In 2007, Johnson County, KS DA and former Kansas Attorney General Phil Kline brought a 107-count criminal complaint against a Planned Parenthood operation. In response to his whistle-blowing investigative work, Kline was put on trial and faces disbarment.
NRO’s Kathryn Lopez reports on the witch hunt:
He has been portrayed as a nutty prosecutor with an unrestrained interest in women’s medical records. He has been run out of his own state. He has to come up with hundreds of thousands of dollars he doesn’t have, to pay his legal fees. MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow has accused him of domestic terrorism, intimidation, and abuse of office for doing his job — enforcing the law and protecting the innocent. Innocent children, as it happens. But that’s not humiliation enough. Not if you’re the enemy of Planned Parenthood.
Today in Topeka, Kansas, a man goes on trial for insisting Planned Parenthood be held accountable for what it claims to be about: women’s health care and safety.
Phill Kline is the former attorney general of Kansas and former Johnson County prosecutor there. He now lives and teaches in Virginia, at Liberty University’s Law School, but will be sitting before a three-lawyer panel today for supposed ethics violations. Stanton Hazlett, the Disciplinary Administrator appointed by the Kansas supreme court, found that his violation — his conflict of interest in investigating the nation’s largest abortion provider — was “strong personal anti abortion beliefs.”
At any time, this attack on Kline would be an outrage. In late February 2011, it should set off five-alarm sirens.
Before there was a House vote to potentially begin to end funding of Planned Parenthood, as there was Friday; before there was a 22-year-old girl named Lila Rose leading private investigations exposing Planned Parenthood as a safe haven for pimps of underage girls; before there was a Philadelphia prosecutor exposing a “house of horrors” too long protected by abortion politics, there was Phill Kline, a law-enforcement official doing his job.Today Kline remains the only prosecutor in the United States to have brought charges against Planned Parenthood. And for this, Planned Parenthood and its allies are determined to see him pay.
As a result of the ethics trial, we are learning more about the Kansas Horror — and how it was covered up.
Yesterday Kline testified under oath that Planned Parenthood of Overland Park and George Tiller together performed abortions on 166 girls 14 years and under and only reported one each to authorities. So 164 cases of underage rape or statutory rape went unreported and, therefore, not investigated by authorities. Jill Stanek has more.
Another bombshell: The Topeka Capital Journal reports that “the state’s disciplinary board for lawyers concealed for 20 months an internal investigative report concluding no probable cause existed to justify ethics complaints against former Attorney General Phill Kline tied to his criminal inquiries into abortion clinics.”
Planned Parenthood Corruption is following all the breaking developments.
Senate Democrats are united in defending the predators of Planned Parenthood.
How about your Republican senator?