Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline has told Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly that the medical records produced from two Kansas abortion clinics indicate late-term abortions that were done for reasons that Kansas law doesn’t allow.
According to state law, post-viability abortions are allowed only if the abortion is needed to save the woman’s life, or the pregnancy would cause “substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function.”
But Kline told O’Reilly the medical records for the 90 abortion cases now under review don’t indicate that those exceptions were followed.
O’Reilly reported an “inside source” who provided documentation to Fox showing many late abortions done by Wichita, Kan., abortionist George Tiller and another abortion business were done because of “depression.”
“Now we all know that the records show what Operation Rescue has said all along, that Tiller has been doing illegal abortions on viable babies that should have been protected by the law,” said Troy Newman, Operation Rescue president.
He said Kline’s opponent in next week’s election, Paul Morrison, “promised to drop the investigations of Tiller, who has dumped thousands of dollars into a stealth campaign against Kline through third part organizations.”
Newman suggested the compromised position in which the circumstances would put Morrison suggests he should withdraw from the election.
He also said the Wichita Eagle and Kansas City Star owe Kline “a huge apology for attacking him for simply trying to uphold the laws protecting viable babies and innocent young girls from predators.”
Kline just this week won that months-long court battle over those medical records, which he says will provide evidence of multiple child rapes and incest crimes as well as late-term abortions. He told O’Reilly that he has his job and he’ll do it.
“My job is to enforce the law,” he said.
The issues he’s been working on since his election in 2002 are the number of abortions performed late-term in the state, which bans the procedures after 22 weeks, and the number of abortions performed on girls as young as 10.
As WND has reported, he sought the medical records for about 90 abortions, and just recently was forwarded those records by a court where identifying information was deleted.
Kline told O’Reilly that to address the child rapes requires medical records, because other evidence generally isn’t available.
“One of the first steps for a rapist when they have a child victim and the child is pregnant is to eradicate the evidence of the rape. It’s an absurdity to argue that the privacy of a child, which has already been violated by a rapist, prohibits law enforcement from presenting evidence to a judge,” he said.
But abortion clinics, whose owners battled up through the state Supreme Court to withhold those records, apparently desired that rapists would go free, O’Reilly noted.
Regarding the late-term abortions, the state law has an exception for “health,” and Fox documents show that Tiller routinely cites “temporary depression” for numerous late-term abortions.
While Tiller was asked onto the show, he declined. Fox did obtain a video of him saying, “Patients are smart enough to understand what’s going on with them. Patients are tough enough to put up with the emotional pain of the decision and patients are responsible enough to put up with the good results and bad results that come from their decisions.”
“There’s a deception being perpetrated in Kansas and in America. We cannot recognize any value at any time in an unborn child, so that deception must be perpetuated,” Kline said.
But he noted that state records confirm in 2003 alone, 78 girls under the age of 15 had abortions in Kansas. By law, that amounts to a probable 78 cases of sexual assault on a child, or worse.
“We have prayed and worked toward this day, and now we are hopefully optimistic that criminal charges will be brought against those responsible for concealing heinous crimes against children, and for the illegal killing of viable babies who should have been protected under the law,” said Newman,
“We anxiously await the day that we can see George Tiller and other members of the Kansas abortion cartel behind bars where they belong,” Newman said.
Kline said now with access to the records, there may be evidence of child rape, failure to report child rape, performing illegal late-term abortions, rape by force or fear, failure to report suspicion of child sexual abuse, incest, making false information and others.
It was just a few months back when a grand jury considered allegations against Tiller over the death of a 19-year-old Texas woman who had a third-trimester abortion, but failed to return a criminal indictment.
“It was a long shot first because we’re attempting to prosecute him in the county where he resides,” Newman told WND shortly after the announcement.
He also said it took a citizen initiated petition drive before Nola Tedesco Foulston, the prosecutor for the 18th Judicial District in Kansas, would convene a grand jury in the case involving the death of Christin A. Gilbert, 19, on Jan. 13, 2005.
But Newman noted Foulston is a personal friend of Tiller’s and should never have been involved in the investigation in any way.
Tiller’s clinic in Wichita is the largest in the world for abortions in the second and third trimesters, Newman said. “People fly in even from Europe, because most places, countries, won’t allow [such late abortions],” he said.
The story of the death of Gilbert, a Down Syndrome teen, prompted the launch recently of a website, JusticeforChristin.com, a site that also was used to publicize the effort to call for the grand jury investigation.
Related special offers:
The definitive handbook for battling ‘pro-choicers.’ Be ready with the perfect answers to the abortion issue’s toughest questions.