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Joint Press Conference Tomorrow to Address Partial-Birth Abortion Enforcement

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


WICHITA, Kansas, May 22 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Christian Defense Coalition and Operation Rescue will hold a press conference outside the United States Attorney's Office in Wichita to demand to know how the federal government plans to enforce the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act now that it has been upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.


What: Press Conference concerning enforcement of the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act


When: Wednesday, May 23, 2007, 11:00 AM


Where: Outside the U.S. Attorney's Office at 301 N. Main, Wichita, KS 67202


While the city's only abortionist, George R. Tiller, claims he does not do the banned partial birth abortion procedure, his employee, abortionist LeRoy Carhart, who is in Wichita doing abortions this week, graphically admits doing them, and was in fact the lead plaintiff in U.S. Supreme Court case, Gonzales v. Carhart, that challenged the ban.


"We have the poster-boy for partial-birth abortions in town today doing late-term abortions at Tiller's mill. How do we know he is in compliance with the federal law with which he so adamantly disagrees? We don't without an investigation. We demand that U.S. Attorney Eric Melgren launch an immediate and exhaustive investigation into abortions done by Carhart," said Troy Newman, President, Operation Rescue.


Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition, comments, "It is important for the Department of Justice to give assurances to the American people as to how and when they plan to enforce the federal ban on this barbaric procedure. A Supreme Court decision means very little if it is not enforced. Now is the time for the Attorney General to publicly share the strategies the Department of Justice has put in place to guarantee the rule of law is honored."


Rev. Mahoney and Newman are traveling around the nation to cities where partial-birth abortionists work, to meet with Department of Justice officials concerning enforcement of the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act.


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.