The Sebelius Kansas Supreme Court Claims that Being Pro-life is Unethical – Orders its Appointed Disciplinary Administrator to try to take Phill Kline’s Law License. They claim Kline’s pro-life beliefs are unethical.
Court is Working to Stop the First Criminal Case Against Planned Parenthood
- Over two days in October 2007, District Court Judge James F. Vano reviewed evidence compiled by former Attorney General Kline and found probable cause to believe that Planned Parenthood committed 107 criminal acts, including 23 felonies. The first criminal charges ever against Planned Parenthood were filed the next day.
- If convicted Planned Parenthood stands to lose all of its $325 million annual federal funding.
- The Sebelius appointed Kansas Supreme Court went to work to prevent these charges from reaching open court. In Kansas, the Supreme Court is appointed by the Governor, for life, without need of confirmation. Sebelius has appointed five of the seven justices.
- The Supreme Court allowed criminal defendant Planned Parenthood, to sue Phill Kline four times and with Planned Parenthood ordered the Court appointed Ethics Administrator Stan Hazlett to start the effort to remove Kline’s ability to practice law.
- The Kansas Supreme Court went so far that it ordered a key witness to Planned Parenthood’s criminal conduct, to remain silent until after Kline was out of office. You can see the one paragraph order by clicking order-silencing-anderson.
- The Court also claims that Kline violated ethics by not ordering his investigators to tell the Sebelius Administration why the investigation was taking place and the nature of the investigation. This claim is made despite the fact that Sebelius opposed any investigation of the clinics, ordered her agencies to fight Kline’s investigation and received dramatic and substantial funding support from Planned Parenthood and George Tiller.
- The investigation against Kline has lasted over 4 years, has resulted in over 30,000 pages, numerous depositions and a secret trial ordered by the Supreme Court.
- At one point, the Court’s Ethics Administrator hired an independent investigator to investigate Kline. After two years, the investigator filed his report which stated that Kline did not do anything wrong. The Ethics Administrator ignored this report and buried it in his files. Its existence was not known until two years later.
- The Kansas media was informed about the existence of this report but decided it was not worthy of a new story. The Kansas City Star, the state’s main daily newspaper, won the “Maggie Award” from Planned Parenthood for how they have handled Kline’s investigation. The same company that owns the Kansas City Star also owns the Wichita Eagle which is published in the same town where Dr. Tiller’s clinic was located.
What You Do Not Know About the Prosecution of George Tiller
- As Attorney General Kline filed charges against Tiller in December of 2006. The charges were filed after Kline met with Sedgwick County District Attorney Nola Foulston and after District Court Judge Eric Yost reviewed Kline’s evidence and found probable cause to believe that Dr. Tiller committed illegal abortions.
- Kansas law allows the Attorney General to file such charges. Further, Kansas law is clear that if the local District Attorney does not object to the Attorney General filing such charges, then the District Attorney cannot later seek to stop the case.
- District Attorney Nola Foulston told Kline she would not stand in the way of the charges.
- But Ms. Foulston the following day, without notifying Kline’s office, went to a traffic court Judge who was not assigned the case and got the Judge to sign a one page order of dismissal falsely claiming that Kline had not consulted her. The Judge signed the order without notifying Kline or reviewing any of the evidence.
- Kline appointed a special prosecutor to appeal this decision, however, after Kline was defeated by pro-abortion Attorney General and Sebelius recruit Paul Morrison, Morrison fired the special prosecutor and dismissed the appeal.
- Kline’s charges were well substantiated and alleged that Tiller constantly performed illegal abortions.
- Kansas law did not allow abortions on viable unborn children unless two doctors found that the mother “will suffer severe and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function” if the abortion is not performed.
- Dr. Tiller was claiming abortions were justified for mental health concerns all of which were of a temporary nature, including diagnosing conditions such as anxiety disorder, adjustment disorder and single episodic depression when the mother simply did not want to hire a babysitter or desired to compete in rodeo.
- Kline hired one of our nation’s most esteemed psychiatrists to review the file and he concluded Tiller’s abortions were all illegal. You can view a video of Dr. Paul McHugh commenting on his review of Tiller’s files by and view other videos relating to the Kansas abortion battle by clicking here.
The Tiller Show Trial
- Morrison later in 2007, under great political pressure announced he was filing “highly technical” charges against Dr. Tiller. These charges were based on Kline’s evidence and were charges that Kline refused to file as the evidence was insufficient and the law was vague.
- Morrison refused to reinstate Kline’s substantive charges and announced he would proceed only with these “technical” charges. Pro-life activists, unfortunately fell for this ruse.
- Morrison likely would have given Tiller a plea bargain allowing him to continue his abortions but Morrison was forced to resign from office in scandal.
- Governor Kathleen Sebelius appointed Stephen Six to replace Morrison. Six announced he would stop all investigation of Tiller and would proceed to trial on Morrison’s charges.
- At trial, Six’s attorneys only put one witness on the stand. That witness simply denied that Tiller did anything wrong. The state then stipulated to the jury that every single abortion performed by Dr. Tiller was medically necessary and then rested its case. The jury acquitted Dr. Tiller in less than an hour.
- The substantive charges filed by Mr. Kline never reached open court.
In this video Phill addresses the Eagle Forum and information is provided regarding recent developments.