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No charges planned in abortion records shredding

February 17, 2012

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— 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.

Comments

verity 2 years, 1 month ago

Hmmm, the plot, it does thicken.

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Cait McKnelly 2 years, 2 months ago

"...no 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?

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Phoenixman 2 years, 2 months ago

Something stinks, but most everything the Sucubus touched was rotten.

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Ray Parker 2 years, 2 months ago

Well, which is it? If no Planned Parenthood records were destroyed, let's get on with the prosecution of criminal, genocidal racist abortionist quacks who falsified state records to cover up illegal post-viable abortions. If the criminal evidence against Planned Parenthood abortionist quacks was not destroyed, then the Johnson County DA must refile the criminal charges (and have his legal career destroyed in punishment.) If criminal evidence pertaining to a federal prosecution in progress was in fact destroyed, then destruction of evidence is a crime to be prosecuted. What kind of whitewash is this?

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JayhawkFan1985 2 years, 2 months ago

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

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KS 2 years, 2 months 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.

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