Troy Newman, president of Wichita-based Operation Rescue, sent out an emergency fundraising plea to the anti-abortion group's supporters. He wrote: "Not only did George Tiller's death throw everybody in the pro-life movement for a loop (and especially us), but the economic crisis our nation is suffering from has brought our financial support to nearly a halt." Funding willing, Newman says, "in the next 30 days, we're planning to launch the most ambitious and most significant project in our entire history. It's something that's going to devastate the abortion cartel. It could even help end abortion in America once and for all."