OR Calls for Wesley Medical Center to Halt Tiller’s Hospital Privileges

WICHITA, KS — Operation Rescue launched a new campaign to expose Wesley Medical Center’s participation in late-term abortionist George Tiller’s abortion business. The multi-faceted campaign began with a protest on January 19, 2005, in front of Wesley located at Central and Hillside in Wichita. OR spokesperson Cheryl Sullenger promised that future activities will include community educational mailings, residential prayer walks near the homes of Wesley board members, and other public exposure tactics protected by the First Amendment.
Two counter protesters showed up and displayed signs for a few minutes before moving on. The response from passers-by on the busy street corner was mostly positive.
Tiller has a long history with Wesley Medical Center and currently boasts of his association with the hospital as a member of the Medical Staff on his web site http://www.drtiller.com/medir.html.
Operation Rescue has documented evidence that at least four women injured during abortions at Tiller’s late-term abortion mill have been transported to Wesley Medical Center by ambulance in the past 12 months. OR has further documentation that it is Tiller’s standard operating procedure to only transport women to Wesley who have received life-threatening injuries that cannot be managed at his “state-of-the-art” abortion mill.
“We have two issues with Wesley Medical Center,” said OR president Troy Newman. “First, they have displayed a wanton disregard for human life by extending staff privileges to a man whose business it is to kill, not heal. Secondly, Wesley allows Tiller to cover up his botched abortion there. Although Wesley probably believes they are helping women injured by Tiller and his associates, they are really doing them a great disservice by allowing a man who provides routine life-endangering procedures to continue to operate under their covering.”
“We want the good people of Wichita to be aware of this unholy alliance,” said OR Outreach Coordinator Cheryl Sullenger. “An informed public can better decide if they can trust their health to a hospital that collaborates in the deaths of late-term, viable babies, and enables a dangerous abortionist to continue to maim women by embracing him as a staff member. I have personally witnessed injured women being wheeled into the hospital, sometimes writhing in pain. We are very motivated, on behalf of women like these, to continue to educate the public about the Tiller/ Wesley ‘Web of Death’ until Tiller is no longer allowed to darken the doors of what should be a place of healing.”
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