Roofing Contractor Leaves Abortion Facility Job Half Done After Learning Truth

By Cheryl Sullenger

Wichita, Kansas – A contractor has walked off a roofing job at South Wind Women’s Center, an abortion facility in Wichita, Kansas, leaving the installation of a new roof only half completed after it learned it had been deceived into thinking it was working on a real estate business.

South Wind’s owner and administrator, Julie Burkhart, sought the services of Farha Roofing under the guise of Kellogg, LLC, while concealing the fact the building was actually an abortion facility. It was only after Farha Roofing began the job on the leaky, flat-roofed building that they found out the true nature of Burkhart’s business, thanks to Mark Gietzen and the Kansas Coalition for Life (KCFL).

“Farha Roofing was slow to comply with our request, but they eventually pulled off the job, leaving it half-done, and have not been back since,” Gietzen said yesterday in a written statement. He thanked all pro-life supporters who called the company to complain.

White-edged portions of the roof were the only parts completed, including the area over the garage. However, the clinic portion of the roof still showed the original brown trim, indicating that none of the patient-used portion of the building had been re-roofed.

The roofing contractor left what appeared to be foam insulation material stacked on pallets in the parking lot.

It may be a long time before any more work is done. South Wind has had difficulty finding anyone in Wichita to work on their building and have had to go out of town — and even out of state — for some venders, such as plumbers and electricians.

“The message is loud and clear. The people of Wichita do not want an abortion facility operating in their city,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue, which is based in Wichita and often partners with the KCFL.

Gietzen plans to send letters to all area businesses warning them of Burkhart’s use of deception to trick contractors into servicing her South Wind Women’s Center abortion facility.

Pro-Life Groups Expose Cleveland’s University Hospital for Enabling Abortionists that Killed Lakisha Wilson

By Cheryl Sullenger

Cleveland, OH — University Hospital Case Medical Center’s involvement with enabling and promoting abortion was protested on Friday, September 5, by several pro-life groups concerned about the hospital’s involvement with a national abortion training program at an abortion facility that was the site of a patient fatality earlier this year.

About 45 pro-life supporters from Cleveland Prays for Life, Created Equal, Geauga Right to Life, HELP, Lake County Right to Life, and Life Link gathered outside UH’s Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital to call attention to the hypocrisy of caring for babies on one hand and helping to kill them through abortion on the other.

“We were able to interact with both consumers and employees. Many employees had no idea that their employer, University Hospitals, is involved in our local abortion cartel and most of those expressed sadness and disagreement with UH policy as we spoke with them,” said Denver Sallee of Lake County Right to Life.

Sallee also noted that during their peaceful public awareness outreach, they were counter-protested by “a sad group of death advocates with their hastily assembly signs.” Two seasoned sidewalk counselors, “spent a lot of time dialoging with these women and others hopefully planting some seeds of doubt about their support of abortion.”

UH is affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, which is home to the Cleveland branch of the Ryan Residency Training Program in Abortion and Family Planning, which is funded by the Susan Buffett Foundation.

UH residents are trained at Preterm, the abortion facility where Lakisha Wilson received a fatal late-term procedure on March 21, 2014.

Wilson, 22, who was in her 20th week of pregnancy, was “not breathing at all” when she was transported by ambulance to the University Hospital Chase Medical Center where she was pronounced dead after suffering late-term abortion complications at Preterm. 911 records obtained by Operation Rescue revealed that Wilson had not been breathing for at least 17 minutes prior to transport to UH. An autopsy report indicated that Wilson suffered heavy blood loss that resulted in cardiac arrest that could have been prevented if Wilson had been properly monitored after her abortion. Wilson’s distress was noticed by abortion staff too late to save her life.

Preterm abortionists Mohamed Rezaee and Lisa Perriera, who both were on duty at the time of Wilson’s fatal abortion, both have admitting privileges at UH. Operation Rescue has also documented a pattern of abortion-related medical emergencies at Preterm in addition to Wilson’s death.

