Monday, June 11, 2007

Expert Witness in Criminal Abortion Case Drops Bombshell Testimony

Dr. McHugh will answer questions in panel discussion on Tuesday evening

June 11th, 2007

Lenexa, KS - The leading witness against abortionist George R. Tiller broke his six month silence today by granting an on camera interview arranged by Women Influencing America. Dr. Phillip McHugh has recorded a statement answering questions about abortion records involved in the highly charged criminal case against Tiller. Dr. McHugh, from Boston, Massachusetts, is a published author and an expert in the field of psychiatry.

The 30 criminal charges against abortionist Tiller were based, in part, on the avadavat submitted by Dr. McHugh after he carefully analyzed the abortion medical records. Dr. McHugh dropped a political bombshell by stating that in his professional opinion:

1. The information in the abortion records indicate there was inadequate information on which to make a psychiatric diagnosis.
2. Nothing in the records constituted a "substantial and irreversible" risk to the woman if she continued her pregnancy.
3. Tiller's abortion clinic is misusing psychiatry to wrongly justify providing late term abortions.
4. None of the information shown to McHugh was adequate to justify a late-term abortion under Kansas statues.
5. The late-term abortion justification was based more on societal issues rather that on firm psychiatric or mental health standards.

Dr. McHugh will be involved in a panel discussion, hosted by Women Influencing America, on June 12, at the Double Tree Hotel, Overland Park Kansas at 7:00pm. Members of the media and the public are invited to attend. McHugh will be available to answer question from members of the audience.

"Now we have yet another expert testifying that Tiller is flouting Kansas law and blatantly killing health viable children. I look forward to hearing more testimony from Dr. McHugh tomorrow evening, please join me there." Troy Newman, President Operation Rescue

Cheryl Sullenger, of Operation Rescue, was present at the taping, and is available now to answer questions at 316-516-3034.

A video of the interview will be available online later today at


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. Click here to support Operation Rescue

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