Leaders of 1991 "Summer of Mercy" return to Wichita for "A Cry for Justice"
Contact: Troy Newman, President, 316-841-1700; Cheryl Sullenger, Outreach & Media Coordinator, 316-516-3034, both with Operation Rescue
WICHITA, Kansas, Jan. 17 /Christian Newswire/ -- Christians from across the nation are making their ways to Wichita, KS for four days of pro-life activism focusing on late-term abortionist George R. Tiller on January 19-22.
Included are the majority of members from the original Operation Rescue leadership team that made Wichita, Kansas, the focus of the abortion battle for six weeks during the summer of 1991, including Rev. Pat Mahoney, Jeff White, Mike McMonagle, and Joseph Slovenic.
Fox News host Bill O'Reilly has recently focused several segments of his popular show, "The O'Reilly Factor," on Tiller's late-term abortion business and its questionable legality.
O'Reilly said on his program, "You know, I've been covering the news in America for 30 years and this Kansas situation is the worst thing I've ever seen. . . Americans cannot turn away from this; cannot ignore it. There should be thousands of people demonstrating outside Tiller's abortion clinic in Wichita."
The group plans to call for 30 criminal charges against Tiller involving illegal late term abortions to be reinstated. The charges were filed by former Attorney General Phill Kline on December 21, but were dismissed the following day after pro-abortion District Attorney Nola Foulston intervened in the case and persuaded a judge to dismiss the charges on technical jurisdictional grounds.
Kline has since been replaced and the special prosecutor that he assigned to the case has been fired by pro-abortion Attorney General Paul Morrison.
"We simply cannot be silent and allow Tiller's cronies to sweep this matter under the rug. We are talking about allegations that Tiller is illegally killing viable babies in the latest stages of pregnancy that Kansas law has been enacted to protect," said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. "We are simply asking for the authorities in Kansas to enforce the law and allow Tiller have his day in court. Let the allegations come forth and let the witnesses be heard. We are convinced that the charges against Tiller are credible and deserve a public hearing. Innocent lives literally depend on it."
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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.