by Steven Ertelt
February 19, 2008
Wichita, KS (LifeNews.com) — A pro-life group says it’s concerned that a truck came on Monday and removed records from George Tiller’s abortion business in Wichita. The allegation comes at a time when a grand jury is trying to obtain abortion records from Tiller to determine whether the abortion practitioner violated state laws limiting late-term abortions.
The grand jury has requested over 2,000 medical records relating to abortion and, though they will be redacted, Tiller’s attorneys have filed a motion to stop the request claiming it would violate the privacy of the women involved.
The Kansas Supreme Court issued a stay on the request and is expected to release its opinion in the case on February 25.
According to Operation Rescue, someone drove a large Penske rental truck to the Women’s Health Care Services abortion facility on Monday.
Witnesses observed people putting several boxes that appeared to contain documents into the truck.
Tiller’s abortion business was not open at the time and Margaret Weaver, a pro-life advocate who was at the scene, says no other vehicles left the building along with the truck.
Operation Rescue president Troy Newman told LifeNews.com that what made the incident more suspicious was that the truck’s license plate had been removed.
"Something is obviously going on there that Tiller and his secret collaborator do not want anyone to know about," he said.
Newman added that he hopes officials would do something to "preserve the integrity of those records until the court rules."
This is the second time that Tiller has been accused of destroying records.
"We also documented shredding trucks at Tiller’s destroying documents just days before a Supreme Court ruling on a different records request," Newman explained.
"Tiller cannot be trusted. From past performance, it is obvious that he will stop at nothing to avoid having to hand over accurate abortion records that could land him in prison, and that includes altering, moving or destroying incriminating evidence," he concluded.