Evidence Showing George Tiller Possibly Violating Abortion Law Heads to Officials
by Steven Ertelt
January 15, 2009
Wichita, KS (LifeNews.com) — A Kansas pro-life group that conducted an undercover investigation of late-term abortion practitioner George Tiller is sending its evidence to state and local officials. A volunteer for Operation Rescue found Tiller’s abortion business fudging the dates of her unborn child to make a late-term abortion legal.
The results OR sent to LifeNews.com came from its probe of Tiller’s late-term abortion facility, Women’s Health Care Services.
The results showed what the group contends is compelling evidence that Tiller’s abortion business routinely underestimates the fetal age and viability of unborn children in order to comply with Kansas law.
By estimating that the age of the baby at the time of the abortion is less than late-term, it can get away with not complying with the requirements Kansas law places on such abortions.
Now, Operation Rescue tells LifeNews.com it has turned over to the office of the Kansas Attorney General and to District Attorney Nola Foulston evidence of what it calls a "phony fetal age and viability scam."
"Since we possess evidence that Tiller’s abortion clinic employees have broken the law, it is our duty to report that to law enforcement," OR president Tory Newman said. "We have sent the attorney general and the district attorney an official letter of complaint along with the evidence."
Newman says he is surprised that staff at Tiller’s abortion facility would continue to violate state law at a time when Tiller is facing trial for charges placed on him by the state attorney general for violating the law.
"The fact that Tiller continues to flout the law even though he is criminally charged and under further investigation shows how arrogant and dangerous he is," Newman said.
"We implore the authorities with all urgency to protect women and their innocent children and close Tiller’s abortion mill pending review of the complaints against him," he added.
The 19 criminal charges alleged he committed illegal late-term abortions without the signature of a second unaffiliated Kansas physician.
In addition, the woman involved in the probe, who was given false information about the age of her unborn child and an appointment for an illegal abortion during the undercover investigation, has filed a formal complaint with the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts.
The woman, who is identified publicly only as Shaye, was in her 25th week of pregnancy when she received a sonogram from WHCS on October 17.
When the first measurements taken during a sonogram at WHCS showed her baby past the threshold of viability, a Tiller employee threw those measurements in the trash. She then came up with a lower measurement and Shaye was scheduled for an abortion in violation of Kansas law.
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