New Documents Verify Abortion Death

Crack Operation Rescue investigators continue to uncover key evidence in late-term abortion tragedy

WICHITA, KS — Operation Rescue investigators have obtained public documents that confirm the abortion death that occurred on January 13, 2005, when a 19-year old “developmentally disabled” Texas woman was rushed by ambulance from a late-term abortion mill owned by George Tiller to the Emergency Room of Wesley Medical Center where she died later that day.

The records obtained by Operation Rescue include the woman’s identity, however, Operation Rescue has decided to withhold her name at this time.

The records include a subpoena and supporting documents from Tarrant County, Texas, requesting medical records from Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, KS, in the investigation of felony sexual assault that is being investigated by a Texas Grand Jury.

According to a court order signed by Elizabeth Berry, Presiding Judge of the Criminal District Court #3 of Tarrant County, Texas, the following records were subpoenaed from Wesley Medical Center:

“Any and all records and/or documents pertaining to [name of victim], W/F, DOB 5/30/85, who was pronounced dead at Wesley Medical Center on January 13, 2005, including but not limited to medical and patient billing records, and the name of the physician who treated [name of victim] and/or pronounced her dead.”

Operation Rescue was the first to break the story of the woman’s death, and also filed the complaint with the Kansas Board of Healing Arts that launched their investigation into Tiller and his part in her fatal abortion.

From their investigation, Operation Rescue believes that the woman in question was sexual abused in the Ft. Worth, Texas, area, and when her pregnancy was discovered in the advanced stages, she was transported to Wichita, Kansas, for an abortion. But something went wrong, and a 911 call was placed by Tiller employee Marguerite Reed who was evasive with the dispatcher and placed him on hold for 45 critical seconds while she inquired about how much she should tell him. Upon arrival, the ambulance crew determined that the victim’s condition warranted emergency transport with all haste to Wesley’s Emergency Room, where died later that day. OR staffers photographed the ambulance and George Tiller’s arrival at the ER.

“A woman was abused. And now she is dead and her baby is dead. How many more must be injured or die before Tiller is held responsible for the human tragedy he has caused?” said OR president Troy Newman. “We call on the State of Kansas to pass a tough Clinic Regulations Act and suspend Tiller’s license until and independent probe can be launched into this tragic death and the injuries of four other women in the past year.”