Tiller Not Off the Hook Quite Yet
Dr. George Tiller, the infamous late-term abortionist in Kansas, is not quite done with his legal troubles, despite spending a small fortune to defeat Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline in last month's elections.
Tiller's hand-picked candidate for AG, Republican-turned-Democrat Paul Morrison, did win the contest. And Kline's defeat seemed to mean an end to the state's investigation into Tiller's practices of killing babies late in pregnancy. But in another odd turn of events in this once-conservative state, Republican Phill Kline will assume the job of Johnson County District Attorney after leaving his post as Kansas Attorney General at the end of the year.
Unbelievably, the District Attorney's post is being vacated by the man, Paul Morrison, who defeated Kline in the general election. So essentially these men are switching jobs - and that spells trouble for Dr. Tiller.
As District Attorney, Kline will assume front-line authority to continue his investigations into the national killing machinery Tiller has built in Kansas. In fact, district attorneys in most states generally have the primary responsibility for law enforcement and prosecution; so it seems likely that Tiller's immediate legal situation has taken a serious turn for the worse.
Tiller's allies at Planned Parenthood were predictably troubled by the developments as well, given that Kline has been pursuing an investigation into their practice of performing abortions on teenagers without notifying law enforcement officials in cases of suspected abuse:
"It will be a major hassle," said Peter Brownlie, president of the Kansas City area Planned Parenthood. "He [Kline] will continue to pursue some sort of criminal investigation and make things difficult for us." (Source: KMBC-TV/Kansas City/12.12.06)
There is no doubt that powerful spiritual forces are at work around the whole sordid abortion practices too-long tolerated by Kansans.
Yesterday, police were called out to Tiller's abortion factory because security personnel tore down a Nativity scene belonging to Operation Rescue on display across from the abortuary, a display located on public property. One of Tiller's security guards reportedly told police that he confiscated the plastic Madonna, Joseph and Baby Jesus because the display was "offensive" to him.
Police ordered him to return the items to the pro-Lifers responsible for the display.
We'll continue to pay close attention to this developing situation. In the meantime, we urge our readers to pray for Phill Kline. It is obvious that the Lord has placed him in a very trying and pivotal position.