Les Sillars

Les is a WORLD Radio correspondent and commentator. He previously spent two decades as WORLD Magazine's Mailbag editor. Les directs the journalism program at Patrick Henry College and resides in Purcellville, Va., with his family.

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More evidence

Abortion | An abortionist's records could lead to a new investigation in Kansas of abortion industry practices
by Les Sillars
Posted 5/25/12, 02:07 pm

Operation Rescue president Troy Newman believes he has the evidence prosecutors need to investigate a Kansas City abortion center for failure to report child rape, improper disposal of patient records, and other charges. Earlier this month an anonymous source delivered records involving 86 patients, including for four minors, treated in April at Central Family Medicine.

On Wednesday a representative of the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts took possession of the records. Operation Rescue kept copies.

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What an atheist looks like

Religion | Reason was in short supply at the Reason Rally 2012 in D.C., but reasons for compassion were abundant
by Les Sillars
Posted 4/09/12, 02:37 am

WASHINGTON-The display tent at the Reason Rally 2012 on March 24 smelled of wet rain gear and sweaters soggy from the near-constant drizzle. Atheists, freethinkers, and secularists of all stripes were checking out booths from two dozen or so atheist groups.

The crowd inched around the perimeter of the tent, but traffic stalled where people clustered for photos. Like carnival-goers with a muscleman cutout, they took turns standing behind an empty picture frame with, "This is what an atheist looks like" printed below.

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Bob McDonnell folds like a cheap tent

Abortion
by Les Sillars
Posted 2/24/12, 03:47 pm

Given an opportunity to sign a genuinely pro-life bill under national media attack, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell displayed all the steely resolve of the Komen foundation and folded like a cheap tent.

After McDonnell on Wednesday reversed his earlier support for a bill that would have required all women seeking an abortion to receive an ultrasound and require abortionists to give women the opportunity to see the results, Republican legislators toned down the requirement.

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