Urgent Letter from Troy Newman: Help Us Stop Abortionist Tiller from Getting Away With Murder!

Operation Rescue vows to make sure Christin Gilbert’s killer is brought to justice.

October 24, 2005

Dear Friend

I urgently need your help to stop late-term abortionist George Tiller from getting away with “murder”.

We all know that “Tiller the killer” kills innocent babies in the womb at his so-called state-of-the-art abortion center, in Wichita, Kansas. But we also know the police will not arrest him for that killing because abortion is the disgraceful law of the land.

We are talking about another murder.

Bloody Murder: That’s the only way I can describe the tragic and grisly death of 19-year old Christin Gilbert. Christin died from a botched third-trimester abortion procured at Tiller’s abortion mill last January.

And now we have the autopsy report to back up that claim.

In fact, the autopsy reveals that Christin suffered terribly and died a painful, agonizing death because of the abortion Tiller gave her.

Christin’s tragedy is especially bitter because she is a truly innocent woman who was victimized by those who should have protected her. Christin had Down syndrome, but that did not stop her from enjoying a full and active life, full of love and happiness.

Christin attended high school and graduated from the special education program there. She was the batgirl and inspiration to the State Championship Girls’ Softball team, and was a regular participant at her hometown Special Olympics. She was known for her encouraging words and abundant hugs. Christin was deeply loved by her community. (Read more about Christin’s life)

But because Christin had Down’s syndrome, Christin was not capable of giving legal consent to any of the horrific events that befell her — including her abortion!

Christin’s tragedy began when she was sexually abused in her small Texas hometown. Her loving spirit and trusting nature were betrayed by a pervert who preyed upon her innocence. His criminal act or acts resulted in Christin’s pregnancy.

The “stretch marks” on Christin’s abdomen were probably the first clues the family had that Christin was with child. But instead of welcoming the new life into their home, her family took her to Wichita, Kansas, to see late-term abortionist George Tiller.

Wichita, is the abortion capital of the world, and is the “last stop” for many second and third-trimester babies from all over the country.

Christin’s baby was 28 weeks old and in the third-trimester of pregnancy when Tiller injected the baby’s heart with a poison that would cause it to stop beating. She was prepared for “delivery of a stillborn”, (as Tiller likes to call his unique version of a partial-birth abortion), and sent back to her hotel room with instructions to call only the abortion mill if something went wrong.

And something did go terribly wrong.

Christin developed complications and returned to the abortion mill, where Tiller misdiagnosed her condition as “dehydration” and sent her back again to the hotel. In fact, because of the botched abortion, Christin had developed a raging infection that had turned to sepsis, a very serious and often fatal blood infection.

Her condition continued to deteriorate, but, instead of rushing Christin to the hospital, her family obediently waited until the abortion mill opened the next morning before getting help for Christin.

By this time, Christin was in serious trouble. According to one doctor who reviewed the autopsy report: She “bled and oozed from every orifice” as she developed a systemic blood disorder that caused her organs to begin to fail.

Finally, an emergency call was placed by Tiller employee Marguerite Reed who was, according to the dispatcher, “evasive” about Christin’s condition. As Christin lay dying, Marguerite pled with the dispatcher, “Please! Please! Please! No lights, no sirens!” She then placed him on hold for forty-five critical seconds while she checked to see how much she should tell the dispatcher, who never knew the seriousness of Christin’s condition. (Listen to 911 Call)

The Bible says, “The kindest acts of the wicked are cruel”

There is no doubt that Tiller and his employees are responsible for the needless death of Christin Gilbert.

And we can prove it!

This is perhaps the most well documented abortion death in the shameful history of Roe v. Wade.

  • Our people were on the scene and photographed the ambulance as it whisked her from the abortion mill “code blue.”
  • Our investigators witnessed her arrival by ambulance at the hospital Emergency Room, where they describe the emergency workers in a state of “near panic” as they rushed to save Christin’s life.
  • We have acquired documentation of every aspect of this case, from the 911 audio tape to the autopsy report — and everything in between.
  • One of our staff members even filed the complaint with the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts (KSBHA) that launched the investigation against Tiller in Christin’s death.
  • It is an absolute fact that if my incredible staff had not been on the scene and investigating, this crime it would have been completely covered up and forgotten.

