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DA Foulston Chats with Pro-Life Leaders During Prayer Vigil

Contact: Troy Newman, President, 316-841-1700; Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Policy Advisor, 316-516-3034; both with Operation Rescue, info@operationrescue.org


WICHITA, Kansas, May 19 /Christian Newswire/ -- District Attorney Nola Foulston came out of her house and had a cordial conversation with Operation Rescue leader Troy Newman and Rev. Patrick Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition in Washington, D.C. Both groups had previously expressed disapproval of Foulston's actions after she successfully requested that 30 criminal charges against late-term abortionist George R. Tiller be dismissed last December.


Newman and Mahoney led a small group of Christians into Foulston's upscale neighborhood on Saturday afternoon, as part of the "Pray In May" 77-hour prayer vigil being held at Tiller's abortion clinic. "No Parking" signs were placed throughout the neighborhood within minutes after OR announced the vigil.


Foulston came outside and spoke with Newman and Mahoney for over 20 minutes.


"The conversation was very cordial and covered a range of subjects. Mrs. Foulston expressed gratitude for the prayers offered on her behalf and committed to meeting with Pat and me at a later date," said Newman. "We opened a dialog, and I think that is important."


Earlier efforts to meet with Foulston to express concerns about the Tiller criminal matter had been unsuccessful.


The Truth Truck, which drove past Foulston's house during the discussion, was ticketed for being over the 1-ton limit for streets in that area.


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Operation Rescue is one of the leading pro-life Christian activist organizations in the nation.  Operation Rescue recently made headlines when it bought and closed an abortion clinic in Wichita, Kansas and has become the voice of the pro-life activist movement in America.  Its activities are on the cutting edge of the abortion issue, taking direct action to restore legal personhood to the pre-born and stop abortion in obedience to biblical mandates.