Evidence Against Abortion Provider, Dr. Tiller, Gathered By Anti-Choice Activist?


Dr. George Tiller, the now-famous physician who performs late term abortions in Kansas (and one of the only physicians in the country who will perform abortions extremely late in the pregnancy if the pregancy poses a threat to the woman’s mental or physical health) is set to go on trial in March of 2009, facing criminal charges (19 misdemeanors) that he, according to the Associated Press, "failed to obtain a second opinion from an independent physician for some late term abortions."

On Monday, at a hearing to attempt to have the charges against Dr. Tiller dropped, Tiller’s attorneys argued that evidence obtained by former Attorney General Phill Kline was "tainted." Paul Morat, one of Tiller’s attorneys, charged that Phill Kline, even prior to becoming Attorney General had plans to investigate Dr. Tiller simply on account of Kline’s anti-abortion position. 

However, the big bomb of the day was Morat’s interrogation about Kline’s consumer protection chief, Bryan Brown, while AG. Brown was an anti-choice activist for many years (and still is by the looks of his blog) who was arrested at least twelve times for his anti-choice activism. 

Associated Press reports:

During his unsuccessful 2006 bid for re-election, Kline had asserted that Brown, who has been arrested a dozen times during abortion protests, was not involved in the Tiller prosecution. However, defense attorneys produced a 2003 memo Brown wrote with the subject line, "abortion clinic overview."

Not only did Kline use an anti-abortion activist arrested a dozen times for engaging in illegal activities to help collect evidence against an abortion provider, in an unbelievable example of misuse of process he in fact relied on Brown to document names of abortion clinic employees. As a former clinic employee, this chills me to the bone. 

Brown’s rants on his blog portray a man with a mission, to be sure. Calling Tiller his "enemy", Brown writes, "I am proud to have one who does what he does for a "living" as an enemy."

Tiller’s lawyers are attempting to argue for suppression of Kline’s evidence in Tiller’s trial in March.  

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  • truth

    Like Stojan Adasevic has. Regardless of whether he crossed his "t’s" and dotted his "i’s" here on Earth. Tiller is committing a far worse crime against God, and I pray for his soul and the soul’s of his patients and their children. There will be more like Stojan because the crime of abortion is really obvious.

     

    http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/cnatv/video.php?n=14322

     

  • invalid-0

    I wanted to wish a great deal of luck to George Tiller. He does so much for women.

  • invalid-0

    is putting it mildly. Kline has spoken events held by many anti-choice organizations and is actually scheduled to speak at an upcoming Family Foundation event. Most of the money that came in for his DA bid came from out-of-state anti groups and as many know his campaign was run by the founder of a nation-wide (in her mind anyway) anti-choice group. This woman also “accidentally” sent out a contribution ask on that non-profit’s letterhead. He flouts his stance on abortion every chance he gets and is a PAID public speaker. His career has been built on his desire to make abortion unsafe and illegal.

    While it is not available online, Kline was featured in a Nov. 2006 issue of a GQ with the headline “This Man Will Do Anything To Stop Abortion.” If you’d like to read it, you can find it pretty much any library.

    These are not the actions of an objective person.

  • invalid-0

    self-named “Truth.”
    One of your antiabortion colleagues, Shelley Shannon, shot Dr. Tiller; she failed to kill him only because she is a lousy markswoman. She did not change Dr. Tiller’s mind, but you have at it with your prayers. At least you won’t be committing assault with a deadly weapon, and I am sure you will be just as persuasive as Shelle Shannon.

  • invalid-0

    It seems that the evidence against Dr. Tiller was collected by a domestic terrorist who supports attacks on doctors and clinics, Where is Homeland Security when you really need them?

  • http://dinodelellis.com/ invalid-0

    These anti-choice activists keep crying out about the injustices that these Pro-choice clinics are inflicting upon humanity. But they keep on doing things that are illegal even inhumane against health care professionals work in this field.

    I say their not crusaders of life , they’re nothing more but thugs and terrorists who should be put behind bars.

    Dino Delellis

  • http://win365bingo.com/ invalid-0

    Some of these activists even claim their doing God’s work when they harass and even kill health care professionals that work in abortion clinics. And that their cause is righteous and just.

    In my opinion they have very striking if no chilling similarities to Islamic terrorists.