These first two pieces of news come from Jill Stanek:
1: 164 cases of underage rape or statutory rape went unreported by George Tiller and Planned Parenthood of Overland Park
Yesterday Kline testified under oath that Planned Parenthood of Overland Park and George Tiller together aborted 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, uninvestigated by authorities. I have written a blurb here: http://www.jillstanek.com/2011/02/breaking-planned-parenthood-abortion-doc-failed-to-report-164-cases-of-child-statutory-rape/. This is new information that only got out because of Kline’s ethics trial…
Phill Kline has just dropped a major bombshell.
In an ethics trial that is seeking to determine in part whether Kline acted too aggressively to enforce Kansas child rape laws in his capacity as Attorney General or Johnson Co. District Attorney, Kline just revealed to the court under oath that he found 166 instances during a specific time period when girls 14 years old and younger got abortions at clinics owned either by late-term abortionist George Tiller or Planned Parenthood of Overland Park.
But during that same time period, Kline testified, Planned Parenthood reported only one case of child rape, and Tiller reported only one case of child rape.
This means there were 164 instances when girls 14-years-old and younger had abortions at one of those abortion clinics, and the clinics failed to report the abortions to authorities.
2: Pro-Kline report concealed for months
A very important article has been written, here. Information from this article and links to the article need to be distributed far and wide.
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.
A three-member panel of the Kansas Board for Discipline of Attorneys convened Tuesday for the second day of testimony in a related case against Kline.
Kline, in an exclusive interview with The Topeka Capital-Journal, said the document would have been valuable during his unsuccessful August 2008 election campaign for Johnson County district attorney and would have contributed over ensuing years to countering claims he overstepped ethical boundaries as a prosecutor.
It should be featured prominently in the current state ethics panel’s assessment of misconduct allegations, Kline said. The former attorney general questions why disciplinary administrator Stanton Hazlett is pressing ahead with an ethics case when the investigative report found there was no probable cause to do so.
Existence of the confidential report wasn’t known by Kline until January 2010 when attorneys working on a related disciplinary case unearthed the 21-page analysis submitted to the state by two Topeka investigators in May 2008.
Hazlett proceeded with the ethics case against Kline, choosing to disregard the assessment by Topeka lawyer Lucky DeFries, chairman of the Topeka Bar Association’s ethics and grievance committee, and Mary Beth Mudrick, who worked in the Topeka city attorney’s office.
Kline said Hazlett should have informed him of the probable-cause evaluation in the file.
“I believe so,” Kline said, “It’s common practice to share. He’s not applying the rules to himself the way he’s applying them to me.”
On Tuesday, DeFries said he wasn’t at liberty to answer questions about the report, the protracted period of nondisclosure or the ongoing ethics hearing in Topeka. DeFries said he didn’t have authority to make public his review of dozens of documents and interviews with Kline and others.
“I don’t think that I can get into that,” he said. “We can’t discuss it with anybody.”
The report came as a surprise to Kline when former Kline deputy Eric Rucker found it among 22,000 documents released from the disciplinary administrator’s office in the legal discovery phase of Rucker’s disciplinary case. Rucker eventually received the lightest sanction a lawyer can get.
In a copy of the DeFries-Mudrick report obtained by The Capital-Journal, they concluded, “After reviewing the substantial documentation in this case, it is the opinion of these investigators that there is not probable cause to prove that Phill Kline violated any of the rules of ethics.”
The 2006 and 2007 ethics complaints against Kline filed by attorneys representing Planned Parenthood in Johnson County and the George Tiller clinic in Wichita “arises from strenuous legal battles between opposing counsel and was complicated by a very hotly contested political race,” DeFries and Mudrick said in the report.
Thomas Brejcha, a member of Kline’s legal team and chief counsel to the Thomas More Society Pro-Life Law Center in Chicago, said the action against Kline appeared to be born of “political vendetta than of any real concern about defective professional ethics.”
He said shelving of the DeFries-Mudrick report casts a harsh light on the disciplinary board’s ongoing evaluation of Kline’s conduct as a prosecutor.
“Why do they never explain why it was ignored?” Brejcha asked.
The three-member disciplinary panel will decide whether Kline violated professional ethics. If so, members will recommend sanctions to the Kansas Supreme Court, which has final authority on punishment of attorneys in the state.
Hazlett alleges Kline mishandled patients’ medical records and misled officials to advance criminal cases against Planned Parenthood and Tiller’s abortion clinic.
Kline, now a visiting professor of law at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., led the abortion investigations from 2003 to 2007 as Kansas attorney general and from 2007 to 2009 while Johnson County prosecutor. His 2006 case against Tiller was dismissed on procedural grounds in Sedgwick County, while prosecution of Planned Parenthood in Johnson County on 107 charges is pending.
