Archive for Friday, February 17, 2012

No charges planned in abortion records shredding

February 17, 2012


— A northeast Kansas prosecutor says he won't file criminal charges over the state's destruction of abortion records, an issue that had overshadowed a criminal case against a Planned Parenthood clinic.

Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor said Friday that no records related to Planned Parenthood were destroyed by the Kansas attorney general's office when it shredded abortion-related files.

Taylor said the destruction occurred in April 2009.

In Johnson County, District Attorney Steve Howe had told a judge that the attorney general's office had destroyed records that could be evidence in the Planned Parenthood case in April 2009. That led a judge in November to dismiss 49 of 107 criminal charges against a Planned Parenthood clinic in Overland Park.

Howe did not respond immediately to a telephone message seeking comment.


KS 6 years, 1 month ago

Well! One of two thngs. First, Chad does not know his way to Washington, DC to arrest Queen Kathy, or the records were not destroyed in which the case should go on.

Cait McKnelly 6 years ago

The records were not destroyed because they didn't exist in the first place; at least not the "records" used to file these criminal charges. Using manufactured evidence isn't just wrong, it's illegal and I hope the people responsible for this get their due.

JayhawkFan1985 6 years, 1 month ago

KS, go sell crazy somewhere else...we're all stocked up here.

Cait McKnelly 6 years ago

Something stinks alright, but it isn't Sebelius. Your guy Phill is a criminal and should be criminally charged.

Cait McKnelly 6 years ago

" records related to Planned Parenthood were destroyed.." Which means one thing and one thing alone; the records didn't exist in the first place. This means that Phill Kline filed those charges on made up records! Does this mean that PP has a case for a lawsuit against the state?

verity 6 years ago

Hmmm, the plot, it does thicken.

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