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Weekly Ministry Focus
Volume 2, Number 16
August 20-21, 2001
Weekly Ministry Focus
God answers prayer by exposing abortion death
As you know, we have asked you to pray various
times in the past that God would expose the evil
deeds of abortionist Kenneth Wright, who kills
children here in Bakersfield as well as at other
Family Planning Associates locations such as
Fresno. Many, many times we have seen ambulances
take women away from the Bakersfield abortion
chamber, but it is very rare for us to find
reliable information about whether or not the
maternal victim died.
As reported by the Fresno Bee, God has answered
our prayer by motivating the family of a woman
who died from one of Wright's abortions to sue
him. Pray that justice will prevail, and the
bloody hands of Kenneth Wright will be legally
restrained from further murders, just as other
abortionists around the nation who have been
sent to jail within the last few months.
By the way, Kenneth Wright is one of the "pioneer"
abortionists, who started killing children when
abortion was legalized (and probably before, if
the truth were told). He is one of the most
"experienced" abortionists in the business. The
fact that this "highly qualified" baby killer is
being proven to be a careless butcher may
hopefully help to show our nation that all
abortionists are butchers.
Fresno Bee; August, 18, 2001
Fresno Abortion Practitioner Sued
for Abortion Death, Botched Abortion
Fresno, CA -- A Fresno abortion practitioner,
Kenneth Wright, and his facility face two
malpractice lawsuits stemming from separate
botched abortions. One of the women slipped into
a coma after the May 5, 2000, abortion and later
The other lawsuit says the doctor "overlooked a
fetus" during a Nov. 10, 1999, abortion, forcing
the woman to have emergency surgery later.
The most recent case was filed this week in
Fresno County Superior Court. It accuses Wright
and Family Planning Associates Medical Group
abortion facility of wrongfully causing the death
of Kimberly K. Neil. The lawsuit alleges Neil
wasn't properly monitored and wasn't properly
treated after she went into respiratory arrest
during the abortion. Neil died May 22, 2000.
Her family, which filed the lawsuit, referred
questions to their Los Angeles lawyer, who did
not return telephone calls Friday. Wright, 68,
declined to comment, referring questions to his
The other case, filed in April, claims Wright was
negligent and "overlooked" an unborn child while
doing an abortion on Heather M. Shaw of Tulare
County in 1999. Shaw later suffered cramping,
hemorrhaging, nausea and "borderline gangrene"
and required emergency surgery, the lawsuit says.
Wright's lawyer, Donald R. Fischbach, denies an
unborn child was left inside Shaw. He said there
were other "tissues" that weren't removed completely and that Shaw signed a consent form
saying she understood such a problem could arise.
Shaw should have returned to Wright's office to
have those "tissues" removed, he said.
Instead, Shaw later had surgery at a South Valley
hospital to complete the botched abortion.
"Our contention is that this is just very
unfortunate for all concerned," Fischbach said.
Lita Reid, Shaw's lawyer, said Friday that an
unborn child was left behind during the abortion
and that her client's medical care was
"There is a consent form and you warn patients
about things, but you can't write off negligence
with a disclaimer," Reid said.
Both lawsuits seek unspecified damages.
August 22, 2001
God begins to rip the veil off of Bakersfield's
(update on today's press conference,
written by Tim Palmquist of LSM)
Tim and Terri Palmquist of LifeSavers
Ministries held a press conference this morning
at 9:30 am at the corner of 25th and H (the
location of the Family Planning Associates
abortion mill and the LifeHouse pregnancy help
center), calling attention to two new lawsuits
against FPA abortionist Kenneth Wright. Reporters
from channels 29 (CBS) and 17 (NBC) were present,
along with a reporter from KUZZ radio and the
Bakersfield Californian newspaper.
We had expected Wright to arrive during the
time of the press conference, but he had arrived
early to begin a busy killing day.
Terri began by sharing an encounter she had
with Wright several years ago. "God loves you,"
she said as he approached the abortion mill door.
