“Your Manual for Building a pro-life america one community at a time”
Operation Rescue and Defend Christians.org launch the Abortion Free Community Project.
Publications by Operation Rescue, Troy Newman and Cheryl Sullenger
Their Blood Cries Out – 227 pages, published in 2000
Bioethics in an Age of Emerging Biotechnology – 48 pages, published in 2001
Am I Now Your Enemy – 62 pages, published in 2002
Refocusing the Pro-Life Movement for Victory – 40 pages, published in 2013
Abortion Free – 320 pages, published in 2014
A 2011 Kansas law heavily supported by Operation Rescue successfully defunds Planned Parenthood in that state, closing one facility.
An undercover investigation, published exposé, and complaints filed by Operation Rescue put accused rapist and abortionist Naresh Patel of Oklahoma under criminal investigation.
Operation Rescue discovers and exposes the abortion-related death of Lakisha Wilson and leads a press conference of national and local leaders to demand the closure of Preterm abortion facility. Operation Rescue also exposes funding of the facility by the Buffett Foundation.
Operation Rescue releases results of their national survey of abortion clinics revealing that an historic total of 93 abortion facilities closed in 2013.
Due to complaints and publicity from Operation Rescue, at least ten abortionists suffered license revocation, suspensions, and fines that year alone.
Investigations and complaints filed by Operation Rescue lead to the closure four illegally-operating abortion clinics: two in Maryland, one in Pennsylvania, and one in Alabama.
Based on Operation Rescue’s information, Texas Governor, Rick Perry, holds a special session to pass Operation Rescue approved bill HB2, which was signed July 18, 2013.
Over HALF of all the abortion clinics in Texas have closed since the law went into effect.
Operation Rescue actively works to pass the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Ordinance in Albuquerque, prompting intervention by Obama’s Organizing for Action, Planned Parenthood, and the ACLU. National headlines generate new debate about late-term abortions.
An Operation Rescue exposé on Houston abortionist Douglas Karpen makes headlines and prompts authorities to convene a grand jury investigation. Photos of Karpen’s victims released by Operation Rescue aids in the U.S. House passing the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.
Operation Rescue reported directly from the courtroom of the Kermit Gosnell trial. This reporting prompted a Tweetfest that compelled greater national coverage of the abortion atrocities.
Operation Rescue garners national press by exposing the 33-week abortion-related death of Jennifer Morbelli by LeRoy Carhart
Operation Rescue leads religious opposition to the Obamacare abortion mandate with the Pledge for the Preservation of Life and Liberty
Operation Rescue obtains official investigations through complaints against abortionist LeRoy Carhart, Central Family Medicine in Kansas, and Dr. Emily’s abortion business in the Bronx, New York, after undercover investigations revealed illegal dumping of aborted baby remains.
The Maryland Board of Physicians shuts down an illegal bi-state late-term abortion scheme operated by Florida’s James Pendergraft, IV and Maryland’s Harold O. Alexander as the result of an Operation Rescue undercover investigation, published exposé, and complaints.
Operation Rescue exposes the abortion-related death of Tonya Reaves at a Planned Parenthood in Chicago and involves the Black Pro-Life Leadership in efforts to seek justice.
Kansas revokes the medical license of Tiller associate Ann Kristin Neuhaus due to an Operation Rescue complaint.
New York revokes the medical license of abortionist Robert Hosty based on an Operation Rescue complaint related to the botched abortion death of Alexandra Nuñez.
Operation Rescue launches AbortionDocs.org, the most accurate list of abortion clinics and abortion providers in the US that also contains the largest collection of documents on the abortion cartel.
At the urging of Operation Rescue’s Troy Newman, Mississippi passes a law that requires abortionists to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles.
This effort made international news and caused consternation within the abortion cartel
So far, 15 states have passed same law
Operation Rescue provided documentation to the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding Appeals Court Nominee Steve Six’s involvement in blocking a criminal prosecution of Planned Parenthood, including the shredding of evidence under his watch as Kansas Attorney General. Six’s name was withdrawn after he lost support of several committee members.
Launched the Abortion Whistleblowers Program that offers a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of abortionists that are breaking the law. Abortion clinic informants regularly contact Operation Rescue with useful information about the abortion cartel.
Thwarted efforts by three abortionists to open an abortion facility in Wichita, Kansas, keeping the community abortion-free.
Operation Rescue works with the California Medical Board to prosecute abortionist Andrew Rutland for the death of Yin Chen at a dirty acupuncture clinic in San Gabriel. Rutland surrendered his medical license to avoid murder charges.
Operation Rescue was the first to demand a grand jury in the Kermit Gosnell case in Pennsylvania.
An undercover investigation conducted by Operation Rescue uncovers widespread abortion abuses in Texas. OR files complaints that result in heavy fines and discipline of a half-dozen abortion providers.
