A Haunting Legacy Part 1
What earned Wichita, Kansas the title of late-term abortion capital? What went on in a facility where 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, we visited Kansas and talked to those working to get late-term abortion laws enforced.
In part one of this two part series about late-term abortion practices of George Tiller, we visit Wichita and then we’ll 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 found out she was pregnant. Although she and her boyfriend initially planned to get married and raise the baby, when her parents found out, they contacted a place that would do abortions well into the second and third trimester. Michelle shares how she finally gave into her parent’s wishes despite her belief that abortion is murder and the gruesome process she went through at George Tiller’s Wichita facility.
Pedro, now Michelle’s husband, tried to stop the abortion, but it was too late by the time he found her. Michelle shares the consequences of the abortion and how it has impacted her marriage and her family relationships. Her clear and candid account of her experience 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.