Wichita, KS – The citizen-called grand jury that is investigating late-term abortionist George R. Tiller was officially extended last Friday for an additional three months by Judge Paul Buchanan.
The grand jury was set to expire tomorrow, April 8, the day the Kansas Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on whether Tiller will be ordered to produce abortion records in accordance to subpoenas issued in January.
Judge Michael Corrigan, the Presiding Judge of the Sedgwick County District Court told Operation Rescue today that this is the only extension that can be given to the grand jury, which will now expire on July 8, whether their investigation is complete or not.
“The decision to extend the grand jury is very welcome news,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “Now that the grand jury has been allowed the time they need to complete their investigation, all they need is access to the evidence that Tiller is trying to hide from them. We pray tonight that the Supreme Court will allow the grand jury access to the evidence so that justice may finally be done.”
Operation Rescue will be attending the oral arguments before the Kansas Supreme Court, which will be held in Topeka tomorrow at 9 AM.