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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Morrison clears Planned Parenthood in Overland Park, but Kline still has records

Attorney General Paul Morrison has cleared Planned Parenthood -- one of two clinics at the center of former AG Phill Kline's mining expedition for medical records.

The attorney for the Overland Park clinic released a letter from Morrison tonight.

Here is a link to Morrison's letter. Note that the letter says that Kline -- now Johnson County District Attorney -- still has copies of the records. As the local DA, Kline could still file charges against Planned Parenthood.

No word yet on what Morrison intends to do about the 2nd and most controversial clinic -- that of Dr. George Tiller in Wichita.

I hear a lot of folks -- particularly anti-abortion groups -- screaming about how long it has taken Morrison to complete his investigation of the clinics. Given the controversy and all the publicity, I much prefer to see Morrison take his time and do a thorough job rather than jumping in to either follow in Kline's hasty footsteps or to jump away from them.

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