Kansas Pro-Life Champion Phill Kline Won’t Rule Out Another Bid for DA

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   May 16, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Kansas Pro-Life Champion Phill Kline Won’t Rule Out Another Bid for DA

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by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
May 16
, 2008

Overland Park, KS (LifeNews.com) — Phill Kline is a hero to pro-life advocates who have longed for an elected official who will hold abortion centers accountable for violating state abortion laws there. To abortion advocates, he’s public enemy number one who has doggedly pursued lawsuit for years seeking to shut down their abortion centers.

Kline is a former state attorney general who, after he lost his bid for re-election to an abortion advocate, became the Johnson County’s district attorney.

The Kansas county happens to be the location of the Planned Parenthood abortion center Kline accused as attorney general of breaking state laws by doing illegal late-term abortions, falsifying medical records and other potential violations.

Eight months ago, Kline indicated he may not seek re-election to the district attorney post, but the deadline for filing papers to run again is June 10 and pro-life advocates are urging him to run.

“I get people asking me to run and people asking me to move out of town all the time,” Kline told the Kansas City Star newspaper, which has frequently attacked Kline for trying to hold the abortion industry accountable for following state law.

Pat Adair, the president of Women Influencing the Nation, a pro-life group, told the newspaper she hopes Kline seeks the office again.

“I would love to see him run,” she said. “He’s a good prosecutor and a good district attorney, and he isn’t the single-issue person he’s made out to be.”

In a February article appearing on LifeNews.com, Colin Mason, the director of media production for the Population Research Institute, said Kline is a model for how elected officials should approach abortion.

“What should pro-lifers do? They should steadfastly support Phill Kline as he continues his prosecution of Planned Parenthood’s crimes,” he said. “If anyone ever doubted the essential lawlessness of the abortion movement, the ongoing saga of Phill Kline’s efforts to bring Planned Parenthood to justice should more than dispel those doubts.”