Abortion Practitioner George Tiller May Have Botched Another Abortion
- Abortion Practitioner George Tiller May Have Botched Another
by Steven Ertelt
June 2, 2005
Wichita, KS (LifeNews.com) -- Late-term abortion practitioner
George Tiller has been accused of botching another abortion as he
rushed a woman to a local hospital Wednesday morning. This is the
fourth time women from Tiller's Kansas abortion business have
been taken to a local hospital, and Killer is accused of killing
at least two women. Protesters outside Tiller's Women's Health
Care Services abortion facility Wednesday morning saw the
abortion practitioner hurry to the Wesley Medical Center at
approximately 8:30 AM, still wearing surgical scrubs from the
Moments earlier, a green suburban exiting the abortion facility
carried a woman in the back seat with her head covered with a
jacket. The vehicle drove directly to Wesley's emergency room.
"She was slumped down in the back seat, but I saw her head pop up
as soon as the vehicle turned the corner," one of the protesters
watching the scene said.
Tiller normally takes patients suffering from abortion
complications to Wesley and he left the medical center at about
10:20 AM, without the patient who had been brought there.
On January 13, a woman died after having an abortion at Tiller's
facility. Another woman apparently died as the result of a
botched abortion in February and an ambulance visited Tiller's
abortion business in May, though what happened to the patient in
that instance is unknown.
Governor Kathleen Sebelius, who has twice vetoed bills to
increase health and safety standards at Kansas abortion
facilities, asked the Kansas Board of Healing Arts to investigate
the January abortion death.
Fearing the legislation she vetoed could have spared the woman's
life, in a memo to the agency, she asked for the BOHA's
"determination of whether H.B. 2176, passed by the 2003
legislature would have in any way mitigated or prevented the
Mary Kay Culp of Kansans for Life contends the bill could have
prevented the woman's death.
"[W]e believe the Abortion Clinic Licensing bill could have
mitigated or prevented the recent death of a woman in a Wichita
abortion clinic," Culp said.
Culp says Sebelius' concern about women's health and safety at
Kansas abortion facilities is too late in coming.
"Governor Sebelius' veto ignored the legislature's informed
recognition of the desperate need for effective regulation of
Kansas abortion clinics, and for that she should be held
accountable," Culp explained.
Part of Sebelius' reason for vetoing the bill may have had to do
Culp's group points out that Tiller's Pro Kan Do Political Action
Committee and his abortion business donated more than $20,000 to
her campaigns between 1994 and 2002. In 2003, Tiller lobbied
strongly against passage of the abortion facility regulation
"Kathleen Sebelius is protecting the abortion industry and her
donors, not women," Culp concluded.
Last month the Kansas House of Representatives failed by two
votes to override the governor's veto of the Women's Health
Protection Act, which would have required inspections of abortion
clinics by the Kansas Department of Health.
It would also require the reporting of serious injuries within
ten days and deaths within 24 hours.
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