Julie Burkhart, the founder of Trust Women, was earlier granted a temporary stalking order against Mark Holick. The Trust Women Foundation raised money to recently open South Wind Women’s Center, which will offer abortions up to 14 weeks of pregnancy.
Burkhart wrote in her petition that Holick had pointed a sign toward her house Feb. 15 that said, “Where’s your church?’
“My former boss was murdered in his church,” Burkhart said in the petition filed in Sedgwick County District Court.
Burkhart said in an interview with The Eagle that she interpreted the sign to be a threat against her. She had worked for George Tiller, a Wichita doctor who was shot and killed in his church by an anti-abortion activist May 31, 2009. Scott Roeder was convicted of murder in the case and is serving a 50-year sentence.
Burkhart said in her hand-written complaint that Holick was “engaging in behavior meant to scare and intimidate me. He also uses violent language, which I take very seriously.”