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Pro-Life Leaders Will Picket County Courthouse Today at 2 PM in Spite of Threats

Group will ask for reinstatement of criminal charges against abortionist Tiller


Contact: Troy Newman, 316-841-1700; Cheryl Sullenger, 316-516-3034; both with Operation Rescue


WICHITA, Kansas, Jan. 19 /Christian Newswire/ -- A group of pro-life leaders led by Operation Rescue will be at the Sedgwick County Courthouse at 2 PM today to petition District Attorney Nola Foulston for a redress grievances related to the dismissal of criminal charges against late-term abortionist George R. Tiller. The group will ask that criminal charges against Tiller related to illegal late-term abortions be reinstated.


Operation Rescue has been informed by the Wichita Police that such an assembly could violate Kansas law.


"We cannot allow the threat of unlawful arrest to silence us from peacefully assembling with the purpose of petitioning the government for a redress of grievances," said Rev. Pat Mahoney of the Christian Defense Coalition, who is participating in Operation Rescue's Cry For Justice event.


For a full schedule of activities, please visit OR's Cry For Justice Event Page.


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.