Kansas Attorney General May Continue Abortion Probe in Different Job

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Dec 8, 2006   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

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by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
December 8
, 2006

Topeka, KS (LifeNews.com) — Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline, who has been at the forefront of an investigation into whether two abortion centers there did illegal late-term abortions and abortions on girls who were victims of statutory rape, may continue his probe in another capacity.

Kline lost his bid for re-election to pro-abortion Johnson County district attorney Paul Morrison.

Morrison switched parties to run as a Democrat against Kline in the general election. Since he vacated his elected county post, the local Republican Party will appoint a replacement.

In an unprecedented move, Kline is apparently seeking the appointment to Morrison’s old position.

"The attorney general is considering all of his options," spokeswoman Sherriene Jones told the Associated Press. "He has yet to make a final decision on anything."

That could allow Kline the opportunity to file charges against the abortion centers in that position and continue the investigation he started on behalf of the state. That’s important because Morrison has indicated he may drop the investigation.

Kline would be eligible for the appointment because he is now registered to vote in Johnson County, living in Stilwell. He moved there after living in the Topeka area during his tenure as the state’s top attorney.

According to an AP report, Republicans plan to meet Monday night at a local church to select Morrison’s replacement.

Kansans for Life, the state’s pro-life organization, says it is backing Kline for the position but Morrison told the news service he doesn’t support Kline.