He remains convinced Planned Parenthood committed felonies to cover up misdemeanor record-keeping shortcomings and believes Tiller authorized illegal late-term abortions and inadequately reported medical justification for the procedure.
In addition, Kline insists a campaign to track down perpetrators of child sex offenders, based on records of about 600 abortions performed on 14- or 15-year-old girls, was undermined by political maneuvering of Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and Democratic Attorney General Paul Morrison.
In November 2006, Morrison unseated Kline as state attorney general. Kline was appointed to Morrison’s vacated job as district attorney in Johnson County.
Kline points to the DeFries-Mudrick report as evidence the state misconduct proceeding should never have been initiated, but he also says passages from rulings and reports from three Kansas district court judges contradict assertions leveled by his detractors.
Rucker worked for Kline in the attorney general and district attorney offices. In August 2010, the disciplinary panel recommended and Rucker received an informal admonition for two ethics infractions. His attorney, Caleb Stegall, described them as technical missteps. Rucker now works for the Kansas Secretary of State’s Office.
An ethics case was filed against another Kline confidante, lawyer Stephen Maxwell. He was accused of misleading a grand jury. The disciplinary panel handling Maxwell’s case recommended informal admonition — same as Rucker — in August.
While Kline, Rucker and Maxwell wrestled with the ethics investigations of their work on abortion provider cases, anti-abortion activist Scott Roeder interrupted a Wichita church service to shoot Tiller to death. Tiller was serving as an usher in May 2009. Roeder was convicted of murder in January 2010.
Kline, who tried to put Tiller in prison, agonizes about the “honest and worthy outrage” people feel about silencing a life. He said ramifications of that criminal act reverberate through the state’s abortion politics.
“Tiller’s death helped bury the truth,” Kline said. “It prevents people from understanding anything else.”
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This third bit of news is from Kristan Hawkins, Executive Director of “Students for Life of America”:
3: This time, we are asking you to hold vigils on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, at 12 NOON, outside the nearest district office of your Senator or Representative – to pray that they will do the right thing in the days ahead.
As you know last week, the House of Representatives voted -by an overwhelming majority- to strip Planned Parenthood of its federal taxpayer funding…
(See how your U.S. Representative voted on the Amendment here: )
… But the struggle is far from over.
Planned Parenthood is FURIOUS, and is mobilizing abortion advocates across the country while running attack ads in the home districts of courageous House members who voted their conscience.
Now, the pro-abortion Senate has to create its own version of the “Continuing Resolution” bill… and it’s far less likely to include an amendment to stop federal funding to Planned Parenthood.
And regardless of the vote in the Senate, things don’t end there.
For the President to sign any bill into law, the wording from the House and the Senate versions of that bill must be exactly the same. The next step will be to send the Continuing Resolution bills from both the House and Senate to be ironed out in “Conference Committee.”
After the final bill from the Conference Committee is voted on again by both chambers, it will head to the President’s desk to be signed into law, or vetoed.
Bottom-line: There are still several hurdles to overcome. And media outlets are predicting that the measure to strip Planned Parenthood’s tax funding likely won’t survive …
… But we know that “WITH GOD, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE” – even removing hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars annually from Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion chain!
It is absolutely critical that our elected Representatives in Washington understand: De-funding Planned Parenthood is non-negotiable and pro-life Americans won’t rest until our tax dollars no longer support Planned Parenthood.
That is why the Expose Planned Parenthood Coalition is asking people of faith and conscience to once again hold peaceful prayer vigils coast to coast, pleading with God for justice to prevail – for innocent children at risk of death by abortion, for their mothers, and for the young girls being exploited by sex trafficking – aided and abetted by Planned Parenthood.
This time, we are asking you to hold vigils on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, at 12 NOON, outside the nearest district office of your Senator or Representative – to pray that they will do the right thing in the days ahead.
This requires rapid action in order to show Planned Parenthood, our elected leaders, and the media the power of pro-life America to bring about change!
It’s simple! To find out what you need to do, visit the Expose Planned Parenthood homepage (www.exposeplannedparenthood.net), where you’ll see step by step how you can plan, promote and conduct your prayer vigil this FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, at 12 NOON.
It’s vital for us to act swiftly and take a public stand against to insist that our Representatives in Washington treat the defunding of Planned Parenthood as non-negotiable.
Together, we really can make a difference! Let’s act quickly to make sure Congress understands: the American people cannot support the killing of unborn children or be complicit in the aiding and abetting of underage human trafficking.
Let’s pray that our elected officials will realize that the time has come to DE-FUND PLANNED PARENTHOOD!
Please visit the Expose Planned Parenthood webpage (www.exposeplannedparenthood.net) immediately to learn how to plan your vigil this FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, at 12 NOON!
Youtube: Margaret Sanger, Planned Parenthood’s Racist Founder
Jack Cashill: Phill Kline background information