- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 31, 2008

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Cheryl Wetzstein pointed out that pro-lifers lost battles in Kansas with late-term abortionist Dr. George Tiller and Planned Parenthood because two citizen grand juries didn’t indict them (“Lessons learned in clinic probes,” On the Family, Culture, July 15).

However, the situation in Kansas has taken another twist, this time in favor of the pre-born, which may put Dr. Tiller in jail. A judge ruled Monday that he must stand trial on 19 counts that he violated a state law requiring a second independent physician to sign off on the necessity of late-term abortions.

Dr. Tiller used another abortionist, but it was his financial partner (hardly independent), who was twice called a “public danger” by the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts, who signed off on the disputed late-term abortions.

Each count carries a maximum of one year in jail, so Dr. Tiller could have a long stay in jail, but that is not a given because he is a major contributor to Democratic politicians, especially Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, who has been mentioned as a possible running mate for Sen. Barack Obama.

Even if Mrs. Sebelius, a Trinity College (Washington, D.C.) alumna who has been asked by her bishop not to receive Holy Communion because of her abortion advocacy, is able to keep Dr. Tiller out of jail, the practice of killing viable fetuses has suffered a major blow to its reputation.

MISSY SMITH

Silent No More Awareness Campaign

Washington

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