A Planned Parenthood clinic in Overland Park, Kansas, is under suspicion of violating several Kansas laws. 107 charges were filed by a Kansas DA (formerly Kansas’ Attorney General) Phill Kline, who sounds like a really cool guy. The Overland Park clinic and Phill Kline go way back–they’ve been tangling since at least 2005, when Kline was Attorney General of Kansas.
Today it looks Kline is about to get another bite at them:
A grand jury issued a subpoena to the Comprehensive Health in Overland Park clinic last month demanding the records of 16 patients. The clinic has been battling Johnson County District Attorney Phill Kline, an anti-abortion crusader, over whether the subpoena should be enforced.
After a hearing over the dispute Friday in Johnson County District Court, an attorney for the clinic, Pedro Irigonegaray, said it would turn over records for 16 patients that pertain to two restrictions on abortions under Kansas law. He said it would resolve the dispute.
One restriction mandates that the clinic notify a parent or guardian when a minor seeks an abortion. Another imposes a 24-hour waiting period before an abortion and requires the clinic to provide information to a patient about the procedure and other medical issues.
I’m glad someone is looking into Kansas’ abortion industry. It seems especially slipshod. On the other hand, maybe it’s quite typical–and we just know more about the situation in Kansas because of the efforts of people like Phill Kline.