Breaking: Sebelius administration destroyed evidence in Kansas Planned Parenthood case

The Planned Parenthood abortion clinic of Overland Park, KS, is currently on trial for 107 counts of falsifying abortion records and committing illegal late-term abortions, 23 of which are felonies.

The charges were brought by former Attorney General Phill Kline in October 2007 following an investigation he launched in 2003.

Today came the bombshell news that the administration of former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, now the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, destroyed critical evidence in 2005. The evidence was needed to compare records Kline acquired with records Planned Parenthood later submitted.

From the Kansas City Star:

Key evidence needed to prosecute Planned Parenthood for allegedly falsifying abortion documents has been destroyed by the state, court records show.

Prosecutors have asked a judge to delay a Monday hearing to determine whether there’s enough evidence to try the abortion provider on 23 felony counts of falsifying termination of pregnancy reports.

Prosecutors say the records kept by the state needed to make their case were destroyed in 2005, some two years before criminal charges were brought against Planned Parenthood.

Court records say that Kansas health officials shredded the documents as part of a “routine document destruction.”

It’s impossible to know precisely when it occurred although it is believed to have been done in 2005, when the health department was part of the administration of former Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, an abortion rights supporter….

Abortion opponents were so incredulous about the revelation that they hard to time finding words to describe their reaction.

“Unbelievable,” said Mary Kay Cup [sic], executive director of Kansans for Life. “We don’t believe for one second this was anything but purposefully done to protect the abortion industry.”

The destroyed records were critical in establishing the authenticity of records from 2003 obtained by Kline when he investigated the agency as attorney general. Planned Parenthood later provided copies of the documents that the state contended did not match those Kline had.

Later, as Johnson County district attorney in 2007, Kline filed the 107-count complaint against the agency.

Kline argued at the time that the group had performed illegal late-term abortions and falsified or forged documents to make it appear they were legal.

Prosecutors contended that Planned Parenthood had not kept the documents five years as required by law and falsified copies to cover it up.

Kline subpoenaed the documents in question in the fall of 2004. So their destruction the following year doesn’t look on the up and up, to say the least.

It now becomes more clear why the Kansas Department of Health and Environment strangely but strongly resisted turning over those documents to Kline and also refused to certify the documents Kline had.

Furthermore, Kline’s decision not to inform the Sebelius administration about his investigation appears vindicated. His rationale was that it was Sebelius cronies he was investigating.

That decision was one of the reasons a Sebelius-empowered panel suspended Kline last week.

13 thoughts on “Breaking: Sebelius administration destroyed evidence in Kansas Planned Parenthood case”

  1. I am absolutely speechless.
    I’m even more speechless that a mainstream media outlet picked up on it.  Hopefully that education of the public will be a silver lining.


  2. Oh Boy…what a disaster.  Kansas under Sebelius was a situation, to say the least.  Let’s hope that the solution to Kline is as Jill suggested the other day.  What a mess.  Hopefully the media will broadcast this and in the end, justice win out.


  3. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had dream, and while it may not yet have been fully realized, it has definitely caught on.

    I too have a dream, and I believe it will one day come to pass:
    I dream of a time when pro-aborts surprise me.
    One day …


  4. Well, well.  Color me surprised.  (sarcasm)

    Call me a cynic, but I bet that Sebelius won’t suffer at all for this revelation.  BS explanations are OK as long as it benefits the pro-“choice” side of things, according to some folks.


  5. I guess the specific point of contention in all this lies between:
    “Planned Parenthood also provided copies of the records, but Kline contended that those did not match the ones he had in his possession.”
    “his investigations were marred by ethical misconduct that included providing false or misleading information to the courts”
    Where did the records ‘in his possession’ originate?


  6. Shredding documents to save their asses does not surprise me in the least.   What I can’t get over is how they have been able to remain in society in positions of public power with the policy of killing babies for a living.  Each year we allow these people to remain in power this hideous evil becomes an accepted behaviour within our society.  God help us all.  


  7. So, a man stands to lose his law license because the government shredded the exculpatory evidence that actually substantiated his initial probe? This one’s going to the Supreme Court.


  8. its rare to hear of any severe punishment when it comes to abortion corruption. hodari tossed medical records into a dumpster with baby parts. so much for the hippa law. brian finkel (former arizona abortionist) finally went to jail after 80 counts of sexual misconduct. our local abortionist was chasing around a former patient looking for sex. hes also mutilated many women. (we pulled his public record)…….they just sweep their evil under the rug as usual.


  9. woops! I accidentally deleted my comment so I will try again! Ms. Sebelius will answer to someone eventually! If she doesn’t answer to Phill Kline or the Supreme court, she will answer to God! There is NO escaping his eyes..He saw everything and He alone knows when those records were destroyed..”Vengeance is Mine”, says the Lord, “and I will repay.”
    Well, if the documents do not exist to accuse PP of criminal behavior, they do not exist to accuse Phill Kline either! therefore, Phill’s “ethical misconduct” is not true and he should get his law license back! Yahoo!

    Sooner or later, PP, Obama and Sebelius and her cronies are going to reap what they sow!  Their deeds of destruction are going to come back on them when they least expect it..and like Jericho, the walls around the abortion industry will fall..and we will see what they have been hiding for a LONG TIME! (Luke 12: 1-3) God’s light shines on things hidden in darkness..let them keep talking..sooner or later, something very incriminating is going to come out of their mouths and the world will see the abortion industry for what it really is!


  10. And still our nominal shepherds let Ms. Sibelius march onward under her “good Catholic” banner with nary a remark.


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