Operation Rescue, in solidarity with the Ohio pro-life groups, is calling on University Hospital to end their involvement with abortion and withdraw from the Ryan Residency Training Program as soon as possible.

“It is frightening that University Hospital would send its residents for training at an abortion facility cannot even keep all its patients alive. Abortion not legitimate health care and is contrary to the stated purpose of the hospital, which is supposedly to heal people, not kill them,” said Newman. “We call on University Hospital to cancel its hospital privilege and transfer agreements with local abortionists and stop training residents how to take the lives of babies through abortion.”

Operation Rescue urges the public to contact President of University Hospital Case Medical Center and voice concerns about its participation in abortion.


Fred C. Rothstein, MD
President of University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Voice: 216-844-1000 (Ask for Dr. Rothstein)
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Albuquerque Pro-life Group Launches New Campaign to Expose Abortion Connections

Operation Rescue supports Project Defending Life’s PROTEST ABQ campaign in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to expose the truth about abortion and those who enable abortions to continue.

PDL will hold a press conference Tuesday, March 11th at 4pm (MT) in front of the UNM Center for Reproductive Health, 1701 Moon St. NE., Albuquerque, CA 87112 announcing the new campaign. Below is a press release with more information about PROTEST ABQ.

-Operation Rescue Staff

Project Defending Life Launches New Campaign, PROTEST ABQ

By Tara Shaver, Project Defending Life

Albuquerque, NM- Project Defending Life is announcing a new public awareness campaign: PROTEST ABQ, which will utilize “abortion victim photography” and other public awareness efforts, in response to the failed ban on Late-Term Abortions on November 19th. Through strategic and sustained focuses, PROTEST ABQ, is going to reach deeper into our community to educate Albuquerque and New Mexico residents about the businesses and individuals that are keeping abortions in our community.

Fr. Stephen Imbarrato, founder of Project Defending Life issued the following statement, “It is time to get serious about protesting the killing of our little brothers and sisters in the womb. These protests will be peaceful and constitutionally legal. We will not condone violence of any kind by anyone in this campaign. Indeed, we are protesting the use of violence…against babies in the womb. We will peacefully protest this violence.”

As part of this initiative, PROTEST ABQ, Project Defending Life is inviting all known and recognized pro-life leaders, groups, and ministries to New Mexico to help us. We will host and provide hospitality to any group or ministry including lodging and food for the duration of your stay here. We are welcoming National Pro-Life groups to come to Albuquerque, NM and do the work they do best. The National groups will work under their own ministry or group banner in cooperation with PROTEST ABQ and Project Defending Life.

In the state of New Mexico late term abortions are legal up to the ninth month of pregnancy. These abortions are, in fact, being performed in the city of Albuquerque each week on women who come from all across the nation to obtain them. Since Albuquerque is drawing women from all across the country, Project Defending Life is inviting pro-life groups from all across the nation to come to Albuquerque and join us as we PROTEST ABQ.

While our efforts on Nov. 19th fell short of ending Late-Term abortions in Albuquerque, by maintaining a public and prayerful presence at our local abortion clinics, we have been quite successful at ending abortion one woman, one child, one day at a time. The preliminary abortion numbers for 2012 are 3,134, which is a 627 decrease from 2011 (3761 total) and a 2,590 decrease in abortions in New Mexico since 2007 (5,724 total!)

“As we move forward in Albuquerque, we realize that abortion will end in our city and state, when hearts are touched and minds are changed concerning the killing of the most innocent and defenseless children in our state, those in the womb. PROTEST ABQ is a way to raise this public awareness. If we accomplish nothing else, we must succeed in protesting the evil of our generation…legalized child killing,” stated Bud Shaver spokesperson for PROTEST ABQ.

