The road ahead for abortion providers and their allies to not only preserve George Tiller’s specialized service, but simply to stay open, is hardly an easy one. But many of those who knew Dr. Tiller as a colleague and friend are no doubt fortified by remembering one of his favorite sayings: “Attitude is everything.”
From the Alabama Supreme Court to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, conservative anti-choice judges are setting the legal boundaries in the fight for abortion access.
The high court denied a request to review the suspension of the former Kansas attorney general’s law license.
A decision from Arkansas reinforces fetal viability as a constitutional bright line for abortion restrictions, even as more early abortion bans pass in the states.
One former attorney general loses his law license for ethics violations when he was in office, while the former mayor of San Diego pleads guilty to charges of sexual harassment.
Kline, who launched investigations into Planned Parenthood and the late Dr. George Tiller, had his license suspended by the Kansas Supreme Court Friday for committing “significant and numerous” violations while serving as state AG and as the district attorney of Johnson County.
Don McKinney, who is representing the alleged stalker of South Wind Women’s Clinic Director Julie Burkhart, has had long-standing, public affiliations with radical anti-choice zealots like Army of God.
In the motion, Planned Parenthood is attempting to force the prosecution to take into consideration standard care and best practice as viewed through the modern, professional lens of abortion care. This motion stands as a direct challenge to the anti-choice practice of habitually and flagrantly calling medical ideologues “experts” and pointing to two-bit, outdated, non-peer reviewed studies as “science”.
Until a change of course is demanded in the state of Kansas, our elected oppressors will no doubt continue to spend their time, energy, resources and taxpayer money in the never-ending pursuit of being the first state to eliminate abortion and even some forms of contraception through the eradication of access, while saddling the taxpayers with an ideological debt.
Phill Kline deputy Eric Rucker admonished by discipline panel, but is ruled not to have known he supplied false information against the late Dr. George Tiller.