Analysis: Kansas Ruling on Abortion Resolves Little

By: AP
By: AP

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ The state Supreme Court condemned former Attorney General Phill Kline's conduct, but it resolved little with its latest ruling in Kline's five-year legal mud-wrestling match with abortion providers.

Last week's decision came in a dispute between Kline, an anti-abortion Republican who's now Johnson County district attorney, and Planned Parenthood, which operates an Overland Park clinic.

At issue was custody of 29 patients' medical records, key evidence for 107 criminal charges filed by Kline against the clinic, alleging it falsified documents and performed illegal late-term abortions.

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