Women’s Group Worries Kansas Abortion Centers Hiding Statutory Rape

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Sep 8, 2005   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

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by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
September 8, 2005

Topeka, KS (LifeNews.com) — As the Kansas Supreme Court holds hearings on whether Kansas officials can obtain medical records from two state abortion facilities, a national women’s group says it worries the abortion businesses are covering up cases of statutory rape.

Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline is battling two abortion facilities over obtaining medical records about late-term abortions and girls under the age of 15 who had abortions there. The abortion businesses are resisting the effort to obtain the documents and have taken their case to Kansas’ top court.

Concerned Women for America says it backs Kline and says the abortion centers "should rightly be seen for how they are acting – as accomplices."

Planned Parenthood, which operates one of the abortion centers, says the documents shouldn’t be released because it needs to protect patient privacy. An official there said Kline should "investigate us, not our patients."

Wendy Wright, CWA’s executive vice president, agrees in some respects.

"For once we agree with Planned Parenthood: Attorney General Phill Kline should investigate it and late-term abortionist George Tiller thoroughly," Wright said. "Their actions – before and during this investigation – put them squarely on the side of cooperating with suspected child rapists and not the law."

"We join parents in Kansas in gratitude for Attorney General Kline’s perseverance in going after any accomplice to child sexual abusers," Wright added, "especially if they use their position to cover up a crime."

Kline launched the investigation after seeing that dozens of girls who are victims of statutory rape under Kansas law had abortions in 2004.