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Phill Kline lost his law license after prosecuting Planned Parenthood: now he’s suing to get it back

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October 19, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – The first state attorney general to prosecute Planned Parenthood for illegally covering up statutory rape has filed a lawsuit today that he hopes will restore his reputation and, one day, his law license.

Former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline announced a lawsuit claiming that his political foes had subverted justice in a series of investigations that resulted in his losing his law license indefinitely.

“This Kline saga has been a complete miscarriage of justice and an embarrassment to the Kansas judicial system,” said Thomas W. Condit, one of two attorneys representing the former prosecutor. “Phill Kline was a highly well-respected Attorney General who has a great respect for the rule of law.”

“This has been the worst abortion jurisprudence I have ever seen, and I have litigated pro-life cases for 26 years,” Condit said. “It can only be described by a four-letter word: Evil.”

Kline accused Planned Parenthood and late-term abortionist George Tiller of failing to report suspect abortions that may have been intended to conceal the sexual abuse of minors.

His investigation, which began in 2003, found that Kansas abortionists had performed 166 abortions on young girls aged 14 and under – but reported only four of them to the state's Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services (SRS). That prevented SRS from determining whether the girls had been sexually abused and protecting them from further victimization.

He determined that Comprehensive Health Planned Parenthood facility in Overland Park – part of the Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri (PPKM) – alone “had committed 107 criminal acts, including 23 felonies.”

He also charged state abortionists of falsifying records and conducting illegal late-term abortions.

Kline lost his post as state attorney general but continued his case against the abortion industry as prosecutor in Johnson County, the most populous county in the state.

“Mr. Kline set out to protect young girls from sexual abuse and to enforce the abortion laws passed by the people of Kansas,” Condit said. “What he encountered was the tentacles of the abortion industry, apparently touching and corrupting everything in its way.”

Meanwhile, his trial against the state's abortionists was first delayed, then the charges were dismissed after a subsequent Attorney General Steve Six had destroyed the copies of Termination of Pregnancy (TOP) forms in 2009.

Instead, investigators accused Kline of violating 11 laws of professional conduct, including misleading others during the course of his investigations.

An unprecedented five of the state Supreme Court's seven justices recused themselves from his case. The other two justices had been appointed by former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, a die-hard proponent of abortion-on-demand, who went on to serve as President Obama's HHS secretary. Their five colleagues chose their own replacements from a pool of judges largely appointed by Sebelius.

On October 18, 2013, the Kansas State Supreme Court ruled against him on six of the 11 charges, suspending Phill Kline's Kansas law license indefinitely.

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear Kline's case the following April.

“This has been the worst abortion jurisprudence I have ever seen, and I have litigated pro-life cases for 26 years,” Condit said. “It can only be described by a four-letter word: Evil.”

Kline’s lead local attorney, Dick Peckham, called the courts’ actions, “egregious errors.”

Today, Phill Kline is announcing that he is seeking justice in a separate lawsuit that accuses multiple layers of the judicial system of conspiracy, withholding evidence, and punishing Kline for violating laws ex post facto.

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“Because of the many procedural violations and novelties that occurred during the court of Mr. Kline’s disciplinary proceedings, he was denied a full and fair opportunity to be heard,” his legal complaint says.

He accuses a special counsel appointed for a Johnson County grand jury of working out a secret agreement with Planned Parenthood, said that two of three attorneys on an ethics panel that sat in judgment of him had contributed money to his political foes, and that Kansas Disciplinary Administrator Hazlett of not disclosing exculpatory evidence.

The justice system was guilty of “unlawful, unconstitutional, dishonest, and incompetent conduct,” his complaint says.

Kline's attorneys are asking that the October 2013 ruling be thrown out, which could pave the way for his law license to be reinstated.

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