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Kansas Supreme Court Stays Order to Produce Abortion Records

Delay heightens concerns of records tampering


Contact: Troy Newman, President, 316-841-1700; Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Policy Advisor, 316-516-3034; both with Operation Rescue, info@operationrescue.org


TOPEKA, Kansas, February 5 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Kansas Supreme Court today issued a stay on the production of 2,000 abortion records that George R. Tiller had been ordered to hand over to a Sedgwick County grand jury that is investigating him for committing illegal late-term abortions. The stay was signed by Chief Justice Kay McFarland, a well-known and avid abortion supporter. No decision will be made before February 25, 2008.


Operation Rescue president Troy Newman issues the following statement concerning the latest delay in the grand jury investigation:


"This delay only heightens concerns that when the abortion records are finally produced, that the grand jury will be given records that have been tampered with or altered in some way so as to keep incriminating evidence out of the hands of the grand jury. We are painfully aware that the tampering of abortion records has already occurred in another illegal abortion case involving Planned Parenthood, which has ties to Tiller.


"Every time law enforcement or a legal investigation gets close to the truth, Tiller runs to the Supreme Court. We strongly urge the Supreme Court to stop interfering with the ability of law enforcement and other legally instituted entities to fully investigate crimes that Tiller and his cohorts may be committing. Chief Justice Kay McFarland needs to out of the business of covering for Tiller."


Read the Kansas Supreme Court Ruling


About Operation Rescue

Operation Rescue is one of the leading pro-life Christian activist organizations in the nation.  Operation Rescue recently made headlines when it bought and closed an abortion clinic in Wichita, Kansas and has become the voice of the pro-life activist movement in America.  Its activities are on the cutting edge of the abortion issue, taking direct action to restore legal personhood to the pre-born and stop abortion in obedience to biblical mandates.