Saturday, February 26, 2005

If Phil Kline was serious

Phil Kline, the right-wing, psueodo-Christian Attorney General of Kansas has

demanded the medical records of nearly 90 woman and girls who had late-term abortions, saying he needs the material to investigate crimes.

The two abortion clinics involved in the case say the state has no right to such personal information and are fighting the request in the Kansas Supreme Court.

But Attorney General Phill Kline insisted Thursday he needs the records because he has "the duty to investigate and prosecute child rape and other crimes in order to protect Kansas children."

This is not merely a fishing expedition. It is a fishing expedition that is not aimed at getting evidence of a crime. It is a fishing expedition that is aimed at getting votes for Kline. That much is obvious to most observers. But there are two other angles to this.

First, if Kline was serious about investigating possible child sexual abuse or statuatory rape, he would alos be going after the confidential records of the "alternative pregnacy" centers.

Second, if Kline is serious in his opposition abortion, doesn't this case make it seem that he is against abortion even in cases of rape and child abuse.

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