"God must be a woman, because only a woman could
have made this world such a mess," Wright
retorted. Obviously this man who claims to
focus on "helping" women actually carries a great
deal of resentment toward the women he claims to
I read excerpts from Psalm 52: "Why do you
boast of evil, you mighty man? ... Surely God
will bring you down to everlasting ruin... The
righteous will see and fear; they will laugh at
him, saying 'Here now is the man who did not make
God his stronghold but trusted in his great wealth
and grew strong by destroying others!'" I
explained that exactly one year ago, August 21,
2000, I proclaimed the message of this Psalm to
abortionist Wright as he stood in the parking lot
of the FPA abortion center (see Weekly Ministry
Focus Volume 1, Numbers 33 and
34). Now, one
year later, we can see that God is beginning to
fulfill these words, to bring down this man who
profits by destroying others.
I explained that it is up to God to bring
Wright down, and we will not come after him
ourselves. We are in the business of LIFE, while
they are in the business of DEATH. If we
supported killing abortionists, we would be
dabbling in the business of death.
Terri took out a copy of a Family Planning
Associates consent form, and shared excerpts
from the form with the reporters, focusing on the
way FPA tries to prevent women from seeking
outside medical help to correct abortion injuries.
By insisting that women sign this form before an
abortion, FPA is doubtlessly successful in
covering up many abortion injuries. Terri
encouraged women who have signed the consent form
to know that they have not given up their rights,
and to seek competent medical help (not from FPA)
and legal counsel.
It is not unusual for us to see ambulances
take women away from FPA, even though FPA is just
two doors down from the hospital. Obviously these
must be very serious injuries to require an
ambulance under these circumstances. But we
usually do not know whether or not the maternal
victim survives. (NEWS FLASH! AT THE VERY
MOMENT I AM WRITING THIS, AN AMBULANCE JUST
PULLED UP, AND AFTER ABOUT 10-15 MINUTES OF
APPARENT LIFE-SUPPORT EFFORTS, THE BODY OF A
WOMAN WAS TAKEN AWAY ON A STRETCHER. WE CALLED
ALL OF THE MEDIA TO ALERT THEM TO THIS, BUT ONLY
THE CHANNEL 17 NEWS CAMERAS ARRIVED IN TIME TO
FILM THE AMBULANCE. At the very moment I was
writing about the ambulances coming to the
abortion mill, an ambulance arrives. Anybody
else see God's hand at work here?)
We informed the media that we have known for
years of at least two Bakersfield women who were
killed by abortion, and that even the local doctor
who has provided medical back-up services for FPA
has been sued for killing a woman by abortion.
Again, these are just the cases we know of! But,
as I explained to the reporters, the Bible tells
us that what is hidden will be revealed, and
Wright undoubtedly knows that this one wrongful
death lawsuit could open the floodgates to bring
out the truth he has hidden about many of his
We then provided the reporters with fact
sheets on the two new cases against Kenneth
Wright: a wrongful death suit brought by the
family of Kimberly K. Neil, and a malpractice
suit brought by Heather Shaw. (Details on these
cases, including court case numbers, are available
from us on request.)
As I told the reporters, we can prove that
the focus of FPA is making a profit and not caring
for women. One of the best examples of this is
how FPA has handled the abortion pill. The FDA
approved the abortion pill last September for use
up to the seventh week of pregnancy. The FDA also
specified that three mifepristone pills should be
used. FPA has bent the rules (actually, as Dr.
J.C. Willke told me "they aren't just bending,
they are breaking them") to maximize their
profits. By using one pill at a time, they cut
their costs by one-third. But they do so at the
expense of women's (and babies') lives.
I explained to the reporters that these new
lawsuits against Wright may potentially have a
nationwide impact on abortion, because Wright is
obviously an "experienced" abortionist, having
focusing primarily on abortion for over 30
years. FPA's Web site calls Wright an abortion
"pioneer." These cases will help to show that
botched abortions don't just happen among the
lower-level inexperienced abortionists, but
throughout every level of the abortion industry.
