Kline's KDHE Abortion Record Subpeonas Quashed

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) _ A judge says Johnson County District Attorney Phill Kline is not entitled to abortion patient records from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

Kline wanted the health department's records to verify some abortion records he already has in his files. He's alleged that Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri manufactured or forged documents in August 2006 regarding late-term abortions.

Planned Parenthood has denied the allegations.

The state health department argued that state law forbids them from providing district attorneys with abortion patient information.

In his ruling Monday, District Judge Stephen Tatum agreed with the health department.

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