by Steven Ertelt
August 7, 2006
Wichita, KS (LifeNews.com) — Pro-life advocates who purchased a building that formerly housed a Wichita, Kansas abortion facility say they have employed chemicals normally used to investigate crime scenes and found the walls of the room where abortions were performed completely covered in unseen blood.
Members of Operation Rescue, a pro-life group that purchased the former Central Women’s Services abortion business building, conducted blood trace tests.
The group decided to test various surfaces and walls inside the building, which has remain unchanged since the pro-life group purchased it in June. The abortion business occupied the facility for 23 years.
Using a substance called luminol, a reagent that brightly glows in the dark when it comes in contact with even minute traces of human blood, the pro-life advocates found the walls to be blood soaked.
“The walls looked like there had been a chain saw massacre in there,” said Cheryl Sullenger, one of three people to conduct the tests. “We couldn’t believe our eyes. We were absolutely shocked.”
She said that blood and other bodily fluid "simply flies during an abortion and that stuff all soaks into the dry wall and gets tracked into the carpeting where it putrefies."
In a statement obtained by LifeNews.com, Sullenger said that would explain the foul smell that permeates the building.
"There is no way to get rid of it aside from major demolition. From what we observed, there can be no such thing as a ‘safe, clean’ abortion clinic," she said.
Sullenger also said the smell and the results of the chemical tests were worse in a room where a massive garbage disposal was used to pack up the remains of an unborn child for disposal. The sink was used to wash the parts of the machines used to do abortions.
“It was a shop of horrors,” said Sullenger.
Last month, the group took members of the media in Wichita on a tour of the building.
Reporters from the Associated Press, WIBW-TV, and the Wichita Eagle newspaper were taken through each room of the former abortion center and shown the shoddy conditions, including out of code plumbing and utilities.
“They all seemed to understand that this abortion mill needed to close,” said Sullenger. “Most of them seem genuinely shocked by what they saw.”
However, in three articles written by reporters who attended the viewing, general references were made to the shoddy conditions inside but not of the very brief news reports described the problems at length or Governor Kathleen Sebelius’ veto of bills that would provide for better inspections and regulation of abortion centers.
Kelly Simpson, former president of Central Women’s Services, blamed the shoddy conditions on the moving of everything out of the building and indicated that none of the women going there for abortions every complained about its cleanliness.
The Central Women’s Services abortion business will not likely reopen anywhere else and the rights to its name and web site were sold to George Tiller, who operates a late-term abortion business in Wichita.
Abortions were done twice a month at the time the abortion facility closed and Central was doing about 350 to 400 abortions each year.
The pro-life group has planned to do extensive renovations on the building and turn it into a memorial for unborn children who died there and a headquarters for the organization.