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Kansas Supreme Court Allows Abortion Investigation to Continue

AP's Hanna continues to propagate false notion of abortion records "leak"


Contact: Troy Newman, President, 316-516-3034; Cheryl Sullenger, Outreach & Media Coordinator, 316-516-3034, both with Operation Rescue


TOPEKA, Kansas, Nov. 30 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled against two abortion businesses that had asked for the criminal investigation against them – including abortion records subpoenaed in that case – be taken away from Attorney General Phill Kline and placed in the hands of a special prosecutor.


The denial of the abortionist's motion allows Kline to continue his investigation until he leaves office on January 8, 2007.


Kline is currently investigating late-term abortionist George Tiller of Wichita and Planned Parenthood in Overland Park for illegal abortions and the concealment child rape. The abortionists have fought hard to prevent the medical records from being used as key evidence against them.


The motion denied today was brought after Kline appeared on The O'Reilly Factor television program earlier this month. In a surprise revelation, O'Reilly told Kline that he had an inside source and had seen some medical records from Tiller's abortion clinic.


Associated Press reporter John Hanna jumped on the story and immediately began to erroneously report that the records O'Reilly had access to were leaked from Kline's office, when in fact O'Reilly clearly stated that he was not sure that Kline had access to the same records O'Reilly had seen. Hanna continues to propagate the myth of a "leak" in his article published today by the AP.


"We believe that the erroneous information about a non-existent 'leak' of medical records that was widely distributed by the Kansas media just days before the election contributed to Kline's defeat," said Operation Rescue spokesperson Cheryl Sullenger.


"It is more likely that the records that O'Reilly has access to were given to him by former abortion patients who now regret their abortions," she said. "We have strong reason to believe that O'Reilly's records predate the subpoenaed records in Kline's possession by several years."


"We continue to pray that those who have concealed child rape and those who flagrantly aborted viable babies that should have been protected by law will be brought to justice," Sullenger said.


Operation Rescue has called for a national protest at George Tiller's abortion clinic January 19-22 in response to O'Reilly's comments that thousands of people should be protesting Tiller's clinic because of his late-term abortion practice.


Read Attorney General Kline's Full Press Statement

Listen to O'Reilly's Disputed Comments For Yourself


Operation Rescue is one of the leading pro-life Christian activist organizations in the nation. Operation Rescue recently made headlines when it bought and closed an abortion clinic in Wichita, Kansas and has become the voice of the pro-life activist movement in America. Its activities are on the cutting edge of the abortion issue, taking direct action to restore legal personhood to the pre-born and stop abortion in obedience to biblical mandates.