This story goes back to the days of pro- abort Governor Kathleen Sibelius & then Attorney General Phill Kline. PP & Sibelius did all they could to stop the investigation of Planned Parenthood of Kansas & Mid-Missouri’s (PPKM) Comprehensive Health clinic in Johnson County let alone charges being filed & it going to trial. & for a while it looked like they might succeed. I will have a post tommorrow on the full story & what the did & are doing to Phill Kline for setting things in motion in the 1st place.
After 2 years in limbo, a hearing was held Wednesday that was presided over by Johnson County District Court Judge Stephen Tatum. Now both sides have have 45 days to file motions & 45 days to respond. The next hearing is scheduled for 14-15 July 2011.
As I said, I will fill you in tommorrow on the full details of how PP tried to stop this from even reaching this point. It is not a pretty picture, but one of corruption that reaches as high as the Governor & the Supremem Court of Kansas. However the basics of the story are as follows:
While State Attorney General under Sibelius, Kline began an investigation into PP. After losing reelection he was appointed DA of Johnson County. He continued to investigate PP. The result was the filing of charges against PP for the 1st time in US history. The 107 criminal counts filed include 23 felony charges related to the manufacture of evidence to cover-up failure to report child sexual abuse. (Sound familiar????) You can read the full charges here
Why Kline began investigating PP in the 1st place goes back to 2003. At that time his office became aware that very few abortion providers reported instances of child rape. Kansas law requires medical professionals to report to the Secretary of Social and Rehabilitation Services if they have “reason to suspect that a child has been harmed as a result of physical, mental or emotional abuse or neglect or sexual abuse.”
In examining an 18-month period, Kline’s office observed only a handful of child-abuse reports from abortion clinics in Kansas. But other state records showed that more than 130 children 14-years-old & younger had abortions, & more than 200 15-year-olds had abortions. & that raised some alarm bells.
While these are only preliminary hearings, it is good to see that a trial may be looming. God willing this will be the 1st of many where PP finally has to answer for the evil it has done.
Sources: 107-count criminal case begins against Planned Parenthood in KansasCase With 107 Charges Against Planned Parenthood Moves Ahead107 Criminal Charges Against Planned Parenthood Finally Move Forward