Olathe, Kansas – A motions hearing took place this morning to consider arguments about whether or not the public may be allowed to see evidence that Planned Parenthood committed illegal late-term abortions then manufactured documents to cover up their crimes.
Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri faces 107 criminal charges filed by former District Attorney Phill Kline. The case has been assigned to Chris McMullin who serves as Asst. Attorney General and Assistant Johnson County District Attorney.
“Planned Parenthood doesn’t want a fair trial, they want special favors and treatment. Maybe they have gotten that in the past under the old Sebelius administration, but this is a new day,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “Planned Parenthood needs to know they are not above the law.”
Operation Rescue worked for years to expose Planned Parenthood wrongdoing and helped convene a citizen-called grand jury to investigate the largest abortion supplier in Kansas.
Planned Parenthood had asked that a special computer system be purchased and installed to keep members of the public who might attend the trial from seeing any of the evidence against Planned Parenthood.
A pro-life supporter who attended today’s hearing told Operation Rescue that McMullin argued that all the records have been heavily redacted already in compliance with order from the Kansas Supreme Court and that there are sufficient safeguards in place to satisfy any remote concerns about patient privacy. The judge denied Planned Parenthood’s demand for the new computer system.
“We are happy to see this case finally progressing after four years,” said Newman. “We now have some slim hope that justice will finally be done.”
A three-day preliminary hearing has been scheduled for October 24 through 26. Witnesses and the presentation of evidence are expected at this time.