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KS Gov. Sebelius Says No to Abortion-Crony Biggs, Appoints New Attorney General

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


TOPEKA, Kans., Jan. 18 /Christian Newswire/ -- Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius announced her selection today to replace disgraced Attorney General Paul Morrison as State Attorney General - and it wasn't the front-runner Chris Biggs, an abortion supporter with ties to late-term abortionist George R. Tiller who was narrowly defeated by Phill Kline for the AG's job in 2002.

Instead Sebelius, a supporter of the most radical abortion practices, appointed Douglas County District Judge Stephen N. Six to replace Morrison, who resigned after admitting to a sexual affair with a subordinate. He has also been accused of illegally attempting to influence abortion cases against Tiller and a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Overland Park.

"We look at the fact that Biggs is not the new attorney general as a victory," said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.

Biggs, who was the recipient of over $250,000 in campaign money from Tiller through a web of third-party organizations, was most often mentioned as a possible replacement for Morrison once the sex and corruption scandal broke. The day before Morrison resigned, Operation Rescue released a statement urging Sebelius to "Just Say No To Biggs."

"It looks like the governor took our advice," said Newman. "This state cannot tolerate any more abortion corruption.

"We are withholding judgment on the new Attorney General until we know more about him. We do know that he is a Democrat, and that more than likely means he is an abortion supporter. We hope that this appointment was made with an awareness that this state cannot tolerate any more abortion-related corruption," said Newman. "The question is going to be whether or not Mr. Six can do his new job without allowing his personal biases to cloud his judgment. We will be watching him very closely."
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.