion316

There are a bunch of traitor ex-republicans endorsing hedge-fund crook Orman and strip-club patron and DUI lawyer Davis. They also hate the atty general, but nobody can name his RAT opponent.


8 posted on 10/20/2014 9:02:34 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: ozzymandus

legacy: what you show God when you meet Him.


9 posted on 10/20/2014 10:49:13 PM PDT by If You Want It Fixed - Fix It
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To: Morgana

“...the lives of women are up for debate.” Only if they are in the womb, Ms. Burkhart.


10 posted on 10/24/2014 10:28:37 AM PDT by CommerceComet (Ignore the GOP-e. Cruz to victory in 2016.)
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