Kansas Attorney General Stephen Six Backtracks in Abortion Probe Case

State   Steven Ertelt   May 23, 2008   |   9:00AM    WASHINGTON, DC

Kansas Attorney General Stephen Six Backtracks in Abortion Probe Case

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by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
May 23
, 2008

Topeka, KS (LifeNews.com) — Kansas Attorney General Stephen Six is backtracking on his demands in an abortion probe case involving a district attorney charging a Planned Parenthood with doing illegal abortions. The backtracking comes amid concerns from pro-life advocates that Six is engaging in a coverup.

Six modified his demand with the Kansas Supreme Court yesterday and acknowledged that key evidence should remain with in the possession of a District Court judge for now.

Six had sued Judge Richard Anderson and asked that abortion reports Anderson had previously obtained be given back to him so he could given them to the Overland Park Planned Parenthood under investigation.

If allowed to do so, pro-life advocates complain that would prevent the information from being used to validate the illegal abortion and medical record falsification charges District Attorney Phill Kline brought forward.

Six offered an alternative, saying Judge Anderson can keep the records as long as they are not used in the criminal case brought against Planned Parenthood. That would still prevent justice from moving forward, pro-life advocates say.

Operation Rescue told LifeNews.com on Friday that it is concerned about Six’s efforts to keep important evidence out of the hands of prosecutors and called his actions a blatant obstruction of justice.

"Six has been acting like he is on Planned Parenthood’s payroll. His actions have been grossly inappropriate for a state’s ‘Top Cop,’" said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.

"The records show overt actions taken by Six in direct response to Kline’s prosecution that were designed to make sure incriminating evidence against Planned Parenthood was never used against them in court, " Newman added.

"When Six’s efforts to deny evidence to Kline were finally exposed, Six had no choice but to backtrack," said Newman. "His pleadings made him look guilty as sin in an obvious abortion cover up."

Meanwhile, Kline said yesterday he would ask the state’s high court to lift the gag order Six placed on Judge Anderson so he can testify before a local court that the files confirm Kline’s charges.

Kline based many of his 107 criminal charges on evidence in Anderson’s possession.