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DA Drops Tiller Charges -- Operation Rescue Says Cronyism Thwarts Justice in Kansas

Contact: Troy Newman, President, 316-841-1700; Cheryl Sullenger, Outreach & Media Coordinator, 316-516-3034; both with Operation Rescue

 

WICHITA, Kansas, Dec. 22 /Christian Newswire/ -- District Attorney Nola Foulston has successfully moved to drop the 30 charges against late-term abortionist George R. Tiller filed yesterday in Sedgwick County District Court by Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline. The motion was made because, under Kansas Law, charges can only be filed by an Attorney General at the invitation of the District Attorney or request of the governor or legislature. All charges have been dropped.

 

Foulston has come under criticism by pro-life supporters for refusing to prosecute accusations against Tiller because of her personal friendship with him. It is alleged that she adopted her only son through Tiller, who has stated publicly that he has arranged adoptions in return for political favors.

 

"This is a classic example of why justice cannot be done in this state because so many officials have ties to George Tiller," said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. "Money buys a lot of favors here. This miscarriage of justice must not be allowed to stand."

 

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