Late Term Abortionist Tiller Will Stand Trial after Judge Denies Motion to Suppress Charges

District Court Judge Clark V. Owens released his decision this afternoon denying the motions filed by late-term abortionist George R. Tiller, which asked the judge to suppress evidence against him and dismiss the 19 pending criminal charges involving illegal late-term abortions. The decision means that Tiller will stand trial to answer to the charges of performing late term abortions.In his decision Judge Owens addressed all the concerns that Tiller’s attorneys brought up over six days of testimony, especially those alleging outrageous governmental conduct involving former Attorney General Phill Kline. Kline, who spearheaded not only the case against George Tiller, but another against Kansas Planned Parenthood, has been the subject of intense criticism on the part of both Tiller’s and PP’s defense teams. They have alleged improper conduct on Kline’s part in an effort to recover potentially damning medical records that Kline obtained during his investigations. However, hearings that have been held in regard to Kline’s conduct have vindicated him and ensured that both of the cases moved forward. Last month during a dramatic hearing that addressed Kline’s conduct in pursuing the charges against Tiller, a former staffer with the Johnson County district attorney’s office, who had been subpoenaed by Tiller’s own defense as a key witness, instead testified against Tiller and in favor of Kline. In her testimony Linda Carter vehemently denied that Kline had pressured her to influence former Attorney General Paul Morrison (with whom Carter had been having an affair) to prosecute Tiller, as Tiller’s attorney Dan Monnat had alleged. Instead, Carter said she was certain Tiller had conspired with Planned Parenthood to break the law and...

Kansas Governor Sebelius Appoints New Attorney General

Will replace outgoing pro-abortion attorney Paul Morrison. Morrison is leaving after the end of the month following a sex scandal with a subordinate and allegations that he asked her to interfere in an investigation of a Planned Parenthood abortion center. Sebelius, who backs abortion, named Douglas County District Judge Stephen Six to replace Morrison. Six became a district court judge in 2005 and his father, Fred Six, is a retired Kansas Supreme Court justice. “He has answered the call of public service again, and is ready to lead the people’s law firm effectively, responsibly, with character and integrity,” Sebelius said of her appointee. Six hasn’t taken a very public position on abortion, but the statewide pro-life group Kansans for Life tells LifeNews.com Six has a history of donating to pro-abortion candidates. KFL director Mary Kay Culp said Six has donated $750 to Sebelius campaigns and also donated to pro-abortion Congressional candidate Dennis Moore. [19Jan08, KS,...