Operation Rescue’s Headquarters, Newman Attacked in Two Separate Incidents

By Cheryl Sullenger

Wichita, KS – On Monday morning, a torch was found placed against the side of Operation Rescue’s National Headquarters in Wichita, Kansas. The torch was charred at the end, but does not appear to have been lit.

“It was either a failed attempt at arson or an attempt to intimidate us,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “In any case, we will not be frightened by terror tactics. We continue our work to expose abortion abuses and close abortion facilities through peaceful, legal means even in the face of danger.”

Operation Rescue’s security camera system caught the perpetrator on video riding up on a bicycle at 2:55 a.m. on Saturday, July 9, 2016, and placing the torch against the Operation Rescue building, then leaving the same way he came. He appeared familiar with Operation Rescue’s security system and was careful to avoid triggering the motion-activated floodlights on the building.

A police report was made and the torch impounded as evidence.

This incident was particularly disturbing in light of another suspicious incident that took place over the weekend that appeared meant to inflict harm on Newman.

Newman reports that the lug nuts to the driver’s front tire on his personal vehicle had been loosened at some time on Saturday. Newman was traveling slowly when he realized his wheel was loose. He was able to avoid a potentially dangerous traffic accident and pulled over safely. The lug nuts appeared to have been intentionally loosened.

That incident was also reported to police.

Over the years, Operation Rescue staff members have been subjected to numerous death threats and the office has experienced several acts of vandalism, including a window shattered by a rock, and sabotaged security cameras.


  • gerald Hughes

    Find out who it was post his name and address, then forget about it.

  • Momma Beth

    Prayers for the safety of all Pro Lifers

  • patcarlson1

    Don’t count on the police to do anything about either incident. The bike rider in the video looks like the same bike rider in an earlier incident. A small reward for his arrest should flush him out.

  • Phil Esposito

    It’s okay for them to scream tolerance, but when it comes to practicing it, they’re a no show.

  • Gayle Wilbanks

    If they’re running scared to this extent, it sounds like this particular part of Satan’s domain is teetering and about to fall.

  • The fire-bomber may not be too smart… The last time I checked, it is very difficult to start a brick wall on fire. In fact the fireboxes of many home furnaces are lined with brick, and the bricks do not catch on fire. Poor guy!

  • Suzu M

    Thanks for the heads-up!

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  • Carol

    Prayers for the blood of Jesus to cover and protect Troy Newman and Operation Rescue.

  • Marion Jones

    It doesn’t look like he lit it. Maybe he got scared off before he could. Is there any more activity before or after the incident? Maybe vehicles slowing down on the street or this guy on his bike? He may have checked it out ahead of time or came back to see if it was lit. Hopefully the local Law Enforcement takes it serious. If not contact the State Police, they usually take over local issues that the victims feel is being ignored.

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  • Jena Smith

    don’t remember seeing this on any news. oh,wait a minute, this is against pro-life.no wonder this wasn’t news worthy.