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