Public outcry needed to send Planned Parenthood to trial on 107 charges. See action items below!
Topeka, KS – Operation Rescue has released a 1-minute radio commentary by Troy Newman that is set to air on the Bott Radio Network exposing how the Kansas Supreme Court’s delay in ruling on issues related to 107 criminal charges against Planned Parenthood is obstructing justice, shaking confidence in the judicial system, and enabling abortionists to continue to flout the law.
Newman quotes former Chief Justice Warren Berger who said:
“A sense of confidence in the courts is essential to maintain the fabric of ordered liberty for a free people and …[one] thing that could destroy that confidence and do incalculable damage to society: that people come to believe that inefficiency and delay will drain even a just judgment of its value.”
The case against Planned Parenthood began over seven years ago with no end of delays in sight.
In 2003, then Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline sought late-term abortion records in his investigation of abortion clinic abuses. Time and again over the course of three years, Kline’s subpoenas were questioned in legal maneuverings before the Kansas Supreme Court. Finally in October, 2006, Kline received the abortion records. Before the evidence could be fully analyzed, Kline was defeated as Attorney General, but in an unusual twist, was immediately appointed as District Attorney of the same Kansas county where Planned Parenthood operates.
In June, 2007, the new pro-abortion Attorney General, Paul Morrison, issued a letter “clearing” Planned Parenthood of any wrong-doing. This letter disturbed Judge Richard Anderson, who was the custodian of the evidence and the judge who had been involved in overseeing Kline’s investigations. He later stated that he believed that Morrison should never have issued that letter, based on his knowledge of the evidence. Six months later, Morrison was forced to resign in disgrace amid a scandal involving his attempts to persuade his illicit lover in the DA’s office to obstruct Kline’s abortion investigations.
Finally, in October, 2007, Kline filed a stunning 107 criminal charges against Planned Parenthood, 23 of which are felonies, all related to illegal late-term abortions. The new Attorney General, Steven Six, who was appointed by radical abortion supporter Kathleen Sebelius, intervened. At his request, a gag order was placed on Judge Anderson and the evidence against Planned Parenthood. Anderson was told not to comply with the District Attorney’s subpoenas.
It took until May, 2009, before the Supreme Court finally heard oral arguments concerning the DA’s subpoenas for evidence and testimony from Judge Anderson. Just two days later, two legislators released an undercover audio tape, which was the result of an Operation Rescue sting investigation that showed Planned Parenthood was continuing to flout the law.
Now, over a year has passed, a ruling has yet to be issued, and the case languishes in limbo. Judge Anderson remains gagged. Kline has since left office. The public outcry has died away. Planned Parenthood continues to operate as if they are above the law.
“It would take a book to fully tell the tale of governmental obstruction and corruption in this case,” said Newman. “The worst thing about it is that the people involved in shielding Planned Parenthood from prosecution expect those of us who want the laws enforced to sit down, shut up, and forget about it. If we don’t, then we are subject to having our reputations attacked and destroyed, as they attempted to do to the original prosecutors in this case. We must keep this case in the public eye, and that is why Operation Rescue is taking to the radio waves and encouraging people to sign an online petition urging the Supreme Court to send Planned Parenthood to trial.”
“Delays in justice only encourage the lawbreakers to keep breaking the law,” said Newman. “Even the Bible says in Ecclesiastes 8:11, ‘Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.’ We are seeing that fulfilled in this case. For the sake of the preservation of justice, our collective societal conscience, and the lives of the innocent we cannot allow this case to be swept under the rug.”
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