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Troy Edward Newman-Mariotti, known as Troy Newman (born 1966), is an American anti-abortion activist. He is the president of Operation Rescue, which is based in Wichita, Kansas, and sits on the board of The Center for Medical Progress.


Newman became involved in the anti-abortion movement in the early 1990s, and in 1999 became president of Operation Rescue West, which had split from the original group and later took on its name. The organization was originally based in Southern California, but moved to Kansas in 2002. The primary reason for relocation was to allow the group to focus on its campaign against abortion doctor George Tiller, which culminated in his assassination by Scott Roeder, an Operation Rescue supporter. More recently, Newman attracted international attention for his illegal entry to Australia (and subsequent deportation).

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Born in Anchorage, Alaska, Newman was adopted at birth to a family in San Diego, California, where he grew up as a self-described "surfer boy". He has cited his own experience as an adoptee as one of the reasons for his anti-abortion views. Newman made contact with his birth father later in life, and subsequently added his birth father's surname, Mariotti, to his own, although professionally he continues to use only his original surname.

Reared Roman Catholic before joining the theologically conservative Presbyterian Church in America, Newman attended Whitefield Theological Seminary and graduated from Maranatha Baptist University. He first became interested in the anti-abortion movement in 1990, after attending an anti-abortion rally. He had previously given little thought to the subject, and he and his future wife, Mellissa, even made use of Planned Parenthood facilities on at least one occasion, for blood tests. After becoming involved in the movement, Newman balanced his work as an electronic engineer in the aerospace industry with his participation in anti-abortion protests. However, he quit his job in 1995, in order to devote his full attention to stopping abortion.

Operation Rescue

Previously a leader of San Diego Operation Rescue, Newman joined Jeff White's breakaway group, Operation Rescue West, in 1997, after it split from the national organization led by Randall Terry (what is now known as Operation Save America). As White's second-in-command, Newman has been cited as "responsible for closing over two dozen abortion clinics in the Southern California area", although that claim has been disputed by others. His actions led to several lawsuits directed against the organization, including from Planned Parenthood and from the federal Department of Justice (under the terms of the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act). In 1999, following White's resignation, Newman became president of Operation Rescue West, and for the first time was able to draw a salary from his anti-abortion work, having previously had to rely on donations from supporters.

In 2002, Newman moved the headquarters of Operation Rescue West from California to Wichita, Kansas, and later changed the name of the organization to simply Operation Rescue. The name change was later the subject of an unsuccessful lawsuit from Randall Terry, the founder of the original Operation Rescue, who claimed that the trademark rightfully belonged to him. Shortly after the relocation of the organisation, Operation Rescue West launched its "Year of Rebuke" campaign in an attempt at publicizing the names of those with political, professional, and social ties to late-term abortion provider George Tiller.

Newman developed the idea of utilizing panel trucks, called the "Truth Truck" fleet, being driven across the United States, covered with graphic billboard-sized images of aborted fetuses circle outside sports arenas, schools, and clinic workers' homes to publicize his organization's message.

Newman protested at the execution of Paul Jennings Hill, who murdered physician John Britton and his bodyguard James Barrett in 1994. In a September 3, 2003 press release Newman stated, "There are many examples where taking a life in defense of innocent human beings is legally justified and permissible under the law."

Newman published the book Their Blood Cries Out in the year 2000, featuring extensive sections comparing George Tiller to Adolf Hitler, and likening abortion to "sacrifice to demons". He argues doctors who perform abortions should be executed by the government "in order to expunge bloodguilt from the land and people". A hand-signed copy of the book was in Scott Roeder's collection.

In 2006, according to documents at the Sedgwick County, Kansas, Register of Deeds office, Alison White purchased the building formerly housing Central Women's Services, an abortion clinic in Wichita. White donated the former clinic to her father's anti-abortion organization, Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust. Today, the building operates as Operation Rescue's National Headquarters and contains a memorial to aborted fetuses.

On September 11, 2006, the IRS revoked Operation Rescue West's 501(c)(3) nonprofit, tax-exempt status. Newman's organization now operates under the name "Operation Rescue."

Following his assassination of George Tiller in 2009, Scott Roeder was interviewed by Amanda Robb of Ms. magazine, stating that he had lunch with Newman and discussed using violence to stop abortion. He said that during the lunch they discussed "something like if an abortionist—I don’t even know if it was specifically Tiller…was shot, would it be justified?… And [Newman] said, “If it were, it wouldn’t upset me."

In a news release dated January 29, 2015, the Kansas Republican Assembly listed Troy Newman as treasurer of that organization.

On September 29, 2015, Newman had his Australian visa canceled by Immigration Minister Peter Dutton. Newman was due to speak at a number of anti-abortion events across Australia throughout October. Newman defied Australian authorities and entered the country without a valid visa. This caused him to be detained upon arrival and held at the Maribyrnong Immigration Detention Centre. On October 3, a High Court bid to overturn the cancelling of his visa was rejected, and Newman was deported back to the United States. Newman abandoned a bid to challenge the ruling.

Views on other topics

Newman believes that the existence of LGBT communities poses a threat to the United States as a whole. He claimed that the late 2000s recession and extreme weather events were in part brought upon by God as retributive punishment because of legal abortion and tolerance for LGBT people. In Newman's view, broader American society has made it "too easy" to be LGBT. He argues that God will inflict active harm and judgment against such persons.


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