Kansas Pro-Life Leader Phill Kline to Run for Re-Election as District Attorney
by Steven Ertelt
June 10, 2008
Overland Park, KS (LifeNews.com) — Kansas district attorney Phill Kline has become a hero for the pro-life community for his valiant efforts to hold a Planned Parenthood abortion business accountable for potentially breaking state law. Kline has battled pro-abortion politicians and been viciously attacked by local media in doing so.
Those attacks have included calls for him to step down from his position as the attorney for Johnson County.
However, Kline told LifeNews.com that he plans to run for re-election this November to the position.
"Too often in our culture today, the rule of law is swept aside for political interests or societal outcomes," he said. "This has been my passion; this has been my career."
"Despite powerful political and corporate opposition, I will continue what my oath requires to uphold the rule of law even when it is against powerful special interests such as Planned Parenthood," he explained.
Kline said his job is to enforce the laws of the state, even if that means going after an abortion business that may have flouted them on repeated occasions.
"The people of Kansas, through their elected representatives, made late term abortion illegal in our state, yet these laws go unenforced," Kline complained.
Pro-life advocates welcomed the news of Kline’s decision to run for re-election to the district attorney seat he received in an appointment.
"Had Kline decided not to run, it would have been admitting defeat to Planned Parenthood," pro-life blogger Jill Stanek wrote in response. "Good for him."
Stanek said Planned Parenthood and pro-abortion politicians like Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and the "corrupt Kansas judicial system" were trying to "run out the clock" on Kline’s investigation of the abortion center.
She said Kline’s re-election would help ensure Planned Parenthood is held accountable.
Kline will first face candidate Steve Howe in the Republican primary in August.
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