The ruling caps a 10-year political drama that began shortly after Kline became Kansas attorney general in 2003.
Kline, as attorney general and later Johnson County district attorney, presided over investigations of the late George Tiller’s abortion clinic in Wichita and Planned Parenthood in Overland Park.
Kline had accused Planned Parenthood and Tiller of violating state abortion law and covering for pedophiles by not reporting pregnancies of underage girls. Kline said he sought medical records of former patients to prove his case.
The investigation of Planned Parenthood produced a 107-count criminal indictment. The case against the abortion provider was later dropped by current Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe.
An ethics complaint against Kline, which was lodged in 2010, stemmed from complaints filed with the state by Tiller’s attorney and the forewoman of a Johnson County grand jury called to investigate Planned Parenthood. The complaint accused him misleading judges and mishandling evidence as he investigated abortion clinics.
That took way too !@#$ing long.
Well done, compromisers. (Not that we expected anything better from Kansas.)
Texas Gov. Rick Perry Wednesday called for a second special session of the Texas Legislature to reconsider an abortion bill that failed following a filibusterThis is fucking bullshit.
I cannot believe that this is going to happen AGAIN. Are there no protections against this sort of thing? Can’t someone argue that this is a waste of taxpayer money or SOMETHING to block it from happening AGAIN!?
The people of Texas do not want this.
At what point does this stop being governmental legislation and becomes forcing people to proscribe to a sense of religious morality shared by those who govern (and is no way based on any sense of mercy or, for that matter, scientific evidence)?
At what fucking point does this just become tyranny?
Eh, the people of Texas elected Rick Perry and a slew of other assholes. I think they do want this, as evidenced by their behavior.
- Outlawing the dollar.
- Striking the words ‘sea level rise.’
- Banning ‘Sharia Law.’
- Defining life as beginning before conception.
- Zeroing out foreign aid.
- Creationism in schools.
- Promoting discrimination on military bases.
- Allowing citizens to shoot at cops.
Just one short year ago they were trying to make it legal to defend fetuses with deadly force, which if you ask me, is about as crazy as any of these wacky proposals.