Wichita, KS — Operation Rescue and a group of pro-life leaders from around the nation will hold a press conference at 11:00 AM today, the 34th memorial of Roe v. Wade, at the Sedgwick County Courthouse to announce the next step in the fight to restore 30 criminal charges against abortionist George R. Tiller for committing illegal late-term abortion.
Following the press conference, which is the final activity in Operation Rescue’s A Cry for Justice event, the group will again seek to meet with District Attorney Nola Foulston.
Foulston’s office asked the group to put their request for a meeting in writing when they visited her office on Friday. That request was faxed over to her office later that day.
Operation Rescue, working with the Christian Defense Coalition in Washington, DC and with Coral Ridge Ministries’ Center for Reclaiming America, plan next week to ask for a federal investigation into why Attorney General Paul Morrison and Foulston are not enforcing the laws of the State of Kansas. Both Foulston and Morrison have ties to Tiller.
Morrison campaigned on a pledge to drop all investigations into abortion clinic wrongdoing and benefited from an estimated $1 million dollars worth of political hit piece mailings against former AG Phill Kline that were traced directly to Tiller.
“There is certainly enough appearance of impropriety, and even political corruption to warrant a federal investigation,” said Operation Rescue spokesperson Cheryl Sullenger.
“All we had to do is take a look at the witness list submitted with the complaint against Tiller to know that the former Attorney General had a strong and compelling case,” she said.
“The abortionist who actually provided the second signature on Tiller’s post-viability abortions, Ann Kristen Neuhaus, was listed as a witness against Tiller. This would be like Bonnie turning state’s evidence against Clyde. There could hardly be a more credible witness against him,” she said. “It makes us wonder if anyone in the Foulston’s or Morrison’s office even bothered to read the complaint. If they had, they would be forced to conclude that this case has merit, just as two judges have already determined.”