Grand Jury Source Reveals What Happened in Disabled Girl’s Abortion Death

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Aug 10, 2006   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

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by Steven Ertelt Editor
August 10, 2006

Wichita, KS ( — A person who was a member of the Kansas grand jury that investigated the abortion death of a disabled Texas teenager has told a pro-life group about what happened during the investigation. The source revealed the bizarre chain of events that led up to the death of Christin Gilbert.

Gilbert was killed in a failed late-term abortion in January 2005 at the abortion facility of George Tiller, one of the few abortion practitioners in the country to still do abortions in the very late stages of pregnancy.

After Gilbert’s death, a complaint was filed with the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts, which failed to prosecute Tiller saying he had followed all Kansas laws during the abortion.

Pro-life advocates, suspecting collusion with Tiller and pro-abortion Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, mounted a petition campaign to convene a grand jury to investigate the case further. They obtained significantly more signatures than needed and the grand jury was called.

However, the grand jury was one vote shy of having the votes needed to indict Tiller. The source tells Operation Rescue that all but one person involved with Gilbert’s abortion refused to talk during the investigation and information that could have led to Tiller’s indictment wasn’t allowed to be put into evidence.

According to the source, the grand jury had access to a large amount of documents in the case, including written reports from Tiller and numerous other individuals. They were able to interview many people associated with Christin’s death, but were denied access to others.

The source Gilbert’s family failed to realize that the mentally disabled 19 year-old had been raped and was pregnant until she was 28 weeks into the pregnancy. They took her to a Planned Parenthood abortion business in Dallas, which told them they could not do a late-term abortion. It referred the family to Tiller.

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