by Steven Ertelt
October 26, 2006
Wichita, KS (LifeNews.com) — A leading late-term abortion practitioner who was responsible for the abortion death of a disabled teenager last year is spending thousands of dollars in another attempt to defeat pro-life Attorney General Phill Kline. Kline upset George Tiller with an investigation into whether sexually abused girls were getting abortions.
Tiller targeted Kline during the 2002 elections and spent tens of thousands of dollars in an effort to defeat him. It appears the same thing is happening this time around.
A group called Kansans for Consumer Privacy Protection has been sending out harshly critical campaign mailings attacking Kline. The organization has the same office address as ProKanDo, a pro-abortion political action committee Tiller founded.
Kline spokeswoman Sherriene Jones told the Lawrence Journal World newspaper, the evidence seems clear that Tiller is behind the latest attacks.
“This is evidence that George Tiller is beginning his backdoor assault on the attorney general," she said.
Abortion has been an issue int he race as Kline faces pro-abortion Democrat Paul Morrison, the Johnson County district attorney. Morrison has said he would halt the probe into whether girls who were victims of statutory rape got abortions and the crime not reported to law enforcement.
Julie Burkhart, the chair of ProKanDo, did not return a call from the Lawrence newspaper about Tiller’s apparent new group.
Morrison spokesman Mark Simpson said his campaign has had no dealings with Tiller’s group.
In 2002, Tiller spent more than $150,000 to defeat Kline and funneled the funds through ProKanDo to another political action committee called Kansans for Democratic Leadership.
Because the spending came so late in the campaign, Kansas residents didn’t know about Tiller’s efforts to buy the election until after it was already done.