Action Alert: Plumbing Contractor Readies Wichita Abortion Clinic for Opening

Wichita, KS – Local pro-life activists praying Saturday outside a proposed new abortion clinic in Wichita photographed a plumbing contractor hauling two large trailers onto the building parking lot to begin work on getting the plumbing ready for the clinic’s planned opening.

Dale’s Plumbing Service, Inc. has apparently begun working on the building on Kellogg Ave. that once housed George Tiller’s infamous late-term abortion business. As of Friday, no permits had been issued for construction work, which will reportedly involve moving interior walls and a bathroom addition.

The new clinic, South Wind Women’s Center, which is run by a former Tiller employee Julie Burkhart, has begun advertizing abortion services and soliciting appointments around town and on a new website even though the abortion business is not yet open.

“It is noteworthy that Burkhart had to get a company from Hutchinson to come to Wichita to do the plumbing work for her. It is likely that no Wichita plumber wanted to help her open a clinic that would kill innocent babies,” said Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Policy Advisor for Operation Rescue.

Operation Rescue is working through available legal channels to prevent the new abortion clinic from opening.

“We encourage the public to call Dale’s Plumbing Service and politely ask them to stop working on a property that will be involved in abortions,” said Sullenger. “This business needs to understand that it has become a collaborator in the abortion industry by doing work that will make it possible for abortionists to resume the barbaric practice of abortion in Wichita at the cost of untold innocent lives.”

Dale’s Plumbing, Inc.
8003 Cottontail Drive
Hutchinson, KS 67502
Voice: (620) 669-9481
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Pro-lifers Meet with UNM Regents Over Abortion Involvement

Albuquerque, NM – An expose written by Project Defending Life’s Tara Shaver, which was published by Operation Rescue, that exposed the University of New Mexico’s deep involvement in the abortion industry has prompted a meeting between PDL and the UNM Board of Regents. Below is PDL’s press release commenting on the meeting.

Operation Rescue continues to work side by side with PDL to expose UNM’s abortion business, and their involvement in training and encouraging medical students to do abortions — all at taxpayer’s expense.

Members of Project Defending Life Present Concerns at UNM Board of Regents Meeting

On December 13, 2011 Fr. Stephen Imbarrato, Director of Project Defending Life and Tara Shaver, also with Project Defending Life along with several other concerned citizens spoke before the UNM Board of Regents. “Our main goal was to educate and inform the Regents about how women’s lives are being placed in danger as a result of the tax funded UNM Center for Reproductive Health abortion clinic,” stated Tara Shaver. Others shared their disdain regarding UNM’s current participation in providing abortions as well as the fact that the majority of abortions done in New Mexico are performed on Hispanic women.

Earlier this year Project Defending Life obtained three 911 recordings documenting serious life threatening abortion complications requiring three women to be rushed to UNM Hospital. These serious complications included: vomiting, seizures, a woman not breathing, being unresponsive and turning a grayish color. Another woman endured an attempted abortion even though her 8 week old baby was not in her uterus, this is also known as an ectopic pregnancy.

Most recently, Project Defending Life has released an Exposé revealing UNM’s abortion Resident Training Programs and the fact that New Mexico tax dollars are being used to fund their abortion agenda.

It is vitally important that the UNM Board of Regents know how dangerous this abortion facility is so that they will promptly act to protect the women of New Mexico. Fr. Stephen Imbarrato Founder and Director of Project Defending Life issued the following statement after speaking before the UNM Board of Regents, “We appreciate the opportunity given to us by UNM Board of Regents President, Jack Fortner to share our concerns about the safety of women as well as our desire for the University of New Mexico to protect and affirm all life. In addition, we would like to see everyone in leadership positions in the state of New Mexico, from the Governor on down, to urgently work to turn New Mexico into a safe haven for pre-born babies. New Mexico can no longer be seen as the abortion capital of the Southwest.”

Press Contacts:
Fr. Stephen Imbarrato, Director, Project Defending Life, 862-266-1593
Tara Shaver, PDL Media Spokesperson, 505-319-7825