Judge Orders Grand Jury To Convene On May 22

Tiller faces possible criminal charges in abortion death

Wichita, KS — Clearing the final hurdle, a citizen petition was approved and documents were filed by a judge this week ordering a grand jury to convene to investigate abortionist George R. Tiller in the third-trimester death of 19-year old Christin Gilbert last year.

While the actual court order remains under seal, Operation Rescue was told by an 18th District Court information officer that the grand jury was ordered to convene. KWCH News is reporting that the grand jury will meet for the first time on May 22, and could take up to three months to investigate Tiller for possible violations of Kansas law that include second-degree murder, failure to report abuse, illegal late-term abortion, and mistreatment of a dependent adult. Gilbert had Down syndrome.

Citizens initiated the process to convene a grand jury after suspicions arose that the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts was engaged in what Operation Rescue called a “white-wash” to protect Tiller, who is a large campaign contributor to pro-abortion candidates, including Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, who intervened in the investigation. The KSBHA is appointed by the governor.

“We are gratified that they system appears to be working,” said Operation Rescue spokesperson Cheryl Sullenger, who witnessed emergency workers rushing Gilbert into the emergency room where she later died. Sullenger also filed the original complaint with the KSBHA that was dismissed in November.

“Every step of the way, we have been concerned about political corruption derailing this effort, as we believe it may have with the KSBHA’s so-called investigation, and that is still a big concern for us today,” Sullenger said. “Tiller is a wealthy man who has bought influence for himself in this community and this state. We pray that the court avoids all appearances of impropriety and appoints a judge, prosecutor, and jurors who have no association with Tiller politically, professionally, or socially. Only then will the public be able to trust their findings.”

Visit official “Justice for Christin” web site

  • Teri

    I am so happy right now :)!!!!

  • It’s about time this man was held accountable.

    And I have no graphics program that I can figure out how to work. Please, somebody, make the sign with a picture of Christin, a picture of her killer, and the words, “Which one was legalization supposed to protect?” We need it to drive home that legalization didn’t keep Christin from being killed; it just kept her killer safe to continue to ply his deadly trade.

  • Dian Prasko

    Prayer is the key on this one! We must be faithful so God can honor the faithful and move this monster out of business. Dian P.

  • Mike

    FINALLY !!!!
    Pray that it is successful.

  • breanna

    i am so happy that he is getting charged and i hope it puts him out of buisness for good he does not deserve to have a place were he kills inocent baby’s. ton’s of people want him to go to hell and burn for ever but the christians would want him to repent and repent hard for what all the sins he has done wee good luck guys and god bless

  • All_Life_IS_Precious

    He hasn’t been charged yet. A grand jury is just going to convene. I hope they find him responsible for neglect and stupidity.

    I wish Christin’s family had taken her to the hospital instead of going back to his office. Is it true that he makes patients sign a form saying they WILL NOT go to the hospital if they have complications? Cause that should be illegal.

    I will be praying hard that they find him guilty.

  • Teri

    I had a 3rd trimester abortion at Tiller’s & yes, he did make sign a paper stating that if I had any complications, I would only call him, NO HOSPITAL. And after speaking with an attorney, I found out that not only is that illegal, but that paper is not worth the ink it’s written with. It was not & is not legally binding. It was a CYA move for him, a scare tactic because he knows what he’s doing is very dangerous & wrong.

  • teri

    I am a former patient & yes,he made me sign a paper stating that I would call only him in the event of an emergency.

  • All_Life_IS_Precious


    I think you should present this evidence to show that Tiller is doing something illegal. Another reason we need him to go to jail.

    So, if you had an emergency and went to the hospital instead, would he have had you arrested for “disobeying” his form?

  • teri

    No, there was NOTHING he could have done. It was a scare tactic. It is a cowardly move on his part to ensure that he’s the only one that knows about his botches (which, according to everything I’ve read are many, yet he claims almost none).

    Also, he had a ton of documents destroyed from the clinic days before they could have been subpeonaed. Operation Rescue was right there when the truck came to do it. Boy would I have like to know what those documents were..