Contact: Troy Newman, President, 316-841-1700; Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Policy Advisor, 316-516-3034; both with Operation Rescue, email@example.com
WICHITA, Kans., Oct. 2 /Christian Newswire/ -- An ambulance arrived at Women's Health Care Services, a late-term abortion mill owned by George R. Tiller, and transported a woman away with lights flashing and sirens blaring at approximately 6:30 PM on Wednesday, October 1, 2008.
This incident occurred just six days after another of Tiller's abortion patients was hospitalized after suffering late-term abortion complications that nearly cost her life.
Wednesday's incident was reported by Brandi Lozier, who was volunteering for the Kansas Coalition for Life outside the WHCS gate. Brandi observed that a clinic employee driving a van registered to Tiller entered the parking lot at high speeds carrying a Caucasian woman who appeared to be in distress. The van pulled around to the back of the building and began to sound the horn.
Lozier called 911 and asked for help. It is unclear if her call summoned the ambulance or if another call was placed from inside WHCS.
According to another witness, John Elmore, an ambulance, a fire truck, and a police cruiser arrived shortly before 6:30 PM and within approximately two minutes the ambulance left WHCS with lights and sirens. It headed northbound on Bleckley then turned west into on-coming traffic on the Kellogg frontage road until it reached Oliver.
Operation Rescue was notified, and Cheryl Sullenger went immediately to Wesley Medical Center where a number of ambulances were in various stages of offloading patients. It is unclear which vehicle may have transported the injured woman.
This is the first time an ambulance has been seen at WHCS since July, 2005, after which Tiller began transporting women with life-threatening emergencies in private vehicles. Last Thursday, Patient S. was taken to Wesley Medical Center in Tiller's private Jeep after having suffered respiratory distress and cardiac arrest during an abortion.
"We have a crisis situation right now at Tiller's abortion business, and we are wondering what the body count has to be before the state regulators will close it down," said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. "Tiller's clinic has become little more than a dangerous abortion chop shop. This is intolerable and we demand that Women's Health Care Services be immediately closed in order to prevent further injury and death. We are exploring every legal action to make sure that happens."
About Operation Rescue®
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.