New Video Takes on Pro-Abortion Appeals Court Nominee Steve Six

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jun 14, 2011   |   4:04PM   |   Wichita, KS

The pro-life group Operation Rescue is out with a new video that takes on pro-abortion federal appeals court nominee Steve Six, whose nomination will likely be voted on this week by the Senate Judiciary Committee. He is the former Kansas state Attorney general who upset pro-life advocates by attempting to stall an investigation into potentially illegal abortions at Planned Parenthood abortion centers.

Six attempted to help the abortion business hide patient files and other evidence that a prosecutor said showed Planned Parenthood violating state laws on when late-term abortions could be done and the video highlights Six’s actions. From the group:

Operation Rescue has released a new 1-minute video commentary showing that Obama’s Federal Appeals Court nominee Steve Six has a history of allowing political and personal biases to affect this professional decisions, making him unfit to serve. Please take a quick 60 seconds to view the video by clicking the image below, then contact the Senate Judiciary Committee Members and ask them to oppose the confirmation of Steve Six to the Federal Appeals Court.
The pro-life group explains the concerns further:

Before Kline left the Attorney General’s office, he had filed 30 criminal charges against George Tiller related to illegal late-term abortions. That case was dismissed on shady jurisdictional grounds. Kline appealed the dismissal and appointed a special prosecutor to continue the case, but Morrison withdrew the appeal and fired the special prosecutor hired by Kline.

Later, under intense political pressure, Morrison filed 19 criminal charges against Tiller for doing illegal late-term abortions without an independent second opinion that the abortions met the narrow exceptions under the law that banned abortions after 22 weeks. These charges were weaker than Kline’s case. Six inherited this second case against Tiller upon the resignation of Morrison and allowed it to move forward while refusing to reinstate the stronger case against Tiller.