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Gov. Sebelius Caught Fabricating Story to Cover for Tiller Party

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

WICHITA, Kansas, June 2 /Christian Newswire/ -- Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has been caught fabricating a story to cover for her soiree last spring with late-term abortionist George Tiller. Today, her office admits that the reimbursement for the dinner party that took place on April 9, 2007, was made only ten days ago, on May 23, 2008, nearly a month after an Operation Rescue staff member made an Open Records request on April 28, 2008, for receipts related to the event.

The Open Records request was finally honored on May 23, 2008, the same day that the Greater Kansas City Women's Political Caucus supposedly reimbursed the State of Kansas for the event.

"It took Sebelius and her cronies a whole month to figure out a cover story for the Tiller party once they realized that news of it was out," said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. "There is still not one shred of evidence to back up her fairy tale. The accuracy and authenticity of anything they produce now cannot be trusted.

"Our source, who was at the party, emphasized to us that this was not a prize, but was a special invitation dinner to honor Tiller and his staff. Until evidence says otherwise, we stand by our source's word."

Operation Rescue released photos last week of the secret party that Sebelius held in Tiller's honor on April 9, 2008, at Cedar Crest, the official governor's mansion. Sebelius told reporters that the dinner was a prize that Tiller won as highest bidder at a 2005 Torch Dinner fundraiser that benefited the Greater Kansas City Women's Political Caucus PAC, a leftist pro-abortion group. She said had no control over who the dinner prize went to. Operation Rescue never believed that cover story.

Now with the latest news that the dinner purchased nearly three years ago was only paid for 10 days ago, Sebelius' story is even harder to believe.

"It is obvious to us that we have just caught Gov. Sebelius lying to the people of Kansas," said Newman. "This shows how far she is willing to go to cover up for her lucrative relationship with Tiller."

View photos of Gov. Sebelius' party for Tiller
 
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.