Planned Parenthood grand jury to convene today as revelations surface of AG’s efforts to use his mistress to protect them
Topeka, KS — Kansas was rocked Sunday morning as sordid details of a sex scandal involving Attorney General Paul Morrison surfaced, and how he attempted to use that illicit sexual relationship to impede a political rival’s ongoing criminal investigations against a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic and late-term abortionist George R. Tiller.
In investigative report published in the Topeka Capital-Journal details a two-year sexual relationship between Morrison and Linda Carter, a former administrator in the Johnson County District Attorney’s office where Morrison worked prior to taking office as Attorney General in January. Morrison allegedly attempted to coerce Carter into spying on District Attorney Phill Kline’s abortion investigations, and asked her to share with him sensitive information about the cases.
According to the article, “Carter said in a signed statement that Morrison pressured her to make use of her position in the D.A.’s office to influence pending litigation involving Johnson County District Attorney Phill Kline.”
“This is not just about sex and abortion. This is about corruption manifested in the perverted use of sex and power for political advantage,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “Morrison’s obsessive desire to derail Kline’s investigations through the sleaziest of means indicates not only critically impaired judgment, but conduct that is absolutely unethical, immoral, and intolerable for a state’s ‘Top Cop.’ The integrity of the office has been destroyed.”
“Operation Rescue has long questioned Morrison’s ability uphold Kansas abortion laws, and has in the past called for him to step down. Now, in light of this new sex and abortion corruption scandal, we renew our demand for his immediate resignation,” said Newman.
Morrison refused to file charges against Planned Parenthood in June. Kline, later filed 107 criminal charges against the abortion clinic, including 23 felony counts. A citizen-called grand jury is scheduled to begin further investigations into Planned Parenthood’s alleged criminal activity today.
To further illustrate Morrison’s fixation over shielding Planned Parenthood, Morrison joined on their side in a sealed Mandamus action before the Kansas Supreme Court. The abortion clinic’s suit against Kline involves abortion records, which are the basis for the current criminal charges. Kline moved to unseal the case on Thursday.
During the campaign last year, another woman came forward and told reporters how Morrison attempted to initiate a similar sexual relationship with her. Her rebuffs resulted in her being forced from her job.
“We have to wonder, given Morrison’s pattern of sexual indiscretions, if there isn’t a receipt at these abortion clinics with his name on it that he didn’t want discovered by political rivals. That would certainly explain his willingness to go to any lengths to derail the investigations,” Newman said.