    You would think, with all the evidence to support Tiller’s guilt in the death of this young lady that it would be a simple thing to bring him to justice.

    Yet nothing could be further from the truth!

    That is why we need your help. It is possible that cronyism and corruption will shield Tiller from any disciplinary action from the state.

    Please bear with me as we follow the money trail.

    Tiller is a large campaign contributor to pro-abort Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius. In fact, it is well known that Sebelius probably would not have won the election without the VERY large sums of blood money that Tiller poured into her campaign coffers.

    In Kansas, the Governor appoints a board to oversee the medical community. Larry Buening is the executive director of the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts. He is a Sebelius appointee. His wife, Vicki Buening, is Gov. Sebeluis’ Chief of Staff.

    When I met with Vicki Buening about this tragedy and other botched abortions at Tiller’s mill, she directed me to talk to Larry Buening who then directed me to talk with Vicki Buening. This vicious circle of corruption is keeping Tiller from being brought to justice.

    If the Kansas Board of Healing Arts suspends or revokes Tiller’s medical license, it would be akin to “killing their cash cow.” The former “doctor” Tiller would be out of a job and would be unable to send in his normal “contributions” to the Governor.

    However, they are all politicians and there is one thing that politicians respond to above all else, and that is

    If it were up to the politicians and their cronies, they would simply drop the case against Tiller.

    However, we can’t let that happen. Christin’s life was too precious!

    We need your help now to contact the Kansas Board of Healing Arts and beg — no demand, that Tiller’s medical license be permanently revoked for the senseless death of Christin Gilbert.

    In the next few days the KSBHA will make a determination about whether to pursue charges against Tiller or close the case forever.

    We need you to call Larry Buening TODAY at (785) 296-3680 or e-mail him at lbuening@ink.org.

    If you have time, contact EVERYONE at the KSBHA and demand the revocation of Tiller’s medical license for the botched abortion death of Christin Gilbert. All the phone numbers and e-mail addresses are listed online at http://www.ksbha.org/staff.html.

    We know that public pressure works with these people. Earlier this year pro-lifers publicized the discovery of filthy, rat-infested conditions at Krishna Rajanna’s abortion mill in Kansas City. The KSBHA was going to merely slap him on the wrist with a $1,000 fine and let him continue operating what amounted to a nasty, back-alley style chop shop.

    Operation Rescue launched a public awareness campaign among lawmakers in Topeka, and because of the ensuing public pressure, the KSBHA revoked Rajanna’s license and closed his mill for good.

    Now you can have an active part in possibly stopping the most heinous abortionist in our nation, George Tiller.

    We know that Christin’s death was not the end to Tiller’s butchery. Just recently we documented an incident that was clearly an abortion complication requiring medical attention. (Click here to read this story.)

    And we have documented a half-dozen other ambulance runs from Tiller’s mill where we don’t know if the women are alive or dead.

    Your calls and e-mails to the KSBHA could help stop “Tiller the Killer” from hurting anyone else.

    Time is short. The situation is urgent. The KSBHA will make a decision about Tiller within days. We must not allow Tiller to get away with killing Christin Gilbert and her pre-born baby.

    This is an urgent call for justice. Christin’s beauty was more than “skin deep” and her brief life is worth a phone call to the KSBHA.

    The public outcry could bring Tiller’s “reign of terror” to an end. With Tiller’s medical license revoked hundreds of thousands of babies will be saved.

    Please call or write the KSBHA then consider making a donation to Operation Rescue today. And please don’t forget to pray for us. The battle is waxing hot and we sincerely covet your prayers.

    May God richly bless you for your efforts on behalf of justice for Christin and support for this ministry.

    For the voiceless,

    Troy Newman

    • Keely

      Reading the entries on your website, I as a pro-choicer have a few things to say. I agree that Christin Gilbert could have been spared pain, suffering, and a death too soon had Tiller been less… stupid. However, I do not see how you can place the burden of her death on the shoulders of ABORTION ITSELF. Had she gotten an abortion at another place, she might have lived through it.

