Desperate 911 Call: Abortion Being Forced on Scared Teen at Wichita Abortion Clinic

By Cheryl Sullenger

Wichita, KS — Operation Rescue has obtained disturbing documentation of a desperate 911 call placed by the mother of a teenage high school student who was taken out of classes without permission and taken to South Wind Women’s Center, an abortion clinic in Wichita, Kansas. The mother was concerned that her daughter was being forced by her estranged father and grandmother to have an abortion.

The incident was uncovered while an Operation Rescue staff member was praying outside of South Wind Women’s Center when two marked police patrol cars arrived at the clinic on November 11, 2015.

According to the 911 recording and redacted police report, the girl’s mother called for help when she began receiving text messages from her daughter during normal school hours. The teen told her mom that she was being held against her will at the abortion clinic.

The teen was frightened when she was taken out of school by her father and grandmother, neither of which had legal custody of her at the time of the incident, according to the mother and the girl’s aunt, who also spoke with the 911 dispatcher. The girl told her aunt via text messages that she didn’t know where she was being taken until she arrived at the abortion clinic where her father had made an abortion appointment for her at 4:00 p.m. She continued to text her mom and her aunt that she wasn’t being given enough information by clinic staff and did not want to be there.

Wichita police officers were dispatched to South Women Women’s Center to check on the girl’s welfare. There, they were met by the clinic’s owner and director, Julie Burkhart.

“Upon arrival I contacted the director who advised she was aware of the situation but that there was not a situation. She refused to acknowledge whether the [the teen] was currently there or a patient. She also refused to speak to us while being recorded,” wrote Officer Atlee Vogt in his report.


A police sergeant soon arrived and instructed Officer Vogt to turn off his body camera, after which they once again attempted to speak with Burkhart.

“We attempted to recontact the director of the clinic after a long wait who refused to allow officers in and wouldn’t acknowledge whether [the teen] was there at the clinic,” Officer Vogt reported.

The girl’s mother and aunt, who had jumped in a vehicle and were on their way to the abortion clinic, were asked by police to meet them at a police substation and verify custody. Unfortunately, the mother did not have any current custody documents with her and since it was Veterans Day, a court holiday, police were unable to verify who actually had custody rights.

According to the redacted police report, the teen had apparently been impregnated by an age-mate, but there was some concern whether the sexual conduct was a consensual.

Because of Burkhart’s obstruction, the police were never able to check on the teenager’s welfare and it remains unknown if she was released unharmed or was forced to undergo an abortion she did not want.

“Burkhart’s interference in a police matter is disturbing, to say the least and is validation that she continues to act as if she is above the law,” said Newman, President of Operation Rescue who has worked to expose wrongdoing by Burkhart and South Wind since it announced its opening in April, 2013.

“We hope the young lady is well and that no harm was done to her at the abortion clinic, but we do not know if that is the case,” said Newman. “Burkhart’s obstructionism of police officers attempting to check on the welfare of a teen that was being held against her will by clinic staff is a cause of grave concern.”

Burkhart is a militant pro-abortion activist who once worked for the notorious late-term abortionist George Tiller as head of his now-defunct political action committee. During that time, Burkhart was paid by Tiller to lobby against common sense laws that provided late-term abortion limits, as well as safety standards and accountability for abortion clinics. She also opposed efforts by Attorney General Phil Kline to investigate the non-reporting of child sex abuse at Kansas abortion clinics.

The persistent political climate in Kansas for years has been one that essentially encourages abortionists to disregard the law. In the past, when law enforcement has tried to investigate abortion clinics, as was the case under Phil Kline’s administration as State Attorney General, the State Supreme Court instead covered up crimes allegedly committed by two abortion clinics and prosecuted Kline in order to halt his investigations.

A 2011 state law that would have finally placed abortion clinics under the oversight of the Department of Health and Environment continues to languish without significant action in a state court, blocked for nearly five years by a pro-abortion county judge.

Kansas’ highest court remains dominated by appointees of former Governor Kathleen Sebelius and her puppet, Mark Parkinson, both rabid supporters of abortion without limits or accountability. Sebelius went on to later serve as U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, overseeing the launching of arguably America’s largest boondoggle, Obama’s Affordable Health Care Act, which includes payment for abortions.

