July 15, 2021

Protection Order Filed Against Kansas Abortion Facility Guard

Trust Women security guard Carl Swinney approaching
pro-life activists with papers he called "contaminated material"
Carl Swinney, a security guard at the Trust Women abortion clinic in Wichita, Kansas, has had a protection order filed against him for the second time after handing a pro-life advocate papers that he claimed were contaminated.

Jennifer McCoy, the pro-life activist targeted by Swinney, took the threat seriously because he had harassed, threatened, and assaulted her in the past. His previous acts against her include giving her a bag of vomit from a sick patient, putting his hand on his gun and threatening to use it against her and other pro-lifers, and twisting McCoy's arm to create a long-lasting injury.

McCoy had a protection order filed against Swinney for these actions, but it expired in May of this year.

“His behavior has always been erratic and threatening for the twenty years I have known him,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “The clinic’s owner and administrator, Julie Burkhart, is aware of his dangerous behavior, and I believe she not only tolerates it, but encourages it.”

The most recent incident occurred when Swinney took papers that had flown off a table McCoy and other pro-life activists were using to help women considering abortion. He took them inside the abortion facility and later gave them to McCoy, saying that he made sure they were contaminated.

Swinney is scheduled to appear in court on July 22, 2021.

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