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Kansas Attorney General Claims Case Against Tiller Should Not Be Thrown Out

Kansas Attorney General Steve Six said in a statement last week that the mishandling of abortion provider Dr. George Tiller’s case should not result in the dismissal of the charges against him. According to the Associated Press, Six criticized the investigation of Tiller by former Attorney General Phil Kline but said the charges against Tiller should stand.

According to the Daily Women’s Health Policy Report, Tiller’s attorney’s filed a motion last month asking the court to either suppress evidence or dismiss the charges against Tiller because of alleged “outrageous” misconduct of the preliminary investigation into Tiller’s practice by Kline and Eric Rucker, a state attorney.

Charges were filed against Tiller in 2007 that alleged he had violated a 1998 state law on late term abortions and had an improper financial relationship with a physician who signed off on the procedures. Tiller is one of the few late-term abortion providers in the US that serves women with troubled pregnancies and complicated health problems.

Sources:

Daily Women's Health Policy Report 10/20/2008, Associated Press 10/16/2008, Feminist Newswire 9/18/2008, NARAL Pro-Choice America 10/21/2008