Saturday, February 10, 2007

Tiller still being investigated

Looks like the infamous Kansas late-term abortionist is not off the hook yet:

The battle is over the abortion business run in Wichita by George Tiller, who is noted for his late-term procedures. Just before he left office, Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline filed a case including 30 criminal counts against Tiller, alleging he did abortions beyond the state's 22-week age cutoff and did not have the proper medical diagnoses for the late-term procedures he did.
Our previous Kansas Attorney General, Phill Kline, tried to further the investigation on Tiller, but after Paul Morrison was elected it was decided that the issue would be dropped. Wonder why?
WND has reported on the campaign contribution link among the various players in the case, including the abortionist, the district attorney and judge, as well as the state's new attorney general, Paul Morrison, who benefited from mailings sponsored by a group linked to the abortionist, and who campaigned on the statement that the abortion industry in Kansas didn't need to be investigated.
Looks like they are taking the next step:
"We have exhausted all state remedies in this said," said Cass. "Political campaign documents have established that the parties in this case are interrelated through a series of campaign contributions. Because of this, the unwillingness of the district attorney and the new attorney general to act in this matter creates a real appearance of impropriety. For the sake of justice and the protection of women, there appears no other option but to ask for federal intervention."
I’ve heard bloggers complain about Kline, but the truth is he wasn’t after the entire abortion industry but someone who was abusing the right to abort:
Kansas law doesn't allow abortions past 22 weeks except in certain circumstances which must be verified by a second physician. The charges allege the abortions were beyond 22 weeks, and didn't have the proper medical support.
Bill O’Reilly doesn’t seem to hide his disgust with this situation:
O'Reilly had presented a series of programs about the Tiller clinic, and then concluded: "You know, I've been covering the news in America for 30 years and this Kansas situation is the worst thing I've ever seen … Americans cannot turn away from this; cannot ignore it. There should be thousands of people demonstrating outside Tiller's abortion clinic in Wichita."
We’re talking 22 week old babies being riped from their mothers, and the explanation as to why this is being done is questionable to say the least.