Public urged to ask House members pass the Tiller Resolution
Topeka, KS — Support for a legislative resolution, which would order Attorney General Paul Morrison to charge and prosecute late-term abortionist George R. Tiller for committing illegal late-term abortions, is growing nationwide.
Operation Rescue came out publicly in support of the resolution on Wednesday. An Ohio-based website, ChargeTiller.com has collected over 1,200 signatures from all 50 states in the first 3 days of its existence in support of legislative action. Hundreds of e-mails have been sent to key House leaders asking them to act to bring Tiller to justice.
Efforts to pass the resolution to charge Tiller will be focused in the Kansas House, the branch of the legislature with the strongest pro-life sentiment. Kansas law gives the legislature authority to order the prosecution.
Tiller was charged with thirty criminal counts related to the commission of illegal late-term abortions by former Attorney General Phill Kline. The charges were dismissed on jurisdictional grounds at the request of District Attorney Nola Foulston, an abortion supporter. The case’s merits have never been questioned.
“Now is the time for us to raise our voices to the legislature and urge them to pass the Tiller Resolution,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “They have the authority to get this done, and with the Speaker’s support, this could easily be accomplished in a day or so.”
“We must remember that late-term babies — babies who could survive if birthed instead of aborted — are being killed at Tiller’s Wichita abortion mill, very likely in violation of the Kansas law,” said Newman. “Tiller needs to answer to these serious charges in court. Many legislators were elected to the House by pro-life constituents for just such a moment. Now it’s time for them to step up to the plate and show us their quality.”
For those outside Kansas contact:
Speaker of the House Melvin Neufeld
For those inside Kansas contact the representative from your home district. For a roster and contact information, click here.
To find your legislator, click here.