Tiller’s Abortion Clinic Will Remain Closed A Third Straight Week

Wichita, KS — As late-term abortionist George R. Tiller faces a possible 19 years in jail on charges he committed illegal post-viability abortions, his infamous abortion clinic, Women’s Health Care Services will remain closed for at least another week, Operation Rescue has confirmed.

Tiller surprised pro-lifers when no abortions took place on July 31, 2007, as scheduled. His clinic has been closed to patients since. WHCS was also closed the first week in July, but according to his web site, that closure was a scheduled one.

Abortion patients continue to be turned away with clinic personnel telling callers that WHCS will be closed next week and are unsure when the abortion clinic will reopen.

“I’ve heard about four completely different reasons from Tiller associates as to why the clinic is closed, and I suspect none of them are true,” said Operation Rescue spokesperson Cheryl Sullenger. “We’ve rarely seen an abortion mill close that has told the truth about it. We are just extremely grateful for the respite in the taking of innocent human life. Three straight weeks — four since the beginning of July — with no abortions is unprecedented.”

Women’s Health Care Services began as the family practice office of Tiller’s father, Jack, who died in a plane crash in 1970. Upon Jack’s death, Tiller returned to Wichita and assumed his father’s practice. Tiller claims he learned that his dad had provided illegal abortions for women, and became persuaded by former patients to do the same.

In 1975, Tiller opened Women’s Health Care Services as an outpatient abortion clinic. In 1980, he began to specialize in late-term abortions, later developing his own version of the partial-birth abortion technique, wherein the baby is killed via lethal injection to the heart prior to the onset of labor.

In 1991, Tiller’s clinic was the focus of Operation Rescue’s Summer of Mercy, where over 2,000 peaceful protesters were arrested for sit-ins that closed the clinic for 11 straight days.

In 1994, Tiller purchased adjoining property and vastly expanded his clinic. Today, he employs three out-of-state abortionists who rotate duty shifts on a weekly basis. He also employs about a dozen other abortion workers — none of whom are licensed health care workers.

In January, 2005, 19-year old patient Christin Gilbert died from a botched third-trimester abortion, resulting in a grand jury investigation that failed to indict Tiller on four criminal counts by only one vote.

Currently Tiller faces 19 counts of illegal late-term abortions that carry a penalty of 1 year in jail and a $2,500 fine for each count.

Abortions were last done at Tiller’s clinic on July 27, 2007.

“This is the longest period of time that Wichita has been abortion free in 34 years,” said Sullenger. “We’re thanking God, but taking it one day at a time. We certainly will not stop praying and working until Tiller’s abortion business is permanently closed.”

  • Quick question — Doesn’t Tiller use digoxin? Right now the UPI and the Detroit News are lamenting, via quack Alberto Hodari, that abortionists are being “forced” to use this “unnecessary” and “dangerous” drug to ensure a dead fetus prior to beginning a PBA.

    If Tiller does use digoxin, we need to get a Battle of the Borts going — Which one is lying? Is Tiller lying when he says it’s perfectly safe, or Hodari lying when he says it’s dangerous? Inquiring minds want to know!

  • Alayna Staggers (Nurse)

    This is the “best news” I have heard in a long time! Tiller and his employees can have some time to examine their motives and ask themselves if their chosen occupation is worth risking their reputation and lives for. The medical community can decide if Tiller is a risk to their practice, and is their involvement with him tainting their reputation. Carhart and all the other abortionists like him can see that God is moving closer in their direction. The world is noticing that abortion is not just a controversary, but “Almighty God” views it as a sin which will be punished! Everyone knows “in their heart.” Romans 13:11,12..” it is high time to wake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than we believed.
    The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.”
    Romans 14:11,12 For it is written, “As I live,”saith the Lord, “Every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.” So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.

  • Mike

    ALL of them are lying…the entire abortion industry is BASED on lies. The most trajic thing about this deceptive, collaborative web of lies that has been forced on the American public by the abortion proponents is that women (and men) BELIEVE the lies.

    Abortionists and their “adoring public” will look for yet another method of killing the unborn if (and when) the Digoxin form of the “procedure” kills enough women. Then they will come up with another equally dangerous and toxic way to kill babies…all in the name of Reproductive Choice.

    Abortion at any cost. No exceptions. No limitations. No questions asked.

    When will it all end?

  • Stephanie

    Tiller’s mugshot, is the face of a derranged, demented, demon-possessed individual. Let’s pray that Psalms 10, would be applied to this wicked man.