Operation Rescue Launches “Year of Justice” Campaign

Wichita, KS — Operation Rescue staff members gathered today outside the Federal Courthouse in Wichita, KS, to launch their “Year of Justice” campaign. Undaunted by freezing rain, the group stood with signs and a memorial wreath to mark the beginning of the Sanctity of Human Life Weekend and the 33rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

“We chose this weekend to kick off our ‘Year of Justice’ campaign because for 33 years, there has been no justice for the pre-born who have been deprived of life without due process,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “With God’s grace, we intend to see that change.”

“This year, like never before, we will be seeking justice on behalf of the innocent victims of abortion,” said Newman. “We will seek justice through the courts by supporting pro- life judges who we believe will eventually help overturn Roe and restore the protections of legal personhood to the pre-born.

“We will seek justice through the legislature by supporting legislation that will protect the innocent at the State and Federal levels.

“And we will seek justice for a 19-year old Down Syndrome teenager named Christin Gilbert who died a year ago from complications to a third-trimester abortion procured at George Tiller’s Wichita abortion mill. We are actively involved with a grassroots coalition that will soon present the required signatures to force a Grand Jury investigation into her death and other wrongdoing by Tiller and his cohorts.”

Other Roe v. Wade memorial events planned by Operation Rescue include a neighborhood “Prayer for Justice” tour on Saturday, and a memorial prayer service at George Tiller’s infamous late-term abortion mill at sundown on Sunday, the 33rd anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that decriminalized abortion.

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  • Simon

    What is it that you plan to do differently?

  • prolifer2006

    I read an article through a Catholic site that stated at the clinic where Christin was a staff member phoned 911 and asked that the ambulance would not using sirens and flashing lights b/c this would give people a bad view of the clinic. How sickening! It’s bad enough they murder children but Christin needed to get to a hospital and they’re worried about their public image!!!!

  • Operation Rescue


    We spent the first 2-3 years of this project investigating and documenting and now we will focus more of our efforts of bringing the perpetrators of wrongdoing to justice. While we will continue our other activities, it is time to hold the wrongdoers accountable through the many legal avenues available to us.

  • teddi

    I’m curious-

    I visited to the link to the justice for christin website.

    Using the same petition process to convene the Grand Jury and begin an investigation- could the same be done for Sarah Elizabeth Brown?

    The details available to us show there was no maternal or fetal “indication” for her abortion, and under Kansas law (was the law the same in 93′?) couldn’t Tiller be prosecuted for illegal 3rd tri abortion? OR even on VOLUNTARY manslaughter or murder charges?

    It’s pretty common that even if death results long after an initial injury/attack- is there a statute of limitations in Kansas?

    Just a thought. Sarah, like all the babes murdered by Tiller deserves justice.