January 23, 2009
WICHITA, KS, January 23, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Operation Rescue led a candlelight prayer vigil outside the nation’s largest late-term abortion mill, Women's Health Care Services, on the 36th memorial of Roe v. Wade.
As about 150 pro-lifers gathered for prayer, double the number from the previous year. Troubled abortionist George Tiller slipped out the gate during the rally and apparently went home.
"In previous years, Tiller has posted defiant banners, held rallies, even offered free abortions. There was none of that this year," said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. "He tried to simply sneak out of his abortion mill without anyone noticing."
Tiller currently faces 19 criminal charges of having committed illegal late-term abortions in 2003. Recently Operation Rescue revealed new allegations of criminality at Tiller's abortion mill when it released the results of an undercover investigation that showed WHCS employees intentionally underestimating fetal ages and viability in order to justify illegal late-term abortions.
After the group finished their vigil at Tiller's abortion clinic, they adjourned to Operation Rescue's National headquarters for a premiere showing of the new movie "22 Weeks."