“Corruption that still exists in the Judicial Branch in Kansas continues to enable abortion clinics to remain above the law at the expense of the lives and health of women,” said Newman. “Abortion clinics have no oversight in Kansas, and now with police fearing to stand up to Burkhart’s bullying, there exists the same kind of ‘anything goes’ attitude at South Wind that characterized Kermit Gosnell’s ‘House of Horrors’ abortion clinic.”

The Gosnell case, in which he was convicted of three counts of murder and one count of manslaughter among hundreds of other lesser crimes, should have taught states that a lack of oversight creates very dangerous conditions at abortion businesses. A grand jury report rebuked Pennsylvania authorities for turning a blind eye to Warning signs and complaints that had been filed throughout the years.

“Burkhart arrogantly believes she can get away with anything,” said Newman. “I have known Burkhart for many years and have seen her employ bully tactics on more than one occasion. Now, it looks like even the police are afraid to stand up to her bullying. Meanwhile, who knows what horrors are being perpetrated by Burkhart and South Wind?”

Burkhart was forced to shut down her Trust Women Political Action Committee after Operation Rescue analyzed her contribution and disbursement reports and discovered grossly shoddy bookkeeping and nearly $37,000 in missing funds that disappeared without a trace. Some money improperly went to fund start-up operating costs for the South Wind Women’s Center.

Operation Rescue filed complaints with the Federal Election commission and Burkhart was ordered to pay thousands in fines the FEC.

Operation Rescue has also filed complaints with the Kansas Board of Healing Arts against two South Wind abortionists. Those complaint investigations remain open.

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  • skipsart

    So what happened to this young girl?

  • Stephen_Phelan

    Freedom of choice strikes again.

  • Paul

    I’m wondering to myself if the Father of this girl was ALSO made to show he DID indeed have custodial rights BEFORE this BUTCHER by the name of Burkhart and her other murdering marauders were allowed to see her!!!!

  • Cheryl Sullenger

    Don’t know for sure, but without police being able to check on her welfare, there wasn’t much to stop a forced abortion from happening. the fact that Burkhart wouldn’t let the police check on her is a bad sign.

  • Betty Santos

    Why didn’t the police just go in and get her?If this had been someones home ,they would have broken the door down.

  • porterv

    It has been 3 weeks. Someone must know by now.

  • skipsart

    I just can’t imagine that the police can be denied checking on someone where the mother called in with a grave concern that her daughter’s like may be threatened or that a procedure is being forced upon her.

  • skipsart

    You are so correct!

  • Cheryl Sullenger

    They shouldn’t be! But the police report is clear that is what happened.

  • eastedie33510

    If this teen wasn’t 18 years old, she should have been accompanied by the custodial parent and with signed parental approval for the procedure. This is a horrible case and sounds like something out of a Nazi Mengele tale.

  • Ibcamn

    and to think,people want socialism in the USofA!!this would be common pratice then!this would be terrofing for a parent,to hear their child was being kidnapped and forced against her will to have this nasty shit done to her,like straight out of a horror movie!!im a single father of a 13 year old girl,i was pissed one day when the school councilor pulled my daughter out of class just to question her about her home life!!!WTF is going on in these schools and in teachers minds and the minds of the PP people??why would they even think they can hold a kidnapped child against her will and get away with it!people have no clue as to what PP really is and what it is designed for!!hitler had his camps,the US has PP…….

  • lsharp59

    The mother may not have had the documents but surely the aunt showed the police the texts from the girl saying she didn’t want to be there??? And I don’t understand why the police didn’t demand entrance to do a welfare check and speak to the teen directly – Eunuchs for baby killers!

  • ConservativeSenior

    Burkhart should have been arrested for obstruction at the very least as well as the father for kidnapping. WTH is wrong with those people?

  • Clara

    What about the school? What was the administration doing, handing a minor over to a non-custodian? The school would certainly have proof of which parent is custodial and which is not.

  • patcarlson1

    There is a lot “wrong” with this story.

    The 911 operator shouldn’t have called this a “welfare check”. It was a kidnapping call. Kansas has laws against kidnapping and interference with parental custody.

    The police could have entered the “clinic” without consent or a warrant because they had probable cause to believe that a felony was being committed therein.

    The police could have checked the court records on Veteran’s Day. Anyone can. It’s called Regardless, they should have acted to prevent a crime.

    Why did the school let the girl go with the criminals?

