Second Medical Board Official Resigns Amid Scandals Over Cover-ups and Ineptitude
Operation Rescue renews its call for legislative appointments and the license suspension of late-term abortionist George R. Tiller
TOPEKA, Kans., April 3 /Christian Newswire/ -- Chief Counsel of the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts Mark Stafford joined his boss, Larry Buening, in resigning yesterday after calls for their ouster reached a crescendo over scandals involving Board ineptitude and cover-ups.
Both houses of the Kansas Legislature passed resolution in the past week calling for a shake up at the KSBHA. Operation Rescue began calling for the resignation or firing of Buening and Stafford after their failure to discipline late-term abortionist George R. Tiller for the third-trimester abortion death of Christin Gilbert. Operation Rescue again called for their resignations in December and made recommendations to the Legislature for Board Reforms.
"Again we must reiterate our concerns that if Gov. Sebelius, who is a radical abortion supporter, is allowed to appoint Buening and Stafford's replacements, we may end up worse off than we are now," said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. "In order to avoid further corruption, we ask that the Legislature be allowed to hire the new staff."
Operation Rescue has two active complaints with the Board against Tiller, one for illegal late-term abortions and violating the unaffiliated second physician requirement for post-viability abortions. Tiller has since been charged with 19 criminal counts of violating that requirement. That criminal case is pending, but the Board has yet to act.
The second complaint involves unethical conduct related to the late-term abortion of Michelle Armesto- Berge, who testified before a joint legislative committee last fall about her horrific abortion experience at Tiller's Wichita abortion clinic.
"Our hope and prayer is that our complaints will now be allowed to move forward expeditiously and withour obstruction, and that the KSBHA will fulfill their duty to protect the lives of women and their pre-born babies in accordance with Kansas law by suspending or revoking Tiller's medical license," said Newman.
About Operation Rescue
Operation Rescue is one of the leading pro-life Christian activist organizations in the nation. Operation Rescue recently made headlines when it bought and closed an abortion clinic in Wichita, Kansas and has become the voice of the pro-life activist movement in America. Its activities are on the cutting edge of the abortion issue, taking direct action to restore legal personhood to the pre-born and stop abortion in obedience to biblical mandates.