A Haunting Legacy Part 1

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What earned Wichita, Kansas, the title of late-term abortion capital? What happened in a facility to which thousands of women came from all over the nation for abortions in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy? Just days before abortionist George Tiller was killed by a gunman in 2009, we visited Kansas and talked to those working to get late-term abortion laws enforced.

In part one of this two-part series about Tiller’s late-term abortion mill, we visit Wichita and then meet Michelle Armesto-Berge. Now a wife and mother of three, Michelle was pressured into an abortion at age 18 when she was 26 weeks into her pregnancy.

During her senior year in high school, Michelle became pregnant. Although she and her boyfriend, Pedro, planned to marry and raise the baby, her parents pressured her to get an abortion and located a facility that would do it late-term. Michelle finally gave in despite her belief that abortion is murder and the gruesome process she went through at George Tiller’s Wichita facility.

Pedro tried to stop the abortion but was too late. Michelle shares the consequences of the abortion and how it has affected her marriage to Pedro and family relationships. Her clear and candid account makes a compelling case for passing and enforcing laws that protect women and children from being rushed and coerced into a decision they forever regret.

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