Abortion Subpoenas Go Before KS Supreme Court

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ The Kansas Supreme Court is hearing arguments from attorneys about a grand jury investigating abortion provider Dr. George Tiller.

Tiller's attorneys went to quash two subpoenas issued by the grand jury in Sedgwick County.

Those attorneys say one subpoena would force them to turn over the files of about 2,000 patients. Abortion opponents and a prosecutor representing the grand jury have said the subpoena is narrower.

Attorney General Stephen Six also is part of the dispute.

He is resisting a subpoena to his office for edited records from 60 patients. Those records were obtained by a predecessor in a previous investigation.

Abortion opponents forced the county to form the grand jury. It convened in January.

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