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WETZSTEIN: Lessons from abortion clinic probes
Attorneys for Dr. Tiller said they hoped any future “scurrilous attempts” to accuse him would be disregarded.
Pro-life activists said prosecutors “led astray” the grand jury.
See Lesson Three.
Will there be another grand-jury gambit? “Our next move is unclear,” said Mary Kay Culp of Kansans for Life.
cDr. Tiller’s clinic faces 19 charges filed by the Kansas attorney general’s office. Dan Monnat, an attorney for Dr. Tiller, says the charges are “hypertechnical” and a motion to dismiss them has been filed.
cThe Overland Park clinic faces 107 criminal charges filed by Johnson Country District Attorney Phill Kline. Mr. Brownlie says the charges are baseless.
cMr. Kline is seeking re-election. Kansans for Life calls his race “the most important” in the state. Pro-choice activists would love to see him defeated, either in the Aug. 5 primary or on Nov. 4.
About the Author
Cheryl Wetzstein covers family and social issues as a national reporter for The Washington Times. She has been a reporter for three decades, working in New York City and Washington, D.C. Since joining The Washington Times in 1985, she has been a features writer, environmental and consumer affairs reporter, and assistant business editor.
Beginning in 1994, Mrs. Wetzstein worked exclusively ...
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