Kansas Court to Rule in Abortion Records Case

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ The Kansas Supreme Court plans to rule
tomorrow in a dispute over patient records from an abortion clinic
in Overland Park.

The clinic, operated by Planned Parenthood, faces 107 criminal charges, alleging it performed illegal abortions and falsified documents. Records from 29 patients' files are key evidence.

The court says it will issue its decision at 9:30 a.m.

Johnson County District Attorney Phill Kline filed the charges in October 2007, months after the attorney general's office declined to prosecute the clinic based on some of the same evidence.

Even before Kline filed his case, the clinic asked the Supreme Court to force him to return the records. The attorney general's office has sided with the clinic.