May 28, 2008
PRESS RELEASE -- See end of release for additional quotes by KFL Director, Mary Kay Culp(Follow-up Release HERE)
Proof of Governor Mansion Reception for George Tiller, his clinic's three other abortionists and staff, revealed!
KFL Executive Director, Mary Kay Culp, said: "Governor Sebelius' claim that dinner for these late-term abortionists was "only" an auction donation, is either bogus or beside the point. She knew when she donated it to this extreme pro-abortion group, that it would likely go to an extreme pro-abortion supporter, and indeed it did!"
Four late-term abortionists and the staff of George Tiller's Wichita abortion clinics enjoyed a posh, private dinner with Governor Kathleen Sebelius last spring, according to photos revealed today by Operation Rescue. All photos here:(http://operationrescue.org/photos/main.php?g2_itemId=4190)
The Governor's spokeswoman now claims the dinner was merely a dinner the governor donated to be auctioned at the 2006 TORCH Dinner. The TORCH dinner is an annual fundraiser for The Greater Kansas City Women's Political Caucus PAC, GKCWPC-PAC, a political action group dedicated to electing pro-abortion candidates in Kansas and Missouri. (http://www.gkcwpc.org/endorsements/endorsements_start.php) .
Governor Sebelius, Tiller and former AG Paul Morrison have all been special guests at the TORCH dinner over the years. Tiller’s political action group, ProKanDo, has significantly donated to GKCWPC-PAC. (http://www.efg2.com/Meadowlark/PAC/GKCWomen/index.htm)
Any dinner Sebelius "donated" at the tax-paid Governor mansion is an abomination, as it was donated to specifically elect candidates and protect the abortion industry. We have never heard of her donating any free dinners to annual events supporting crisis pregnancy centers statewide or the fetal hospice centers in Kansas City and Wichita.
The gleeful "Trifecta" T-shirt, celebrating the Sebelius/Parkinson/Morrison election, clarifies why Tiller enjoyed dinner with Sebelius; Tiller has bought Sebelius' vetoes of duly-passed laws protecting women an unborn children, in 2003, 2005, 2006, and 2008, as well as protection from criminal prosecution by the Attorney General’s office.
The "dinner donation" secured by Tiller came at the September, 2006 Torch dinner, four months after Sebelius vetoed SB528. This was a bill that merely added one question ["Is the pregnant woman threatened by a mental or physical danger?"] to a state late-term abortion statistical report. The report NEVER has patient identifiers, such as name, address, phone, birthdate, etc), yet Sebelius claimed that personal privacy was threatened when the general nature of a medical condition is reported on an anonymous form. Now that is abortion protection!
It was this particular outrageous veto and Sebelius' dishonest explanation that caused Archbishop Joseph Naumann to publicly chastise her for the first time, in the September 2006 edition of the northeast Kansas Catholic newspaper, The Leaven. Sebelius vociferously protests that she is Catholic and is not "proabortion".
In September 2006, Archbishop Naumann publicly clarified the non-negotiable Catholic position on life, and asked for Catholics to pray for Seberlius' change of heart.
The following August and after several private conversations, Archbishop Naumann wrote Sebelius to refrain from receiving Holy Communion.
Nearly half of all Kansas abortions are done on non-Kansans, whose states have tougher abortion laws and enforcement. Our state’s weak teen abortion protocol, authored largely by then-state-rep Sebelius in 1992, contributes to this scandal. .
KFL Executive Director Mary Kay Culp said, "Even if it is true that Tiller won this reception, it doesn't explain the Governor holding up a T-shirt, while pointing to Tiller, which celebrates the 2006 Kansas political wins of Sebelius, Parkinson and Morrison. Only Dr. Tiller's direct political involvement with those three candidates explains that."
Culp added, "I am particularly offended by the fact that Tiller brought his whole staff, in particular fellow abortionist Leroy Carhart, although he may have come in handy breaking open any lobster shells."
In 1997 Carhart testified to twisting off the extremities off unborn children while they were still alive.
The following excerpt is not for the faint-hearted:
In the United States District Court For the District Of Nebraska, Plaintiff Leroy H. Carhart, on behalf of himself and his patients obtaining abortions VS. Defendants Donald Stenberg, Mike Munch, and Deb Thomas:
Case # 4:97CV3205- July 17, 1997 - 9:00 a.m. - Lincoln, Nebraska
Portions of the transcript of the Preliminary Injunction Proceedings are as follows:
Q = Lawyer
A= Leroy Carhart, M.D.
Q: “Are there times when you don’t remove the fetus intact?”
A: “Yes, Sir.”
Q: “Can you tell me about that, when that occurs?”
A: “That occurs when the tissue fragments, or frequently when you rupture membranes, an arm will spontaneously prolapse through the os…”
Q: “What do you do then?”
A: “My normal course would be to dismember that extremity and then go back and try to take the fetus out either foot first or skull first, whatever end I can get to first.”
Q: “How do you go about dismembering that extremity?”
A: “…grasping the portion that you can get ahold of…rotating to dismember the shoulder or the hip or whatever it would be. Sometimes you will get one leg and you can’t get the other leg out.”
Q: “In that situation, are you, when you pull on the arm and remove it, is the fetus still alive?”
Q: “Do you consider an arm, for example, to be a substantial portion of the fetus?”
A: “… I think if I lost my arm, that would be a substantial loss to me…”
Q: “At what point is the fetus—does the fetus die during that process?”
A: “I don’t really know. I know that the fetus is alive during the process most of the time because I can see the fetal heartbeat on the ultrasound.”