Pro-lifers Lay Hundreds of Flowers At Closed Late-term Abortion Mill

UPDATE: Photos for “A Time for Healing…A Time for Life” Event are now available. CLICK HERE TO VIEW.

Wichita, KS – Undeterred by heavy rains throughout the day and threats of disruption by abortion supporters, pro-lifers gathered Saturday evening at the now-closed late-term abortion clinic once operated by George Tiller for a memorial and prayer service.

Under skies that had temporarily cleared, a group of about 35 people laid hundreds of flowers at the clinic in honor of the babies and the women injured and killed there. The group offered prayers for peace and healing for the Tiller family and the community.

Members of a local pro-abortion group that threatened to disrupt the memorial service with Fred Phelps-style tactics were nowhere to be seen.

“This was never about confrontation. It was about praying for peace and healing. The abortion folks couldn’t respect that, so we changed our plans,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “Instead, the day turned out better than we could have hoped.”

In order to avoid disruption, the pro-lifers rescheduled their day and instead gathered at noon at Operation Rescue’s National Headquarters, which was an abortion clinic before OR bought the building and evicted the abortion business. Prayers were offered and hundreds of flowers were laid at the site. They also conducted a similar service at a second location where an abortion business once stood and at Wesley Medical Center where at least one abortion patient, 19-year old Christin Gilbert, died from complications to a third trimester abortion recieved at Tiller’s clinic in 2005.

In the evening, the group, led by Rev. Pat Mahoney of the Christian Defense Coalition, gathered outside Tiller’s former abortion clinic and prayed, sang hymns, and placed the flowers. There was no sign of any opposition.

The signs that once identified the large stucco structure as an abortion clinic had been removed.

Currently, there are no facilities offering abortions in Wichita, making the city abortion-free for the first time since abortion was decriminalized in 1973.

“We pray that now all members of the community, no matter where they stand on abortion, can begin the healing process. There’s been enough death in this city,” said Newman. “We pray that now Wichita can be known of a place of healing and hope.”

VIEW EVENT PHOTOS (Note: The thumbnails in the gallery crop the photos. Click the thumbnails to view the full photo or to view the photos in a slideshow format.)

  • Mike

    BRAVO !
    NOW can they tear down that hell hole and use the property for something life-affirming ???
    Every speck of debris from that place should be dumped in the deepest part of the ocean where it will be forgotten and unseen forever.
    Praise Jesus that this place is closed and no more DEATHS will occur there. The sooner that place is obliterated, the better.

  • I hope this place is never forgotten. If its forgotten we will never learn to leave this horror of a death culture and cleave to life! I want everyone to see the procedure rooms and the crematorium and contemplate the great evil that happened there. God has the victory! He will not be mocked! Whatsoever a man sows, that will he also reap. Shame Tiller who went to church never bothered to read and meditate on the truths of God’s word!

  • Bill Gamelson

    Turn it into a Christian day care center!

    Plaster the walls with images of children dancing on the clouds!

  • Mark Favreau

    I don’t condone Tillers murder but I am glad that that miserable excuse for a clinic is closed for good. Even one abortion is intrinsically evil but abortionist and their staff at Tillers clinic did tens of thousands of them over the last 36 years.

    I pray for all that are involved in the abortion industry and the women who have them and, of course, the babies.

    I hope abortionist Leroy Carhart doesn’t buy the building or open up at any other place in Kansas.