Three politically-charged events are actually deeply interlocked: unjustified injunctions from Judge Thomas Marten, a state Supreme Court-supervised panel ruling against Phill Kline, and the defense lawyer for Kris Neuhaus showing abortion files without permission.
The state of Kansas is currently appealing a Title X injunctive order for Planned Parenthood from Judge Marten, which echoes a situation seven years ago when he issued an abortion-helping preliminary injunction that was overturned on appeal. Then Marten reinstated the injunction permanently!
In that case, abortion clinics and counselors had sued then-Attorney General Phill Kline for issuing an opinion that clinics needed to report all pregnant minors to law enforcement agencies. Under child protective law, all physicians, counselors & teachers were required to report children injured (now the word is “harmed”) by physical, mental, or emotional abuse or neglect, or sexual abuse.”
Kline was aiming at prosecuting unreported statutory rape by adult predators, not ‘Romeo-Juliet’ pregnancy situation. For example during 2002-2003, 168 underage pregnant girls were aborted in Kansas but abortion clinics only reported 2!
Marten ruled that Kline’s opinion threatened the “informational privacy rights” of minors and that such was an ‘irreparable harm’ that trumped state child rape law.
Notably, Kline is being punished by abortion defenders-in-high-places for daring to prosecute the abortion industry. The second charge of the panel is Kline’s supposedly deficient legal advice about abuse reporting to a grand jury investigating Planned Parenthood. In actuality, pro-abortion attorneys tried to confuse lay people on the jury about the Marten injunctions in relation to subpoenas for clinic records.
Invading abortion privacy/secrecy has been the heart of Kline’s supposed “crime” as formulated by the abortion cartel, former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and “third wave” feminist–and state Supreme Court Justice– Carol Beier. It is the Democrat appointees who now dominate the State Supreme Court, in control of the ethics action against Kline. Language in the ethics charges come straight out of abortion attorney filings!
Medical privacy –not child safety–was the war cry used to dump Kline, after the courts had successfully tied up his prosecution of illegal late-term abortion until days before his 2006 re-election vote. And not one identity of an abortion patient has EVER been made public from Kline’s investigations or during file-handling by citizen-petitioned grand juries.
This is where the third matter of Neuhaus becomes entwined. Eleven of the very abortion records ferreted out by Kline–at the expense of his political career–are being used by the state Board of Healing Arts in an ongoing disciplinary hearing to remove the Kansas medical license of Ann Kristin Neuhaus.
Neuhaus is finally facing judgment for her abysmal failure to adhere to any medical standard of care when making ‘referrals” for teens seeking late abortions. Kline tried to get her to turn state’s evidence to prosecute George Tiller, and when A.G. Steve Six used her for that purpose, she turned into a hostile witness.
Now comes the extreme irony of all of these matters. The pregnant teens that Marten awarded limitless privacy rights were given plenty of secrecy during fifteen-minute pseudo-exams by Neuhaus.
And while Kline struggled mightily for public support for exposing this corruption, he was hounded that no one should ever touch even redacted copies of abortion files.
But on Sept.16, these so-highly-guarded redacted medical records were readily shown to the media when Neuhaus’ defense attorney calculated that they could provide a bit of sympathy for his client.
We can clearly see that those abortion records were always only a pawn for abortion interests to share, and not guard, when it suited their interest.
No one else can see them, according to the state Healing Arts Board Executive Director, who told Kansans for Life they are not “public” records. The Director could not cite under what possible authority Neuhaus’ attorney showed them to the AP.