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Tiller Charged with 19 Criminal Counts

Operation Rescue demands that the investigation be expanded to include 2004 & 2005 records

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


WICHITA, Kansas, June 28 /Christian Newswire/ -- Attorney General Paul Morrison has announced that he is filing 19 misdemeanor charges against late-term abortionist George R. Tiller because he used a second physician that was not financially or legally unassociated with him, as required by law.


Operation Rescue has been reporting since August, 2006, that they suspected that Tiller's association with Dr. Ann Kristen Neuhaus was an illegal one. Neuhaus was listed as a witness when Former Attorney General Phill Kline filed 30 criminal charges against Tiller last December. Those charges were dismissed on shaky jurisdictional grounds.

In his announcement, Morrison trivialized the murder of late-term children by calling the charges "technical violations."

"While we are happy that charges are being filed against Tiller, we are guarded about this because we believe that these charges are the weakest against Tiller. There is now a pattern of illegal activity by abortionist Tiller and Kline's investigation is proven to have merit," said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.

"Now, because we have charges on the 2003 records, we insist that Morrison subpoena the 2004 and 2005 abortion records. Furthermore, in order for justice to be done, the criminal late-term abortion charges against Tiller, as supported by Psychiatrist Dr. Paul McHugh must be reinstated," said Newman.

Kline filed 15 charges alleging illegal late-term abortion were committed by Tiller for reasons such as so a woman could go to a rock concert.

"We believe the filing of charges against Tiller vindicates Kline's investigation of Tiller," said Newman. "There is a pattern of abuses and illegal activity that is going on at Tiller's mill. This is just the tip of the iceberg."

About Operation Rescue
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.