Woman Injured by Abortion at George Tiller’s Center Taken to Local Hospital
by Steven Ertelt
October 29, 2008
Wichita, KS (LifeNews.com) — Another woman appears to have been injured by an abortion at the late-term abortion business operated by George Tiller in Wichita, Kansas. An ambulance arrived at his Women’s Health Care Services abortion facility on Wednesday morning to transport a patient to a local hospital.
Emergency medical personnel arrived at the center at 7:50 a.m. to transport the abortion victim to Wesley Medical Center.
Local pro-life advocate Dale Weldy, a volunteer for the Kansas Coalition for Life, was outside the abortion business at the time.
He reported that a woman with an IV was loaded into Sedgwick County ambulance number 30 and transported away from the abortion business 15 minutes later. In keeping with the wishes of abortion center staff to avoid scrutiny, the ambulance did not use its lights or siren on the way to the abortion facility or the hospital.
Cheryl Sullenger of Operation Rescue, the pro-life group that serves as a Tiller watchdog, arrived at Wesley Medical Center in time to photograph the ambulance. She also took photos of Tiller’s personal vehicle, which he normally uses to take patients to Wesley when they’re injured by his abortions.
Tiller was joined at the emergency room by his employee, Diane Warren, who noticed Sullenger and called out to her, "You’re dying to know, aren’t you!"
Sullenger told LifeNews.com that part-time abortion practitioner Susan Robinson of Ukiah, California, was on the schedule and may have been involved in the botched abortion. She said the condition of the patient involved is unknown.
This was the third emergency transport documented by Operation Rescue in the last five weeks.
One recent woman told her horrific story of her near-death botched abortion experience and another woman was transported to the local hospital on October 2.
"Again and again, we have documented case after case of botched abortions that have landed women in the hospital – or worse, as in the case of Christin Gilbert, who died from a botched third-trimester abortion at Tiller’s mill in 2005," said Sullenger.
"We have made our documentation available to the Legislature, the District Attorney, the Attorney General, the Governor, the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts, and the Wichita Police Department," she said. "Yet, he continues to butcher women. The lack of enforcement and oversight if Tiller’s ‘little shop of horrors’ is appalling and continues to endanger the lives of women."
"I have personally begged the KSBHA for an emergency suspension of Tiller’s license and to close his abortion business before someone else was hurt," Sullenger added. "Our pleas have fallen on deaf ears and now another women has had to pay the price. How many more women have to get hurt before the authorities will step in and stop this?"
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