Operation Rescue forced the passage in Kansas of the nation’s most comprehensive abortion clinic licensing regulations, including the requirement that abortionists maintain admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their abortion clinics
Operation Rescue moves two of its interns in Albuquerque, NM and publishes a five-part exposé on late-term abortions at Southwestern Women’s Options where two of Tiller’s former abortionists relocated.
Operation Rescue launched a national campaign to oppose tax-funding of abortion called AM71.
Operation Rescue launches Project Daniel 5:25, the first comprehensive listing of abortion facilities in the U.S. since 1991 and announced that 69% of abortion clinics had closed. This project served as the precursor to AbortionDocs.org.
Operation Rescue calls for criminal charges against Steven Chase Brigham and his associate Nicola Riley and publishes a detailed report on his illegal bi-state late-term abortion scheme based on official records exclusively obtained by Operation Rescue. Brigham and Riley are charged with murder, arrested and temporarily jailed.
Due to Operation Rescue’s 3-year campaign, Massachusetts abortionist Rapin Osathanondh is convicted and jailed for manslaughter in the death of Laura Hope Smith, his medical license is surrendered, and his two abortion facilities permanently close.
Operation Rescue reveals Carhart’s plan to open a late-term abortion business in Maryland, discovers the location, and organizes local opposition that results in the formation of a new pro-life group and the establishment of a pregnancy resource center just yards from Carhart’s new facility.
Operation Rescue successfully uncovers and thwarts Planned Parenthood’s plan to put webcam abortions in every Planned Parenthood facility nationwide.
Based on information obtained from Operation Rescue about Carhart’s plans to conduct third trimester abortions in the Omaha area, the Nebraska legislature passes the nation’s first Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, banning abortions after 20 weeks.
Fifteen states have passed similar laws, so far.
Operation Rescue prevents LeRoy Carhart from opening an abortion clinic in Kansas
CNN does a major news story on Operation Rescue, calling them “The Abortionists’ Number One Foe”
Operation Rescue’s undercover investigation uncovers and exposes the newest abortion method, TeleMed Abortions, now dubbed “Webcam Abortions,” in Iowa.
At least 11 states have passed bans on WebCam Abortions as the result of Operation Rescue’s ground breaking discovery and reporting.
Operation Rescue provides the Senate Judiciary Committee evidence that HHS nominee Kathleen Sebelius lied about campaign contributions from George Tiller. This significantly delayed her confirmation as Secretary of Health and Human Services.
George Tiller announces retirement and plans to close his late-term abortion clinic.
George Tiller goes to trial, found not guilty but Kansas Board of Healing Arts announced on the day of his acquittal an 11 count indictment was pending against his medical license based on a complaint from Operation Rescue.
Operation Rescue releases photos of a “secret” party hosted by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius for abortionist George Tiller and his entire abortion clinic staff, revealing her connections to radical abortion.
Opened Operation Rescue’s National Headquarters in former abortion facility
Convened a grand jury through the citizen petition process to investigate Planned Parenthood. 107 criminal counts were later filed by former District Attorney Phill Kline.
Uncovered and exposed the abortion-related death of Laura Hope Smith and launched a campaign to bring the responsible abortionist to justice in Massachusetts.
Bought and closed Central Family Planning, an abortion business in Wichita, Kansas
Convened the first of two Grand Juries using the citizen petition process to investigate abortionist George Tiller for criminal conduct
Operation Rescue was the first to publicly call on Pres. George W. Bush to withdraw the nomination of Supreme Court nominee, Harriet Miers
Operation Rescue conducts the Prayer for Life Tour during final weeks of the Presidential Election in the critical swing states of Pennsylvania and Ohio, resulting in abortion supporters initiating a retaliatory 5-year IRS tax audit of Operation Rescue.
Rolling Stone Magazine features Troy Newman, in “One Man’s God Squad”
Closed abortion business operated by Kristin Neuhaus in Kansas
Troy Newman, relocates to Kansas to focus on closing the world’s largest late-term abortion clinic
Launched campaign to close Clinica Medica Par Mujer de Hoy abortion facility chain
. Eleven total clinics closed
. Owner, Bertha Bugarin and several others plead guilty to abortion-related crimes in San Diego and Los Angeles. Bugarin sentenced to 6 ½ years behind bars.
. At least seven abortionists affiliated with Bugarin lost their medical licenses or were disciplined, including one abortionist convicted of raping/molesting his patients.
Closed the Family Planning Associates in East County San Diego, making East County abortion-free
Troy Newman assumed leadership of Operation Rescue
Initiated the first pro-life opposition and public protests of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research and Cloning
Innovated the “Show the Truth” tours that are now replicated by organizations around the nation.
Innovated the Mobile Billboard Prolife Campaign
Became the first to use large images of abortion victims in public on a large scale
Founded American Missionary Association
Exposed the abortion-related death of Magdalena Rodriguez, which led to murder charges being filed against abortionist Suresh Gandotra, who fled the country to avoid prosecution.
Closed 18 abortion mills in San Diego and reduced the number of abortionists by 55%
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