Brunk wants investigation of destroyed abortion records

Rep. Steve Brunk (in photo), R-Bel Aire, is calling for the Attorney General’s Office to investigate the state health department’s shredding of abortion records, Associated Press reported. Former Johnson County District Attorney Phill Kline filed charges in 2007 claiming that Planned Parenthood’s Overland Park clinic altered some of its patient records from 2003. But it turns out the state destroyed its copies of those records in 2005 as part of “routine document destruction.” “This smells like some very selective shredding,” Brunk said. “There needs to be an investigation, and it should come out of the Attorney General’s Office.” But Rep. Lance Kinzer, R-Olathe, doesn’t want to rush to judgment. “I just want to make sure I’ve got more information before accusing anybody of anything,” he said.