      Also, I do not see why you cast her and her family’s decision for her to have an abortion in such a bad light. THE POOR GIRL WAS RAPED. She might not have been ready to be a mother; her family might not have been prepared to deal with a new addition to the family. Also, the adoption process is long and very complicated, and there is no way to ensure that your baby will go to a good home.

      I understand that your site will be, naturally, biased as it is a “pro-life” or anti-choice site. However, using bad logic to make your beliefs seem superior is not an effective means of dealing with anything… even if you ARE doing so on a site built for people with those beliefs.

      Also: do you, the supporters OR the moderators of this site, support birth control? the war? stem cell research? the death penalty?
      You cannot call yourselves pro-life just because you are against abortion. I know I’m making assumptions; however, the term pro-life is used far too liberally. If you are against the death penalty and the war, and are for stem cell research and birth control, you can call yourself pro-life. However, if you are not, you don’t get to bear the title. I don’t care how you feel about abortion.

      And finally, I understand that this site was built for anti-abortionists, and that you do not want others to have abortions. However, do you support the right for the mother to CHOOSE whether or not she would like to have an abortion? I don’t think i’ll ever have one but I think every woman is entitled to choose. My friend, who is adopted and would not be here had her mother chosen the path of abortion, does not feel that she or others should go down that path but respects a woman’s right to choose whether she wants to go that way.

      Sorry if I infuriate people to the point of explosion, but while I generally do not mind different points of view I just wanted to call attention to a few things.

    • Ashley Long

      Oh My Goodness! I just heard that 911 call. Does Tiller hire idiots??!!! OH I AM SO MAD RIGHT NOW!! “WOMENS RIGHTS!??!?!” THAT IS SO FAR OUT OF WHAT THEY REALLY MEAN! THEY MEAN THEY CARE ABOUT THE DAMN MONEY THEY GET FROM THESE ABORTIONS!!! If Tiller’s clinic CARED for the women, they would have said EXACTLY what was wrong with this poor victum, so she got PROPER medical attention!
      If these “WOMENS RIGHT” groups REALLY cared about WOMEN, they would be OUT RIGHT MAD right now that this young women didn’t get a “say” with her body, but someone else did!! I am not pro-choice, but do you get what I am sayin? That industry doesn’t REALLY care about women.
      WOMEN are being TRICKED all over our blessed Nation by these cold-hearted, anit-CHRISTIAN people!!!! Even if I was pro-choice, and I was for the women, I would have told 911 EXACTLY what happend, because I would CARE!
      This young lady died because of complete idiots, and I think that family should find a way to sue, and someone should find a way to sue that family also for FORCING that poor lady to have this abortion. The high school that I graduated from had a very good special ed program, with MANY DS students. They were the most loving, caring, children in the ENTIRE school!! So what if she wouldn’t have been able to parent?, she would have still be able to hold that baby with someone next to her, give it kisses, etc.. Or give the baby up for adoption. I know it would have been real hard on her because she probably wouldn’t have been clear on this, but I think an open adoption with pictures mailed to her every seaon would have been a lot better than her six feet in the ground! WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON IN OUR COUNTRY????!! Sorry If I seem upset, but I think I have the right to be!!
      I don’t mean to name call…but Tiller is an idiot and obviously NOT that great of a doctor if he can’t tell when something is going wrong with one of his victums, or doesn’t do a damn thing about it until she is on her DEATH BED! This is his BUSINESS, He should be more aware of these things.


    • Keely

      Well, I agree with you on the count that 911 should have been told everything…however, abortion being “anti christian” is not a valid argument. I know a very religious christian woman who had an abortion. I know atheists who are anti-choice.

      You also cannot blame the family. Perhaps the woman wanted this abortion as well as her family. YOU DON’T KNOW HER.

      Also, I believe she would have been fine had she been given proper care during her abortion. Adoption is just as complicated as abortion and there’s no way the poor woman would know whether her baby was going to a loving home or an absolutely horrible one.

      As far as “not meaning to name call”… that’s obviously a LIE so why say it?

