Kansas Late-Term Abortion Facility Sees Three Staffers Resign

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jul 26, 2004   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Kansas Late-Term Abortion Facility Sees Three Staffers Resign

by Paul Nowak
LifeNews.com Staff Writer
July 26, 2004

Wichita, KS (LifeNews.com) — George Tiller, the owner and operator of the largest abortion facility in the United States, has lost three employees so far this year, according to Operation Rescue.

Last week Operation Rescue West reported that Yolanda Yoho, a nurse at Tiller’s Women’s Health Care Services abortion business, quit her job because she found her work “disgusting.”

Yoho is the third employee reported leaving the Women’s Health Care Services since Operation Rescue West began a new protest campaign.

None of the employees could be reached for comment, and a spokesperson for Women’s Health Care Services told LifeNews.com they had a policy prohibiting the disclosure of information regarding employees.

In April, Operation Rescue reported that Carrie Klaege, the manager of the facility, left her job. Earlier this month, Kaege’s replacement, Rhoda Lipsomb, left her position after only four months on the job.

Lipscomb had come to Wichita from Planned Parenthood in Colorado, and according to Operation Rescue she has since returned there.

“This is good news for the women and babies of our nation. The harder it is for Tiller to find employees, the harder it will be for him to continue to kill babies,” said Troy Newwman, president of Operation Rescue West.

Newwman says his group hopes the rest of Tiller’s staff resigns and forces the late-term abortion practitioner to close his business.

According to its website, Tiller’s business has “more experience in late abortion services over 24 weeks than anyone else currently practicing in the Western Hemisphere, Europe and Australia."

Cheryl Sullenger of Operation Rescue West agrees, and refers to Women’s Health Care Services "the largest late-term abortion facility outside of communist China."

Tiller has drawn criticism from pro-life groups particularly because he is one of the few abortion practitioners in the U.S. that does later-term abortions. For the past three years, Tiller has given free abortions at his business to commemorate the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision.

"For the three years since Kansas has required doctors to record how many of the 600 annual late-term abortions are done to prevent the death of the mother, none have been," said Mary Kay Culp, executive director of Kansans for Life.