Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Gone Fishin' in Kansas

The fishing expedition of Kansas attorney general Phill (Double 'ell) Kline, who has subpoenaed the medical and personal records of dozens of women who received abortions at two Kansas clinics, is likely to set legal precedent. Lawyers for the two clinics are producing vigorous arguments submitted to the Kansas Supreme Court, to wit: "...the logical and natural progression of this action [Kline's subpoenas] could well be a knock on the door of a woman who exercised her constitutional right to privacy, by special agents of the attorney general who seek to inquire into her personal, medical, sexual or legal history."

One of the targets of Kline's witch-hunt, Women's Health Care Services, is run by George Tiller, who also happened to raise money to defeat Kline in his 2002 campaign to be elected Kansas attorney general, a race he won by less than 1 percent of the vote.

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