How far will Tiller and his cohorts go to keep “smoking gun” from testifying?
Contact: Troy Newman, President, 316-841-1700; Cheryl Sullenger, Outreach & Media Coordinator, 316-516-3034; both with Operation Rescue
WICHITA, Kansas, Dec. 27 /Christian Newswire/ -- When Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline filed 30 charges involving illegal late-term abortions and reporting violations, Kristin Neuhaus was on the witness list and her sealed statement was submitted as evidence to support the charges. Neuhaus is a former abortionist who has, for months, traveled to Tiller’s Wichita abortion mill to provide the second signature on his late-term abortions that is required under Kansas law.
Now she plans to testify against Tiller, if the case is allowed to move forward.
On Wednesday afternoon, Kline will ask Judge Paul W. Clark to reinstate the charges he dismissed at the request of District Attorney Nola Foulston last Friday, so Neuhaus will have the opportunity to tell a jury what she knows about alleged illegal activity on Tiller’s part.
Neuhaus’ role in Tiller’s abortion business came to light when a confidential source inside the grand jury that investigated Tiller in the abortion death of Christin Gilbert told Operation Rescue of her involvement earlier this year. According to the source, Neuhaus was asked before the Grand Jury if there was ever an abortion that she did not sign off on. At that time, she took the Fifth Amendment to avoid self- incrimination.
The grand jury requested the documents from Neuhaus that specified what condition of Gilbert's would have qualified her for an exemption to the Kansas ban on post-viability abortions. Gilbert’s pregnancy was in the third trimester and her baby was considered viable.
Prosecutor Ann Swegle, an employee of Foulston’s, told the grand jury that it would take “an act of God” to get those documents. The documents were never produced, raising suspicions that Friday’s behind-the-back legal maneuver was not the first time Foulston has intervened in legal matters on behalf of Tiller.
“Tiller and his cohorts are fighting tooth and nail to keep Neuhaus off the stand because they know that her intimate involvement in Tiller’s late-term abortion business makes her an expert and very knowledgeable witness for the prosecution,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “Neuhaus is the ‘smoking gun’ that will convict Tiller, and they know it. That is why they will do almost anything to make sure that Neuhaus’ testimony never sees the light of day.”
“Corruption breeds in secrecy, but the truth thrives in the open. We urge anyone who can to come down to the County Courthouse at 2 PM to witness the hearing and thereby hold the officials accountable to do the right thing,” said Newman.
Operation Rescue is calling for continued prayer that the case against Tiller will be allowed to go forward and that justice will ultimately be done.