KSBHA Closes Case Against Tiller in Abortion Death In Spite of Damning Evidence

Citizens vow to pursue the case using other legal remedies.

Wichita, KS — The Kansas State Board of Healing Arts has notified Cheryl Sullenger that it has closed the case against late-term abortionist George R. Tiller in the abortion death of Christin A. Gilbert who died after a third-trimester abortion on January 13, 2005.

Sullenger had filed a complaint against Tiller with the KSBHA after witnessing Gilbert being rushed into the Wesley Medical Center ER, followed moments later by Tiller. That complaint launched an investigation that spanned 11 months before the Board decided at a closed-door meeting not to pursue charges against Tiller.

Gilbert’s autopsy report specifically indicated that she died from “complications to a therapeutic abortion.”

“According to documents we have acquired, Tiller killed Christin Gilbert,” said Sullenger. “We believe the autopsy and other documents prove that he violated the standard of care by misdiagnosing a life-threatening infection as dehydration, sending her to an unequipped hotel room instead of the hospital even though her condition was worsening, and by his staff evading important questions asked by emergency personnel that could have sped help sooner once an ambulance had been summoned.”

“I believe that every Kansan should be concerned about the Board being unwilling to do their job to police the medical profession and protect the health and safety of patients. Because they steadfastly refuse to do their jobs, all Kansans are at risk,” continued Sullenger. “This decision by the Board sends the strong message to other doctors that they will literally allow them get away with murder.”

“This only proves what we have suspected all along, that the KSBHA is in bed with the abortion industry,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “Follow the money trail. Tiller gives huge campaign contributions to Gov. Sebelius, who in turn become beholden to the abortionist. Sebelius appoints Larry Buening as KSHBA executive director, who is now beholden to Sebelius. If the KSBHA disciplines Tiller for Gilbert’s death, then Sebelius looses Tiller’s future campaign money and maybe the next election, leaving Buening out of a job. This kind of cronyism and corruption is unacceptable to the honest people of Kansas.”

“The KSBHA may not care about the health and safety of women, but we certainly do,” said Newman. “We will be pursuing this case through other legal venues. We expect to be able to make an announcement about this very soon.”

Read letter from KSBHA to Sullenger dated Nov. 23,2005
Read Gilbert autopsy report
Listen to 911 call
Read more about Christin’s life and death