An Anti-choice Zealot Bungles His Last Crusade
You see Kansas' law does not allow the AG to file charges without consultation and the consent of the district attorney of the jurisdiction in question--Wichita in this case--and D.A. Nola Foulston didn't appreciate the end run. So what did she do? She filed a brief with the court requesting that all of Kline's charges be dropped, and on Friday they were.
Kline of course is furious (perhaps for being such a dumbass). Mary Kay Culp, executive director of Kansans for Life, is furious (perhaps for having incompetent twit, who couldn't even manage to get reelected, for an Attorney General). But one of only three clinics in the nation that can perform abortions for women who find their lives threatened late in their pregnancies stays open, and those women win.
And THANK YOU so much for NOT writing some hokey Christmas stuff. I'm fixing to post about the return of the draft. Some Christmas reading, huh? But thanks for this read for this news-starved news junkie.
Thanks for the story Kvatch. Is truly a Wonderful Life.
(Sorry HCG. Heheh... I'm a sappy Holiday lovin' atheist, and couldn't pass the chance to tease.)
They should actually be put in jail.
How much has this vendetta cost the taxpayers so far?
It should be deducted from his retirement.
Tom, I wish that were the case. But I believe that Kline was appointed D.A. of a different Kansas county just after he lost the election.
HillCountryGal, Michael...my pleasure. I'd been meaning to post on this yesterday but was a bit burned out on news. I'll save the "hokey" stuff for tomorrow. :-)
Peacechick, I think that Kansans are getting a little tired of being pariahs, but as I mentioned above, Kline isn't out of the picture yet.
With any luck, Kline will be doing some time. There are several investigations under way of laws he has broken during his personal crusade, including showing private medical records to Bill O'Reilly.
He is the nuttiest of the wing-nuts here in Kansas. He and ultra-conservative wingnut Jim Ryun were both booted out in the last election and Kansas is bluer than ever now!
And by the by, I have always been very pro-choice, but becoming a mother has made me even more so. I nearly died of kidney failure due to toxemia while pregnant with BabyGirl. Thank God I had the luxury of good health insurance, a wonderful and competent OB/GYN, that when I was induced that all went well, and that my preemie baby survived, but nothing wakes you up to the possibility of "carrying a child could equal your death" than nearly dying while pregnant. And nothing forces a husband to face his wife's untimely mortality than helplessly sitting back and watching his wife's health fail before his very eyes like that, either.