GENERAL PHILL KLINE Man of the Year 12-26-06 - November 4, 2006 Attorney General Phill Kline appeared Friday night on The O’Reilly Factor with host Bill O’Reilly to talk about the latest developments in his investigation of child rape, failure to report child rape, and violations of our state’s late-term abortion statue.
“First it’s important for your listeners to know that women were never under investigation. Their identities were never sought. There will be no invasion of privacy,” explained Attorney General Kline. “But you can not enforce prohibition against late-term abortion without seeing the doctor’s notation regarding the evidence or the abortion that was performed during the procedure. We have obtained those records and in every single instance there was not a late-term abortion on a viable child to safe the life of a mother. And in every single instance there was not an abortion performed for a physical reason.”
O’Reilly revealed his show’s investigation of Dr. George Tiller had obtained records that showed the reasons for the late-term abortion.
“Our information says that on almost every medical sheet – and obviously we have a source inside here, it says depression,” said O’Reilly. “I don’t know if you (Kline) have that information or not, but that’s what it says.”
Amy Richards, co-founder of the Third Wave Foundation appeared earlier on The O’Reilly Factor in support of abortion clinics and Dr. George Tiller. You can watch both segments here: http://www.kcprovideo.com/kline/
Attorney General Phill Kline confirmed earlier this week his office is in possession of the 90 medical records subpoenaed from two abortion clinics as part of his investigation into alleged cases of child rape, failure to report child rape and violations of state's late-term abortion statue.
The records are being reviews by criminal prosecutors and investigators. Others crimes under investigation in connection to these records include rape by force or fear; failure to report suspicion of child sexual abuse (child rape & rape by force or fear); incest; making false information; and violations of our state's late-term abortion statue. This
investigation does not and never has involved crimes of "age-mate" sexual relationships.
The attorney general's full investigation includes more than 175 cases of live-birth records, abortions records, and DNA samples obtained through the Child Rape Protection Act.
Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline (R) -- who ran for re-election but lost against Johnson County, Kan., District Attorney Paul Morrison (D) -- on Tuesday said his office received the records of 90 women and girls who in 2003 underwent late-term abortions at two clinics and will begin reviewing them for evidence of possible crimes, the AP/Kansas City Star reports (Hanna, AP/Kansas City Star, 11/1). Kline in 2004 subpoenaed the records of the women and girls who received late-term abortions at Comprehensive Health, which is operated by Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri in Overland Park, Kan., and Women's Health Care Services in Wichita, Kan., saying there is probable cause that each record contains evidence of a felony. The original subpoena asked that the records include each patient's name, medical history, birth control practices, psychological profile and sexual history and asked for the records of all women and girls who sought abortions at or after 22 weeks' gestation. The clinics in March 2005 filed a brief with the state Supreme Court requesting that the court block Kline's subpoena, and the court in February ruled that Kline can seek access to the records but that he must return to Shawnee County, Kan., District Court and present his reasons for seeking the subpoenas (Kaiser Daily Women's Health Policy Report, 10/4). The records -- which were turned over Oct. 24 by Shawnee County District Court Judge Richard Anderson and do not include information that would identify individuals -- are being reviewed "by criminal investigators and criminal prosecutors," Kline said.
According to Kline, the targets of the investigations are sex offenders, rapists and physicians who performed, or provided a second opinion for, a late-term abortion or who failed to report child abuse.
Pedro Irigonegaray, an attorney representing one of the clinics, said, "Nothing whatsoever in those records supports the proposition that our clients have violated the law." He added, "What [Kline] now has in his hands are facts regarding procedures, not identifications of individuals receiving those procedures. Those facts do not justify Mr. Kline's involvement in any further criminal action -- none whatsoever" (AP/Kansas City Star, 11/1).
BIO Attorney General Phill Kline
Phill Kline is a fifth-generation Kansan who Kansas voters chose to be the state's 41st Attorney General in 2003. Born in Kansas City, Kansas, less than nine miles from where his great-great grandfather settled in the Old Quindaro Township in 1870, Kline was one of five children raised by a single parent. That experience taught him early on the importance of hard work, dedication to excellence, and commitment to justice.
A graduate of Shawnee Mission Northwest High School in Shawnee, Kline attended Central Missouri State University on a wrestling scholarship. After receiving degrees in political science and public relations, he attended the University of Kansas School of Law where he served as Associate Editor of the Kansas Law Review and Editor of the Kansas Criminal Justice Review.
After earning his law degree in 1987, Kline joined the Kansas City law firm Blackwell Sanders where he counseled large corporate and government clients including the State of California, the City of Los Angeles, Black and Veatch Engineering, Emerson Electric Company, and Associated Wholesale Grocers. Kline helped his clients navigate through complex civil litigation and successfully defended them against a variety of tort and contract claims in numerous state and federal courts across our nation.
Kline's legal experience in private practice covers medical malpractice defense, products liability defense, major public construction arbitration, and mediation and litigation on projects involving hundreds of millions of dollars.
In 1992, Phill Kline was elected to the Kansas House of Representatives. He quickly became recognized as a leader in the fight to protect the vulnerable and for more responsible government. Throughout his eight years in the legislature he held major leadership positions, authored six new crime victims' rights laws, co-wrote Kansas' welfare reform, and was recognized as "Legislator of the Year" by the state's developmentally disabled and mental health communities.
As Kansas Attorney General, Phill Kline has continued his efforts to protect the most vulnerable in our society: our children, seniors, and the developmentally and physically disabled.
Republican Attorneys General from across the country sought his leadership by electing Attorney General Kline as Chairman of the Republican Attorneys General Association in December 2003. He also was named Co-Chair of the Sexual Predator Task Force for the National Association of Attorneys General. He is the current President of the Midwest Attorneys General Association.
Phill Kline lives in rural Shawnee County with his wife, Deborah, and their daughter, Hillary.
General Kline lost his re-election, but not the battle on identifing the sex predators from the medical records. Contact for speaking engagements