    The girl is texting relatives, but isn’t calling 911 ???

    What is an “age-mate”? A mate with an age? Any age?

    “[T]here was some concern whether the sexual conduct was a consensual.” Who was concerned? When? Why?

    It makes no difference who impregnated the girl or whether “there was some concern whether the sexual conduct was a consensual.”

    Interesting story. Many questions. Shame on the police for not wanting to do their job. It doesn’t surprise me in the least.

  • skipsart

    Completely agree with you. Something is very wrong here.

  • Marie Steve

    Doesn’t Appear That She Had That Freedom To Choose, She Was Forced Against Her Will, That’s Not Freedom, That’s Abuse!!!

  • Ruth

    That father and grandmother should be prosecuted for unlawful abuse of the teen girl. Unless we vote for better politicians this will continue to go on.

  • Ruth

    This is not free choice but a forced abortion!

  • Engineered Reality

    Were I the mother of this child, the police would have to do everything in their power to stop me from going in and getting my child myself once they proved unwilling to.

  • Shira Levin

    Betty I agree with you. The police should have just gone in the dam clinic and find the poor then take her out. After there were more than one of them to the lone Burkhart.

  • Dominic Huber

    It’s money. That’s all abortionists care about.

  • Juda Myers

    Once again murderers and possibly a rapist is protected and not a teen desperately needing help. If there were a prolife person in there not allowing her to have an abortion the police would have come in with a tank to “save the girl”

  • jaybird

    Sounds like a lawsuit is in order against the clinic, father and whoever else was involved.

  • Ellen

    They sure do really have a lust for blood, don’t they? They did not even take time to listen to the teen and know what’s what. I hope her baby was not aborted against her will. If it was, the mother and aunt should sue this abortion clinic to the teeth.

  • Ibcamn

    yep,and the MSM needs to cover it like a kardasian wedding!…or the tranny dad,bruce and his “stuggle he endured for freedom”,WTF?what? that!the MSM made his/her/it’s story the main headline for months,they need to do the same if they do what you were saying,…sue everyone involved with this,a minor child being kidnapped and almost butchered on a table while her dad and granny sit by and wait!!like you said”everybody involved”…so this would be the O.J.trial of this decade……but sadly we know different!it most likely will be swept under the rug!

  • Paulyho

    Exactlly! Can’t believe the cops are so weak-kneed that they cower at the door of an abortion
    clinic? /Anywhere else they would be really aggressive!

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  • Len Beckman

    The momentum is building to recognize we have had medically sanctioned domestic terrorism in the states for four decades. Burkhardt practices all the aspects of terror, including bullying, pseudo god-centric manic personalities, abuse and certainly bloodlust for killing the innocent. An Islamist jihadist type uses violence externally to spread its message of demoniacal barbarism, an abortionist tries to keep it secret as he or she does their worst. David Daleiden’s video work has exposed the hell dwelling kill mills for what they are: rabid and primitive addiction to destroying teens and adult women while killing their offspring. The main difference between a jihadist and an abortionist is the number of letters before the suffix. You’d think 1.835 Billion kills would be enough.

  • Candice Hiler

    No wonder the girl’s mother isn’t married to her father any longer…

  • Dmhalix

    Any update or additional information to verify this case ? would love to share this on facebook but i try to verify everything i post as to not share bogus information

  • Dmhalix

    wait a second, there is no school on veterans day as far as i know …….

  • Dmhalix

    another question is how did the father take her out of school if the school was closed as it was veterans day ??? one of the reasons i try to verfiy things before i post on facebook as i was just about to share this horrible story

  • Cheryl Sullenger

    Schools were open. Courts and banks were closed.

  • Cheryl Sullenger

    Yes, there is in KS.

  • Cheryl Sullenger

    Bogus? Where did you hear that? Bury listening to the 911 and reading the CAD and police reports. This is better documented than most news stories you see.

  • Dmhalix

    i didn’t say THIS story was bogus, i said i try to verify any story i post about on facebook because there are so many bogus stories put out there which are easily proved false which only hurt the causes we are trying to support

  • Dmhalix

    also i had asked about schools being closed there in kansas on veterans day because up here in massachusetts all schools are closed for that holiday each year, was under the impression that all schools in the entire united states were closed for this

  • Dmhalix

    also i found this after some research, it shows that there are schools open on veterans day in kansas