Paul McHugh (in photo) should have known better than to talk about specific, sealed records in the ongoing investigation of late-term abortions by Wichita doctor George Tiller. The psychiatrist with John Hopkins University, who was hired by former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline to review some of the abortion records, has made public statements and judgments about what’s in the records. He also had planned to speak about the records Tuesday at a pro-life meeting in Overland Park until Attorney General Paul Morrison ordered him to stop, stating in a letter that hired experts for the prosecution are prohibited from making extrajudicial statements that could prejudice future legal proceedings.
That said, why is it taking Morrison so long to reach a decision on this case? He has been saying since March that the announcement would be coming soon, and it seems as if every few weeks his office says that the investigation will be completed in another couple of weeks.
Is it really that difficult to determine whether Tiller may have violated state law?
Posted by Phillip Brownlee
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