Jill Stanek reports on the developing story down in Kansas where pro-life lawyer (and former Attorney General) Phil Kline is undergoing trial in a kangaroo court. (See these previous Vital Signs Blog posts: Abortion Zealots Crank It Up In Campaign Against Pro-Life AG; Defender of Abortionists Caught in His Own Nightmare (One of Phil Kline's most aggressive tormentors turned out to be a crook.); and ABC News Shills for Abortion Industry).
But back to the present. As Stanek writes,
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 13 14-years-old and younger had abortions at one of those abortion clinics, and the clinics failed to report the abortions to authorities.
A Further Development --- An e-mail from Jill Stanek this morning enclosed a link to a story in yesterday's Topeka Capitol-Journal that reveals another astounding development in Phil Kline's case:
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...