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National Pro-Life Leaders Meet With KS Congressional Delegation to Ask for a Federal Investigation into Civil Rights Violations Regarding Abortionist George R. Tiller

Contact: Rev. Patrick Mahoney, Director, Christian Defense Coalition, 540-538-4741


WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 /Christian Newswire/ -- Rev. Patrick Mahoney of the Christian Defense Coalition and Dr. Gary Cass of Coral Ridge Ministries’ Reclaiming America for Christ personally met this week with Kansas Senator Sam Brownback, Rep. Todd Tiahart, and the staff of Sen. Pat Roberts to ask for a federal investigation into possible civil rights violations involving late-term abortionist George R. Tiller of Wichita, Kansas.


Sedgwick County District Attorney Nola Foulston has refused to look into the 30 criminal charges against Tiller related to illegal late-term abortions filed by former Attorney General Phill Kline. Rev. Mahoney and Dr. Cass expressed concern that this apparent unwillingness to follow through with the case puts the civil rights of women at serious risk and jeopardy.  Foulston persuaded a judge to dismiss the charges on jurisdictional grounds less than 24 hours after they were filed.  The merits of the case have never been challenged.


“We have met with members of the Kansas Congressional delegation and have gone to the Department of Justice because we are seriously concerned that there may be massive violations of the civil rights of women occurring in Kansas,” said Rev. Pat Mahoney.


“District Attorney Foulston’s unwillingness to prosecute Tiller, in spite of overwhelming evidence that probable cause exists, is reminiscent of southern prosecutors who turned their backs on the civil rights violations of African Americans during the 1940s and 50s,” said Rev. Mahoney.  “Women who travel from all over the country to use the services of George Tiller need to know that if they experience unlawful treatment, their civil rights will be upheld.”


“We have exhausted all state remedies in this case,” said Dr. Gary Cass. “Political campaign documents have established that the parties in this case are interrelated through a series of campaign contributions. Because of this, the unwillingness of the District Attorney and new Attorney General to act in this matter creates a real appearance of impropriety.  For the sake of justice and the protection of women, there appears no other option but to ask for federal intervention.”


All parties who met with Rev. Mahoney and Dr. Cass promised to look into their concerns.