    • Ashley Long

      I respect your opinion on my post, really I do. & I think it’s nice to hear a fair argument on other’s opinions.
      You have got a lot of things wrong though. Abortion IS Anti-Christian! Read your bible, it’s very clear abortion is seriously wrong. Yes , there maybe very religious christian women who have abortions, but that doesn’t mean that abortion isn’t a sin, it’s a sin, and those would should repent onto the Lord. Just because you know a women who claims to be a christian, doesn’t over ride what the bible says, what a bible says, and what a sinner does, are two different things.
      I can blame the family, just as well as you decide not to. I blame the family for not being more carefull and taking her to the hospital. There has been many times where a family needs a second opinion from another doctor. You really think this poor young lady WANTED an abortion? She may have been the smartest of all who suffer from DS, but trust me, someone with DS cannot conprehend the reality of a LATE TERM ABORTION. Please!

      You think she would have been just fine if she would have been given the proper care? Yeahhh..I think we all agree she would have been okay (Physically). You obviously don’t know why I posted, it was because she didn’t get the proper medical attention she needed. So yeah I agree with you in that respect.

      Yes, Adoption is VERY, EXTREAMLY difficult, and I don’t think OR nor I am stating ever, that adoption is the “easy” way out. At least a child wouldn’t have to die though, and for you saying she wouldn’t know if the baby was going to a good home or not? — Hunny, please…. Couples that are looking to adopt pretty much go through hell & high water to get to the point where they can adopt…They get checked out VERY, VERY carefully. I know, because one of my good friend’s mother’s owns an adoption agcy. here in Duluth, MN called “Love Basket” – Birthright & Lake Superior Life Care Center bring women there thinking of adoption because it’s christian based.

      When I said I didn’t mean to name call, it was due to the fact that I do believe Tiller is a VERY irresponsible doctor, but I decided to shorten it up to the word “Idiot” I suppose.

      Keely, looks like you are pro-choice, angry, and in need of prayer. I’ll put your name on the prayer list at church, please don’t be offended by that – prayer isn’t a bad thing, it never has a negitive effect on anyone. I will pray that you see what really happend at that clinic, and God will open your heart to the reality.

      Anyways, I hope I cleared some things up for you. If I didn’t, email me at pinkbo0tlace@aol.com , or AIM me if you need me to clear anything else up.

      Because of Christ,
      Ashley =D

    • Bill

      Keeley, I wanted to respond to your comment about knowing a Christian who had an abortion. Merely because someone calls themselves a “Christian” and declares that abortion is acceptable, does not make them Christian. One cannot be Christian AND pro-abortion. I would suggest you review the Gospel according to St. Matthew, chapter 7, verses 21-23 (especially 21).

      The Catechism of the Catholic Church has some very good explanations about the need to respect ALL human life. I would suggest you read over this page:


      The sections covering abortion begin with #2270. Note #2272. There are few sins which result in AUTOMATIC excommunication from the Catholic Church. Abortion is one of those few (subject to the conditions provided by Canon Law) because it is such a grave evil.

      You talk about pro-life people as being “anti-choice.” What do you think about the ability for the innocent child to make any choices? Do you not realize that once a baby’s life has been ended, he or SHE will NEVER get to make ANY choice? (Note that millions of baby girls are slaughtered by abortion — preventing them from growing up to become women and shutting them out from all of these so-called “women’s rights” that seem to be so sacred among those favoring legalized abortion.) Choice is certainly about more than the ability to kill an innocent baby in the womb; choice is about deciding what clothes to wear, what food to eat, favorite color, hair style, etc. Who is REALLY “anti-choice”? Is it the one who wants to allow the baby to get the chance to grow up and make CHOICES about their favorite color, favorite food, etc.? Or is it the one who wants to deny that human baby the chance to make ANY of the above-named choices by standing for the legalization of the ability to slaughter that baby?

      On the subject of choice, as you are likely aware, the Federal government and many state governments waste tax money on abortions. Taxpayers do NOT get a choice about whether their forced tax money goes into abortions. If the abortion mills are so “pro-choice” then they should refuse even ONE penny from governments at any level. Afterall, the taxpayers have NO say in the matter. But the abortion mills don’t seem to refuse any government handouts.

