Phill Kline Says AG Should Help Foot His Legal Bills

By: AP
By: AP

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Johnson County District Attorney Phill Kline says he could face $200,000 or more in legal bills from an abortion clinic's lawsuit.

Kline has filed 107 criminal charges against a Planned Parenthood clinic in Overland Park. He alleges it performed illegal late-term abortions and falsified documents - charges it denies.

Even before he filed the charges, Planned Parenthood went to the Kansas Supreme Court. The clinic wants Kline to return edited copies of patient records he obtained.

Kline believes the attorney general's office should provide for his defense, as it has in other, unrelated cases.

The attorney general's office disagrees. In an October 2007 letter, it told Kline he'd acted against Planned Parenthood with ``malice.''

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