The type of person who is attracted to the
occupation of abortionist is by definition
someone who has less respect for human life than
we expect from most members of the medical
profession. He must, as a part of his "job,"
intentionally stop a child's heartbeat, and rip
the child's arms and legs off. How can we be
surprised when this same man is found to have
killed adult women by his negligence?
Terri challenged the reporters to recognize
the fact that botched abortions happen every day
in our nation, much more often that abortionists
are shot. Yet any violence against an abortionist
is decried by media nationwide, while almost all
of the botched abortions are completely ignored.
As other abortionists in our nation have
been prosecuted and jailed in recent months, we
believe that when Wright's actions come to light,
he too will be incarcerated. But we pray that
before that day comes, he will repent and turn to
God, so that God can use the life of this
abortionist for his glory, as he has used other
abortionists who have converted to Christ. Our
prayer is that this man who has surrendered the
members of his body to sin will accept Christ's
sacrifice for his sin, and as Wright puts to death
the sin within his body, we pray that he will
now surrender the members of his body to God for
increasing acts of righteousness (see the book
After the reporters left, a pro-life woman
stood on the sidewalk praying with her two
daughters. When she saw a young couple
approaching the abortion center, she shared with
them about the new wrongful death lawsuit against
abortionist Wright. At about that time, the
ambulance arrived. The couple looked at each
other, turned around, and immediately left the
Another woman stopped by just moments ago to
show off her two-month old child. She had been
to the LifeHouse back in October, and as this
message was being prepared, she was still
sharing with Terri her pain over aborting a child
at FPA several years ago. She said that she sees
the birth of this child as evidence of God's
grace in her life, healing her from the guilt and
pain of her abortion.
We pray that many children (and women) are
saved in the coming days as God continues to
expose these unfruitful works of darkness in
Bakersfield, and to reveal His glory.
As is his typical procedure, the courier went upstairs to announce
his arrival, then proceeded down the stairs to the outside door
adjacent to the execution room. An abortion chamber employee waited
just inside the door, holding the box of corpses. Finally, the courier
carried the box into the back of his pickup truck, to be taken to an
Terri took a few pictures of this final act of
disrespect to the bodies of these victims.
As the long killing day (over 10 hours) drew to a close,
the courier came, as he does at the end of every abortion
day, to pick up a box filled with the tiny corpses.
Last year, Beth Herblet quit her well-paying
medical job to focus full-time on pro-life
ministry. At the time she said "if I'm going to
tell a girl to go through with an unplanned
pregnancy, I should be able to give up at least
nine months of my life and depend totally on the
For almost a year, Beth has been helping at the
LifeHouse every week, and spending several days
outside the Family Planning Associates abortion
chamber in Fresno offering help to women who
are seeking abortions.
Before she quit her job, Beth had been one of the
primary financial supporters for LifeSavers and
the Palmquist family. Eventually, however, she
totally exhausted her financial resources, and
she now has found it necessary to go back to
a paying job.
Next week will be Beth's last week with us.
Please pray that God will guide Beth during this
time, and that God will provide new help at the
LifeHouse and outside the Fresno killing center
to carry on this life-saving ministry.
The loss of Beth will put further strain on Tim
and Terri Palmquist and their children. Please
pray that God will bring the Palmquists to a
place of financial and organizational stability.
Praise God for at least two babies saved from
abortion last week in Bakersfield! In addition,
God changed the hearts of two women who had
brought friends for abortions. The women, who
said they were Christians, first boasted that
they are totally in favor of abortion, and if
they became pregnant again they would abort
again, even though they have had several
abortions. "God will forgive us," they said.
But after Terri convinced them to come to the
LifeHouse to watch a video about abortion, one of
them said "if I would have seen this video before
my first abortion, I would have four living
Compassion or Cruelty?
What kind of a man holds Christian memorial
services for children after he has butchered them?
Wichita abortionist George Tiller. Read about
one of his victims at:
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