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Tiller Grand Jury Extended Three More Months

Contact: Troy Newman, President, 316-841-1700; Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Policy Advisor, 316-516-3034; both with Operation Rescue, info@operationrescue.org


WICHITA, Kansas, April 7 /Christian Newswire/ -- The citizen-called grand jury that is investigating late-term abortionist George R. Tiller was officially extended last Friday for an additional three months by Judge Paul Buchanan.


The grand jury was set to expire tomorrow, April 8, the day the Kansas Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on whether Tiller will be ordered to produce abortion records in accordance to subpoenas issued in January.


Judge Michael Corrigan, the Presiding Judge of the Sedgwick County District Court told Operation Rescue today that this is the only extension that can be given to the grand jury, which will now expire on July 8, whether their investigation is complete or not.


"The decision to extend the grand jury is very welcome news," said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. "Now that the grand jury has been allowed the time they need to complete their investigation, all they need is access to the evidence that Tiller is trying to hide from them. We pray tonight that the Supreme Court will allow the grand jury access to the evidence so that justice may finally be done."


Operation Rescue will be attending the oral arguments before the Kansas Supreme Court, which will be held in Topeka tomorrow at 9 AM.


Operation Rescue is one of the leading pro-life Christian activist organizations in the nation.  Operation Rescue recently made headlines when it bought and closed an abortion clinic in Wichita, Kansas and has become the voice of the pro-life activist movement in America.  Its activities are on the cutting edge of the abortion issue, taking direct action to restore legal personhood to the pre-born and stop abortion in obedience to biblical mandates.