Posted on | February 11, 2013 | 6 Comments
Wichita, Kansas, has been without a local abortion provider since an anti-abortion extremist murdered Dr. George Tiller in his church in May 2009. Now, one of Tiller’s former employees has bought his clinic and intends to reopen it this spring.
The Trust Women Foundation, led by former Tiller spokeswoman Julie Burkhart, purchased Tiller’s old office last September. The group has raised most of the $1 million it will take to reopen the clinic, and Burkhart, 46, and her staff have been busy renovating the office and recruiting doctors. Burkhart . . . worked with Tiller at the clinic for seven years, and had moved away from Wichita shortly before his murder. She has since moved back to reopen the clinic, which she and her colleagues plan to call South Wind Women’s Center.
Tiller’s late-term abortion disciple, LeRoy Carhart, sent Jennifer McKenna Morbelli to an early grave in Maryland last week, but Julie Burkhart thinks what Wichita needs is a baby-killing center:
Here we live in a pretty good-sized city, Wichita, with a metropolitan area of around 650,000 people. It’s like really, come on. We’re a town that used to have three abortion clinics. Shouldn’t we be able to have at least one ob-gyn practice that offers abortion care? . . .
We’re looking at a few thousand women who now have to travel outside the area each year. . . . Some people would say, “Just leave it alone and let it go.” However, we can’t really have true freedom in this country until everyone can access that right. . . .
(Oh, my goodness, “a few thousand women who now have to travel outside the area each year” to kill their babies. This is unacceptable!)
Frankly, the only people we get the pushback from by and large are the antis. They’re good bullies. But people in this community are speaking out maybe a little bit more. There’s a little bit more understanding. We want people to understand that this is a new day; this is a new clinic. We’re working on a different model of health care for women. And we’re not going to be pushed around by the antis.
Yes, the “antis” — people who are against killing babies — are “bullies,” whereas the people who get paid to kill babies are . . . What? Never mind. Don’t think too hard about it, just repeat your slogans about “health care” and “rights” and “access,” shut down your conscience and try not to think about what’s actually going on inside the “South Wind Women’s Center” and maybe, with the help of anti-depressants and sedatives, you’ll be able to sleep at night, you soulless bloodthirsty ghouls.