Tiller Grand Jury Petitions To Be Submitted April 7

Grassroots coalition is calling for a criminal investigation into the abortion death of a Texas teen.

Wichita, KS — Signatures demanding the convening of a Grand Jury to investigate George R. Tiller in the third-trimester abortion death of Christin Gilbert will be presented to Sedgwick County, KS after a Petition Presentation Ceremony that will be held at noon at the Sedgwick County Administration Building on Friday, April 7.

A grassroots Justice for Christin Coalition launched the petition effort on January 13, 2006, on the one-year anniversary of the death of Gilbert, a 19-year old Texas Down Syndrome girl, who died at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, after complications from a botched third-trimester abortion received at Tiller’s abortion mill were misdiagnosed. Coalition representative Cheryl Sullenger says that the group has gathered over three times the number of signatures required by law.

“Because of interest in this effort to bring Christin’s killer to justice, the petition deadline has been extended to Monday, April 3,” said Sullenger. “The petitions will be presented to the County Clerk immediately following a brief ceremony on Friday, April 7.”

The State of Kansas allows citizens to convene a Grand Jury to investigate wrong-doing through a petition process. By law, the county will have 60 days after the required signatures are submitted to convene the Grand Jury.

“We were forced to take this route because we believe that political pandering to Tiller has thwarted his discipline through traditional channels,” said Sullenger.

The group maintains that Tiller’s large campaign contributions to pro-abortion politicians, including Democratic Governor Kathleen Sebelius, has bought Tiller cover with the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts, a Board whose Executive Director, Larry Buening, is a Sebelius appointee. The KSBHA refused to discipline Tiller for Christin Gilbert’s death in spite of an autopsy report that indicates Tiller was at fault and 911 documents that indicate his employee, Marguerite Reed, tried to cover up the true nature of Christin’s fatal condition.

“All we are asking is for an independent investigation into Christin’s death and attempted cover-up by people unassociated with Tiller politically, professionally, or socially,” said Sullenger. “We have yet to get that from any authority in the State of Kansas.”

More information about Christin Gilbert’s tragic death and the Grand Jury effort, including photos and public documents obtained by Operation Rescue investigators, can be found at http://justiceforchristin.com.

  • Continued prayers!

  • Tina

    Fabulous job ORW !!!!

  • lime5

    Way to go, ORW!!! Yes, Yes, Yessss!

    Though the Philistines may jostle, I intend to see that this quote is posted every time Christin’s outrageous, senseless, and brutal death is mentioned, so here it is AGAIN:

    “Do you treat, care for, and help a sick or disabled person, or do you kill him? Do you measure the value of a person’s life in money? Or in utilitarian usefulness? The cost to society to care for all the physically and mentally handicapped among us is but a tiny fraction of the cost to society for the morally deformed among us. Professor Jerome Lejeune, discoverer of the chromosomal pattern of Down’s syndrome once related to us a story he had heard from a geneticist colleague which illustrates this well:

    “Many years ago, my father was a Jewish physician in Braunau, Austria. On one particular day, two babies had been delivered by one of his colleagues. One was a fine, healthy boy with a strong cry. His parents were extremely proud and happy. The other was a little girl, but her parents were extremely sad, for she was a Mongoloid baby. I followed them both for almost fifty years. The girl grew up, living at home, and was finally destined to be the one who nursed her mother through a very long and lingering illness after a stroke. I do not remember her name. I do, however, remember the boy’s name. He died in a bunker in Berlin. His name was Adolf Hitler.”
    — J.C. Willke, “Why Can’t We Love Them Both” (an excellent read on many aspects of induced abortion, available online at abortionfacts.com)


  • Frank


    An excellent post, Lime5. The reasoning works equally well for another issue I and many struggle with: The death penalty.

    The death of an innocent unborn is in some respects quite different from, for example, that of a convicted cop killer. One obvious difference is of course the issue of “innocence.” However, life is life, and I think we need to be consistent — no taking of life, period (except, for example, in self defense).

    As an aside, I’ve always believed the death penalty “system” needs to be overhauled. Rather than spend countless millions to try the penalty phase of, again, cop killers, wouldn’t the “system” be better used putting the killer behind bars for life, but wherein the criminal is required, for example, to do hard labor? No Nikes, weight rooms & cable TV on demand at taxpayer expense — just a hard life of toil to atone for one’s crimes? But that’s another forum.

  • Lime5

    Yes, it is another forum, so why not take it there?

    But since you have rather twisted Dr. Willke’s quote to bring it HERE…

    I’m always hearing how inconsistent it is to be for saving the lives of the innocent, weak, disabled, etc., and also for capitally punishing those convicted of clear capital offenses…such as the deliberate murder of the innocent, weak, disabled…and those who protect and serve them (this would exclude the brownshirt types who abuse their power to persecute and victimize them. I would not, for instance, oppose or condemn the Warsaw ghetto uprising…I gather that you would.

    I have abundant cause to believe that you DO NOT create a civilized, just, compassionate, optimally/legitimately free society by permitting the strong to victimize the weaker with impunity; that is the overarching principle, in addition to the Bible (not that I see any conflict between the two) that I employ to judge these matters. I also have abundant reason to believe that the society undermined by permitting the strong to prey on those weaker is the sort most people want to live in themselves, though they may try to create its opposite in serving interests that may serve them for a time, but are not, in the long run, in the best interests of humanity as a whole and typically victimize others in the short run as well.

    I think, personally, that execution is appropriate for premeditated, unprovoked, deliberate murder, that legitimate government will perform it, and that to do less makes the murderer’s life more valuable that/those of his/her victim(s).

    That said, I think that what provocation there was should be taken into account in meting out the sentence, as I am certain that God takes all aspects into account in executing His own judgment; to me this was the originally intended purpose, and the proper use of jury trials.

    A really big wrinkle in all this is that a man who, in a fit of passion, shoots & kills a rival may be much less of a murderer at heart than someone who simply ostracizes someone (s)he dislikes; who, by such an attitude, simply tries inwardly to create a world in which his/her victim does not exist. . .

    You don’t invoke any basis for your beliefs other than your own opinion; what is your authority, and why should I, or anyone else, take your word over God’s?