WICHITA, February 6, 2013, (Operation Rescue) – On Saturday, local pro-life activists praying outside a proposed new abortion clinic in Wichita photographed a plumbing contractor hauling two large trailers onto the building parking lot to begin work on the clinic’s planned opening.

Dale’s Plumbing Service, Inc. has apparently begun working on the building on Kellogg Avenue that once housed George Tiller’s infamous late-term abortion business. As of Friday, no permits had been issued for construction work, which will reportedly involve moving interior walls and a bathroom addition.


The new clinic, South Wind Women’s Center, which is run by a former Tiller employee Julie Burkhart, has begun advertizing abortion services and soliciting appointments around town and on a new website even though the abortion business is not yet open.

“It is noteworthy that Burkhart had to get a company from Hutchinson to come to Wichita to do the plumbing work for her. It is likely that no Wichita plumber wanted to help her open a clinic that would kill innocent babies,” said Cheryl Sullenger, senior policy adviser for Operation Rescue.

Operation Rescue is working through available legal channels to prevent the new abortion clinic from opening.

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Area residents recently delivered 14,000 signatures opposing the facility's reopening.

“We encourage the public to call Dale’s Plumbing Service and politely ask them to stop working on a property that will be involved in abortions,” said Sullenger. “This business needs to understand that it has become a collaborator in the abortion industry by doing work that will make it possible for abortionists to resume the barbaric practice of abortion in Wichita at the cost of untold innocent lives.”

Dale’s Plumbing, Inc.
8003 Cottontail Drive
Hutchinson, KS 67502
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This article originally appeared on Operation Rescue and is reprinted with permission.