Wichita, Kansas will no longer be abortion free, as the former
late-term abortion facility of the late George Tiller now has a new
First Women Foundation has purchased the building, which has
been closed since Tiller was shot to death in May of 2009. Operation
Rescue President Troy Newman tells OneNewsNow Julie Burkhart, a
former employee of Tiller's, has purchased the building.
"Buying a building is not the same as operating an abortion
clinic," he states. "So, she can purchase Tiller's old building,
but Operation Rescue is going to make sure it's neither reputable
And he stresses that Operation Rescue, which has a history of
pressuring the abortion industry, is committed to keeping Wichita
Burkhart has spent three years raising money to reopen the
clinic, but Newman raises the question of profitability.
"Julie Burkhart has to get donations to capitalize her abortion
clinic. Abortion is not profitable," the pro-lifer asserts. "It's a
dying business, literally, on several different levels. So, I don't
think that she can maintain an abortion clinic, if she can even
open it as it stands."
Newman adds that abortion legislation has changed in Kansas over
the past few years, making it "very, very difficult for any
new abortion clinic to operate successfully." He also points out
that Burkhart had to go to Tiller's family "because no one else
would sell [the First Women Foundation] a building."