The following is a statement released today by the L.I.F.E. Coalition, which led the citizens petition effort to call for a grand jury investigation into alleged criminal conduct at Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri. The coalition is comprised of Operation Rescue, Concerned Women For America, and Women Influencing the Nation. (Read background)
The L.I.F.E. Coalition Citizen Grand Jury Petition Approved By District Court

JOHNSON COUNTY, KS – November 10, 2007 – The required majority of district court judges have certified the L.I.F.E. Coalition citizen petition to call for a grand jury investigation of Planned Parenthood in Overland Park. The grand jury is expected to be convened on Monday, December 3, 2007.
Tim Golba, spokesman for the L.I.F.E Coalition stated that the concerns of the citizens of Johnson County are being taken seriously.
He commended both the Johnson County Election Board and the District Court for their quick action to allow the process to proceed as soon as possible. (Both signature verification by the Election Commission as well as the District Court certification of the petition’s compliance of statutory form requirements occurred in about two weeks.)
Golba expressed hope that Attorney General Paul Morrison and the Kansas Supreme Court will also demonstrate the same respect for the law and citizen concerns. He said, “This is a black and white petition request that should face no barriers to the jury convening on the District Court’s schedule.”
“It will be a shameful day for Kansas if political conflicts of interest are allowed to again interfere with the citizen’s right to directly petition the courts.”
For more information call Tim Golba, (913) 782-8647