In a pro-life movement first, Operation Rescue uses crime scene technology on an empty Wichita abortion mill with shocking results.
Wichita, KS — Three members of Operation Rescue have become the first pro-lifers to use crime scene technology to conduct blood trace tests at a former abortion mill. Tested was the former Central Women’s Services, which was recently purchased by Operation Rescue. The staff members who conducted the testing are saying that the results were stunning and disturbing.
The group was curious about some of the stains and other filth discovered when they took possession of the building in June, 2006, after refusing continuation of tenancy to the abortion business that had occupied that location for 23 years. They decided to test certain surfaces inside the facility, which has remained unchanged since its purchase, with a substance called luminol, a reagent that brightly glows in the dark when it comes in contact with even minute traces of human blood.
Armed with cameras and a spray bottle of luminol, the rescuers arrived at the empty building around 9 PM on Thursday, August 3, 2006, in order to have optimum conditions for their testing. Brenna Sullenger sprayed the luminol in the areas to be tested while Keith Mason documented the results with a digital still camera and Cheryl Sullenger video-taped the testing and the results. [Links to video clips and photos are located at the end of this story.]
The group began to apply the spray to the recovery room area. All lights were extinguished as Brenna began to apply the spray to the carpeting. While a faint glow could be seen in the bottle as the spraying began, rescuers wondered at first if the product was working properly because there was nothing visible on the portion of carpet where they began their testing.
But as Brenna began to spray the baseboards and the walls, suddenly, the entire room reflected an eerie glow as the area began to emit a bright pale-blue luminescence — the positive indicator of the presence of human blood. The luminol revealed at times clear spatter patterns and at other times smeared areas where it appeared that clean up efforts were attempted.
“The walls looked like there had been a chain saw massacre in there,” said Cheryl Sullenger. “We couldn’t believe our eyes. We certainly did not expect to find that much blood in the recovery area. It appeared that carpeting had been laid after some very bloody event or events had taken place in that room. We were absolutely shocked.”
From there, the group moved into the first abortion room. Immediately bright reflective spots revealed a room covered in blood spatter from floor to ceiling. A floor vent revealed particularly heavy amounts of blood.
“The thought of all that blood in the ventilation system literally sickened me,” said Brenna Sullenger. “I was not sure I could continue the testing at that point. The blood spatter revealed a pattern that clearly showed the orientation of the abortion table and the location of the suction machine, but there was literally evidence of heavy blood spatter and smears everywhere.”
“It is no wonder abortion mills smell so nasty,” said Cheryl Sullenger. “The blood — and God knows what else — simply flies during an abortion and that stuff all soaks into the dry wall and gets tracked into the carpeting where it putrefies. There is no way to get rid of it aside from major demolition. From what we observed, there can be no such thing as a ‘safe, clean’ abortion clinic.”
The next room to be tested was the small closet with the sink that contained the large, industrial garbage disposal. Research revealed that the disposal model, the Sinkmaster 850, which is no longer in production, was primarily produced for industrial kitchen use and was ironically referred to as the “Bonecrusher 850” for its ability to dispose of meat and poultry bones.
Former abortion mill owner Kelly Simpson told reporters after OR announced the purchase of the property that no “biohazard material” was placed down the Bonecrusher 850, but the blood test results of that room strongly disagreed.
“That room lit up like a Christmas tree,” said Cheryl Sullenger. “The entire area glowed with bright blue reflections indicating the thick presence of human blood.”
“There were what we had thought might be circular rust stains on the counter and around the sink, as well as a scratched, worn patch in the sink that we believed was either rusty or just dirty. We expected to find some blood, but we did not expect to find what we did. Every one of those ‘rusty’ areas tested positive for human blood. There were globs of matter near one of the stains around the sink that tested positive and appeared to be human tissue. The sink was heavily stained with it and the counter was covered. The brown circular stains glowed with strong blue light. It looked to me like the last time abortions were done, no one even bothered to wipe the counter afterwards.
“The soap dispenser in that room was particularly covered in blood, as was the paper towel dispenser. Apparently hand washing did not remove all the blood residue from the workers’ hands and it transferred heavily to the paper towel dispenser,” she said. “I am sure the clinic workers unwittingly left work each day covered in bloody residue that was invisible to the naked eye, but present nonetheless. They very literally had blood on their hands, and probably just about everywhere else, too.
“I didn’t see a square inch of that closet that did not have heavy blood spatter. Simpson may claim that no ‘biohazardous’ material went down that drain, but the luminol testing was proof to us beyond question. That room was a shop of horrors saturated with the blood of innocent children.”
“Nothing is ever going to make me forget this,” said a horrified Keith Mason as he witnessed the bloody sink area and its ghastly glow.
The group then moved on to the stains in the carpeted hallway outside the abortion rooms. While some spatter was present on the carpet and up the hallway walls, the evidence of human blood was less than in previously tested areas.
Next, the second abortion room was tested. The amount of blood found in this room was much more copious than that of the first abortion room. The outline of the abortion table could be clearly discerned. The walls and floors were heavily spattered and in places soaked in blood residue.
The rescuers then decided to test other areas of the former abortion mill for human blood traces. Very small speckles of positive results were found in the “biohazard” closet, where the boxed remains of aborted babies were reportedly stored until a courier could arrive to remove them. The traces appeared to be transfer from the bloody sink room where the remains were packaged.
Next, the “counseling” room, where boxes of patient records were kept, was tested. No traces of human blood were discovered there, except for a small spot on a wall where it appeared someone with blood on their hands may have touched it.
“That gave us confidence that the luminol was working properly,” said Keith Mason. “There were obviously areas that were nearly saturated with human blood, and other areas of the building that little or no blood was found. We would not have gotten those results if the luminol was giving us false positive readings.”
While the luminol product label indicated that the glowing results are photographable, none of the video or digital photos taken by Operation Rescue on that night was able to capture the luminescent effect. However, the video did capture the reaction of those present as the tests revealed their grisly evidence.
“One minute I was standing in an average empty room, but then as the lights went out and the blood evidence began to glow, it was as if we were transported back in time to the moments when the killing occurred. And not just for the abortion of one innocent child, but for the brutal and bloody deaths of baby after baby after baby, all at once. It was a very overwhelming emotional and shocking experience,” said Cheryl Sullenger.
“The blood of those innocent children murdered at that abortion mill literally cries out to anyone who enters the building since the smell of death is immediately overpowering. But that night, as we stood in those killing rooms amidst the visible evidence of their violent deaths, we heard their blood’s voice loud and clear,” she said.
“I think it caused us all to rededicate ourselves to God’s work of ending the barbarity of abortion”
Operation Rescue plans extensive renovations to the abortion mill to make it into a memorial for the pre-born and an office suite for Operation Rescue.
But at least for Brenna Sullenger, it will take some time before she will enter that building as it. “It is just far to horrifying to think about the babies that died so brutally there. It is not something you can witness like that and not be affected by it.”
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