Is the Next Kermit Gosnell Doing Late-Term Abortions in Kansas?

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   May 21, 2013   |   1:44PM   |   Chicago, IL

CORRECTION: Southwind will be the 4th abortion clinic in Kansas, it is not the only one.

Is a Chicago-based physician breaking Kansas law by setting up shop to do late-term abortions? That’s the question officials with the Pro-Life Action League want answered.

Eric Scheidler, the director of the pro-life group, is leading a protest tomorrow at the medical clinic of a Chicago-area doctor who he says plans to head to Kansas to continue the late-term abortions that were once done by George Tiller in the largest city in Kansas.

“There’s only one abortion clinic in the state of Kansas, and Oak Park family doctor Cheryl Chastine owns it,” Scheidler says. “The clinic, South Wind Women’s Center, recently opened in the same office in Wichita where notorious abortionist George Tiller operated. Like the recently convicted Kermit Gosnell, Tiller performed late term abortions on babies that were unquestionably old enough to survive outside the womb.”

According to Scheidler, Kansas law requires that medical facilities be owned by a licensed doctor.

“When they couldn’t find a physician in the entire state of Kansas willing to take on ownership of South Wind, investors and abortion advocates seeking to re-open Tiller’s Wichita location tapped Oak Park’s Cheryl Chastine to put her name on the business and perform abortions there,” he explained. “Chastine agreed, and has signed herself onto the deadly legacy of Gosnell and Tiller.”

To expose her plans, the Pro-Life Action League is setting up a prayer and protest event that Scheidler says will “highlight the scandal of Oak Park family practice doctor Cheryl Chastine owning and performing abortions at South Wind Women’s Center (aka Wichita Medical Center), which has opened in Wichita, Kansas at the site of George Tiller’s notorious late-term abortion facility.”



“Chastain’s Oak Park patients deserve to know that she is heavily involved in abortion, as the owner of South Wind Women’s Center in Wichita—which cannot operate under Kansas state law without a doctor listed as official owner,” he said.

Scheidler says the 11:30 a.m. protest hopes to convince Chastain to pull out of South Wind, forcing the abortion center to close.