Kansas Abortion Case Could be Nationally Important

Well the oddity of yesterday’s story – in which we reported that the Attorney General of New Hampshire was defending the state’s law on parental notification, while the Governor was attacking it before the U.S. Supreme Court – is now matched by the politics of Kansas.

Several times we have reported on the courageous tenacity of Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline in pressing Planned Parenthood for an accounting of its failure under the law to report suspected cases of child sexual abuse. The abortion group has fought and kicked its way up to that state’s Supreme Court – alleging that the “right to privacy” creates a cloak of cover for pedophiles and those who aid them.

In a separate action, he is also seeking a court order that would prevent the State of Kansas from paying for rape or incest abortions. He is convinced that the state Constitution prohibits the spending of tax money on abortions. In his action, Kline cites the Kansas Constitution’s protection of certain inalienable rights, “among which are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”.

Kline was encouraged by the Kansas House of Representatives to file the action, a strategy for securing an official interpretation of these words by the state’s high court. Kline’s lawsuit asks the court to declare that life begins at conception.

Now the State’s pro-abortion Governor, Kathleen Sebelius, has filed a counter motion, asking the Supreme Court to dismiss Kline’s suit in defense of preborn children. You may remember a previous story about Sebelius’ campaign donations from the notorious abortionist George Tiller.

Beyond the odd politics here – this could be a very important national case in the battle to protect preborn children.

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