Sebelius Admin Destroyed Records in Case Against Planned Parenthood
by Kathy Ostrowski | Topeka, KS | LifeNews.com | 10/21/11 5:46 PM
Another layer to the depth of the Sebelius abortion corruption has been revealed with today’s AP report that Kansas health department (KDHE) in 2005 destroyed the state late-term abortion reports at the heart of the felony charges against Planned Parenthood.
The pre-trial hearing for felony “false-writing” charges had been scheduled for Monday Oct. 24, Since the original reports have now been discovered as destroyed, the Johnson County District attorney’s office had asked for a delay so they could engage other witnesses to verify the authenticity of copies of the state reports.
The state reports are verifications that abortionists send to KDHE for statistical purposes, and are annually tabulated and published. Copies of those reports are required to be kept in the patient medical files. Of crucial importance is that these reports fail to provide valid medical reasons that banned post-viability abortions were performed. They are evidence of illegal abortion.
KFL Executive Director, Mary Kay Culp, said, “Only guilty people destroy evidence; not even we anticipated Sebelius and her administration could stoop this low to protect abortion industry criminality, but this proves they did. Sebelius wanted to insure that evidence of illegal abortions was removed before Kline could use it to convict her abortion industry campaign supporters. We truly can’t find words to adequately convey how outrageous this is. We are especially incredulous given that Sebelius’ Health department testified about these reports in Johnson County court in 2008 without once mentioning that the reports had been destroyed! It’s all so unbelievable, and yet, given the players, so very believable indeed!”
Planned Parenthood tells the AP that they “recently” became aware of the destruction and that it was not done at their request. What is not yet known is
1) when exactly Planned Parenthood knew;
2) whether paper copies or electronic files—or both—were destroyed;
3) who actually did the deed and under what orders;
4) whether other reports from George Tiller were destroyed;
5) whether similar reports in other years have been destroyed.
It was the tumultuous 2006 re-election campaign of both Gov. Sebelius and AG Phill Kline when the slogan of ‘abortion privacy invasion’ was honed by the state abortion cartel. Although highly embarrassing mental health files and other “sensitive” medical records are routinely subpoenaed by prosecutors without confidentiality problems, much ado had made of Kline’s subpoenas of late-term abortion files. Notably —to this day—not one woman’s identity has been revealed from any of the files he subpoenaed.
In Feb. 2005–after over-accommodating the stalling tactics of the Planned Parenthood and George Tiller abortion clinics– the State Supreme Court ruled that Kline’s subpoenas of late-term abortion files could be obtained. Files from both clinics for patients in 2003 were sent to Judge Richard Anderson for redaction prior to use in prosecution.
When Anderson’s assistant was reviewing the reports from both clinics, he found that Planned Parenthood patient files were missing the state reports. After notification, Planned Parenthood submitted some report copies, but they appeared doctored. Anderson had them examined by an independent forgery expert, confirming the strong probability that Planned Parenthood had committed felony “false-writings” to coverup the misdemeanor of failing to make and keep the proper state reports.
It is these Johnson County felony charges for forging documents that Kline tried to prosecute when he became Johnson County District Attorney in 2007. At that time, the KDHE under Gov. Sebelius, opposed bringing the original reports to court, saying that a certain law 65-445, only permitted them to be shared with the AG. The AG was then Steve Six, who not only would NOT accommodate the Kline prosecution of Planned Parenthood, he was also helping the abortion clinics sue Kline!
AG Six also convinced the state Supreme Court to prevent Anderson from testifying about the falsified reports. When Kline appealed that ruling, the Court –after a 15 month delay– said the judge could only testify in a limited way, and not to verify the “chain of possession” of the state reports.
Kline vilified to hide Sebelius abortion corruption
Kline pursued the state reports as part of his intended prosecution of Kansas late-term abortion corruption. Sebelius tried hard to stop him, even trying to use a restraining order from Judge Thomas Marten in the Aid for Women case. Judge Anderson ignored those efforts, and found probable cause of criminality, allowing Kline to subpoena the state reports in 2004.
This left state reports “reachable” by Kline—reports that show abortion clinics did not have defendable reasons for post-viability abortions. So they destroyed the reports.
This same Sebelius/state Supreme Court/ abortion cartel trio wants Kline completely destroyed! An ethics panel currently convened under the Court has blamed Phill Kline of violating ethics by “deception of a state agency” for not revealing his investigation to the Sebelius administration. The claim is ridiculous on its face, and Judge Owens expressly said Kline was justified, but notice that Sebelius WAS untrustworthy and wanted every vulnerability taken care of for her abortion industry supporters.
Numerous attorneys for Sebelius and her health department are the ones who should face ethics charges. KDHE testified to a special legislative committee in 2007, and numerous times to Johnson County judges and the state Supreme Court about these matters and never told them the reports were destroyed.
LifeNews.com Note: Kathy Ostrowski is the legislative director for Kansans for Life, a statewide pro-life group.