      In the case of Christin Gilbert, as Ashley stated, she had no ability to comprehend an abortion. That means SHE did not get the ability to make the choice. Her family made the choice for her. In many cases, the woman does NOT get to make the ultimate choice on an abortion. A boyfriend/husband pressures her into an abortion. Her parents pressure her into an abortion. Her employer may make her get an abortion. But the abortion mill still gets the cash (either from the customer$ of their evil service or from the taxpayers).

      Christin Gilbert’s family made the choice for her. But not only did they lose their grandchild; they lost Christin herself.

      As to whether this would have happened at another abortion mill, we don’t know. But what we do know is that abortion is UNnatural. It is contrary to God’s Holy Laws. It an attempt (a very foolish one) to usurp God’s authority as the Author of Life. When we attempt to violate Natural Law, unintended results (for the worse) can happen. Obviously, they did in the case of Christin Gilbert.

      Regarding adoption, I often hear this claim from those favoring legalized child slaughter that the baby might end up with a bad family. First, why are you judging potential adoptive parents? You have no idea whether a potential family will be good or bad. But what is your solution? Dismembering the baby limb by limb? Burning the baby in a saline solution? Suctioning the baby out of the womb? Partial birth abortion where scissors are jammed in the baby’s skull? If you are concerned a potentially bad adoptive family, how can you possibly defend a situation where something DEFINITELY evil will happen to the baby?

      As to the issue of rape, rape is clearly a horrendous evil. The men who commit these crimes, if convicted, should face LIFE in prison with ZERO chance for parole. Period. To ensure that they have no chance of ever getting out, they should receive multiple life sentences to be served CONSECUTIVELY. However, as a result of this rape, two victims have died: the woman who was raped and the innocent child. Why do those favoring legalized infanticide feel that the child should be executed for a crime committed by his or her father? That’s exactly what abortion for rape is: punishing an innocent person by execution.

      On the subject of rape, I’m sure you and I agree that rape is a tremendous evil. I’m sure you and I agree that the rapists should be imprisoned if convicted. When a girl who is underage is pregnant, that means she has been statutorily raped, even if she consented to the immoral act. In these cases, the rapists should still be imprisoned for an illegal act. It seems that the Attorney General in Kansas is trying to investigate such instances of statutory rape and is being thwarted by abortion mills due to “privacy concerns.” Do those favoring legalized abortion want an end to rape or not? If they do, why do they not ask the abortion mills to cooperate in the Attorney General’s investigations? Rape might really decrease if the perpetrators are forced to face a trial and imprisoned if convicted. Other would-be rapists might take note of this action and decide not to commit the heinous crime of rape.

      Regarding your definition of pro-life, I’ll tell you this: I’m anti-war (except for what is defined as a just war in the Catechism of the Catholic Church — an example might be World War II), anti-death penalty, anti-birth control, and anti-embryonic stem cell research. Outside of your list, I’m anti-euthanasia, anti-cloning, etc. One cannot call themselves “pro-life” and be in favor of embryonic stem cell research or birth control.

      Birth control is saying “no” to God. It is a severe sin. Some forms of birth control can even act as abortifacients. If one does not want to have children, there is a perfect solution: abstinence. Is abstinence easy? Certainly not. It’s even more difficult in today’s world where sexual immorality is promoted (especially to the young) because various industries make lots of money from it. Birth control itself is a big moneymaker for businesses. Abstinence is FREE and 100% pregnancy prevention. Birth control is not free (if an abortion mill provides it for free, the taxpayers are footing the bill), and it does not provide 100% pregnancy prevention. Birth control also does not 100% prevent the spread of STDs.

      As to embryonic stem cell research, first, despite the media hype, there have been no cures due to EMBRYONIC stem cell research. Private investors will not invest in this because they won’t invest in something that doesn’t work. Thus, the EMBRYONIC stem cell researchers must depend on a government handout (courtesy the taxpayers) and the media is helping them in their campaign. It is totally wrong to destroy human life for the benefit of others. It is even more deplorable when that research has yet to provide any tangible results (beyond salaries for the researchers).

