The Women’s Health Care Services clinic in Wichita, operated by George Tiller, followed mandatory reporting laws for underage teenage sex in 15 abortions performed in 2003, Sedgwick County District Attorney Nola Foulston said today. The abortions were investigated by the Kansas Attorney General’s office late last year.
Foulston said that her office had investigated court records presented by outgoing Attorney General Phill Kline last month to see if Tiller had followed mandatory reporting laws, and even given proper information to other states about residents seeking abortions in Wichita.
Phill Kline spent his time as state Attorney General flinging wild allegations against Tiller’s clinic. Kline lost because the public did not want public resources used on a witch-hunt. And as with all such witch-hunts, the only ones who got hurt were young women. In this case, women whose medical records, including sexual history and psychological profiles, were given to a man who has shown no compunction about using them as a weapon.