Kansas Gov Appoints New Attorney General, Replacing Pro-Abortion Morrison

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jan 18, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Kansas Gov Appoints New Attorney General, Replacing Pro-Abortion Morrison Email this article
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by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
January 18,

Topeka, KS (LifeNews.com) — Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has appointed a new state attorney general to replace outgoing pro-abortion attorney Paul Morrison. Morrison is leaving after the end of the month following a sex scandal with a subordinate and allegations that he asked her to interfere in an investigation of a Planned Parenthood abortion center.

Sebelius, who backs abortion, named Douglas County District Judge Stephen Six to replace Morrison.

Six became a district court judge in 2005 and his father, Fred Six, is a retired Kansas Supreme Court justice.

"He has answered the call of public service again, and is ready to lead the people’s law firm effectively, responsibly, with character and integrity," Sebelius said of her appointee.

Six hasn’t taken a very public position on abortion, but the statewide pro-life group Kansans for Life tells LifeNews.com Six has a history of donating to pro-abortion candidates.

KFL director Mary Kay Culp said Six ha donated $750 to Sebelius campaigns and also donated to pro-abortion Congressional candidate Dennis Moore.

Culp told Lifenews.com that she is wary of the appointment given who’s behind it.

"We don’t know Judge Six, but we do know Kathleen Sebelius," she said.

"The issue today isn’t who was chosen, but that the woman doing the choosing has proven that she is resolute in protecting the abortion industry (and their massive political donations) from any and all oversight," Culp said.

"Only time will tell if Judge Six considers enforcing duly-passed Kansas laws, designed to protect the lives of unborn babies and prevent exploitation of their mothers, more important than the Governor’s political agenda," Culp added.

Morrison leaves offer after having admitted to a long-standing affair with Linda Carter, a former subordinate.

Johnson County Attorney Phill Kline has accused Morrison of asking Carter to give him documents and other information related to his investigation of a Planned Parenthood in Overland Park.

Kline has charged the abortion business with more than 100 counts of illegal late-term abortions and falsifying medical records.