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Former Kansas Attorney General to Speak at Franciscan University

Abortion Industry targeted Kline for simply doing his job.

Posted: Posted: Thursday, April 16, 2009

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STEUBENVILLE, OH — In one of his first public appearances since leaving office in January, former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline will speak at Franciscan University of Steubenville to recount how he prosecuted Planned Parenthood for violating state laws governing late-term abortions. His talk will be held Friday, April 17, 2009, at 8:00 p.m. in the atrium of the J. C. Williams Center.

Kline became the target of the abortion industry while discharging the duties of his office and applying the law equally to the abortion industry. He was the first prosecutor ever to criminally charge Planned Parenthood. On October 16, 2007, Comprehensive Health of Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid Missouri was charged with 107 criminal charges, including 23 felonies, for illegal late-term abortions and other crimes.

“This is a man who endured the public attacks and threats by the powerful abortion lobby for seven years and who never backed down, protecting the rule of law to the very end,” said John Paoletti, president of Students for Life at Franciscan University. “He is a national hero for the groundbreaking work he did to protect women and the unborn.”

Over the course of seven years, four separate judges reviewed Kline’s evidence and found probable cause that crimes had been committed by both late-term abortionist George Tiller and Planned Parenthood. In January 2009 the Kansas Supreme Court affirmed the case against Planned Parenthood to be on solid grounds. The case continues to move forward in the courts.

The talk is sponsored by Students for Life and is free and open to the public.

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