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Odenheimer Okays Tiller's Late Abortions, Becomes Abortion Collaborator

Operation Rescue Urges the Public to Boycott the Wichita Clinic


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


WICHITA, Kansas, July 14 /Christian Newswire/ -- Operation Rescue has learned that Burtram Odenheimer, MD, is one of the physicians currently providing the second signature for patients of abortionist George R. Tiller that is required before they may receive post-viability abortions.


Odenheimer, a neurologist who is board certified in psychiatry, secretly sees Tiller's late-term patients at his office at the Wichita Clinic, a non-abortion medical center at located at 3311 E. Murdock in Wichita.


Kansas law requires that an unaffiliated physician must concur with the abortionist that a post-viability abortion is necessary to prevent "substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function" of the mother. Tiller currently uses the mental health loophole supposedly implied in the law as an excuse to abort late-term babies up until the day before birth.


Odenheimer has connections to Tiller. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor with the Kansas University School of Medicine, where Tiller has served as Clinical Instructor for over 25 years.


Odenheimer boasts of involvement with Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood and Tiller have been co-plaintiffs on numerous legal actions and share some attorneys, including Pedro Irigonegaray.


Operation Rescue believes that there may be other physicians associated with the Wichita Clinic, who are also providing signatures for Tiller's post-viability abortion patients.


"Odenheimer and others are working secretly with Tiller because they do not want the community to know that they are associated with his disreputable late-term abortion practice," said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. "However, the public has a right to know who is propping up Tiller's abortion business."


"The Wichita Clinic and Odenheimer are abortion collaborators. Their help enables Tiller to continue aborting late-term babies," said Newman. "We call on pro-life supporters in Wichita to boycott the Wichita Clinic as well as Odenheimer's practice."


"Since Tiller's late-term abortion patients come from every state, we urge pro-lifers everywhere to contact the Wichita Clinic Board President Jerry Niernberger and voice opposition to his clinic's part in aiding and abetting Tiller's horrific late-term abortion business," said Newman.


Operation Rescue has plans to launch protests at the Wichita Clinic and sponsor prayer walks in Odenheimer's exclusive neighborhood, located near 21st Street and Webb Road.




Wichita Clinic Board President Jerry E. Niernberger

Phone: (316) 609-4531; Fax: (316) 636-1540

E-Mail: shapedown@wichitaclinic.com (Put "Attn. Dr. Niernberger" in the subject line.)


Burt Odenheimer, MD

Phone: 800-876-5111

E-Mail: shapedown@wichitaclinic.com (Put "Attn. Dr. Odenheimer" in the subject line.)


 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.