Kansas Court Indefinitely Suspends Former Attorney General Kline’s Law License Over Abortion Investigations

Topeka, KS — In a detailed 154-page decision, the Kansas Supreme Court has indefinitely suspended the law license of former state Attorney General Phill Kline for 11 ethics violations related to his investigation of abortion clinic from 2003-2008.

“The Sebelius-Era vendetta against Kline for daring to uphold Kansas abortion and child sex abuse laws has finally extracted its pound of flesh,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “Contrary to the Court’s ruling, we know Kline to be a selfless man who has dedicated his life in the pursuit of justice. Sometimes, that honesty and integrity comes at a price, and Kline has certainly paid a heavy penalty for standing up to a corrupt administration that went to great lengths to insulate Kansas abortionists from being brought to justice.”

The Court noted that it considered Kline’s motivations were “selfish” and upbraided him for failing to admit guilt.

“The violations we have found are significant and numerous, and Kline’s inability or refusal to acknowledge or address their significance is particularly troubling in light of his service as the chief prosecuting attorney for this State and its most populous county,” the Court stated.

“If a man believes himself to be innocent and has evidence he believes proves his innocence, as was the case with Kline, it seems shocking that the Court would attack him simply for maintaining his rights to a defense,” said Newman. “This case has always been about teaching a lesson to Kline and other prosecutors who might entertain the possibility of trying to enforce the law against abortion providers. It is meant to have a chilling effect on law enforcement everywhere. Now we can expect that women will be further endangered by criminal abortionists while intimidated prosecutors look the other way in order to protect their own political careers. This is disgraceful and the Supreme Court and Disciplinary Administrator who prosecuted Kline should be ashamed today.”

Kline investigated abortion clinics operated by George Tiller in Wichita and Planned Parenthood in Overland Park. He was obstructed in his investigations by pro-abortion elements inside the state government, many of which were appointed by former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, who is a radical supporter of unrestricted abortion for any reason throughout all nine months of pregnancy. Sebelius is currently U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services in the Obama administration.

Kline eventually filed 30 criminal charges against Tiller and 107 criminal charges against Planned Parenthood. Both cases were dropped by political enemies of Kline’s.

The Supreme Court was stacked with appointees of Sebelius and former Gov. Mark Parkinson, who was hand-picked by Sebelius as her successor. In fact, the Court was so infused with bias against Kline that five justices — under pressure — recused themselves from hearing Kline’s ethics case. During Kline’s oral arguments in this case, law clerk Sarah Peterson Herr viciously attacked Kline on Twitter in a public show of unprofessional conduct that revealed widespread bias throughout the Supreme Court building. Operation Rescue Staff reported Herr to her superiors and she was fired over the incident. Herr now faces further disciplinary action.

“We pray that Phill Kline and his family will seek comfort in their strong Christian faith during this time of political persecution as well as support among his many loyal friends and family members,” said Newman. “We stand behind Phill and against the shameful, corrupt abortion politics that have crushed his career for the purpose of ensuring that the innocent blood of babies will continue to spill in Kansas.”

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Read Background: Abortion Politics: Kline’s Ethics Case Goes Before the Kansas Supreme Court

  • Elizabeth Stein

    This grieves me to my core. I will be praying for this family. They may not receive justice in this life but we know that they will in the next.

  • Jonathan

    Is there a fund set up for his benefit to which we can contribute?

  • Melissa B.

    Integrity. Praying for courage and peace for you as join those the ranks of those who, throughout history, have stood for the weak and the innocent, at a cost.

  • Suzanne

    Kathleen Sebelius, Sarah Peterson Herr, and the Kansas Suprrme Court (what a JOKE!) have no business being in any public office whatsoever. They belong behind bars. Herr sounds like an absolute nutcase and Sebelius is a monster -a perfect fit in the Obummer Administration.
    I am so sorry that a decent man like Mr. Kline ran into scum like these people.

  • Mary Donovan

    It’s at times like these that the lives of the saints come alive. I encourage Mr. Kline to reflect on the life of St. Thomas More and pray that brings him hope.

  • Donald S

    I pray God’s Holy Spirit be upon Phill Kline and He will raise Phil up to where he should be.

  • David Lee Blair

    What a sad state of affairs. I hope the Kansas Supreme Court is purged of its biased judges and the decision is eventually overturned by those who think rightly and defend all the innocent.

  • This beyond belief! It seems supreme court is ruled by the evil one. All of humanity began the same way. Every abortionist began his or her life in his mothers womb and nothing can ever change that fact. Abortion is out right murder of the most horrific kind. I just would like to ask all people if they would like be torn apart limb by limb and burned to death inside and out while still alive. That my friends has a name It is called abortion! God give us strength to Over turn this Horror.

  • I also believe that this will be short lived for Mr. Kline. God’s own always wins in the end. I’m just a grass roots grand mother who does all that I can with fasting and praying , and getting information out,.. Thank God for Operation Rescue, 40days of prayer and fasting. From suffering comes Blessings.

    Debbie R. Moore

  • Tony Waring

    I live in the UK and cannot believe what happens in the USA. Land of the free ? What a misnomer. How can a decent man like Phill Kline be treated like this ? What the heck is wrong with American justice ? The law is an ass. Let’s all pray for him and his family.

  • Diane Seville

    God Bless you Attorney General Phill Kline and your family, they can take away your title but I will not! You are a saint in my eyes, and we need more Americans like you. I totally believe that this is the reason Mr. Obama put Kathleen Sebelius in charge of his outrageous health care law, because she is so pro-abortion. Both of them are defending this law because it promotes abortion and their main contributor Planned Parenthood. They do not care that they are taking away our religious freedom. I wish the media would point this out more often. However, I know that God and His Son our savior Jesus Christ is in control and I pray that all involved with this unlawful verdict will come to know how wrong they are before it is too late.
    GOD BLESS AMERICA

  • Marirose Kozak

    Atty Kline and his family can take comfort in the fact that it is not the supreme court of kansas that is in charge of this world, or the next, even though the members would like to think so. May God, and the children the justices and their staff are responsible for murdering, have mercy on their souls when they enter into eternity. Why include the children? Because all those little aborted souls will be with Jesus at their judgement with one enormous question: “Why did you murder me when you didn’t even know me”? However will the justices defend themselves?! Aborted children please pray for all of us, especially the abortionists.

  • tg

    Does this mean Mr. Kline can never practice law again? I wonder if he can reapply for a law license in another state. He should move to a more conservative state like Texas. I will keep him in my prayers and recommend him to St. Thomas More.

  • Timothy Brennan

    I am always surprised by the illogic of judges who ignore the superceding values such as the value of life which superceds other moral principles. Refusal to recognize scientific facts of human life which begins at conception; then leads to confused angry agendas of lesser value which therefore justify in their minds the persecution of an honest man of consescience. I am so sorry for Kansas Supreme Court Judges because they must know thatsomeday we all meet judgement on that last day.

  • Jamie

    Kangaroo court.