Who We Are

Operation Rescue® is one of the leading pro-life Christian activist organizations in the nation. Operation Rescue® recently made headlines when it bought and closed an abortion clinic in Wichita, Kansas and has become perhaps the most visible voice of the pro-life activist movement in America. Its activities are on the cutting edge of the abortion issue, taking direct action to restore legal personhood to the pre-born and stop abortion in obedience to biblical mandates.

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Troy Newman, President

Newman2-CapAdopted at birth and raised in San Diego, Troy Newman has more than 27 years of experience and leadership in business and pro-life ministry with great success growing Christian organizations. Troy is an accomplished strategist with remarkable insight.

His vision, expertise, and leadership have brought about a dramatic reduction in the numbers of abortions and abortion providers nationally. His work has been featured in the Rolling Stone Magazine, GQ, USA Today, WND.com, Wall Street Journal, the LA Times, NYT, and a host of other print media. Troy is a sought after spokesperson for the pro-life cause who is regularly featured on radio programs and television news broadcasts.

Troy is the current co-host of Life Talk, a monthly video magazine. He also serves on the board for a number of pro-life groups, including for the Center for Medical Progress, the organization that has made headlines with its hard-hitting videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s participation in the illegal trafficking of fetal remains. In addition, his one-minute audio commentaries are aired daily across the Bott Radio Network. Troy’s unique insights have been published in nearly every newspaper in the United States.

In addition, Troy is a published author of four books: Their Blood Cries Out, Am I Now Your Enemy for Telling You the Truth, Refocusing the Pro-Life Movement for Victory, and his newest book published by WND.com entitled Abortion Free.

As president of Operation Rescue since 1999, Troy offers a rare blend of theological wisdom and organizational strengths. Through his peaceful, proactive efforts, Troy has forged exciting bottom-line results. His work has permanently closed hundreds of abortion mills, led dozens of abortionists leave the killing industry, spared countless babies from abortion, and is changing lives through the public offering of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He is especially recognized for his growing success in developing and applying cutting-edge pro-life strategies.

Troy was the architect and innovator of the “Truth Truck” campaign and the “Show the Truth” Tours. Troy worked for eight years in Wichita, KS, to close the nation’s largest late-term abortion clinic.

Troy Newman is able to speak on almost any Life or theological issue with clarity. Troy hosted a weekly radio show, Rescue Radio, for nearly 6 years and is an in-demand speaker for both pro-life and church events.

Prior to 1995, Troy worked as an Electronic Engineer for Loral Aerospace and Ford Aerospace. He graduated from Maranatha Bible College and attended Whitefield Theological Seminary.

Troy’s other business interests include real estate development investments and rental properties. Troy’s hobbies are hunting, ranching, and gardening, and he has two Black Belts in Martial Arts. Troy and his wife, Mellissa, homeschool their five children on a small hobby farm in Kansas.

Read: How Troy Newman Rescued Operation Rescue

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Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Policy Advisor

Cheryl Sullenger has been involved in the pro-life movement since 1984. She founded and directed the California Life Coalition in San Diego and worked with Troy Newman and Operation Rescue to help close over a dozen abortion clinics and influence over 40 abortionists to quit the abortion business. Her sidewalk counseling ministry has saved over 2,500 lives.

In a 1987 act she now regrets, Sullenger was charged and pled guilty to conspiracy to damage an abortion clinic. Even though the clinic was not damaged, Sullenger took responsibility for her actions, and served 2 years in Federal Prison. Since then, Sullenger has openly denounced violence as a means to stop abortion and has worked for over two decades as an advocate of peaceful activism as a means to save babies and stop abortion.

Later, Sullenger served for seven years as an elementary school teacher at a Christian school, and was an elected member of the San Diego County Republican Central Committee.

In 2003, Sullenger relocated to Wichita, Kansas, where she serves as Senior Policy Advisor to Operation Rescue. Sullenger conducted extensive research on abortionists around the nation. Her research and documentation has helped bring attention to the seedy underbelly of the abortion industry and has been instrumental in closing abortion clinics, launching investigations, and bringing disciplinary action against abortionists around the country.

Sullenger is an accomplished writer and published author and editoralist. She co-authored four books with Newman: Their Blood Cries Out, Am I Now Your Enemy for Telling You the Truth, Refocusing the Pro-Life Movement for Victory, and most recently, a book published by WND.com entitled Abortion Free. She has also written a number of other educational publications and posts breaking news reports almost daily on OperationRescue.org, which are often reprinted by several national pro-life news sources.

Sullenger has a wide range of interests outside her work. She is an artist and musician who loves collecting Egyptian glass perfume bottles and is an avid fan of IndyCar Racing. She and her husband, Randall, have been married for 36 years, have two married daughters, and eight beautiful grandchildren.

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Norma Murakami, Pro-Life Advocate

Norma Murakami has been a Pro-Life advocate for more than 10 years. Norma’s entry into the Pro-Life arena began out of a personal journey to find help and healing from the pain and suffering of her own abortions. She became founder and executive director of a pregnancy care center called “A Women’s Care Center” in Chino, California.

In her ten years of running the pregnancy care centers, Norma also acted as an advisor in the opening of two Hawaiian Island Pregnancy Care Centers. Norma has been a pro-life educator to many churches and church leadership in abortion-recovery ministries. She also played a significant role in establishing the first West Coast training for Post-Abortive Recovery Facilitators with Abortion Recovery Assistance.

In 2013, Norma stepped out of her role as pregnancy care center director and began writing and focusing more in the area of public speaking. She is currently working with Abortion Free Communities with President Troy Newman and Operation Rescue to close abortion clinics in our communities and across the nation.

Norma is married to Tim Murakami, who works for a county agency. She and Tim have 4 adult children and 7 grandchildren. They reside in Southern California.

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CAUTION ABOUT DISINFORMATION

  • Operation Rescue was among the first to denounce the murder of late-term abortionist George Tiller in 2009. All accusations, implications, or inferences that there was any involvement by Operation Rescue in the death of George Tiller is completely false. Operation Rescue and its staff were not involved in any way. Operation Rescue explicitly denounces violence in any form as a means of ending abortion. [Read our press statement regarding the death of George Tiller]
  • Randall Terry is not associated with nor does he speak for Operation Rescue. Read statements about this.
  • lnformation about Operation Rescue and Troy Newman found on Wikipedia is inaccurate and should be ignored. It should also be noted that numerous independent blog sites found on the Internet have no accountability and should not be trusted as a source of accurate information about Operation Rescue. If anyone has any questions about us, please contact us directly.