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Kline’s case against abortion doctor finished

February 15, 2007

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— Former Attorney General Phill Kline's attempt to prosecute the state's most visible abortion provider, already stymied by his re-election loss, is now officially over, thanks to his successor.

When Kline, a Republican who opposes abortion, left office Jan. 8, the Kansas Supreme Court had been asked to reinstate 30 misdemeanor charges Kline had filed against Dr. George Tiller, who operates a Wichita clinic.

Tiller is among a few doctors in the nation who perform late-term abortions, and Kline alleged he violated restrictions on those procedures.

Morrison, a Democrat who supports abortion rights, asked the Supreme Court to dismiss the request, and the court did Tuesday.

Chief Justice Kay McFarland wrote "granted" on the one-page document Morrison's office had filed.

The court offered no explanation, though a dismissal is routine when someone no longer wants to pursue a case.

Comments

SettingTheRecordStraight 7 years, 10 months ago

I'm sorry these cases were dismissed. Now Tiller continues his grisly work unimpeded.

rhd99 7 years, 10 months ago

GOOD RIDDANCE to Phil Kline's Pollution filled RUBBISH! Time to investigate & prosecute HIM!

staff04 7 years, 10 months ago

Well, what do you know? We have an AG who respects the letter of the law...

redwaggoner 7 years, 10 months ago

Yes, PC's reign is finally over!! It sounded as though someone or something set him off after the election and he was going to go down fighting...for what? If this had been such a priority for him, why didn't he start this fight when he first got into office??? "Gottta hurry, lest i might go down in history as a "do-nothing"/"good for nothing" like George W. Bush!

End the war in Iraq...put Georgie AND his two "poor" daughters in uniform and send them to the front lines!!!!

Godot 7 years, 10 months ago

Where is the Morrison press conference where he gives his reason to dismiss the case? He had plenty of press conferences to denounce Kline's case against Tiller and Planned Parenthood.

Come on, Morrison, explain why you decided the case had no merit.

Tool.

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