Contact: Troy Newman, President, 316-841-1700; Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Policy Advisor, 316-516-3034; both with Operation Rescue, firstname.lastname@example.org
WICHITA, Kansas, June 13 /Christian Newswire/ -- Producers for Fox News host Bill O'Reilly were in Wichita last Friday where they confronted late-term abortionist George R. Tiller as he visited a Quick Trip gas station. Operation Rescue assisted the O'Reilly crew in locating Tiller for the impromptu interview.
The segment appeared on The O'Reilly Factor news program on Tuesday, June 12, 2007, and discussed the recently released video-taped statement by nationally noted psychiatrist Dr. Paul McHugh, who was contracted by former Attorney General Phill Kline to examine redacted medical records obtained through subpoena from Tiller's abortion mill and render an expert opinion about the validity of the psychiatric diagnoses used by Tiller to justify post-viability abortions.
Kansas law prohibits abortions after 21 weeks gestation unless the mother's life is in danger or the pregnancy will result in a "substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function." This has been interpreted to include mental health excuses.
Dr. McHugh stirred controversy when he stated in an interview arranged by Women Influencing the Nation that he did not find anything in the abortion records that he reviewed to medically justify late-term abortions for psychiatric or mental health reasons.
After release of a shortened version of the 44-minute interview, Attorney General Paul Morrison, an abortion supporter, issued a 3-page letter to Dr. McHugh threatening him with arrest and/or lawsuit if he did not immediately stop talking about his professional findings with Operation Rescue, the media, and others.
To view the O'Reilly Factor segment, CLICK HERE, then click on the featured video link titled "Confronting Dr. Tiller."
CLICK HERE to view Dr. McHugh's original interview.
O'Reilly's staff used the Tiller Report II, produced by Operation Rescue, to learn more about the infamous late term abortionist. Read the Tiller Report II online.
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.