      ADULT stem cell research, on the other hand, is totally acceptable, and has had SEVERAL documented positive results. Adult stem cell research means using the VAST supplies of stem cells within a person’s own body (adult stem cells can be harvested from a person’s body fat — in the United States, most people have at least a little body fat). There is NO rejection issue since the cells come from the same person (with embryonic stem cells, they come from a different person and there will definitely be rejection issues). God has equipped our bodies with stem cells even after birth. We should focus on what He has provided rather than violating God’s Laws. Wonderful results have been achieved. Did you know about the case where a man’s jaw was destroyed? Using his own body’s stem cells, they were able to grow another jaw for him on his back. Then they removed the newly grown jawbone from his back and surgically placed it in its appropriate place. There are plenty of other stories where scientists have cooperated with God and have not destroyed human life. And look what God has provided to them for obeying His Laws.

      Keeley, like Ashley, I will pray for you.

    • Ashley

      I Totally agree with you!!

      This is kind of off the topic, and maybe a bit personal but I do know OBGYNS put women on BC (a light state, not one that would even be effective for preventing pregnancy) to regulate periods. I know your a man, so I’ll stop there. (Men tend to think periods are “eww, gross” haha)

      Bill- As much as I agree with you, and I HATE admitting this, but i’d much rather have a women on birth control than having a suction abortion. When the child is in the zygote stage, it’s unaware as when if the child was a in the fetus stage. Know what I mean?
      But ultimately, I agree with ya!


    • tobra

      i will try to respond to the first comment. i am supportive of this site, but am not affliated with the site. i do not know the girl was raped, i am not aware of the laws regarding rape in the state she was impregnated, nor her age at the time of rape or whether it would be considered legal rape or nonconsenual. i know down syndrome adults and teenagers. they should have the right to have sex according to Biblical values. i do not support birth control, the war, stem cell research. i do support the death penalty however the american justice system is so corrupt i wish there would be no death sentences carried out, until a non corrupt government replaces the current government. your opinions do not infuriate me, they do sadden me. many women believe it is o.k. to kill a baby if it is the mother’s choice. most Christians and non Christians in america seem to think in terms of this life and not realize their lives are eternal. for instance we will face God with the choices and decisions we make and the Lord will render His Judgements accordingly.

    • E.

      Ashley, first of all God bless you for supporting life. I just want to make one very small correction on one of your posts…it is very small in comparison to this tragic case. You said, “She may have been the smartest of all who suffer from DS…” People with Down syndrome do not “suffer” from DS. There may be challenges for sure, but I believe they mostly suffer from people’s unkindness, ignorance, and abuse, as in her case where she was sexually abused, but not from having Down syndrome itself. The only reason I point this out is because people have such a negative view of Down syndrome, and to say they suffer only adds to that misconception. I know you are on her side and the side of others with DS.

      I have a young daughter with Down syndrome. She is the light of my life. Mothers who abort their baby because they have Down syndrome have absolutely no clue as what a gift they are destroying and how that beautiful child would have melted their hearts. It was never anything I wanted, but oh was I wrong.

      This tragic case really affected me. Every aspect of it…the sexual assault, the being brought for a late-term abortion, the misdiagnosis of her sepsis, her death, no consequences for her death, how her parents must feel….all of it. It is so very, very sad.

    • Ann

      “No way to ensure your baby will go to a good home?” To people who’ve probably been waiting a long time to adopt a child? I’m not saying there haven’t been problems in some adoptive families, but is having the child killed the solution?

    • Sarah

      Tobra, you should be whipped to death, any down syndrome person, cannot consent to sexual activity because they do not have the maturity to do so, they as innocent as children, and therefore was happened to this girl was child abuse, i.e. rape, let there be no confusion there. And Keely, you’re not pro-choice, you’re pro-abortion, anybody with an ounce of sense knows that choice is a relative term, you can choose what clothes to wear, but you can’t choose to kill a child, it begs the question, did she also respect the rapists right to “choose” to rape this poor innocent girl, now that’s choice for you!!!!!