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Operation Rescue Uncovers Tiller History of Illegal Abortions

Son of illegal abortionist, Tiller family criminal conduct spans seven decades


Contact: Troy Newman, President, 316-841-1700; Cheryl Sullenger, Outreach & Media Coordinator, 316-516-3034; both with Operation Rescue


WICHITA, Kansas, April 16 /Christian Newswire/ -- Operation Rescue has uncovered three source documents that reveal a pattern of illegal abortions by the Tiller family spanning seven decades. 


"George Tiller himself has a documented pattern of disregard for the law spanning four decades," said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.  "It gives further urgency to the need to allow the criminal case filed against Tiller in December to move forward without further delay."


Late-term abortionist George R. Tiller has admitted in a signed statement that he has a history of committing illegal abortions. 


A statement, released by Voices of Choice in July, 2005, regarding the impending appointment of a replacement for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor states in part, "As physicians who provided or facilitated abortions before Roe v. Wade, we saw the horrors of illegal abortion first-hand."  Fourteen abortionists, including George R. Tiller, signed the statement.


In two other documents, an undated interview published by Voices of Choice and an article from the Wichita Eagle dated Sept. 8, 1991, Tiller describes in his own words that his father, Jack Tiller, provided illegal abortions for women in his family practice as far back as the 1940s.  Tiller admits that discovery of this fact inspired him to abandon a career in dermatology and pursue a career as an abortionist.


In December, 2006, Tiller was charged with 30 counts related to the commission of illegal late-term abortions.  Those charges were dismissed on dubious jurisdictional grounds, and stonewalling tactics have been employed by Attorney General Morrison to keep the case out of court.


Meanwhile, witnesses say that illegal abortions continue at Tiller's Wichita abortion mill.


"This information about Tiller's long history and continuing practice of committing illegal abortions establishes a pattern of criminality on Tiller's part, and shows a brazen contempt for the law as well as for the lives of his innocent victims" said Newman. 


"Every man and woman in authority in Kansas who has blatantly ignored Tiller's illegal killing of viable babies has innocent blood on their hands.  No amount of political payoffs is worth the lives of these innocent children, or the bloodguilt that haunts the conscience that comes with it.  We appeal to Kansas authorities to stop this brutality, and immediately bring Tiller to justice in a court of law."