KS Legislature Squanders Opportunity To Charge Tiller

Operation Rescue vows to continue pursuing legal remedies

Topeka, KS — The Kansas Legislature has adjourned for the year without having taken action to force the Attorney General’s office to reinstate 30 charges against George R. Tiller for crimes related to the commission of 15 illegal late-term abortions.

Instead, a provision was passed to increase reporting of post-viability abortions, which has little chance of surviving Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ line-item veto. Sebelius and Attorney General Paul Morrison are both radical supporters of abortion and beneficiaries of Tiller’s vast financial and political support.

“The reporting provision was simply form over substance, and is not anything meaningful that can be used to bring Tiller to justice,” said Operation Rescue Senior Policy Advisor Cheryl Sullenger. “If this was their attempt to appease the thousands of pro-life supporters from around the nation who have been demanding action from the House on the Tiller scandal, I can assure them that it didn’t work.”

Kansas law gives either branch of the legislature the authority to compel the State Attorney General to represent Kansas in criminal and civil cases. Using this authority, a resolution ordering Attorney General Morrison to reinstate the Tiller charges passed the Federal and State Affairs Committee, but the House leadership failed to advance it, fearing there was not enough support for the measure in the Republican-controlled House.

“This is really a failure of leadership. When the majority party is frightened into paralysis by the minority party, it is time make some changes,” said Sullenger.

Operation Rescue is pursuing other legal remedies to the Tiller scandal in light of the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling. The group plans a 77-hour round-the-clock prayer vigil in front of Tiller’s Wichita abortion mill on May 17-20.

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