By Cheryl Sullenger
Wichita, KS — Women’s Health Care Services in Wichita, Kansas, was considered the largest late-term abortion facility outside Communist China at the time of its closure in 2009. Women literally came from all over the world for abortions that were illegal or unavailable in their home state or country.
Its owner, George Tiller, was respected among abortion supporters as the nation’s pre-eminent specialist in abortions throughout all nine months of pregnancy. In fact, Tiller developed the Induction Abortion procedure — a modification of the now-banned Partial Birth Abortion procedure — that is used today by nearly all abortionists that openly conduct “terminations” in the third trimester of pregnancy.
But Kansas wasn’t without gestational limits on abortion. The laws at that time barred abortions at 22 weeks or later unless a second unaffiliated physician agreed that the abortion was necessary to save the life of the mother or if the continued pregnancy would cause “substantial and irreversible impairment to a major bodily function of a woman.”